The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.31% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 196 249 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.95% 13.87% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing WLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in Manchester

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WLAN in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Manchester

WLAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Infor
2 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) Riverbed