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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 98 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.16% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.09% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £306
% change year-on-year -21.42% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year - +23.45%  

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 194 275 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.09% 15.00% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 147 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -34.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £35.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) NX-OS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
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 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
1 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds