Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 199 231
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 +8
Contract jobs citing WLAN 9 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.73% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
North West median daily rate £450 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £258 £203 £200
90th Percentile £473 £400 £476
England median daily rate £415 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +12.16% +5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £13.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +26.58%

WLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 786 826 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.78% 14.46% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 461 631
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £231 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 53
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £43.70 £51.05 £42.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the North West

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 4 £450 +106.90% 4
Manchester -20 4 £300 +9.09% 2
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) F5
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE Security
6 3 (33.33%) ForeScout
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (33.33%) Information Assurance
6 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (33.33%) Process Management
6 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) OSPF
6 3 (33.33%) BGP

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) Skype
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
6 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (33.33%) Information Assurance
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Network Segmentation
1 3 (33.33%) Process Management
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE Security
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MBA
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) ForeScout
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 2 (22.22%) Tufin
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix