Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 201 236
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 -50
Contract jobs citing WLAN 8 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.23% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
North West median daily rate £488 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -6.90% -
10th Percentile £363 £261 £272
90th Percentile £500 £476 £420
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £10.00
England median hourly rate £29.49 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.95% +25.00% -

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 742 973 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.10% 14.98% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 590 665
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £161 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £405 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 107
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.58 £40.00 £41.88
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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
Manchester +15 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Cheshire +3 3 £500 +53.85% 1
Merseyside +4 2 £300 +20.00% 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) CCDP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) TACACS
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware