Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 200 218
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 +6
Contract jobs citing WLAN 20 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.42% 0.75% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 11
North West median daily rate £444 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +46.15% -3.70%
10th Percentile £405 £268 £250
90th Percentile £513 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £361 £335
% change year-on-year +17.65% +7.84% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £63.25 £22.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year +175.60% -8.20% +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 825 805 1,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.04% 14.36% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 501 631
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 59 58
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £54.37 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Manchester -1 8 £493 +9.44% 3
Cheshire -1 6 £431 -11.54% 1
Merseyside +16 5 £410 - 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) LAN
3 15 (75.00%) WAN
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 11 (55.00%) Wireless
6 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 9 (45.00%) CCNP
8 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (40.00%) Network Security
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (35.00%) OSPF
9 7 (35.00%) BGP
10 6 (30.00%) CCIE
10 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
10 6 (30.00%) F5
10 6 (30.00%) NX-OS
10 6 (30.00%) CCIE Security
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco Firepower
11 5 (25.00%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (25.00%) Meraki
11 5 (25.00%) Tufin
11 5 (25.00%) VoIP
11 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP

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 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) Wireless
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (40.00%) Network Security
5 7 (35.00%) BGP
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (35.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
6 6 (30.00%) NX-OS
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (25.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.00%) MPLS
9 3 (15.00%) Skype
9 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Communications Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) CCTV
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) BYOD
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
3 2 (10.00%) Process Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) CCIE
3 6 (30.00%) CCIE Security
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) MBA
7 1 (5.00%) MOS
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) F5
3 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) Meraki
3 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 5 (25.00%) Tufin
4 2 (10.00%) ForeScout
4 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Arista
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) HP