Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 202 209
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +21
Contract jobs citing WLAN 27 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 1.09% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 10
North West median daily rate £405 £488 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +44.44% -6.90%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £261
90th Percentile £504 £500 £476
England median daily rate £411 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +17.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.24 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +4.95% +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 827 736 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 13.05% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 466 582
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £161 £213
90th Percentile £574 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £12.61
90th Percentile £45.70 £45.12 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -9 14 £400 -15.79% 4
Cheshire 0 6 £431 -13.75%
Merseyside -2 6 £390 +30.00% 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 25 (92.59%) LAN
3 18 (66.67%) Wireless
4 15 (55.56%) WAN
5 14 (51.85%) Firewall
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (40.74%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
8 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 9 (33.33%) CCNP
9 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (25.93%) 802.1X
11 7 (25.93%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (25.93%) Network Security
11 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
11 7 (25.93%) OSPF
11 7 (25.93%) BGP
11 7 (25.93%) ITIL
12 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (22.22%) CCIE
12 6 (22.22%) VoIP
12 6 (22.22%) Network Design
12 6 (22.22%) 802.11
12 6 (22.22%) CCIE Security
12 6 (22.22%) NX-OS
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (22.22%) F5

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 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Wireless
3 15 (55.56%) WAN
4 14 (51.85%) Firewall
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
7 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (25.93%) BGP
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (25.93%) Network Security
8 7 (25.93%) OSPF
9 6 (22.22%) 802.11
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
9 6 (22.22%) NX-OS
9 6 (22.22%) VoIP
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.81%) MPLS
12 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) CCTV
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) BYOD
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Network Segmentation
5 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Process Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) CCNP
4 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) CCIE
5 6 (22.22%) CCIE Security
6 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) CCNA
8 1 (3.70%) MBA
8 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (18.52%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) F5
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Meraki
3 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
3 5 (18.52%) Tufin
4 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Arista
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Brocade
6 1 (3.70%) ForeScout
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper