The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 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)
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 147 132
Rank change year-on-year +35 -15  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 0.70% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Scotland median daily rate £273 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.82% +31.81%  
10th Percentile £222 £290 £263
90th Percentile £321 £388 £288
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +14.28% +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +35.13%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 248 571 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 19.30% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 687 235
Scotland median daily rate £361 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +13.79%  
10th Percentile £200 £257 £154
90th Percentile £450 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 127 40
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +128.57%  
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in Scotland

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 £320 -
Glasgow - 1 £225 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) DWDM
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) VSAT
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Chat Support
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) QMS
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware