Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 313 334
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21 +8
Contract jobs citing WLAN 36 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.72% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 28
South East median daily rate £425 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +11.46% -4.85%
10th Percentile £305 £178 £180
90th Percentile £539 £506 £400
England median daily rate £415 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +12.16% +5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 14
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +28.21%
10th Percentile £26.25 £21.88 £22.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £28.65 £27.50
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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,582 2,735 3,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.03% 17.03% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,509 2,116
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £221
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 215
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -10.11%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the South East

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the South East

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the South East over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the South East

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the South East

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley +6 24 £450 -10.00% 4
Berkshire +3 19 £450 -10.00% 4
Hampshire -34 5 £425 +22.30% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £400 -
Surrey -22 3 £225 -35.71% 2
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £538 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 28 (77.78%) WAN
3 27 (75.00%) Cisco
4 20 (55.56%) Wireless
5 19 (52.78%) Firewall
6 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (33.33%) DNS
8 11 (30.56%) VPN
9 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 10 (27.78%) OSPF
10 9 (25.00%) MPLS
10 9 (25.00%) CCNP
10 9 (25.00%) VLAN
11 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.22%) DHCP
12 7 (19.44%) SNMP
12 7 (19.44%) Juniper
12 7 (19.44%) BGP
12 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (16.67%) Network Management
13 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (16.67%) IPsec
13 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
13 6 (16.67%) SSL
14 5 (13.89%) ITIL
14 5 (13.89%) Avaya
14 5 (13.89%) Nortel

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 28 (77.78%) WAN
3 20 (55.56%) Wireless
4 19 (52.78%) Firewall
5 12 (33.33%) DNS
6 11 (30.56%) VPN
7 10 (27.78%) OSPF
7 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.00%) MPLS
8 9 (25.00%) VLAN
9 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 7 (19.44%) BGP
10 7 (19.44%) SNMP
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (16.67%) IPsec
11 6 (16.67%) SSL
12 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (13.89%) Network Security
13 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
13 4 (11.11%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Network Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support
7 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) RF Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 6 (16.67%) Network Management
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.33%) Network Design
4 3 (8.33%) Presales
4 3 (8.33%) Use Case
4 3 (8.33%) Validation
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) CCIE
5 3 (8.33%) CCDA
5 3 (8.33%) CCVP
6 2 (5.56%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) CCIP
7 1 (2.78%) CCSE
7 1 (2.78%) CWDP
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) MCITP
7 1 (2.78%) MCTS
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.78%) OpenView
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) Juniper
4 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.89%) Avaya
5 5 (13.89%) Nortel
6 4 (11.11%) Aruba
6 4 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.33%) Brocade
7 3 (8.33%) Infovista
7 3 (8.33%) Meraki
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (5.56%) Apple
8 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.56%) Capita
8 2 (5.56%) Citrix
8 2 (5.56%) F5
8 2 (5.56%) Red Box
8 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL