Period
to 16 December 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 16 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 350 308
Rank change year-on-year +17 -42 +38
Contract jobs citing WLAN 56 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 0.87% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 25
South East median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £229 £243 £218
90th Percentile £550 £460 £474
England median daily rate £409 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +16.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £42.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £47.50 £27.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00% +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 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 2,766 2,877 3,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.48% 17.14% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,551 1,746
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £209 £170 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 155 192
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.46% -32.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.93 £11.53
90th Percentile £48.48 £45.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%

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 16 December 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 16 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
Thames Valley +39 27 £408 +16.43% 4
Berkshire +16 24 £415 -15.26% 2
Hampshire -10 19 £450 +25.87% 6
Surrey -17 6 £238 -33.10% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 2 - - 1
Kent +11 2 £375 -17.58%
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
West Sussex -12 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £313 - 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 South East region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 55 (98.21%) LAN
2 47 (83.93%) WAN
3 38 (67.86%) Cisco
4 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (50.00%) Firewall
4 28 (50.00%) Wireless
5 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.14%) OSPF
7 17 (30.36%) CCNP
7 17 (30.36%) DNS
7 17 (30.36%) SNMP
7 17 (30.36%) MS Visio
8 16 (28.57%) MPLS
9 15 (26.79%) Migration
9 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
9 15 (26.79%) VPN
9 15 (26.79%) Aruba
10 13 (23.21%) HP
10 13 (23.21%) Juniper
10 13 (23.21%) IPsec
11 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (21.43%) Network Management
11 12 (21.43%) Brocade
11 12 (21.43%) Wireshark
12 11 (19.64%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (19.64%) CCNA
12 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
13 10 (17.86%) Telnet
13 10 (17.86%) VRRP
13 10 (17.86%) Active Directory

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 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Visio
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (98.21%) LAN
2 47 (83.93%) WAN
3 28 (50.00%) Firewall
3 28 (50.00%) Wireless
4 18 (32.14%) OSPF
5 17 (30.36%) DNS
5 17 (30.36%) SNMP
6 16 (28.57%) MPLS
7 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
7 15 (26.79%) VPN
8 13 (23.21%) IPsec
9 12 (21.43%) Wireshark
10 10 (17.86%) Multicast
10 10 (17.86%) SSH
10 10 (17.86%) Telnet
10 10 (17.86%) VRRP
11 9 (16.07%) Network Security
11 9 (16.07%) VLAN
11 9 (16.07%) VoIP
12 8 (14.29%) DHCP
General
1 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.36%) iPhone
4 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Android
3 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Migration
2 12 (21.43%) Network Management
3 11 (19.64%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (17.86%) Decision-Making
4 10 (17.86%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) Presales
4 10 (17.86%) Project Management
5 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.36%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.36%) Use Case
8 2 (3.57%) High Availability
8 2 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (3.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.36%) CCNP
3 11 (19.64%) CCNA
4 10 (17.86%) HP MASE
5 3 (5.36%) CCDA
5 3 (5.36%) CCVP
6 2 (3.57%) CCIE
6 2 (3.57%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.57%) MCP
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 10 (17.86%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.57%) Nagios
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView
2 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Cisco
2 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.79%) Aruba
4 13 (23.21%) HP
4 13 (23.21%) Juniper
5 12 (21.43%) Brocade
6 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
7 10 (17.86%) Fortinet
8 9 (16.07%) Meraki
9 8 (14.29%) VMware
10 6 (10.71%) Avaya
10 6 (10.71%) Palo Alto
11 5 (8.93%) Nortel
12 3 (5.36%) Apple
12 3 (5.36%) F5
12 3 (5.36%) Riverbed
13 2 (3.57%) Lotus
13 2 (3.57%) Red Box
13 2 (3.57%) Veeam
14 1 (1.79%) Symantec