Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 302 336
Rank change year-on-year -41 +34 -21
Contract jobs citing WLAN 25 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.57% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 24
South East median daily rate £369 £374 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -5.14% +27.02%
10th Percentile £233 £268 £283
90th Percentile £463 £474 £438
England median daily rate £325 £343 £365
% change year-on-year -5.11% -6.16% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
South East median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.48 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% -37.50% +73.91%

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 2,906 3,063 3,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 19.76% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,554 1,792 1,804
South East median daily rate £396 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +5.40% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £228 £231
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 200 216
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £23.09 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% -28.95% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.61 £11.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.51 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -36 11 £375 - 5
Berkshire -28 7 £480 +28.00% 4
Surrey -22 5 £360 -0.69% 1
Kent -12 4 £455 +83.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -29 4 £300 - 1
Hampshire -1 3 £331 +1.92% 4
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
West Sussex - 1 £415 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 20 (80.00%) LAN
2 17 (68.00%) WAN
3 15 (60.00%) Cisco
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (40.00%) Firewall
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (36.00%) Office 365
6 8 (32.00%) CCNP
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (24.00%) Skype for Business
8 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (24.00%) Wireless
8 6 (24.00%) Skype
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (20.00%) VPN
10 4 (16.00%) VoIP
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) BGP
10 4 (16.00%) IPsec
10 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
10 4 (16.00%) TOGAF

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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (24.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Office 365
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) LAN
2 17 (68.00%) WAN
3 10 (40.00%) Firewall
4 8 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (24.00%) Skype
5 6 (24.00%) Wireless
6 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 5 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (16.00%) IPsec
7 4 (16.00%) VoIP
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.00%) OSPF
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (8.00%) Network Security
9 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Technical Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Handset
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) PDA
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Email Filtering
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (16.00%) Web Filtering
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Statistics
4 2 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) MCSM
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (4.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CCSE
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) PMO
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Huawei
4 3 (12.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) Avaya
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) BT
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.00%) Lotus
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel
6 1 (4.00%) Nortel
6 1 (4.00%) Polycom
6 1 (4.00%) Splunk
6 1 (4.00%) VMware