Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 339 348 328
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 +9
Contract jobs citing WLAN 50 23 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 0.82% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 30
South East median daily rate £425 £360 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -2.37% +11.74%
10th Percentile £302 £290 £187
90th Percentile £550 £432 £450
England median daily rate £425 £361 £335
% change year-on-year +17.65% +7.84% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
South East median hourly rate - £32.45 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.80% +28.21%
England median hourly rate £63.25 £22.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year +175.60% -8.20% +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 2,668 2,813 3,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.21% 17.32% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,405 1,551 1,780
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £202 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 150 213
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -25.47% +7.33%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £46.02 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 28 £424 +30.46% 4
Berkshire +11 24 £424 - 3
Hampshire -10 13 £500 +38.89% 5
Surrey -19 4 £175 -50.70% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 2 - -
Kent +6 2 £375 -11.76% 1
West Sussex -3 2 £538 +29.52%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 48 (96.00%) LAN
2 39 (78.00%) WAN
3 31 (62.00%) Cisco
4 26 (52.00%) Wireless
5 23 (46.00%) Firewall
6 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (38.00%) OSPF
8 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
9 16 (32.00%) SNMP
10 15 (30.00%) DNS
11 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
11 14 (28.00%) MS Visio
11 14 (28.00%) CCNP
11 14 (28.00%) Aruba
12 13 (26.00%) HP
12 13 (26.00%) VPN
12 13 (26.00%) IPsec
12 13 (26.00%) Migration
13 12 (24.00%) Network Management
13 12 (24.00%) Brocade
13 12 (24.00%) VLAN
13 12 (24.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (22.00%) Presales
14 11 (22.00%) MPLS
14 11 (22.00%) Project Management
15 10 (20.00%) Telnet
15 10 (20.00%) VRRP
15 10 (20.00%) SSH
15 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (20.00%) Multicast

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 (6.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Visio
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (96.00%) LAN
2 39 (78.00%) WAN
3 26 (52.00%) Wireless
4 23 (46.00%) Firewall
5 19 (38.00%) OSPF
6 16 (32.00%) SNMP
7 15 (30.00%) DNS
8 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 13 (26.00%) IPsec
9 13 (26.00%) VPN
10 12 (24.00%) VLAN
11 11 (22.00%) MPLS
12 10 (20.00%) Multicast
12 10 (20.00%) Network Security
12 10 (20.00%) SSH
12 10 (20.00%) Telnet
12 10 (20.00%) VRRP
12 10 (20.00%) Wireshark
13 9 (18.00%) DHCP
14 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Automotive
2 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.00%) iPhone
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Migration
2 12 (24.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 12 (24.00%) Network Management
3 11 (22.00%) Presales
3 11 (22.00%) Project Management
4 9 (18.00%) Decision-Making
5 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (14.00%) ITIL
7 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
9 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.00%) High Availability
9 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.00%) Server Management
9 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) HP MASE
4 6 (12.00%) CCNA
5 4 (8.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) CCDA
6 2 (4.00%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (4.00%) CCVP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.00%) MCP
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (2.00%) CCSA
7 1 (2.00%) CCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.00%) CWDP
7 1 (2.00%) CWSP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) OpenView
3 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (28.00%) Aruba
4 13 (26.00%) HP
5 12 (24.00%) Brocade
6 10 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (18.00%) Juniper
8 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
8 7 (14.00%) Meraki
9 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
9 6 (12.00%) VMware
10 4 (8.00%) Avaya
10 4 (8.00%) Nortel
11 3 (6.00%) Apple
12 2 (4.00%) F5
12 2 (4.00%) Lotus
12 2 (4.00%) Red Box
12 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
12 2 (4.00%) Veeam
13 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds