Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 322 339 301
Rank change year-on-year +17 -38 +35
Contract jobs citing WLAN 33 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.23% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 18
South East median daily rate £350 £438 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +32.08% +4.17%
10th Percentile £197 £204 £171
90th Percentile £496 £558 £509
England median daily rate £425 £403 £363
% change year-on-year +5.59% +11.03% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 17
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £21.60 £26.25 £22.00
90th Percentile £51.10 £28.75 £28.65
England median hourly rate £27.48 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.89% -12.00% -

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 2,472 2,529 2,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.75% 15.35% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,447 1,317 1,567
South East median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £225
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 144 177
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +55.88% -46.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.95 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 19 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the South East over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 June 2019. 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
Hampshire +5 14 £308 -27.65%
Thames Valley +16 13 £338 -25.00% 2
Berkshire -5 10 £350 -24.32% 2
Surrey +31 5 £480 +163.01%
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £67 -83.25%
Middlesex - 1 £120 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 28 (84.85%) Cisco
3 25 (75.76%) WAN
4 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (63.64%) Firewall
6 20 (60.61%) Wireless
7 14 (42.42%) CCNA
8 12 (36.36%) CCNP
8 12 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (33.33%) MPLS
10 10 (30.30%) Migration
11 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
11 9 (27.27%) F5
12 8 (24.24%) OSPF
13 7 (21.21%) CCIE
13 7 (21.21%) VPN
14 6 (18.18%) Aruba
15 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (15.15%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (15.15%) Meraki
15 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
15 5 (15.15%) DNS
15 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
15 5 (15.15%) HP
15 5 (15.15%) TACACS
15 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
15 5 (15.15%) VLAN
15 5 (15.15%) Network Security
16 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
16 4 (12.12%) Telecoms

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 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 25 (75.76%) WAN
3 21 (63.64%) Firewall
4 20 (60.61%) Wireless
5 12 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (33.33%) MPLS
7 8 (24.24%) OSPF
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (15.15%) DNS
9 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
9 5 (15.15%) Network Security
9 5 (15.15%) TACACS
9 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 4 (12.12%) BGP
10 4 (12.12%) DHCP
11 3 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Network Support
2 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.06%) WAP
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
2 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Content Development
4 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.06%) Data Security
4 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Network Management
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CCNA
3 12 (36.36%) CCNP
4 7 (21.21%) CCIE
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) CCIE Wireless
6 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) Degree
8 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cacti
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 9 (27.27%) F5
3 6 (18.18%) Aruba
4 5 (15.15%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) Meraki
4 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) AirMagnet
6 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.09%) Ekahau
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) BT
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.06%) Zscaler
8 1 (3.03%) Apple