Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 November 2017 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 193 217
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing WLAN 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.40% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
South West median daily rate £320 - £275
10th Percentile £117 - £179
90th Percentile £370 - £328
England median daily rate £350 £343 £330
% change year-on-year +2.19% +3.79% -8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +4.95% +26.58% +17.91%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 835 856 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.75% 14.72% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 503 480
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +1.38%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £527 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 84 76
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.83 £13.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.20 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the South West

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the South West

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the South West

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the South West

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £298 -
Cornwall - 3 £335 -
Wiltshire -5 2 £133 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) CCNA
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) Siemens
7 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
7 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Nortel
7 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
7 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (23.08%) Network Management
8 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 3 (23.08%) Juniper
8 3 (23.08%) Forcepoint
8 3 (23.08%) HP
9 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 2 (15.38%) CCNP
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) SAN
9 2 (15.38%) Wireless

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (15.38%) Converged Networks
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
6 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 1 (7.69%) HSRP
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) SSL
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Designer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Quality Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) CCNA
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Nortel
3 4 (30.77%) Siemens
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Forcepoint
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) F5