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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England / South West
Rank 131 131 141
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.078% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.89% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £358 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing WLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 2 £358 -8.33%
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE

WLAN
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) SONET
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens