Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 18 December 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 562 499
Rank change year-on-year +38 -63 +41
Contract jobs citing WLAN 154 87 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.06% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 59 96
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £247
90th Percentile £518 £490 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +50.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £26.25 £32.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £45.75 £27.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00% +23.46%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,116 8,192 9,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.53% 15.28% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,509 4,734 5,298
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £198 £163 £205
90th Percentile £550 £547 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 551 609
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.66 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the UK excluding London

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WLAN in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the UK excluding London

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the UK excluding London

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the UK excluding London

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
South East +23 56 £400 +11.89% 13
North of England +16 43 £400 -15.79% 14
North West +13 27 £405 -16.92% 5
Midlands -3 21 £325 +4.00% 9
East of England -8 19 £333 +10.83% 3
West Midlands -25 18 £306 -2.00% 6
Yorkshire -1 13 £413 -5.17% 9
South West -24 12 £250 -23.08% 6
Scotland -4 5 £225 -3.23% 2
East Midlands +18 3 £325 +30.00% 3
North East -5 3 £218 -63.75%
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 136 (88.31%) LAN
2 102 (66.23%) Cisco
3 96 (62.34%) WAN
4 76 (49.35%) Wireless
5 67 (43.51%) Firewall
6 58 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (25.32%) CCNP
8 38 (24.68%) Windows
9 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
10 33 (21.43%) OSPF
11 32 (20.78%) MPLS
11 32 (20.78%) CheckPoint
11 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
12 30 (19.48%) TCP/IP
12 30 (19.48%) VoIP
13 29 (18.83%) DNS
13 29 (18.83%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (18.18%) Linux
15 27 (17.53%) ITIL
15 27 (17.53%) VPN
16 24 (15.58%) VMware
16 24 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (14.29%) CCNA
18 21 (13.64%) DHCP
18 21 (13.64%) Aruba
19 20 (12.99%) Meraki
19 20 (12.99%) HP
19 20 (12.99%) Juniper
19 20 (12.99%) BGP
20 19 (12.34%) SNMP

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (11.04%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.19%) Office 365
3 3 (1.95%) IaaS
3 3 (1.95%) PaaS
3 3 (1.95%) SaaS
4 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 136 (88.31%) LAN
2 96 (62.34%) WAN
3 76 (49.35%) Wireless
4 67 (43.51%) Firewall
5 33 (21.43%) OSPF
6 32 (20.78%) MPLS
7 30 (19.48%) TCP/IP
7 30 (19.48%) VoIP
8 29 (18.83%) DNS
8 29 (18.83%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (17.53%) VPN
10 24 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (13.64%) DHCP
12 20 (12.99%) BGP
13 19 (12.34%) SNMP
14 18 (11.69%) IPsec
15 17 (11.04%) Cisco ISE
15 17 (11.04%) Cisco Wireless
16 16 (10.39%) Network Security
17 15 (9.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 14 (9.09%) JIRA
2 6 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 11 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.55%) Retail
3 4 (2.60%) Electronics
4 3 (1.95%) Finance
4 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Automotive
5 2 (1.30%) Back Office
5 2 (1.30%) Games
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (37.01%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Analyst
6 11 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Python Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Consultant
9 8 (5.19%) IT Support
10 6 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Network Architect
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) COM
3 1 (0.65%) SAML
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.84%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.25%) iPhone
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.95%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.95%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.30%) CCTV
7 2 (1.30%) CMDB
7 2 (1.30%) Replication
7 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) BYOD
8 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Windows
2 28 (18.18%) Linux
3 18 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.49%) Android
7 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.90%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.95%) Unix
11 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.30%) MVS
13 1 (0.65%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.53%) ITIL
2 17 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (11.04%) Load Balancing
2 17 (11.04%) Migration
3 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (9.74%) Network Management
5 14 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (7.79%) Decision-Making
6 12 (7.79%) Project Management
7 10 (6.49%) Network Design
7 10 (6.49%) Presales
8 9 (5.84%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.84%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.84%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.90%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.04%) Python
2 16 (10.39%) Perl
3 4 (2.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.30%) C
4 2 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (25.32%) CCNP
3 22 (14.29%) CCNA
4 15 (9.74%) CCIE
5 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.49%) Degree
6 10 (6.49%) HP MASE
7 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.55%) CCIE Security
9 3 (1.95%) CCDA
9 3 (1.95%) CCVP
9 3 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.30%) CCDE
10 2 (1.30%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.30%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.30%) ISEB
10 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) GxP
4 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.49%) FreeRADIUS
2 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) Firmware
4 4 (2.60%) vSphere
5 3 (1.95%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.55%) SCCM
3 5 (3.25%) Stealthwatch
4 3 (1.95%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.95%) Nagios
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.30%) DameWare
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (66.23%) Cisco
2 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
3 32 (20.78%) CheckPoint
4 24 (15.58%) VMware
5 21 (13.64%) Aruba
6 20 (12.99%) HP
6 20 (12.99%) Juniper
6 20 (12.99%) Meraki
7 17 (11.04%) Brocade
7 17 (11.04%) Fortinet
8 13 (8.44%) F5
9 12 (7.79%) Palo Alto
10 10 (6.49%) SolarWinds
11 8 (5.19%) Avaya
12 7 (4.55%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.25%) Nortel
13 5 (3.25%) Tufin
14 4 (2.60%) Apple
14 4 (2.60%) SonicWALL
15 3 (1.95%) Veeam