Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 495 552
Rank change year-on-year -68 +57 +6
Contract jobs citing WLAN 82 116 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.15% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.50% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 73
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £213 £138 £205
90th Percentile £500 £438 £435
UK median daily rate £405 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +15.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% - +23.46%
10th Percentile £12.90 £19.26 £17.56
90th Percentile £28.75 £34.03 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% - +25.00%

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 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 7,553 7,744 10,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.23% 15.70% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,263 4,438 5,762
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £531
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 598 615
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%
10th Percentile £12.19 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%

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 24 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -38 33 £425 +25.93% 16
Midlands -22 14 £300 -2.04% 12
South West +11 11 £350 +79.49% 9
East Midlands +6 10 £300 - 8
East of England -11 10 £320 +16.36% 5
Scotland -39 6 £225 -17.43% 6
North West -20 5 £300 +9.09% 6
North of England -31 5 £300 +11.11% 14
West Midlands -28 4 £293 -6.40% 4
Wales -13 2 £338 +22.73% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 74 (90.24%) LAN
2 50 (60.98%) WAN
3 49 (59.76%) Cisco
4 37 (45.12%) Wireless
5 31 (37.80%) Firewall
6 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
7 20 (24.39%) VPN
8 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
8 18 (21.95%) VLAN
9 17 (20.73%) DNS
9 17 (20.73%) MPLS
9 17 (20.73%) Data Centre
10 16 (19.51%) CCNA
11 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
12 14 (17.07%) CCNP
13 13 (15.85%) Windows
13 13 (15.85%) Migration
14 12 (14.63%) DHCP
14 12 (14.63%) Office 365
15 11 (13.41%) ITIL
15 11 (13.41%) OSPF
15 11 (13.41%) Project Management
16 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
16 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
16 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (12.20%) Skype for Business
16 10 (12.20%) Unified Communications
17 9 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (10.98%) Skype

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 10 (12.20%) Skype for Business
2 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Office 365
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (90.24%) LAN
2 50 (60.98%) WAN
3 37 (45.12%) Wireless
4 31 (37.80%) Firewall
5 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
5 20 (24.39%) VPN
6 18 (21.95%) VLAN
7 17 (20.73%) DNS
7 17 (20.73%) MPLS
8 12 (14.63%) DHCP
9 11 (13.41%) OSPF
10 10 (12.20%) Unified Communications
11 9 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (10.98%) Cisco Wireless
11 9 (10.98%) Skype
11 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (9.76%) BGP
13 7 (8.54%) SNMP
14 6 (7.32%) SSL
14 6 (7.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.22%) Hudson
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.76%) Architect
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Network Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (6.10%) IT Support
7 5 (6.10%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) WAP
2 3 (3.66%) LDAP
3 1 (1.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.22%) JSON
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) iPhone
3 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Animation
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.44%) Linux
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.22%) Unix
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Migration
2 11 (13.41%) ITIL
2 11 (13.41%) Project Management
3 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.32%) Network Management
5 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (6.10%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (6.10%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.88%) Validation
7 3 (3.66%) Email Filtering
7 3 (3.66%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (3.66%) Presales
7 3 (3.66%) Use Case
7 3 (3.66%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (3.66%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.66%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) Lisp
1 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.51%) CCNA
3 14 (17.07%) CCNP
4 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.10%) Degree
7 4 (4.88%) ISEB
8 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.66%) CCDA
8 3 (3.66%) CCDP
8 3 (3.66%) CCIE
8 3 (3.66%) CCVP
8 3 (3.66%) CWNA
8 3 (3.66%) MCSE
9 2 (2.44%) CCIE Wireless
9 2 (2.44%) CCSE
9 2 (2.44%) MCSA
9 2 (2.44%) MCSM
9 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.22%) QA
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Firmware
3 3 (3.66%) XenApp
4 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) NFS
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.66%) Cacti
2 3 (3.66%) Kibana
3 2 (2.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.44%) Nagios
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (59.76%) Cisco
2 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
4 9 (10.98%) Juniper
5 7 (8.54%) VMware
6 6 (7.32%) F5
6 6 (7.32%) Meraki
6 6 (7.32%) Nortel
7 5 (6.10%) HP
8 4 (4.88%) Aruba
8 4 (4.88%) Avaya
8 4 (4.88%) Citrix
8 4 (4.88%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (3.66%) Apple
9 3 (3.66%) Capita
9 3 (3.66%) Infovista
9 3 (3.66%) Mitel
9 3 (3.66%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.44%) Forcepoint