Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 527 504
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 +39
Contract jobs citing WLAN 123 108 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.32% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 102
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.44% -1.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £225
90th Percentile £504 £465 £438
UK median daily rate £419 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +15.59% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £14.55 £16.27 £22.50
90th Percentile £27.25 £34.25 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% - +20.48%

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 7,897 8,170 10,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.38% 15.61% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,352 4,662 5,967
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £179 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £532
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 584 672
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +6 48 £428 +22.14% 14
East of England +1 25 £333 +2.31% 13
North of England -14 22 £425 -2.30% 12
North West -8 19 £444 -4.05% 5
Midlands -18 13 £280 -10.40% 14
West Midlands -34 9 £250 -20.00% 10
South West -5 7 £350 +9.38% 7
Scotland -22 6 £225 -11.76% 7
East Midlands +11 4 £325 +8.33% 4
Yorkshire -23 3 £413 -5.17% 6
Wales -21 1 £338 +22.73% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 108 (87.80%) LAN
2 82 (66.67%) WAN
3 69 (56.10%) Cisco
4 58 (47.15%) Wireless
5 49 (39.84%) Firewall
6 46 (37.40%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (29.27%) TCP/IP
8 33 (26.83%) OSPF
9 30 (24.39%) CCNP
10 26 (21.14%) VPN
11 25 (20.33%) DNS
11 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
11 25 (20.33%) VLAN
12 24 (19.51%) Windows
12 24 (19.51%) MPLS
13 23 (18.70%) Data Centre
14 21 (17.07%) DHCP
14 21 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (16.26%) Migration
16 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
16 19 (15.45%) ITIL
16 19 (15.45%) CheckPoint
17 18 (14.63%) BGP
17 18 (14.63%) SNMP
18 17 (13.82%) VoIP
18 17 (13.82%) CCNA
18 17 (13.82%) Project Management
18 17 (13.82%) IPsec
18 17 (13.82%) Network Security
19 16 (13.01%) VMware

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 (8.13%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (8.94%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Office 365
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) IaaS
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 108 (87.80%) LAN
2 82 (66.67%) WAN
3 58 (47.15%) Wireless
4 49 (39.84%) Firewall
5 36 (29.27%) TCP/IP
6 33 (26.83%) OSPF
7 26 (21.14%) VPN
8 25 (20.33%) DNS
8 25 (20.33%) VLAN
9 24 (19.51%) MPLS
10 21 (17.07%) DHCP
10 21 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (14.63%) BGP
11 18 (14.63%) SNMP
12 17 (13.82%) IPsec
12 17 (13.82%) Network Security
12 17 (13.82%) VoIP
13 16 (13.01%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) JIRA
2 11 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.63%) Hudson
General
1 14 (11.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.25%) Games
3 3 (2.44%) Electronics
3 3 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Finance
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.38%) Analyst
3 12 (9.76%) Test Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.50%) Consultant
5 8 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) IT Support
7 6 (4.88%) Python Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.07%) IT Technician
8 5 (4.07%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.44%) LDAP
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) WAP
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.25%) iPhone
3 4 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.44%) Replication
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) Animation
6 1 (0.81%) BYOD
6 1 (0.81%) CCTV
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) Windows
2 16 (13.01%) Linux
3 10 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.50%) Android
4 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.25%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.25%) Unix
7 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.63%) MVS
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.81%) Solaris
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.26%) Migration
2 19 (15.45%) ITIL
3 17 (13.82%) Project Management
4 14 (11.38%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.57%) Network Management
5 13 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.13%) Presales
7 9 (7.32%) Decision-Making
7 9 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (7.32%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.69%) Network Design
10 6 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
11 5 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.07%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.25%) Server Management
12 4 (3.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) Perl
1 12 (9.76%) Python
2 3 (2.44%) SQL
3 2 (1.63%) C
3 2 (1.63%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) Lisp
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (37.40%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (24.39%) CCNP
3 17 (13.82%) CCNA
4 13 (10.57%) CCIE
5 9 (7.32%) Degree
6 8 (6.50%) HP MASE
7 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.88%) CCIE Security
8 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.44%) CCDA
9 3 (2.44%) CCVP
9 3 (2.44%) MCP
9 3 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (1.63%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.63%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.63%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.63%) CWNA
10 2 (1.63%) MBA
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) GxP
5 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.50%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (2.44%) Firmware
4 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.63%) XenApp
5 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.81%) NFS
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (4.07%) SCCM
1 5 (4.07%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.63%) DameWare
2 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) OpenView
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (56.10%) Cisco
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.45%) CheckPoint
4 16 (13.01%) VMware
5 15 (12.20%) HP
5 15 (12.20%) Meraki
6 14 (11.38%) Aruba
6 14 (11.38%) Brocade
7 12 (9.76%) F5
7 12 (9.76%) Juniper
8 10 (8.13%) Palo Alto
9 8 (6.50%) Fortinet
9 8 (6.50%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.69%) Avaya
10 7 (5.69%) Nortel
11 5 (4.07%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.07%) Tufin
12 4 (3.25%) Citrix
13 3 (2.44%) Apple
13 3 (2.44%) McAfee