The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 May 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)
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 562 539
Rank change year-on-year +57 -23  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 101 98 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.15% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 41
Median daily rate £395 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £252 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £320
% change year-on-year -12.72% +7.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.13 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £37.00 £20.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +28.20%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6230 8497 8015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.81% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3712 5147 4461
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 380 467
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 26 May 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
England +58 94 £400 +15.10% 30
London +32 32 £450 +23.28% 9
South East 0 26 £375 +15.38% 5
East of England +1 13 £325 -18.75% 2
Kent +15 12 £294 +34.94%
Hampshire +4 11 £438 +58.08%
Basingstoke -3 9 - -
West Yorkshire +32 8 £300 -24.05% 1
Leeds +21 8 £300 -24.05% 1
Yorkshire +20 8 £300 -24.05% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 7 - - 1
North West +33 5 £275 +10.00% 7
Cambridge +9 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire +5 5 £325 -18.75%
Dartford - 5 £425 -
Manchester +15 4 £275 - 5
South West 0 4 £140 -58.51% 1
City of London -6 4 £188 -47.18%
Scotland +37 3 £273 -22.14% 5
Wales - 3 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands +19 2 - - 4
Berkshire +10 2 £500 +42.85%
Reading +9 2 £500 +42.85%
Gloucestershire +3 2 £395 +17.03%
Wiltshire +3 2 £133 -
South Wales - 2 £275 -
Watford - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £300 -
Peterborough - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for WLAN.

1 128 (76.19%) LAN
2 106 (63.10%) WAN
3 105 (62.50%) Cisco
4 91 (54.17%) Firewall
5 84 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (48.81%) Wireless
7 54 (32.14%) CCNP
8 40 (23.81%) CCNA
9 38 (22.62%) Microsoft
9 38 (22.62%) Data Centre
10 37 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (22.02%) CheckPoint
11 36 (21.43%) DHCP
12 35 (20.83%) DNS
12 35 (20.83%) CCIE
12 35 (20.83%) ITIL
12 35 (20.83%) MPLS
13 34 (20.24%) VPN
14 33 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (18.45%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (15.48%) TCP/IP
17 26 (15.48%) Network Security
18 25 (14.88%) Cisco Wireless
18 25 (14.88%) Windows
19 23 (13.69%) Linux
19 23 (13.69%) OSPF
20 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
20 22 (13.10%) Change Management
21 21 (12.50%) Telecoms

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (5.36%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.38%) IIS
3 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.79%) Office 365
4 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 128 (76.19%) LAN
2 106 (63.10%) WAN
3 91 (54.17%) Firewall
4 82 (48.81%) Wireless
5 37 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 36 (21.43%) DHCP
7 35 (20.83%) DNS
7 35 (20.83%) MPLS
8 34 (20.24%) VPN
9 33 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (18.45%) Cisco IOS
11 30 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (15.48%) Network Security
12 26 (15.48%) TCP/IP
13 25 (14.88%) Cisco Wireless
14 23 (13.69%) OSPF
15 21 (12.50%) BGP
15 21 (12.50%) VoIP
16 20 (11.90%) Internet
17 19 (11.31%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.71%) Finance
3 11 (6.55%) Electronics
4 9 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.38%) Marketing
6 3 (1.79%) Games
7 2 (1.19%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 19 (11.31%) Test Engineer
4 14 (8.33%) Architect
5 13 (7.74%) Analyst
5 13 (7.74%) LAN Engineer
6 12 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.95%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Administrator
8 9 (5.36%) Information Security Administrator
8 9 (5.36%) Network Administrator
8 9 (5.36%) Network Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) Network Security Administrator
8 9 (5.36%) Security Administrator
9 8 (4.76%) WLAN Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.98%) .NET
3 3 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.60%) Core Data
5 1 (0.60%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.76%) BYOD
5 7 (4.17%) DataPower
6 6 (3.57%) NHS
7 4 (2.38%) CESG
7 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.19%) CCTV
9 2 (1.19%) EPoS
9 2 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.19%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Animation
10 1 (0.60%) AS400
10 1 (0.60%) Clustering
10 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.88%) Windows
2 23 (13.69%) Linux
3 8 (4.76%) Android
4 7 (4.17%) Unix
5 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.98%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) MVS
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.83%) ITIL
2 22 (13.10%) Change Management
3 21 (12.50%) High Availability
4 17 (10.12%) Network Management
5 13 (7.74%) Migration
5 13 (7.74%) Network Design
5 13 (7.74%) Service Management
6 12 (7.14%) Information Security
7 10 (5.95%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.36%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.17%) Programme Management
9 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (3.57%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (3.57%) Project Management
10 6 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (3.57%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.55%) Perl
1 11 (6.55%) Python
2 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.79%) SQL
4 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.19%) C
4 2 (1.19%) C++
4 2 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (32.14%) CCNP
3 40 (23.81%) CCNA
4 35 (20.83%) CCIE
5 14 (8.33%) Degree
6 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.76%) CCDP
8 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.98%) CISSP
10 3 (1.79%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.79%) CCDA
10 3 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.79%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.79%) PMP
11 2 (1.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.19%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) PMO
2 4 (2.38%) QA
3 3 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.19%) GMP
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.98%) Firmware
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.38%) vSphere
4 4 (2.38%) XenApp
5 3 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Nagios
2 9 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (5.36%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.17%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (4.17%) OPNET
5 5 (2.98%) Cacti
6 4 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.38%) OpenView
7 3 (1.79%) EnCase
7 3 (1.79%) QRadar
7 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.19%) Puppet
8 2 (1.19%) SCCM
8 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.60%) Control-M
9 1 (0.60%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 105 (62.50%) Cisco
2 38 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.02%) CheckPoint
4 21 (12.50%) F5
5 19 (11.31%) HP
6 17 (10.12%) Juniper
6 17 (10.12%) VMware
7 15 (8.93%) Citrix
7 15 (8.93%) Palo Alto
8 12 (7.14%) Riverbed
9 11 (6.55%) BMC
10 10 (5.95%) Avaya
10 10 (5.95%) Blue Coat
10 10 (5.95%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.36%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.76%) Motorola
13 7 (4.17%) IBM
13 7 (4.17%) Mitel
13 7 (4.17%) Remedy
13 7 (4.17%) Splunk
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