Period
to 19 July 2019

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 6 months to 19 July 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 658 705 644
Rank change year-on-year +47 -61 +54
Contract jobs citing WLAN 191 192 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 1.40% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 122 102
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +10.65% +3.93%
10th Percentile £230 £195 £149
90th Percentile £560 £638 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £390 £311
% change year-on-year -10.26% +25.30% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 25
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.29% -34.00% -
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.25 £19.55
90th Percentile £28.75 £28.75 £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.63% +10.00% -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,842 13,726 12,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 13.27% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,284 8,436 7,810
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £201 £205
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 765 765
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -22.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -24.00%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 16 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 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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
England +53 173 £425 +2.41% 70
UK excluding London +15 111 £350 -10.26% 55
London +32 73 £459 +7.94% 21
South East +23 35 £350 -17.65% 10
South West -3 23 £281 -19.64% 7
Midlands +25 17 £341 +23.82% 10
North of England +30 16 £450 +5.88% 10
East Midlands +28 11 £331 +15.13% 5
Yorkshire +29 8 £500 +21.21% 5
East of England +10 8 £525 +64.06% 12
Wales +10 7 - - 4
North West +8 6 £375 -15.49% 5
West Midlands +2 6 £375 +42.86% 5
Scotland +28 4 £210 -6.67% 2
North East - 2 £200 -
Northern Ireland +8 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for WLAN.

1 177 (92.67%) LAN
2 154 (80.63%) Cisco
3 134 (70.16%) WAN
4 109 (57.07%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (56.02%) Wireless
6 105 (54.97%) Firewall
7 67 (35.08%) CCNA
8 62 (32.46%) CCNP
8 62 (32.46%) VPN
9 48 (25.13%) Data Centre
10 47 (24.61%) MPLS
11 44 (23.04%) Cisco Wireless
12 43 (22.51%) Windows
13 42 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (20.94%) Microsoft
15 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
15 38 (19.90%) DHCP
15 38 (19.90%) BGP
16 37 (19.37%) VMware
17 34 (17.80%) Migration
18 33 (17.28%) OSPF
18 33 (17.28%) CCIE
19 32 (16.75%) TCP/IP
20 29 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 28 (14.66%) F5
21 28 (14.66%) DNS
21 28 (14.66%) CheckPoint
22 26 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
23 25 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 25 (13.09%) SQL

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 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (2.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (4.19%) Office 365
4 3 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (1.57%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.05%) IaaS
5 2 (1.05%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.52%) G Suite
6 1 (0.52%) GoToWebinar
6 1 (0.52%) Route 53
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (92.67%) LAN
2 134 (70.16%) WAN
3 107 (56.02%) Wireless
4 105 (54.97%) Firewall
5 62 (32.46%) VPN
6 47 (24.61%) MPLS
7 44 (23.04%) Cisco Wireless
8 42 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (19.90%) BGP
9 38 (19.90%) DHCP
10 33 (17.28%) OSPF
11 32 (16.75%) TCP/IP
12 29 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (14.66%) DNS
14 24 (12.57%) Cisco ISE
14 24 (12.57%) SAN
14 24 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (11.52%) VLAN
16 19 (9.95%) VoIP
17 17 (8.90%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 9 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 13 (6.81%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.76%) Finance
3 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.09%) Law
5 3 (1.57%) Publishing
5 3 (1.57%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (45.03%) Network Engineer
2 32 (16.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (13.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (10.99%) Architect
5 18 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Consultant
7 11 (5.76%) IT Support
8 10 (5.24%) IT Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) LAN Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.71%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.19%) Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Network Support
10 8 (4.19%) Wireless Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Migration Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.42%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.52%) CSS
2 1 (0.52%) REST
2 1 (0.52%) XMPP
2 1 (0.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.71%) NHS
3 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.19%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.09%) iPhone
6 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.09%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.57%) BYOD
7 3 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) e-Health
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) PACS
9 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.51%) Windows
2 24 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (9.95%) Linux
3 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (7.33%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.62%) Android
6 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.09%) Unix
8 3 (1.57%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.05%) Solaris
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.80%) Migration
2 25 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (11.52%) ITIL
4 17 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.38%) High Availability
6 15 (7.85%) Load Balancing
6 15 (7.85%) Server Virtualisation
7 14 (7.33%) Network Design
7 14 (7.33%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.81%) BCP
8 13 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.24%) Project Management
10 10 (5.24%) Technical Leadership
11 9 (4.71%) Change Management
11 9 (4.71%) Network Management
11 9 (4.71%) Time Management
12 8 (4.19%) Network Architecture
12 8 (4.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.09%) SQL
2 13 (6.81%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.66%) Python
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.52%) R
4 1 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 109 (57.07%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (35.08%) CCNA
3 62 (32.46%) CCNP
4 33 (17.28%) CCIE
5 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.24%) Degree
8 4 (2.09%) CCIE Collaboration
8 4 (2.09%) CCIE Wireless
9 3 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.57%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.57%) MOS
9 3 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.05%) CCDA
10 2 (1.05%) CCDP
10 2 (1.05%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.05%) CWNA
10 2 (1.05%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.52%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.09%) Firmware
4 4 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.57%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.52%) vCloud
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.38%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (7.33%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (4.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.62%) Cisco CME
4 5 (2.62%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.57%) Iperf
5 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.57%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (1.05%) Ansible
6 2 (1.05%) Cacti
6 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.05%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) SCCM
7 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (80.63%) Cisco
2 40 (20.94%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.37%) VMware
4 28 (14.66%) CheckPoint
4 28 (14.66%) F5
5 20 (10.47%) Palo Alto
5 20 (10.47%) Riverbed
6 18 (9.42%) Meraki
6 18 (9.42%) SolarWinds
7 17 (8.90%) Aruba
7 17 (8.90%) Dell
8 14 (7.33%) Apple
8 14 (7.33%) Nimble Storage
8 14 (7.33%) Oracle
9 13 (6.81%) Juniper
10 11 (5.76%) HP
10 11 (5.76%) Infoblox
11 10 (5.24%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.71%) McAfee
13 7 (3.66%) Aerohive Networks