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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 558 572
Rank change year-on-year +33 +14  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 83 81 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.02% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 33
Median daily rate £331 £348 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.67% -18.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £211 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £443 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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 +36 83 £331 -4.67% 23
London +21 28 £400 +11.88% 2
South East +8 25 £324 +7.73% 2
Hampshire +15 20 £425 +30.76%
Basingstoke +11 14 - -
East of England +2 10 £325 -23.52% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 7 - - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £283 - 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £283 - 2
Cambridge +15 5 - - 1
City of London -7 5 £315 -8.69%
Leeds - 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £331 - 4
North West +27 4 £275 +10.00% 6
Manchester +14 4 £275 -21.42% 2
Kent +14 3 £145 -27.50% 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £325 -23.52% 1
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 £300 - 1
Chesterfield - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +19 2 £293 -8.01% 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 £358 -8.33%
South West -5 2 £358 -10.62%
Fareham - 2 £324 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Reading +16 1 - - 1
Southampton +2 1 £550 +69.23%
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
Eastleigh - 1 £513 -

WLAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 140 (77.78%) LAN
2 116 (64.44%) Cisco
3 110 (61.11%) WAN
4 102 (56.67%) Firewall
5 84 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (46.11%) Wireless
7 54 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 49 (27.22%) CCNP
8 49 (27.22%) CCNA
9 46 (25.56%) VPN
10 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
11 38 (21.11%) TCP/IP
12 36 (20.00%) DHCP
12 36 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 35 (19.44%) DNS
14 33 (18.33%) Windows
15 32 (17.78%) MPLS
15 32 (17.78%) OSPF
15 32 (17.78%) BGP
15 32 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (16.67%) ITIL
17 28 (15.56%) CCIE
17 28 (15.56%) Juniper
17 28 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
19 25 (13.89%) Network Security
20 24 (13.33%) Finance
20 24 (13.33%) Internet
20 24 (13.33%) Linux
21 21 (11.67%) F5

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 7 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.78%) GroupWise
4 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (2.78%) Office 365
5 2 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 140 (77.78%) LAN
2 110 (61.11%) WAN
3 102 (56.67%) Firewall
4 83 (46.11%) Wireless
5 46 (25.56%) VPN
6 38 (21.11%) TCP/IP
7 36 (20.00%) DHCP
8 35 (19.44%) DNS
9 32 (17.78%) BGP
9 32 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (17.78%) MPLS
9 32 (17.78%) OSPF
10 28 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (13.89%) Network Security
12 24 (13.33%) Internet
13 19 (10.56%) VLAN
14 18 (10.00%) SSL
14 18 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (9.44%) EIGRP
15 17 (9.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (13.33%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.00%) Electronics
4 8 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.22%) Retail
6 2 (1.11%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.11%) Games
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (23.89%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.89%) Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) Network Analyst
3 17 (9.44%) Test Engineer
4 16 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.78%) Administrator
6 13 (7.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Architect
8 9 (5.00%) Information Security Administrator
8 9 (5.00%) Network Administrator
8 9 (5.00%) Network Architect
8 9 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
8 9 (5.00%) Security Administrator
9 8 (4.44%) Radio Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Senior Network Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Consultant
11 6 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.67%) Web Services
3 2 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) Core Data
4 1 (0.56%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.56%) WAP
4 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 17 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.56%) NHS
5 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.33%) PKI
7 5 (2.78%) Clustering
8 4 (2.22%) CESG
8 4 (2.22%) DataPower
8 4 (2.22%) User Experience
9 3 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.11%) CCTV
10 2 (1.11%) EPoS
10 2 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.11%) PMI
10 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.11%) Social Media
11 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.33%) Windows
2 24 (13.33%) Linux
3 8 (4.44%) Unix
4 7 (3.89%) Android
5 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.67%) ITIL
2 19 (10.56%) Migration
2 19 (10.56%) Network Management
3 16 (8.89%) Change Management
3 16 (8.89%) Information Security
4 12 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
5 11 (6.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 11 (6.11%) Network Design
5 11 (6.11%) Problem Management
5 11 (6.11%) Project Management
5 11 (6.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (5.00%) Service Management
6 9 (5.00%) Threat Management
7 7 (3.89%) Coaching
7 7 (3.89%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (3.89%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.89%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (3.89%) SIEM
8 6 (3.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.00%) Perl
1 9 (5.00%) Python
2 8 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.33%) SQL
4 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.11%) C
4 2 (1.11%) C++
4 2 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (27.22%) CCNA
2 49 (27.22%) CCNP
3 28 (15.56%) CCIE
4 20 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.22%) Degree
6 11 (6.11%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.44%) MCSE
9 7 (3.89%) CCDP
10 6 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.78%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.22%) CCA
12 4 (2.22%) CISSP
12 4 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.22%) MCP
13 3 (1.67%) CCDA
13 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.33%) Firmware
5 5 (2.78%) NDS
5 5 (2.78%) XenApp
6 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.22%) vSphere
7 3 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.78%) FortiGate
2 11 (6.11%) Nagios
3 9 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (3.33%) Nessus
5 6 (3.33%) SCCM
5 6 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.22%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.22%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (2.22%) OPNET
8 3 (1.67%) EnCase
8 3 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.11%) Cacti
9 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.11%) Puppet
9 2 (1.11%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (64.44%) Cisco
2 54 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.56%) Juniper
5 21 (11.67%) F5
6 16 (8.89%) Palo Alto
6 16 (8.89%) VMware
7 14 (7.78%) Fortinet
8 13 (7.22%) Citrix
9 12 (6.67%) HP
9 12 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 11 (6.11%) Riverbed
10 11 (6.11%) Sourcefire
11 10 (5.56%) Splunk
12 8 (4.44%) BMC
12 8 (4.44%) Symantec
13 7 (3.89%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.89%) Remedy
14 6 (3.33%) Avaya
14 6 (3.33%) Dell
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