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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
Rank 513 562 554
Rank change year-on-year +49 -8  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 83 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 1.02% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 33
Median daily rate £331 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -18.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
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 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 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 24 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 +41 83 £331 -4.67% 27
London +24 27 £386 +8.04% 4
South East +23 25 £324 +7.73% 4
Hampshire +17 20 £425 +30.76% 2
Basingstoke +14 14 - - 2
East of England -1 9 £325 -23.52% 3
Cambridgeshire - 7 - - 1
West Midlands - 7 £331 - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £283 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £283 - 1
City of London +6 5 £315 -8.69% 1
Cambridge - 5 - - 1
Leeds - 5 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £350 - 2
North West +28 4 £275 +10.00% 6
Manchester +11 4 £275 -21.42% 2
Kent +7 3 £145 -27.50% 1
Derbyshire - 3 £300 - 1
Chesterfield - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 3
Berkshire +18 2 £293 -8.01% 1
Gloucestershire +6 2 £358 -8.33%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £325 -23.52% 1
South West -4 2 £358 -10.62%
Fareham - 2 £324 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Reading +18 1 - - 1
Southampton +7 1 £550 +69.23%
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
Eastleigh - 1 £513 -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 150 (76.92%) LAN
2 127 (65.13%) Cisco
3 117 (60.00%) WAN
4 106 (54.36%) Firewall
5 95 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (45.13%) Wireless
7 57 (29.23%) CCNP
8 54 (27.69%) CCNA
8 54 (27.69%) CheckPoint
9 47 (24.10%) VPN
10 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 42 (21.54%) Active Directory
12 38 (19.49%) TCP/IP
13 37 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (18.46%) DHCP
15 35 (17.95%) DNS
15 35 (17.95%) Windows
16 34 (17.44%) OSPF
17 33 (16.92%) BGP
18 32 (16.41%) MPLS
19 31 (15.90%) ITIL
20 30 (15.38%) Data Centre
21 29 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
21 29 (14.87%) CCIE
21 29 (14.87%) Juniper
22 28 (14.36%) Internet
23 25 (12.82%) Finance
23 25 (12.82%) Migration
23 25 (12.82%) Network Security
24 24 (12.31%) Linux

WLAN
Top Related 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 8 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.59%) GroupWise
3 6 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) MS Office
2 8 (4.10%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.59%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.10%) Office 365
4 6 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 150 (76.92%) LAN
2 117 (60.00%) WAN
3 106 (54.36%) Firewall
4 88 (45.13%) Wireless
5 47 (24.10%) VPN
6 38 (19.49%) TCP/IP
7 37 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (18.46%) DHCP
9 35 (17.95%) DNS
10 34 (17.44%) OSPF
11 33 (16.92%) BGP
12 32 (16.41%) MPLS
13 29 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (14.36%) Internet
15 25 (12.82%) Network Security
16 19 (9.74%) EIGRP
16 19 (9.74%) VLAN
17 18 (9.23%) Cisco Wireless
17 18 (9.23%) SSL
17 18 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (12.82%) Finance
2 14 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.62%) Electronics
3 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (1.03%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.33%) Analyst
3 20 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.23%) Network Analyst
5 17 (8.72%) Test Engineer
6 15 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (7.18%) Administrator
8 13 (6.67%) Architect
9 9 (4.62%) Information Security Administrator
9 9 (4.62%) Migration Engineer
9 9 (4.62%) Network Administrator
9 9 (4.62%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.62%) Network Security Administrator
9 9 (4.62%) Security Administrator
10 8 (4.10%) Radio Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Senior Network Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.64%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.51%) Core Data
4 1 (0.51%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.51%) WAP
4 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.18%) NHS
5 9 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.08%) PKI
7 5 (2.56%) Clustering
8 4 (2.05%) CESG
8 4 (2.05%) DataPower
8 4 (2.05%) User Experience
9 3 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.03%) CCTV
10 2 (1.03%) PMI
10 2 (1.03%) Social Media
11 1 (0.51%) EPoS
11 1 (0.51%) iPhone
11 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.95%) Windows
2 24 (12.31%) Linux
3 8 (4.10%) Unix
4 7 (3.59%) Android
5 5 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.90%) ITIL
2 25 (12.82%) Migration
3 18 (9.23%) Network Management
4 17 (8.72%) Strategic Planning
5 16 (8.21%) Change Management
5 16 (8.21%) Information Security
6 14 (7.18%) Network Design
7 13 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 12 (6.15%) Project Management
9 11 (5.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 11 (5.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (4.62%) Service Management
11 9 (4.62%) Threat Management
12 8 (4.10%) Coaching
12 8 (4.10%) Network Architecture
13 7 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (3.59%) Data Analysis
13 7 (3.59%) Load Balancing
13 7 (3.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.62%) Perl
2 8 (4.10%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.10%) Python
3 5 (2.56%) SQL
4 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.03%) C
4 2 (1.03%) VBScript
5 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 95 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (29.23%) CCNP
3 54 (27.69%) CCNA
4 29 (14.87%) CCIE
5 20 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.67%) Degree
7 12 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (5.64%) MCSE
8 11 (5.64%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.59%) CCA
9 7 (3.59%) CCDP
9 7 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (3.59%) MCP
10 6 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.56%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.05%) CISSP
13 3 (1.54%) CCDA
13 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.62%) NDS
5 6 (3.08%) Firmware
6 5 (2.56%) XenApp
7 4 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.05%) vSphere
8 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.18%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.64%) Nagios
3 9 (4.62%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (3.08%) Nessus
5 6 (3.08%) SCCM
5 6 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.05%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.05%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (2.05%) OPNET
8 3 (1.54%) EnCase
8 3 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.03%) Cacti
9 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.03%) Puppet
9 2 (1.03%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (65.13%) Cisco
2 54 (27.69%) CheckPoint
3 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 29 (14.87%) Juniper
5 23 (11.79%) F5
6 19 (9.74%) VMware
7 16 (8.21%) Palo Alto
8 15 (7.69%) Citrix
9 14 (7.18%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.67%) Riverbed
11 12 (6.15%) SolarWinds
12 11 (5.64%) HP
12 11 (5.64%) Sourcefire
13 10 (5.13%) Novell
13 10 (5.13%) Splunk
14 8 (4.10%) BMC
14 8 (4.10%) Symantec
15 7 (3.59%) Blue Coat
15 7 (3.59%) Remedy
16 6 (3.08%) Avaya
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