Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 648 653 685
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 +19
Contract jobs citing WLAN 203 235 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 1.37% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 131 128
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £225 £225
90th Percentile £528 £475 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 5
UK median hourly rate £26.19 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +28.21% +44.44%
10th Percentile £17.77 £12.56 £14.15
90th Percentile £34.25 £38.00 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.19 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% +35.14% +37.04%

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 13225 17127 16250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.74% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10383 9139
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 825 962
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.77
% change year-on-year -28.85% +25.20% +6.50%

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 17 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 15 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 17 August 2017. 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 +31 192 £375 +7.14% 23
UK excluding London -3 120 £313 -3.85% 21
London +44 81 £450 +5.88% 4
South East +3 38 £354 +4.81% 6
East of England -8 27 £325 +18.18% 6
North of England +54 23 £423 +30.00% 3
Yorkshire +41 13 £435 +24.29% 1
Midlands +9 13 £313 -6.72% 2
West Midlands +19 10 £313 -3.85% 2
South West -6 10 £258 -23.70% 2
North West +18 9 £363 +11.54% 2
Scotland +34 5 £225 -25.00% 2
Wales - 5 £275 -
East Midlands -8 3 £300 -10.45%
North East +55 1 £165 -53.72%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 161 (79.31%) LAN
2 142 (69.95%) Cisco
3 137 (67.49%) WAN
4 111 (54.68%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (52.22%) Firewall
6 100 (49.26%) Wireless
7 80 (39.41%) CCNP
8 57 (28.08%) Data Centre
9 52 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (24.63%) Cisco Wireless
11 49 (24.14%) Microsoft
12 48 (23.65%) CCIE
13 46 (22.66%) MPLS
14 45 (22.17%) Cisco IOS
15 44 (21.67%) Network Security
16 42 (20.69%) BGP
17 40 (19.70%) OSPF
18 39 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (18.72%) EIGRP
20 37 (18.23%) ITIL
21 35 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
22 33 (16.26%) VPN
22 33 (16.26%) HP
23 32 (15.76%) DNS
23 32 (15.76%) CCNA
23 32 (15.76%) Riverbed
24 30 (14.78%) DHCP
25 29 (14.29%) Active Directory
25 29 (14.29%) CheckPoint
26 28 (13.79%) Network Management

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 18 (8.87%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.46%) IIS
4 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.94%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.45%) Office 365
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.48%) IaaS
4 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (79.31%) LAN
2 137 (67.49%) WAN
3 106 (52.22%) Firewall
4 100 (49.26%) Wireless
5 52 (25.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 50 (24.63%) Cisco Wireless
7 46 (22.66%) MPLS
8 45 (22.17%) Cisco IOS
9 44 (21.67%) Network Security
10 42 (20.69%) BGP
11 40 (19.70%) OSPF
12 39 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (18.72%) EIGRP
14 35 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (16.26%) VPN
16 32 (15.76%) DNS
17 30 (14.78%) DHCP
18 27 (13.30%) IPsec
19 24 (11.82%) VoIP
20 22 (10.84%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (12.81%) Finance
2 23 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.40%) Banking
4 9 (4.43%) Law
5 7 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.96%) Marketing
7 5 (2.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (32.02%) Network Engineer
2 42 (20.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (19.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.90%) Architect
5 14 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
6 13 (6.40%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.91%) Lead Network Engineer
7 12 (5.91%) Network Manager
8 11 (5.42%) Test Engineer
8 11 (5.42%) WLAN Engineer
9 10 (4.93%) Consultant
10 9 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Designer
11 8 (3.94%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Network Consultant
11 8 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.33%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.91%) BYOD
2 12 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.43%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.94%) NHS
5 6 (2.96%) DataPower
6 5 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.97%) CESG
7 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.48%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.48%) Handset
9 2 (0.99%) CCTV
9 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.99%) PDA
9 2 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.30%) Windows
2 20 (9.85%) Linux
3 10 (4.93%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.43%) Android
5 6 (2.96%) Unix
5 6 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.48%) Debian
6 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.49%) MVS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.23%) ITIL
2 28 (13.79%) Network Management
3 23 (11.33%) High Availability
3 23 (11.33%) Network Design
4 20 (9.85%) Service Management
5 18 (8.87%) Change Management
6 16 (7.88%) Migration
6 16 (7.88%) Network Architecture
6 16 (7.88%) Service Delivery
7 15 (7.39%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (6.40%) Information Security
8 13 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.42%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.93%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.93%) Supply Chain Management
11 9 (4.43%) Low Latency
11 9 (4.43%) Practice Management
11 9 (4.43%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.93%) Python
2 9 (4.43%) Perl
3 3 (1.48%) C
3 3 (1.48%) SQL
4 2 (0.99%) C++
4 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 111 (54.68%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (39.41%) CCNP
3 48 (23.65%) CCIE
4 32 (15.76%) CCNA
5 20 (9.85%) Degree
6 16 (7.88%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.43%) CCDP
9 7 (3.45%) CISSP
10 6 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.46%) CCDA
12 4 (1.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.48%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.48%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.48%) CCIP
13 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.48%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) PMO
3 4 (1.97%) QA
4 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.99%) GMP
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.46%) Firmware
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.97%) vSphere
4 4 (1.97%) XenApp
5 3 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (6.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.45%) Cacti
3 7 (3.45%) OpenView
3 7 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.96%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.96%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.96%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (2.96%) Nagios
4 6 (2.96%) OPNET
4 6 (2.96%) QRadar
5 4 (1.97%) SCCM
6 3 (1.48%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.48%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.99%) DameWare
8 1 (0.49%) EnCase
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.49%) Puppet
8 1 (0.49%) SCOM
8 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (69.95%) Cisco
2 49 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 33 (16.26%) HP
4 32 (15.76%) Riverbed
5 29 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 25 (12.32%) Palo Alto
7 23 (11.33%) SolarWinds
7 23 (11.33%) VMware
8 21 (10.34%) Juniper
9 18 (8.87%) Citrix
10 17 (8.37%) F5
11 11 (5.42%) BMC
11 11 (5.42%) SAP
12 10 (4.93%) Mitel
12 10 (4.93%) Motorola
13 9 (4.43%) Avaya
14 8 (3.94%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.94%) Siemens
15 7 (3.45%) Aruba
15 7 (3.45%) Blue Coat