Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 659 717
Rank change year-on-year -47 +58 -12
Contract jobs citing WLAN 178 182 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.43% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 101
UK median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - -
10th Percentile £205 £148 £225
90th Percentile £638 £531 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 16
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.26 £17.56
90th Percentile £28.75 £34.03 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +23.46%

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 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 14 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 24 June 2018. 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 -58 162 £415 +14.88% 77
London -20 89 £450 - 21
UK excluding London -68 82 £350 +16.67% 65
South East -38 33 £425 +25.93% 16
Midlands -22 14 £300 -2.04% 12
South West +11 11 £350 +79.49% 9
East Midlands +6 10 £300 - 8
East of England -11 10 £320 +16.36% 5
Scotland -39 6 £225 -17.43% 6
North West -20 5 £300 +9.09% 6
North of England -31 5 £300 +11.11% 14
West Midlands -28 4 £293 -6.40% 4
Wales -13 2 £338 +22.73% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 147 (82.58%) LAN
2 103 (57.87%) Cisco
3 101 (56.74%) WAN
4 82 (46.07%) Wireless
5 70 (39.33%) Firewall
6 60 (33.71%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (25.84%) Microsoft
8 45 (25.28%) VPN
9 44 (24.72%) ITIL
10 42 (23.60%) CCNP
11 41 (23.03%) VLAN
12 40 (22.47%) Windows
13 39 (21.91%) Active Directory
14 37 (20.79%) DNS
15 35 (19.66%) MPLS
15 35 (19.66%) Office 365
16 33 (18.54%) Cisco Wireless
16 33 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 27 (15.17%) TCP/IP
18 25 (14.04%) DHCP
19 24 (13.48%) CCNA
20 23 (12.92%) CheckPoint
20 23 (12.92%) Migration
20 23 (12.92%) Data Centre
21 22 (12.36%) SolarWinds
21 22 (12.36%) Cisco Prime
21 22 (12.36%) CCIE
22 21 (11.80%) OSPF
22 21 (11.80%) VMware
23 20 (11.24%) Windows Server

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 16 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.62%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.12%) CMS
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.66%) Office 365
2 33 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.43%) PaaS
4 14 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.87%) IaaS
5 4 (2.25%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 147 (82.58%) LAN
2 101 (56.74%) WAN
3 82 (46.07%) Wireless
4 70 (39.33%) Firewall
5 45 (25.28%) VPN
6 41 (23.03%) VLAN
7 37 (20.79%) DNS
8 35 (19.66%) MPLS
9 33 (18.54%) Cisco Wireless
10 27 (15.17%) TCP/IP
11 25 (14.04%) DHCP
12 21 (11.80%) OSPF
13 19 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (9.55%) BGP
14 17 (9.55%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (8.99%) Internet
16 15 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (7.30%) 802.11
17 13 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (7.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) Hudson
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 14 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.18%) Banking
4 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.81%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Marketing
6 4 (2.25%) Advertising
7 3 (1.69%) Electronics
7 3 (1.69%) Games
7 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.12%) German Language
8 2 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (25.28%) Network Engineer
2 36 (20.22%) Architect
3 18 (10.11%) Analyst
4 17 (9.55%) Network Architect
5 14 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.74%) Azure Architect
8 11 (6.18%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.18%) Security Architect
8 11 (6.18%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) IT Support
10 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Wireless Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (4.49%) Network Manager
12 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.81%) LDAP
3 4 (2.25%) WAP
4 3 (1.69%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.92%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.87%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) iPhone
4 7 (3.93%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.69%) FMCG
5 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.12%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Animation
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) RIA
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.47%) Windows
2 20 (11.24%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.30%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.30%) Windows 7
4 11 (6.18%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.62%) Mac OS
5 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.06%) Android
6 9 (5.06%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.49%) Linux
7 8 (4.49%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.69%) Unix
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.72%) ITIL
2 23 (12.92%) Migration
3 18 (10.11%) Project Management
4 16 (8.99%) Change Management
5 15 (8.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (7.87%) Load Balancing
6 14 (7.87%) Network Architecture
6 14 (7.87%) Network Design
6 14 (7.87%) Network Management
6 14 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.30%) TOGAF
8 11 (6.18%) IT Strategy
9 10 (5.62%) Security Architecture
10 9 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.49%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (3.93%) Service Management
13 6 (3.37%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.12%) Lisp
3 2 (1.12%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (33.71%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (23.60%) CCNP
3 24 (13.48%) CCNA
4 22 (12.36%) CCIE
5 19 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 19 (10.67%) Security Cleared
6 17 (9.55%) Degree
7 10 (5.62%) CISA
7 10 (5.62%) CISM
7 10 (5.62%) CISSP
7 10 (5.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (5.06%) CCDP
9 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.25%) CCIE Wireless
11 4 (2.25%) ISEB
11 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.25%) MCSE
12 3 (1.69%) CCDA
12 3 (1.69%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (21.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) Firmware
5 3 (1.69%) XenApp
6 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.56%) NFS
7 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (12.36%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (7.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.93%) SCCM
4 3 (1.69%) Cacti
4 3 (1.69%) Kibana
4 3 (1.69%) Nagios
4 3 (1.69%) SCOM
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco CME
5 2 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) CASB
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 103 (57.87%) Cisco
2 46 (25.84%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.92%) CheckPoint
4 22 (12.36%) SolarWinds
5 21 (11.80%) VMware
6 18 (10.11%) Apple
7 14 (7.87%) HP
8 13 (7.30%) Citrix
8 13 (7.30%) F5
9 12 (6.74%) Juniper
9 12 (6.74%) Meraki
10 9 (5.06%) Aruba
10 9 (5.06%) Avaya
11 8 (4.49%) Forcepoint
11 8 (4.49%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.93%) Nortel
13 6 (3.37%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.37%) Polycom
14 5 (2.81%) McAfee
14 5 (2.81%) SonicWALL