Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 689 629 671
Rank change year-on-year -60 +42 -12
Contract jobs citing WLAN 190 269 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.61% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 150 141
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £160 £235 £213
90th Percentile £488 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -2.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £15.76 £11.65 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.25 £35.90 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.20 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.80% +28.21% +44.44%

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 13666 16740 15917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.75% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8308 10177 9100
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 843 1042
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.00% +25.00% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 -16 181 £361 +7.84% 19
UK excluding London -38 98 £316 -2.69% 15
London +29 91 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England -32 25 £300 +9.09% 3
South East -16 23 £360 -2.37% 4
Midlands +27 16 £313 - 3
North of England +49 15 £450 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +17 15 £313 +15.74% 2
South West +13 11 £258 - 1
Yorkshire +18 8 £435 +24.29% 3
North West +15 6 £475 +46.15% 1
Scotland +4 5 £285 -2.98%
Wales +10 4 £275 -35.29%
North East - 1 £165 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 160 (84.21%) LAN
2 139 (73.16%) Cisco
3 136 (71.58%) WAN
4 103 (54.21%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (50.00%) Firewall
6 88 (46.32%) Wireless
7 72 (37.89%) CCNP
8 52 (27.37%) Data Centre
9 51 (26.84%) Cisco Wireless
10 49 (25.79%) Microsoft
11 45 (23.68%) MPLS
12 43 (22.63%) OSPF
13 41 (21.58%) BGP
13 41 (21.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (21.58%) Network Security
14 38 (20.00%) CCIE
15 37 (19.47%) VPN
16 36 (18.95%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (18.42%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (17.89%) Riverbed
19 33 (17.37%) Palo Alto
19 33 (17.37%) EIGRP
20 32 (16.84%) Finance
21 29 (15.26%) VoIP
21 29 (15.26%) CCNA
21 29 (15.26%) Active Directory
21 29 (15.26%) SolarWinds
22 28 (14.74%) IPsec
23 26 (13.68%) ITIL
24 25 (13.16%) CheckPoint

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 14 (7.37%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.11%) Drupal
3 4 (2.11%) WordPress
4 3 (1.58%) IIS
4 3 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.42%) Office 365
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.63%) IaaS
5 3 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (84.21%) LAN
2 136 (71.58%) WAN
3 95 (50.00%) Firewall
4 88 (46.32%) Wireless
5 51 (26.84%) Cisco Wireless
6 45 (23.68%) MPLS
7 43 (22.63%) OSPF
8 41 (21.58%) BGP
8 41 (21.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 41 (21.58%) Network Security
9 37 (19.47%) VPN
10 36 (18.95%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (18.42%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (17.37%) EIGRP
13 29 (15.26%) VoIP
14 28 (14.74%) IPsec
15 25 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (11.58%) Cisco ISE
16 22 (11.58%) DNS
17 21 (11.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (16.84%) Finance
2 23 (12.11%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.42%) Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Law
5 7 (3.68%) Retail
6 4 (2.11%) Marketing
7 3 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.05%) Electronics
8 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (35.26%) Network Engineer
2 43 (22.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 40 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.95%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Architect
6 16 (8.42%) Lead Network Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Network Manager
8 12 (6.32%) LAN Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) WLAN Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Desktop Support
11 7 (3.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Analyst
12 6 (3.16%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.16%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) OAuth
3 1 (0.53%) OpenID
3 1 (0.53%) SAML
3 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.26%) BYOD
3 10 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.16%) NHS
6 5 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.11%) Handset
8 3 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.58%) FMCG
8 3 (1.58%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.58%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.58%) iPhone
8 3 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.05%) PDA
9 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.11%) Windows
2 15 (7.89%) Linux
3 10 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.68%) Android
5 7 (3.68%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.11%) CentOS
7 4 (2.11%) Unix
8 3 (1.58%) Debian
8 3 (1.58%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.68%) ITIL
2 23 (12.11%) Network Design
3 20 (10.53%) Network Management
4 19 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 17 (8.95%) Migration
5 17 (8.95%) Project Management
6 16 (8.42%) Change Management
6 16 (8.42%) Service Delivery
6 16 (8.42%) Service Management
7 15 (7.89%) Network Architecture
8 14 (7.37%) High Availability
8 14 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.84%) Information Security
9 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.79%) Load Balancing
10 11 (5.79%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (5.79%) Quality Management
11 10 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
12 9 (4.74%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) Perl
1 6 (3.16%) Python
2 5 (2.63%) SQL
3 3 (1.58%) C
4 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (54.21%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (37.89%) CCNP
3 38 (20.00%) CCIE
4 29 (15.26%) CCNA
5 17 (8.95%) Degree
6 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.74%) CCDP
7 9 (4.74%) CISSP
7 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (3.16%) MCSE
11 5 (2.63%) CISA
11 5 (2.63%) CWNA
11 5 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.63%) MCP
11 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.11%) CCSE
12 4 (2.11%) CISMP
12 4 (2.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PMO
2 7 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.16%) QA
4 5 (2.63%) GDPR
4 5 (2.63%) SLA
5 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.53%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (15.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.63%) Firmware
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.05%) Samba
5 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (12.11%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (5.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.68%) SCCM
4 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (2.63%) Cacti
5 5 (2.63%) OpenView
5 5 (2.63%) QRadar
5 5 (2.63%) SCOM
6 4 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.11%) Nagios
7 3 (1.58%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.58%) TrustSec
8 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.05%) DameWare
8 2 (1.05%) WSUS
9 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.53%) OPNET
9 1 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 139 (73.16%) Cisco
2 49 (25.79%) Microsoft
3 34 (17.89%) Riverbed
4 33 (17.37%) Palo Alto
5 29 (15.26%) SolarWinds
6 25 (13.16%) CheckPoint
7 24 (12.63%) HP
7 24 (12.63%) Juniper
8 23 (12.11%) VMware
9 17 (8.95%) Citrix
10 11 (5.79%) F5
10 11 (5.79%) SAP
11 9 (4.74%) Aruba
12 8 (4.21%) Mitel
13 7 (3.68%) Brocade
14 6 (3.16%) Apple
14 6 (3.16%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (3.16%) Nortel
14 6 (3.16%) Siemens
15 5 (2.63%) NetApp