Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 641 725
Rank change year-on-year +93 +84 -69
Contract jobs citing WLAN 189 245 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.95% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 183 86
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +20.30% -5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £188
90th Percentile £540 £548 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £341 £325
% change year-on-year +17.22% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £27.50 £26.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.27% +4.81% +4.95%
10th Percentile £14.18 £18.50 £16.65
90th Percentile £53.06 £115.00 £35.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +7.84% +2.00%

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 9,355 12,550 13,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.55% 12.75% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,625 7,598 8,120
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 558 689
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -3.58% -9.79%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £52.35 £48.75 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.51
% change year-on-year +14.88% -10.76% -9.26%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +102 181 £414 +3.44% 79
UK excluding London +72 96 £400 +17.22% 70
London +106 85 £448 +0.67% 14
North of England +57 29 £385 -3.75% 11
South East +62 28 £425 +8.63% 24
North West +44 22 £393 -1.88% 3
East of England +44 22 £400 +20.30% 6
Midlands +51 9 £375 +15.38% 9
Yorkshire +48 7 £385 +2.67% 7
South West +20 6 - - 15
West Midlands +41 5 £450 +38.46% 9
East Midlands +31 4 £353 +7.62%
Scotland +10 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 156 (82.54%) LAN
2 144 (76.19%) Cisco
3 121 (64.02%) Wireless
4 111 (58.73%) WAN
5 95 (50.26%) Firewall
6 91 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (36.51%) CCNP
8 57 (30.16%) MPLS
8 57 (30.16%) BGP
9 54 (28.57%) Ethernet
9 54 (28.57%) VPN
10 48 (25.40%) 802.1X
11 46 (24.34%) TCP/IP
12 44 (23.28%) CCNA
13 42 (22.22%) ITIL
13 42 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (21.16%) OSPF
15 39 (20.63%) EIGRP
16 35 (18.52%) Palo Alto
16 35 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (17.99%) Multicast
18 33 (17.46%) Juniper
19 32 (16.93%) Telecoms
20 30 (15.87%) VoIP
21 29 (15.34%) Cisco ISE
21 29 (15.34%) Data Centre
21 29 (15.34%) Cisco Wireless
22 28 (14.81%) F5
22 28 (14.81%) 802.11
23 27 (14.29%) Windows

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 13 (6.88%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.23%) Confluence
3 6 (3.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Azure
1 6 (3.17%) Office 365
2 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (1.59%) OneDrive
2 3 (1.59%) Yammer
3 2 (1.06%) G Suite
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 156 (82.54%) LAN
2 121 (64.02%) Wireless
3 111 (58.73%) WAN
4 95 (50.26%) Firewall
5 57 (30.16%) BGP
5 57 (30.16%) MPLS
6 54 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 54 (28.57%) VPN
7 46 (24.34%) TCP/IP
8 42 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 40 (21.16%) OSPF
10 39 (20.63%) EIGRP
11 35 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (17.99%) Multicast
13 30 (15.87%) VoIP
14 29 (15.34%) Cisco ISE
14 29 (15.34%) Cisco Wireless
15 28 (14.81%) 802.11
16 26 (13.76%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (12.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) MySQL
2 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (4.23%) JIRA
5 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.53%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (16.93%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.64%) Finance
3 17 (8.99%) Banking
4 16 (8.47%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.41%) Front Office
6 10 (5.29%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.65%) Publishing
9 3 (1.59%) Retail
10 2 (1.06%) Electronics
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Marketing
11 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (50.79%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (7.41%) Developer
5 14 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
5 14 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) WAN Engineer
7 11 (5.82%) LAN Engineer
7 11 (5.82%) Network Support
7 11 (5.82%) Network Support Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) Data Network Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) IP Network Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) Technical Leader
9 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Architect
10 7 (3.70%) Communications Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Field Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 7 (3.70%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (25.40%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.12%) JSON
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) LDAP
3 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.82%) Device Driver
2 11 (5.82%) Video\Live Streaming
3 8 (4.23%) IPTV
4 6 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.12%) PKI
5 4 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.59%) CMDB
6 3 (1.59%) User Experience
7 2 (1.06%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.53%) FMCG
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.29%) Windows
2 17 (8.99%) Windows 7
3 16 (8.47%) Linux
4 10 (5.29%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.65%) Android
6 5 (2.65%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.22%) ITIL
2 23 (12.17%) Service Delivery
3 22 (11.64%) Change Management
3 22 (11.64%) Load Balancing
4 21 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.05%) Technical Leadership
6 17 (8.99%) Project Management
7 15 (7.94%) Migration
8 14 (7.41%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.88%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (6.88%) Network Architecture
10 12 (6.35%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.82%) Network Management
11 11 (5.82%) Project Delivery
11 11 (5.82%) Scrum
11 11 (5.82%) Software Architecture
12 10 (5.29%) Web Filtering
13 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.64%) Python
2 16 (8.47%) Perl
3 12 (6.35%) C
4 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.06%) C#
5 2 (1.06%) PHP
5 2 (1.06%) SQL
6 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.53%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (36.51%) CCNP
3 44 (23.28%) CCNA
4 21 (11.11%) Degree
5 18 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.94%) CCIE
7 12 (6.35%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.65%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (2.12%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.06%) CCDA
11 2 (1.06%) CISSP
11 2 (1.06%) MCP
11 2 (1.06%) MCSE
12 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.53%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.53%) HND
12 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (5.29%) vSphere
4 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (13.76%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (8.47%) Puppet
3 15 (7.94%) Cacti
3 15 (7.94%) Nagios
3 15 (7.94%) NetMRI
3 15 (7.94%) Statseeker
3 15 (7.94%) ZABBIX
4 12 (6.35%) FortiGate
5 8 (4.23%) SCCM
6 6 (3.17%) HP ALM
6 6 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.17%) WSUS
7 3 (1.59%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.53%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 144 (76.19%) Cisco
2 35 (18.52%) Palo Alto
3 33 (17.46%) Juniper
4 28 (14.81%) F5
5 23 (12.17%) CheckPoint
5 23 (12.17%) Meraki
6 20 (10.58%) Aruba
7 17 (8.99%) NetScout
7 17 (8.99%) Solarflare
7 17 (8.99%) VMware
8 15 (7.94%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.88%) HP
10 9 (4.76%) Citrix
11 8 (4.23%) Microsoft
12 6 (3.17%) BT
12 6 (3.17%) McAfee
12 6 (3.17%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.65%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (2.12%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (2.12%) Mitel