Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 649 715
Rank change year-on-year -76 +66 -59
Contract jobs citing WLAN 152 180 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.36% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 112
UK median daily rate £384 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% -3.78% -1.02%
10th Percentile £157 £243 £231
90th Percentile £575 £545 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £363
% change year-on-year +16.67% -17.24% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 10
UK median hourly rate £26.48 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £13.05 £22.50 £12.56
90th Percentile £32.75 £33.95 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 13,329 13,215 15,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 8,010 9,261
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 736 721
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.61 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.46% -16.06% +10.23%

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 19 April 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 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in the UK

WLAN
Top 16 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 19 April 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 -82 139 £375 +7.14% 63
London -17 76 £400 -5.88% 17
UK excluding London -71 69 £350 +16.67% 49
South East -51 29 £438 +41.13% 18
Midlands +4 14 £275 -8.33% 7
East Midlands 0 9 £275 -8.33% 4
North of England -5 9 £450 +63.64% 11
South West +11 8 £338 -13.46% 6
North West -15 7 £375 +36.36% 6
West Midlands -17 5 £263 -20.75% 3
East of England -28 3 £268 -14.74% 4
Scotland -34 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Wales -11 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £600 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 127 (83.55%) LAN
2 96 (63.16%) Cisco
3 91 (59.87%) WAN
4 69 (45.39%) Wireless
5 68 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (31.58%) CCNP
6 48 (31.58%) Firewall
7 39 (25.66%) Microsoft
8 32 (21.05%) ITIL
9 31 (20.39%) CCNA
9 31 (20.39%) Office 365
10 30 (19.74%) Windows
11 29 (19.08%) DNS
12 28 (18.42%) VPN
12 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (17.11%) VLAN
13 26 (17.11%) CCIE
14 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
15 23 (15.13%) Cisco Wireless
16 22 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (13.82%) CheckPoint
17 21 (13.82%) MPLS
17 21 (13.82%) DHCP
18 20 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
19 18 (11.84%) Change Management
19 18 (11.84%) Finance
20 17 (11.18%) Aruba
21 16 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
21 16 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
21 16 (10.53%) Data Centre

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 (8.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.92%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.97%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.39%) Office 365
2 28 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.87%) IaaS
4 14 (9.21%) PaaS
5 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.29%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.66%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.66%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 127 (83.55%) LAN
2 91 (59.87%) WAN
3 69 (45.39%) Wireless
4 48 (31.58%) Firewall
5 29 (19.08%) DNS
6 28 (18.42%) VPN
7 26 (17.11%) VLAN
8 23 (15.13%) Cisco Wireless
9 22 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (13.82%) DHCP
10 21 (13.82%) MPLS
11 20 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (10.53%) BGP
12 16 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (9.87%) VoIP
14 14 (9.21%) Internet
14 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
15 13 (8.55%) OSPF
16 12 (7.89%) Network Security
17 11 (7.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 16 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.58%) Banking
4 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Marketing
6 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) German Language
7 2 (1.32%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Games
8 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (34.87%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.45%) Architect
3 18 (11.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (11.84%) Wireless Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) Azure Architect
5 13 (8.55%) Security Architect
5 13 (8.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 12 (7.89%) Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.61%) IT Support
9 7 (4.61%) Network Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Network Manager
10 6 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.63%) WAP
2 4 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) JSON
3 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.95%) FMCG
3 5 (3.29%) iPhone
3 5 (3.29%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) NHS
5 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.66%) Animation
6 1 (0.66%) Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Handset
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) PDA
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Replication
6 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.74%) Windows
2 15 (9.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.58%) Windows 7
4 9 (5.92%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.61%) Android
7 6 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.29%) Linux
8 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.97%) Unix
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.05%) ITIL
2 18 (11.84%) Change Management
3 16 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 15 (9.87%) TOGAF
5 13 (8.55%) Network Architecture
5 13 (8.55%) Project Management
6 12 (7.89%) IT Strategy
6 12 (7.89%) Network Design
7 11 (7.24%) Network Management
7 11 (7.24%) Security Architecture
8 9 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.26%) Migration
10 7 (4.61%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.61%) Service Management
11 6 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.95%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (3.95%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.32%) Perl
1 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.32%) SQL
2 1 (0.66%) C
2 1 (0.66%) Lisp
2 1 (0.66%) Python
2 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (31.58%) CCNP
3 31 (20.39%) CCNA
4 26 (17.11%) CCIE
5 11 (7.24%) CISA
5 11 (7.24%) CISM
5 11 (7.24%) CISSP
5 11 (7.24%) TOGAF Certification
6 9 (5.92%) CWNA
7 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.95%) CCDP
8 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.63%) CCIE Wireless
10 4 (2.63%) ISEB
10 4 (2.63%) MCSE
11 3 (1.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.66%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.66%) PMO
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.97%) Firmware
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.97%) Cacti
3 3 (1.97%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.97%) Kibana
3 3 (1.97%) SCOM
3 3 (1.97%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco CME
4 2 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.66%) CASB
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 96 (63.16%) Cisco
2 39 (25.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.82%) CheckPoint
4 17 (11.18%) Aruba
5 14 (9.21%) Juniper
5 14 (9.21%) Meraki
5 14 (9.21%) VMware
6 13 (8.55%) HP
7 11 (7.24%) F5
8 10 (6.58%) Citrix
9 9 (5.92%) SolarWinds
10 8 (5.26%) Apple
11 7 (4.61%) Blue Coat
11 7 (4.61%) Forcepoint
11 7 (4.61%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.95%) Avaya
13 5 (3.29%) Nortel
13 5 (3.29%) Palo Alto
13 5 (3.29%) SonicWALL
14 4 (2.63%) Zscaler