Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 705 618 670
Rank change year-on-year -87 +52 -30
Contract jobs citing WLAN 192 276 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.70% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 165 149
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% -8.33%
10th Percentile £175 £250 £212
90th Percentile £488 £488 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -2.69% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
UK median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.95% +23.46% +20.90%
10th Percentile £15.63 £10.73 £13.13
90th Percentile £40.63 £27.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.47 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.14% +31.58% +40.74%

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 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -75 183 £350 - 31
UK excluding London -46 98 £316 -2.69% 26
London -9 91 £400 -5.88% 6
South East -23 25 £354 -5.67% 5
East of England -25 22 £300 - 2
Midlands +27 18 £313 +7.76% 9
West Midlands +17 17 £313 +25.00% 3
South West 0 14 £320 - 1
North of England +38 13 £475 +46.15% 8
Yorkshire +16 7 £435 +33.85% 4
North West +20 6 £488 +50.00% 3
Scotland -3 4 £285 +1.33%
Wales +10 2 £268 -37.06%
Northern Ireland -42 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (83.85%) LAN
2 143 (74.48%) Cisco
3 135 (70.31%) WAN
4 101 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (44.79%) Firewall
6 84 (43.75%) Wireless
7 64 (33.33%) CCNP
8 51 (26.56%) Cisco Wireless
9 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
10 45 (23.44%) OSPF
11 44 (22.92%) MPLS
12 43 (22.40%) Microsoft
13 41 (21.35%) BGP
13 41 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (20.31%) Network Security
15 36 (18.75%) VPN
16 35 (18.23%) CCIE
17 34 (17.71%) EIGRP
18 32 (16.67%) Riverbed
19 31 (16.15%) Finance
20 30 (15.63%) CCNA
21 29 (15.10%) ITIL
21 29 (15.10%) Wi-Fi
21 29 (15.10%) Palo Alto
22 28 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
22 28 (14.58%) SolarWinds
22 28 (14.58%) Network Design
22 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
23 27 (14.06%) VoIP
23 27 (14.06%) IPsec

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 (7.29%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.08%) Drupal
3 4 (2.08%) WordPress
4 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.52%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.81%) Office 365
2 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.60%) IaaS
5 3 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.04%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (83.85%) LAN
2 135 (70.31%) WAN
3 86 (44.79%) Firewall
4 84 (43.75%) Wireless
5 51 (26.56%) Cisco Wireless
6 45 (23.44%) OSPF
7 44 (22.92%) MPLS
8 41 (21.35%) BGP
8 41 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 39 (20.31%) Network Security
10 36 (18.75%) VPN
11 34 (17.71%) EIGRP
12 29 (15.10%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
14 27 (14.06%) IPsec
14 27 (14.06%) VoIP
15 19 (9.90%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (9.38%) VLAN
17 17 (8.85%) Cisco ISE
17 17 (8.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.15%) Finance
2 22 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.85%) Banking
4 9 (4.69%) Law
5 8 (4.17%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (36.46%) Network Engineer
2 42 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (20.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (9.90%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.33%) Architect
5 16 (8.33%) Lead Network Engineer
5 16 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Network Manager
7 11 (5.73%) Wireless Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 8 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.13%) Analyst
10 6 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) Consultant
10 6 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Engineer
11 5 (2.60%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) OAuth
3 1 (0.52%) OpenID
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.13%) FMCG
5 6 (3.13%) NHS
6 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.60%) Handset
7 4 (2.08%) BYOD
7 4 (2.08%) iPhone
7 4 (2.08%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.04%) PDA
9 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.46%) Windows
2 12 (6.25%) Linux
3 10 (5.21%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.65%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.13%) Android
6 4 (2.08%) CentOS
6 4 (2.08%) Unix
6 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.56%) Debian
7 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.10%) ITIL
2 28 (14.58%) Network Design
3 20 (10.42%) Network Management
3 20 (10.42%) WAN Optimisation
4 17 (8.85%) Service Delivery
5 16 (8.33%) Migration
5 16 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 16 (8.33%) Project Management
5 16 (8.33%) Service Management
6 15 (7.81%) Change Management
7 13 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (6.77%) Information Security
7 13 (6.77%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.73%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.73%) Quality Management
10 10 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.21%) Supply Chain Management
11 9 (4.69%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.60%) Perl
2 4 (2.08%) Python
2 4 (2.08%) SQL
3 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.04%) C
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (33.33%) CCNP
3 35 (18.23%) CCIE
4 30 (15.63%) CCNA
5 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.81%) Degree
7 10 (5.21%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (4.17%) CCDP
9 8 (4.17%) CWNA
10 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.13%) CISSP
11 6 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.13%) MCP
12 5 (2.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (2.60%) CISA
12 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (2.08%) CCSE
13 4 (2.08%) CISMP
13 4 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.69%) PMO
2 7 (3.65%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.60%) GDPR
4 5 (2.60%) SLA
5 4 (2.08%) QA
6 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.52%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.56%) Firmware
5 2 (1.04%) Samba
5 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (4.69%) SCCM
4 5 (2.60%) SCOM
4 5 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (2.08%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.08%) Nagios
6 3 (1.56%) Cacti
6 3 (1.56%) OpenView
6 3 (1.56%) QRadar
6 3 (1.56%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.56%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.04%) DameWare
7 2 (1.04%) WSUS
8 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 143 (74.48%) Cisco
2 43 (22.40%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 29 (15.10%) Palo Alto
5 28 (14.58%) SolarWinds
6 25 (13.02%) Juniper
7 22 (11.46%) CheckPoint
8 21 (10.94%) VMware
9 17 (8.85%) HP
10 14 (7.29%) Citrix
11 11 (5.73%) F5
12 9 (4.69%) SAP
13 8 (4.17%) Aruba
13 8 (4.17%) Nortel
14 7 (3.65%) Apple
14 7 (3.65%) Brocade
15 6 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
16 5 (2.60%) Mitel
16 5 (2.60%) Splunk
16 5 (2.60%) Veeam