Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 May 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 160 183
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 -16
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.081% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.58% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
West Midlands median daily rate £293 £331 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.70% -14.52% +24.00%
10th Percentile £242 £272 £326
90th Percentile £394 £371 £432
England median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +21.95%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 732 569 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.21% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 302 326
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £180
90th Percentile £538 £538 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.17% +10.34% -44.23%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.38 £72.50 £37.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WLAN in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Birmingham -20 3 £275 -21.43%
Staffordshire -1 1 £310 - 3
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Capita
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) F5

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Implementation Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
1 1 (25.00%) DSDM
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Organisational Awareness
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) WorldPay