Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 182 176
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -8
Contract jobs citing WLAN 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.84% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £313 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.36% -
10th Percentile £175 £238 £145
90th Percentile £319 £368 £399
England median daily rate £333 £350 £366
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.44% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.48 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% +25.00% -23.08%

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 725 708 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.40% 13.42% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 364 292
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £164 £206 £181
90th Percentile £525 £539 £500
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.53 £9.94 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.10 £40.15 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Solihull +9 4 - -
Warwickshire +1 2 £313 - 1
Birmingham -9 2 £313 -5.66% 3
West Bromwich - 2 £175 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Brocade
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) NAS
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (11.11%) Programme Governance

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) NAS
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PMO Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Brocade
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft