Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 183 166
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 +4
Contract jobs citing WLAN 17 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 2.36% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.67% +93.55%
10th Percentile £175 £125 £145
90th Percentile £319 £303 £415
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.95% +25.00% +19.40%

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 793 847 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.74% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 439 302
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £207
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.60 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham +3 6 £313 +15.74% 3
Solihull +3 5 - -
Warwickshire - 5 £313 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £175 -
WLAN
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) VoIP
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
4 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
4 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) VLAN
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) PMP
6 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
6 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
6 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) VoIP
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) NAS
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Manager
5 1 (5.88%) WLAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (17.65%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Coaching
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
3 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Six Sigma
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
6 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Governance
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
2 4 (23.53%) PMP
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CCDA
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CCIP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCSP
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Brocade
2 4 (23.53%) Juniper
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds