Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 168 189
Rank change year-on-year -23 +21 -23
Contract jobs citing WLAN 16 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 2.02% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 4
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £313 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +15.74% -10.00%
10th Percentile £119 £175 £138
90th Percentile £425 £319 £386
England median daily rate £413 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +17.86% +4.48% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £110.00 £26.24 £25.00
% change year-on-year +319.25% +4.95% +26.58%

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 644 744 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.61% 15.56% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 439 438
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £184 £160 £187
90th Percentile £533 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 41
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -13.95% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.55 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £44.95 £39.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 13 November 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

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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 13 November 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 -2 5 £369 +18.00%
Staffordshire - 3 £275 - 5
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 - 1
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 5 (31.25%) MPLS
8 4 (25.00%) Service Management
8 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Office 365
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) VLAN
9 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) SNMP
9 3 (18.75%) VoIP
9 3 (18.75%) HP
9 3 (18.75%) Change Management

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) SNMP
6 3 (18.75%) VLAN
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (12.50%) IPv4
7 2 (12.50%) NAS
7 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (12.50%) TACACS
7 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Communications Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (12.50%) MVS
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
4 2 (12.50%) Economics
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCNP
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) Huawei
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.25%) Sophos
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam