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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £331 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 5 £350 - 2
Solihull - 1 £265 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (33.33%) PMP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) PRINCE
5 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 3 (33.33%) MPLS
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (33.33%) Coaching
6 2 (22.22%) Electronics
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN

WLAN
Top Related 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 1 (11.11%) IBM Domino
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) 802.11
4 2 (22.22%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
4 2 (22.22%) Frame Relay
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) PPP
4 2 (22.22%) RIP
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
1 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (33.33%) PMP
3 2 (22.22%) CCDA
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) AirMagnet
3 2 (22.22%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) VMware