The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 115 129 144
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing WLAN 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.078% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £106.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -26.36%
WLAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the Berkshire region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 3 - - 2
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - - 3
WLAN
South East

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WLAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WLAN.

1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) WAN
3 13 (81.25%) CCNP
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (75.00%) Network Architecture
4 12 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (68.75%) Wireless
6 9 (56.25%) IPsec
6 9 (56.25%) MPLS
6 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
6 9 (56.25%) DHCP
6 9 (56.25%) VPN
6 9 (56.25%) DNS
6 9 (56.25%) Network Design
6 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) VoIP
8 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) Firewall
10 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 1 (6.25%) DTV
10 1 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (6.25%) Electronics
10 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
10 1 (6.25%) Finance
10 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 1 (6.25%) Ethernet

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WLAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) WAN
3 11 (68.75%) Wireless
4 9 (56.25%) IPsec
4 9 (56.25%) MPLS
4 9 (56.25%) DHCP
4 9 (56.25%) VPN
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Network Architecture
1 12 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (56.25%) Network Design
2 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CCNP
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Nortel
2 1 (6.25%) Avaya
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper