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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 104 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing WLAN 23 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.87% 0.038% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 0.17% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£320 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +44.73%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Slough - 6 £338 -
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
WLAN
South East

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 22 (81.48%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (81.48%) Wireless
4 19 (70.37%) CCNP
5 17 (62.96%) Fortinet
6 16 (59.26%) Firewall
6 16 (59.26%) ITIL
7 15 (55.56%) WAN
7 15 (55.56%) VPN
7 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
7 15 (55.56%) IPsec
8 14 (51.85%) OSPF
8 14 (51.85%) SSL
9 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
9 13 (48.15%) F5
10 12 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
10 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
10 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
10 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (44.44%) Network Security
10 12 (44.44%) Validation
10 12 (44.44%) Degree
10 12 (44.44%) SecurID
10 12 (44.44%) eTOM
10 12 (44.44%) CA
10 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
11 11 (40.74%) CISSP
11 11 (40.74%) Internet
11 11 (40.74%) RIP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 22 (81.48%) Wireless
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
4 15 (55.56%) WAN
4 15 (55.56%) VPN
4 15 (55.56%) IPsec
5 14 (51.85%) OSPF
5 14 (51.85%) SSL
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco ISE
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (44.44%) Network Security
7 11 (40.74%) Internet
7 11 (40.74%) RIP
8 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (22.22%) MPLS
10 5 (18.52%) DHCP
10 5 (18.52%) VoIP
10 5 (18.52%) Broadband
11 4 (14.81%) SNMP
11 4 (14.81%) BGP
General
1 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Design Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Security Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Network Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Security Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) IP Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Network Design Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Network Design Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) SecurID
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 12 (44.44%) Validation
2 12 (44.44%) eTOM
3 7 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (25.93%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (14.81%) Network Management
5 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (70.37%) CCNP
3 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) Degree
4 11 (40.74%) CISSP
5 7 (25.93%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) Fortinet
3 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 13 (48.15%) F5
5 12 (44.44%) CA
5 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 11 (40.74%) Tufin
6 11 (40.74%) AlgoSec
7 3 (11.11%) Aruba
7 3 (11.11%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) Brocade
8 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat