The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 147 190 199
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +9
Contract jobs citing WLAN 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.30% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate £313 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £371 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £528 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.27%
WLAN
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
337 691 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.70% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 500 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (33.33%) Tandberg
5 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (33.33%) Statistics
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Nortel
5 2 (33.33%) Intranet
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Linux

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Intranet
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) IPv4
5 1 (16.67%) IPv6
5 1 (16.67%) SMTP
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Statistics
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (16.67%) E-Discovery
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (16.67%) EnCase
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Nortel
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) Tandberg
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed