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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 186 202 196
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing WLAN 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 1.15% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate
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£463 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £307 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £377 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £356 £220
% change year-on-year
+19.29% +61.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.40% +21.25%
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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
711 694 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.49% 11.10% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 462 546
Average daily rate £401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -48.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 March 2015, 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 15 (75.00%) LAN
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) SAN
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 9 (45.00%) Wireless
4 9 (45.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) WAN
5 8 (40.00%) VLAN
6 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) Juniper
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) DFS Replication
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) NAS
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Server
8 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (25.00%) NetApp
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Kerberos
8 5 (25.00%) SNMP
8 5 (25.00%) LDAP
8 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) SAN
3 9 (45.00%) WAN
3 9 (45.00%) Wireless
4 8 (40.00%) VLAN
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 5 (25.00%) LDAP
6 5 (25.00%) Kerberos
6 5 (25.00%) SNMP
6 5 (25.00%) NAS
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) BGP
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) Broadband
8 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
9 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) IT Architect
3 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Server
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) DFS Replication
3 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) Nokia
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Mitel
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Google
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint