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 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 187 220 207
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing WLAN 12 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 0.80% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
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£434 £443 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +128.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £362 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £460 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -26.36%
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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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Wireless
4 8 (50.00%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) BGP
6 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 5 (31.25%) VLAN
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) CCIE
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (25.00%) OSPF
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (25.00%) F5
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (18.75%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) Juniper
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) Wireless
3 8 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 5 (31.25%) VLAN
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCVP
5 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) UAG
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Aruba
3 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Speakerbus
4 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Meraki
5 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) IPFX