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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 194 191 209
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing WLAN 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.052% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £278 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.52% -28.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £240 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £316 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -30.76%
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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
748 691 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.82% 12.00% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 489 541
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £227 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 16 (94.12%) LAN
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 7 (41.18%) SAN
4 7 (41.18%) Wireless
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) MCP
7 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
7 4 (23.53%) Apple
7 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (23.53%) Information Security
7 4 (23.53%) VLAN
7 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (23.53%) Android
8 3 (17.65%) Juniper
8 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
8 3 (17.65%) Network Design
8 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Lync
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
5 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) ADSL
6 2 (11.76%) ATM
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) IPv4
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) IT Architect
3 3 (17.65%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
3 4 (23.53%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Apple
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Nokia
6 2 (11.76%) McAfee
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Google
6 2 (11.76%) Brocade
6 2 (11.76%) Polycom
6 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.88%) Fortinet