The first table below looks at the demand for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 140 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.044% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 0.25% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -33.33%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 407 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.18% 18.07% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 142 177
Average daily rate £338 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 76
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WLAN
England

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -5 4 £375 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 7 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (50.00%) Network Design
3 7 (50.00%) VLAN
4 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
4 6 (42.86%) F5
4 6 (42.86%) FWSM
4 6 (42.86%) OSPF
4 6 (42.86%) BGP
4 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (42.86%) IPv6
4 6 (42.86%) RIP
4 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (35.71%) CCNP
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) UMTS
8 2 (14.29%) CCNA
8 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (14.29%) 3G
8 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 2 (14.29%) 4G
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 7 (50.00%) VLAN
3 6 (42.86%) FWSM
3 6 (42.86%) OSPF
3 6 (42.86%) BGP
3 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
3 6 (42.86%) IPv6
3 6 (42.86%) RIP
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) UMTS
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) 3G
7 2 (14.29%) 4G
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (14.29%) LTE
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Network Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Network Design
2 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Brocade
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix