The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 514 533 490
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -43
Contract jobs citing WLAN 66 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 21
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£413 £366 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +66.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £220
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +70.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.25 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £26.25 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
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 England

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in England

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 34 £400 +12.28% 11
South East -13 14 £405 -16.92% 3
Yorkshire - 9 £350 -
West Midlands -11 6 £450 +83.67% 1
East Midlands - 5 £425 - 1
South West +1 1 - -
East of England - - - - 5
North West - - - - 3
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 151 (82.51%) LAN
2 136 (74.32%) Cisco
3 118 (64.48%) WAN
4 113 (61.75%) Wireless
5 95 (51.91%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (44.81%) Firewall
7 68 (37.16%) CCNP
8 64 (34.97%) MPLS
9 56 (30.60%) VPN
10 51 (27.87%) BGP
11 50 (27.32%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (23.50%) F5
12 43 (23.50%) EIGRP
13 42 (22.95%) OSPF
13 42 (22.95%) CCNA
13 42 (22.95%) VoIP
14 39 (21.31%) Windows
14 39 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 38 (20.77%) Juniper
16 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
17 34 (18.58%) Telecoms
18 33 (18.03%) TCP/IP
19 32 (17.49%) CheckPoint
20 30 (16.39%) HP
20 30 (16.39%) ITIL
21 28 (15.30%) SAN
21 28 (15.30%) VMware
21 28 (15.30%) VLAN
22 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
23 24 (13.11%) Fortinet

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.09%) Lync
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) MS Office
1 9 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.28%) SaaS
2 5 (2.73%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (82.51%) LAN
2 118 (64.48%) WAN
3 113 (61.75%) Wireless
4 82 (44.81%) Firewall
5 64 (34.97%) MPLS
6 56 (30.60%) VPN
7 51 (27.87%) BGP
8 50 (27.32%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (23.50%) EIGRP
10 42 (22.95%) OSPF
10 42 (22.95%) VoIP
11 39 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (18.03%) TCP/IP
13 28 (15.30%) SAN
13 28 (15.30%) VLAN
14 23 (12.57%) IPsec
14 23 (12.57%) SSL
15 22 (12.02%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (11.48%) Network Security
16 21 (11.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (18.58%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.10%) Finance
3 11 (6.01%) Retail
4 8 (4.37%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.83%) Law
6 4 (2.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.55%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 79 (43.17%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.85%) Architect
3 26 (14.21%) Analyst
4 23 (12.57%) Design Engineer
5 17 (9.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 15 (8.20%) Network Analyst
7 12 (6.56%) Wireless Engineer
8 11 (6.01%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.92%) Security Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Consultant
11 8 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (3.83%) Network Architect
12 7 (3.83%) Network Consultant
13 6 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.28%) Network Specialist
14 5 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) CSS
2 2 (1.09%) XMPP
3 1 (0.55%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.55%) WAP
3 1 (0.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (6.56%) SecurID
3 9 (4.92%) PKI
4 7 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.73%) Clustering
5 5 (2.73%) iPhone
6 3 (1.64%) Handset
6 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.09%) Eurex
7 2 (1.09%) BYOD
7 2 (1.09%) e-Health
7 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.55%) AS400
8 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.55%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Open Source
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.31%) Windows
2 21 (11.48%) Linux
3 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.46%) UNIX
5 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.73%) Android
6 5 (2.73%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) AIX
8 1 (0.55%) bada
8 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.39%) ITIL
2 21 (11.48%) Validation
3 20 (10.93%) Network Design
4 19 (10.38%) Load Balancing
5 16 (8.74%) Migration
6 13 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (6.56%) eTOM
8 10 (5.46%) TOGAF
9 8 (4.37%) Network Management
10 7 (3.83%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (3.83%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.83%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.83%) Demand Forecasting
11 6 (3.28%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (3.28%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.73%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.73%) Low Latency
12 5 (2.73%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 5 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.56%) Lisp
2 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 95 (51.91%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (37.16%) CCNP
3 42 (22.95%) CCNA
4 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
5 24 (13.11%) CCIE
6 20 (10.93%) CCDP
7 18 (9.84%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.65%) Degree
9 11 (6.01%) CISSP
10 10 (5.46%) DV Cleared
10 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.92%) CCIP
12 8 (4.37%) MCSE
13 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (2.19%) JNCIA
14 4 (2.19%) MCP
14 4 (2.19%) CCVP
15 3 (1.64%) HP ASE
16 2 (1.09%) HP MASE
16 2 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.28%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.19%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) OPNET
2 10 (5.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (5.46%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.19%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.09%) SCCM
4 2 (1.09%) SCOM
4 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 136 (74.32%) Cisco
2 43 (23.50%) F5
3 38 (20.77%) Juniper
4 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.49%) CheckPoint
6 30 (16.39%) HP
7 28 (15.30%) VMware
8 24 (13.11%) Fortinet
9 21 (11.48%) Blue Coat
10 18 (9.84%) Avaya
11 17 (9.29%) BMC
12 14 (7.65%) CA
13 12 (6.56%) Motorola
13 12 (6.56%) McAfee
13 12 (6.56%) TippingPoint
14 11 (6.01%) Riverbed
14 11 (6.01%) AlgoSec
14 11 (6.01%) Tufin
14 11 (6.01%) Aruba
15 9 (4.92%) NetApp
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