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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 485 467 487
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing WLAN 113 102 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.48% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 46
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£325 £344 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%
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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
7270 6898 6426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.97% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 3738 3410
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 389 440
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -6 40 £324 -28.11% 10
South East -2 35 £330 +11.86% 7
West Midlands +6 12 £316 +104.03% 3
East of England +5 9 £265 - 3
South West +3 7 £288 - 1
Yorkshire -37 4 £400 +23.07%
East Midlands - 4 £350 -
North West -21 1 £300 - 1
North East - 1 £235 -
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 146 (76.84%) LAN
2 127 (66.84%) Cisco
3 101 (53.16%) WAN
4 89 (46.84%) Wireless
5 76 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (32.63%) Firewall
7 58 (30.53%) CCNP
8 52 (27.37%) Windows
9 48 (25.26%) TCP/IP
10 44 (23.16%) CCNA
10 44 (23.16%) VMware
11 42 (22.11%) BGP
11 42 (22.11%) Active Directory
11 42 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (22.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (21.58%) Microsoft
13 39 (20.53%) VPN
14 38 (20.00%) VoIP
15 35 (18.42%) MPLS
15 35 (18.42%) VLAN
16 34 (17.89%) F5
17 32 (16.84%) DNS
18 31 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (16.32%) Data Centre
19 29 (15.26%) DHCP
19 29 (15.26%) Juniper
19 29 (15.26%) SAN
20 27 (14.21%) OSPF
20 27 (14.21%) Linux
20 27 (14.21%) Migration

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.32%) Lync
5 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.79%) MS Office
3 6 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.63%) MS Project
5 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.37%) SaaS
2 13 (6.84%) PaaS
2 13 (6.84%) IaaS
3 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.16%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (76.84%) LAN
2 101 (53.16%) WAN
3 89 (46.84%) Wireless
4 62 (32.63%) Firewall
5 48 (25.26%) TCP/IP
6 42 (22.11%) BGP
6 42 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (22.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 39 (20.53%) VPN
8 38 (20.00%) VoIP
9 35 (18.42%) MPLS
9 35 (18.42%) VLAN
10 32 (16.84%) DNS
11 29 (15.26%) DHCP
11 29 (15.26%) SAN
12 27 (14.21%) OSPF
13 26 (13.68%) EIGRP
14 22 (11.58%) NAS
14 22 (11.58%) DMVPN
15 19 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) DTS
3 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (11.05%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.42%) Finance
3 15 (7.89%) Retail
4 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.11%) Publishing
5 4 (2.11%) Back Office
6 3 (1.58%) Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (37.37%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.26%) Analyst
3 21 (11.05%) Architect
4 16 (8.42%) Wireless Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Design Engineer
5 12 (6.32%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.79%) Consultant
7 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.74%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.21%) Network Specialist
9 8 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) Network Support
9 8 (4.21%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.42%) CSS
2 14 (7.37%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.16%) XMPP
4 3 (1.58%) HTML
4 3 (1.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.58%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.79%) PKI
5 6 (3.16%) iPhone
6 5 (2.63%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.63%) e-Health
7 4 (2.11%) BYOD
8 3 (1.58%) iPad
8 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.58%) Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.05%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.05%) Eurex
10 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.37%) Windows
2 27 (14.21%) Linux
3 19 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.42%) Mac OS X
5 15 (7.89%) Android
6 9 (4.74%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.16%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.16%) UNIX
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Phone
8 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.11%) Solaris
10 3 (1.58%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.53%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.21%) Migration
2 23 (12.11%) ITIL
3 20 (10.53%) Network Design
4 17 (8.95%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.95%) Service Management
4 17 (8.95%) Service Delivery
5 14 (7.37%) WAN Optimisation
6 12 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.79%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.26%) Project Management
9 9 (4.74%) Validation
10 8 (4.21%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.68%) Identity Management
12 6 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.16%) Mentoring
13 5 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.63%) Low Latency
13 5 (2.63%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 5 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.47%) SQL
2 11 (5.79%) Lisp
3 8 (4.21%) Python
4 6 (3.16%) Perl
5 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.58%) PHP
6 3 (1.58%) Java
6 3 (1.58%) VB
7 2 (1.05%) VC++
7 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.05%) C
8 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 76 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (30.53%) CCNP
3 44 (23.16%) CCNA
4 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.89%) CCDP
6 14 (7.37%) CCIE
7 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.74%) CCIP
9 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.16%) MCP
11 5 (2.63%) MCSA
11 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.63%) Degree
11 5 (2.63%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.11%) MCSE
13 3 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.05%) CWNA
15 1 (0.53%) CWSP
15 1 (0.53%) CWAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
1 5 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) JTAG
System Software
1 42 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.84%) vCloud
4 4 (2.11%) XenApp
4 4 (2.11%) DFS Replication
4 4 (2.11%) vSphere
5 3 (1.58%) Samba
6 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.05%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.53%) pfSense
7 1 (0.53%) LXC
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Cisco CUCM
1 13 (6.84%) vMotion
2 12 (6.32%) CiscoWorks
3 10 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (4.74%) OPNET
5 6 (3.16%) SCCM
6 5 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.11%) WSUS
8 3 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 127 (66.84%) Cisco
2 44 (23.16%) VMware
3 41 (21.58%) Microsoft
4 34 (17.89%) F5
5 29 (15.26%) Juniper
6 23 (12.11%) HP
6 23 (12.11%) BMC
6 23 (12.11%) Blue Coat
7 20 (10.53%) CheckPoint
8 18 (9.47%) McAfee
8 18 (9.47%) SolarWinds
9 16 (8.42%) Apple
10 14 (7.37%) Fortinet
11 13 (6.84%) IBM
12 12 (6.32%) Citrix
12 12 (6.32%) Motorola
13 10 (5.26%) TippingPoint
14 8 (4.21%) Oracle
15 6 (3.16%) Dell
15 6 (3.16%) NetApp
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