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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 487 458 502
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +44
Contract jobs citing WLAN 125 124 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 1.66% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 74 48
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£325 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £13.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+51.85% -33.33%
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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
7567 7483 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 14.86% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 4125 3639
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

WLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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 -2 51 £310 -29.14% 4
South East -19 36 £330 +20.00% 6
East of England +10 11 £325 -13.33% 3
South West +3 8 £275 -
West Midlands -4 6 £330 +112.90%
North West -29 6 £319 -20.31%
Yorkshire -40 4 £400 +23.07%
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
North East -25 1 £235 -14.54%
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 162 (78.26%) LAN
2 129 (62.32%) Cisco
3 108 (52.17%) WAN
4 92 (44.44%) Wireless
5 75 (36.23%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (31.88%) Firewall
7 62 (29.95%) Windows
8 54 (26.09%) CCNP
9 52 (25.12%) Active Directory
9 52 (25.12%) TCP/IP
10 49 (23.67%) VMware
11 46 (22.22%) CCNA
12 45 (21.74%) Microsoft
13 44 (21.26%) DNS
14 43 (20.77%) VPN
15 40 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (18.84%) DHCP
16 39 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (17.39%) BGP
17 36 (17.39%) VLAN
18 35 (16.91%) VoIP
19 34 (16.43%) Data Centre
20 33 (15.94%) MPLS
21 32 (15.46%) SAN
22 31 (14.98%) F5
23 30 (14.49%) Migration
24 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (14.01%) Juniper
25 27 (13.04%) ITIL

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (12.56%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.80%) Lync
5 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (9.66%) MS Office
2 17 (8.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.42%) MS Project
3 5 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.73%) SaaS
1 16 (7.73%) PaaS
1 16 (7.73%) IaaS
2 12 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.90%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.45%) Office 365
4 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (78.26%) LAN
2 108 (52.17%) WAN
3 92 (44.44%) Wireless
4 66 (31.88%) Firewall
5 52 (25.12%) TCP/IP
6 44 (21.26%) DNS
7 43 (20.77%) VPN
8 39 (18.84%) DHCP
8 39 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (17.39%) VLAN
9 36 (17.39%) BGP
10 35 (16.91%) VoIP
11 33 (15.94%) MPLS
12 32 (15.46%) SAN
13 26 (12.56%) OSPF
14 23 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (10.63%) EIGRP
15 22 (10.63%) Unified Communications
16 21 (10.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.93%) MySQL
3 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) DTS
4 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.21%) Finance
3 11 (5.31%) Retail
4 4 (1.93%) Publishing
4 4 (1.93%) Back Office
5 3 (1.45%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (32.85%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.39%) Analyst
3 25 (12.08%) Architect
4 14 (6.76%) Wireless Engineer
5 13 (6.28%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (5.80%) Consultant
7 11 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.83%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Network Specialist
9 8 (3.86%) Network Support
10 7 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Design Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Network Consultant
11 6 (2.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.76%) CSS
2 11 (5.31%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.38%) XMPP
4 3 (1.45%) HTML
4 3 (1.45%) Ajax
5 2 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.43%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.31%) PKI
5 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.38%) e-Health
7 6 (2.90%) iPhone
8 5 (2.42%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.42%) IVR
9 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.93%) BYOD
10 3 (1.45%) iPad
10 3 (1.45%) Clustering
10 3 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.97%) NHS
11 2 (0.97%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.97%) Eurex
12 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (29.95%) Windows
2 29 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (12.08%) Linux
4 16 (7.73%) Mac OS X
5 15 (7.25%) Android
6 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.83%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.38%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.90%) Windows Phone
9 6 (2.90%) Solaris
10 4 (1.93%) UNIX
10 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (1.45%) HPUX
12 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.48%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.49%) Migration
2 27 (13.04%) ITIL
3 19 (9.18%) Service Management
4 17 (8.21%) Service Delivery
5 15 (7.25%) Network Design
6 14 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (6.76%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.31%) WAN Optimisation
7 11 (5.31%) Validation
8 10 (4.83%) Project Management
9 9 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.90%) Identity Management
10 6 (2.90%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.42%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.42%) Functional Testing
11 5 (2.42%) Low Latency
11 5 (2.42%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 5 (2.42%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (2.42%) Network Management
11 5 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.59%) SQL
2 8 (3.86%) Python
3 7 (3.38%) Lisp
4 6 (2.90%) Perl
5 5 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.45%) PHP
7 3 (1.45%) C
7 3 (1.45%) Java
7 3 (1.45%) VB
8 2 (0.97%) VC++
8 2 (0.97%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (36.23%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (26.09%) CCNP
3 46 (22.22%) CCNA
4 25 (12.08%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.25%) CCIE
6 12 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.31%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.31%) CCDP
7 11 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.35%) CCIP
9 7 (3.38%) MCSE
9 7 (3.38%) Degree
10 6 (2.90%) ISTQB
11 5 (2.42%) MCITP
11 5 (2.42%) MCSA
11 5 (2.42%) MCP
12 3 (1.45%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.97%) MBA
13 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) SLA
2 5 (2.42%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) JTAG
System Software
1 52 (25.12%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.28%) vCloud
4 7 (3.38%) vSphere
5 4 (1.93%) DFS Replication
5 4 (1.93%) XenApp
6 3 (1.45%) Samba
6 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.48%) pfSense
8 1 (0.48%) LXC
8 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) vMotion
2 12 (5.80%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (4.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (3.38%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (2.90%) SCCM
7 5 (2.42%) OPNET
7 5 (2.42%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.93%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.93%) WSUS
9 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 129 (62.32%) Cisco
2 49 (23.67%) VMware
3 45 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 31 (14.98%) F5
5 29 (14.01%) Juniper
6 24 (11.59%) HP
7 19 (9.18%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.21%) Apple
9 16 (7.73%) Blue Coat
9 16 (7.73%) BMC
10 15 (7.25%) McAfee
10 15 (7.25%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.80%) Citrix
12 11 (5.31%) Oracle
13 10 (4.83%) IBM
13 10 (4.83%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.86%) Mitel
15 7 (3.38%) CA
15 7 (3.38%) Motorola
16 6 (2.90%) Dell
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