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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 510 517 463
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -54
Contract jobs citing WLAN 62 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.75% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 22
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£431 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £356 £220
% change year-on-year
+19.29% +61.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £17.40 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £27.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.40% +21.25%
WLAN
UK

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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +11 27 £438 +18.24% 14
South East -23 16 £500 - 3
Yorkshire -8 8 £350 - 2
West Midlands -4 5 £450 +83.67% 3
East Midlands -3 4 £425 - 1
South West -6 3 - - 2
East of England - - - - 5
North West - - - - 2
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 155 (81.58%) LAN
2 143 (75.26%) Cisco
3 128 (67.37%) WAN
4 113 (59.47%) Wireless
5 98 (51.58%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (44.74%) Firewall
7 72 (37.89%) CCNP
8 62 (32.63%) MPLS
9 56 (29.47%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (28.95%) BGP
11 54 (28.42%) VPN
12 48 (25.26%) EIGRP
12 48 (25.26%) F5
13 44 (23.16%) OSPF
14 41 (21.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (21.05%) Juniper
16 39 (20.53%) CCNA
16 39 (20.53%) VoIP
17 37 (19.47%) HP
18 36 (18.95%) Windows
19 34 (17.89%) CheckPoint
19 34 (17.89%) Telecoms
20 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
21 31 (16.32%) SAN
21 31 (16.32%) VMware
22 28 (14.74%) TCP/IP
22 28 (14.74%) VLAN
23 27 (14.21%) Network Design
23 27 (14.21%) ITIL
24 25 (13.16%) Fortinet

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.05%) Lync
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MS Office
1 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.05%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 155 (81.58%) LAN
2 128 (67.37%) WAN
3 113 (59.47%) Wireless
4 85 (44.74%) Firewall
5 62 (32.63%) MPLS
6 56 (29.47%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (28.95%) BGP
8 54 (28.42%) VPN
9 48 (25.26%) EIGRP
10 44 (23.16%) OSPF
11 41 (21.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (20.53%) VoIP
13 31 (16.32%) SAN
14 28 (14.74%) TCP/IP
14 28 (14.74%) VLAN
15 23 (12.11%) Network Security
15 23 (12.11%) SSL
16 22 (11.58%) IPsec
17 21 (11.05%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (10.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) Android Studio
2 1 (0.53%) GitLab
2 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.37%) Retail
3 12 (6.32%) Finance
4 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.68%) Law
6 4 (2.11%) Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 87 (45.79%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.79%) Architect
3 26 (13.68%) Design Engineer
4 25 (13.16%) Analyst
5 20 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 15 (7.89%) Network Analyst
7 12 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Consultant
9 10 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.74%) Security Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.74%) Wireless Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (4.21%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Network Specialist
13 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.11%) CSS
2 2 (1.05%) XMPP
3 1 (0.53%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.53%) XML
3 1 (0.53%) WAP
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) SecurID
2 10 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.74%) PKI
3 9 (4.74%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.63%) Clustering
6 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.58%) Handset
7 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.05%) iPhone
8 2 (1.05%) Open Source
8 2 (1.05%) e-Health
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.53%) EMV
9 1 (0.53%) AS400
9 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.95%) Windows
2 19 (10.00%) Linux
3 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.84%) UNIX
5 6 (3.16%) Solaris
5 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.58%) Android
8 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.53%) bada
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.21%) ITIL
1 27 (14.21%) Network Design
2 22 (11.58%) Load Balancing
3 21 (11.05%) Validation
4 17 (8.95%) Migration
5 13 (6.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (6.32%) eTOM
7 11 (5.79%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.21%) Network Management
9 7 (3.68%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (3.68%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (3.68%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (3.68%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.68%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.63%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.37%) Lisp
2 2 (1.05%) SQL
2 2 (1.05%) Java
3 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 98 (51.58%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (37.89%) CCNP
3 39 (20.53%) CCNA
4 24 (12.63%) CCDP
4 24 (12.63%) Security Cleared
5 23 (12.11%) CCIE
6 18 (9.47%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.89%) Degree
8 11 (5.79%) CISSP
9 10 (5.26%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.74%) CCIP
11 7 (3.68%) MCSE
12 6 (3.16%) HP ASE
13 5 (2.63%) HP MASE
13 5 (2.63%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (2.11%) JNCIA
14 4 (2.11%) CCVP
15 3 (1.58%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.79%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.58%) QA
System Software
1 20 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.21%) VMware Server
5 6 (3.16%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.05%) Snort
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) OPNET
1 11 (5.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.05%) SCCM
4 2 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 143 (75.26%) Cisco
2 48 (25.26%) F5
3 40 (21.05%) Juniper
4 37 (19.47%) HP
5 34 (17.89%) CheckPoint
6 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
7 31 (16.32%) VMware
8 25 (13.16%) Fortinet
9 23 (12.11%) Blue Coat
10 20 (10.53%) BMC
11 18 (9.47%) Avaya
12 16 (8.42%) TippingPoint
13 14 (7.37%) Riverbed
13 14 (7.37%) CA
13 14 (7.37%) Motorola
13 14 (7.37%) Aruba
14 11 (5.79%) AlgoSec
14 11 (5.79%) NetApp
14 11 (5.79%) Tufin
14 11 (5.79%) McAfee
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