The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 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 549 453 482
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +29
Contract jobs citing WLAN 41 50 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.76% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 51
Average daily rate £350 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £193 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.90 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -33.33%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WLAN
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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 18 April 2014.

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 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
London -24 16 £350 +27.27% 8
South East -24 8 £488 +121.59% 6
South West -17 5 £400 +185.71% 6
North West -17 4 £250 - 4
East of England -23 4 £375 - 1
West Midlands -16 2 £245 -47.02%
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 3
WLAN
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 82 (77.36%) Cisco
2 79 (74.53%) LAN
3 64 (60.38%) WAN
4 54 (50.94%) Wireless
5 52 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (36.79%) CCNP
7 37 (34.91%) Firewall
8 34 (32.08%) VLAN
9 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
10 23 (21.70%) MPLS
10 23 (21.70%) BGP
11 21 (19.81%) EIGRP
11 21 (19.81%) Windows
12 19 (17.92%) CCNA
12 19 (17.92%) VMware
13 18 (16.98%) SolarWinds
13 18 (16.98%) Citrix
13 18 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
14 17 (16.04%) VPN
14 17 (16.04%) F5
14 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (15.09%) PRINCE2
15 16 (15.09%) OSPF
16 15 (14.15%) SAN
16 15 (14.15%) CheckPoint
16 15 (14.15%) VoIP
17 14 (13.21%) DHCP
17 14 (13.21%) Project Management
18 13 (12.26%) HP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.72%) Lync
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.94%) Site Server
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.89%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (74.53%) LAN
2 64 (60.38%) WAN
3 54 (50.94%) Wireless
4 37 (34.91%) Firewall
5 34 (32.08%) VLAN
6 23 (21.70%) MPLS
6 23 (21.70%) BGP
7 21 (19.81%) EIGRP
8 18 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
9 17 (16.04%) VPN
10 16 (15.09%) OSPF
11 15 (14.15%) SAN
11 15 (14.15%) VoIP
12 14 (13.21%) DHCP
13 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (11.32%) Network Security
15 11 (10.38%) DMZ
15 11 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Legal
2 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.66%) Law
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Games
5 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Architect
3 14 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Consultant
5 9 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Network Consultant
6 7 (6.60%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.60%) Network Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.72%) Wireless Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) CSS
2 6 (5.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) DCOM
3 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Data Integration
2 5 (4.72%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.77%) PKI
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.89%) CCTV
5 2 (1.89%) e-Health
5 2 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) AS400
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.94%) Open Source
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Windows
2 12 (11.32%) Linux
3 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.72%) UNIX
6 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) PRINCE2
2 14 (13.21%) Project Management
3 13 (12.26%) ITIL
3 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.26%) Incident Management
3 13 (12.26%) Network Design
4 12 (11.32%) Network Management
4 12 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (8.49%) TOGAF
5 9 (8.49%) Migration
6 8 (7.55%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (6.60%) Data Modelling
7 7 (6.60%) Data Architecture
8 6 (5.66%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.66%) Change Management
8 6 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.72%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (3.77%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.77%) C
2 3 (2.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.94%) VB
3 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (36.79%) CCNP
3 19 (17.92%) CCNA
4 13 (12.26%) Degree
5 11 (10.38%) CCIE
5 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (5.66%) MCSE
9 4 (3.77%) CCVP
10 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.89%) CCDP
11 2 (1.89%) MCSA
12 1 (0.94%) MCP
12 1 (0.94%) CCDA
12 1 (0.94%) CWNA
12 1 (0.94%) PMP
12 1 (0.94%) MCDST
12 1 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) SLA
3 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) XenApp
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) UAG
5 1 (0.94%) NFS
5 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (4.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) OpenView
4 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 82 (77.36%) Cisco
2 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.92%) VMware
4 18 (16.98%) SolarWinds
4 18 (16.98%) Citrix
5 17 (16.04%) F5
6 15 (14.15%) CheckPoint
7 13 (12.26%) HP
8 12 (11.32%) Juniper
9 10 (9.43%) Oracle
10 9 (8.49%) EMC
10 9 (8.49%) Riverbed
11 8 (7.55%) Blue Coat
11 8 (7.55%) Fortinet
12 7 (6.60%) BMC
12 7 (6.60%) Remedy
12 7 (6.60%) McAfee
13 4 (3.77%) Speakerbus
14 3 (2.83%) Avaya
15 2 (1.89%) ProCurve
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