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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 505 480 508
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs citing WLAN 75 100 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.45% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 35
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £286 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.27%
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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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 32 £400 - 10
South East -21 19 £344 -1.78% 2
East of England +11 12 £450 - 2
South West -3 5 - - 4
North West -18 4 £363 +20.83% 5
Yorkshire -13 2 £320 -8.57% 1
East Midlands -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 125 (77.64%) LAN
2 112 (69.57%) Cisco
3 88 (54.66%) Wireless
4 87 (54.04%) WAN
5 76 (47.20%) Firewall
6 71 (44.10%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (31.06%) DNS
8 45 (27.95%) CCNP
9 42 (26.09%) VPN
10 41 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (23.60%) DHCP
11 38 (23.60%) CCNA
12 37 (22.98%) Windows
13 34 (21.12%) TCP/IP
14 32 (19.88%) HP
15 30 (18.63%) Microsoft
16 28 (17.39%) CheckPoint
17 26 (16.15%) Internet
17 26 (16.15%) ITIL
17 26 (16.15%) VMware
17 26 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 25 (15.53%) Cisco Wireless
18 25 (15.53%) Active Directory
19 24 (14.91%) VLAN
20 23 (14.29%) Aruba
21 22 (13.66%) SAN
21 22 (13.66%) Linux
21 22 (13.66%) VoIP
22 21 (13.04%) Telecoms
23 20 (12.42%) Wi-Fi

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (2.48%) Node.js
2 2 (1.24%) CMS
2 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) Apache
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.62%) Lync
3 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.56%) MS Office
2 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Office 365
2 3 (1.86%) IaaS
2 3 (1.86%) PaaS
2 3 (1.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 125 (77.64%) LAN
2 88 (54.66%) Wireless
3 87 (54.04%) WAN
4 76 (47.20%) Firewall
5 50 (31.06%) DNS
6 42 (26.09%) VPN
7 41 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (23.60%) DHCP
9 34 (21.12%) TCP/IP
10 26 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (16.15%) Internet
11 25 (15.53%) Cisco Wireless
12 24 (14.91%) VLAN
13 22 (13.66%) SAN
13 22 (13.66%) VoIP
14 20 (12.42%) EIGRP
14 20 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (10.56%) IPsec
15 17 (10.56%) MPLS
16 16 (9.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.24%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) WiX
General
1 21 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.70%) Finance
3 5 (3.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.24%) Back Office
4 2 (1.24%) Legal
4 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (37.89%) Network Engineer
2 28 (17.39%) Architect
3 21 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (12.42%) Analyst
4 20 (12.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (9.94%) Network Architect
6 13 (8.07%) Network Analyst
7 12 (7.45%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.35%) Administrator
11 7 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) IT Support
11 7 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.73%) Information Security Administrator
12 6 (3.73%) Network Security Administrator
12 6 (3.73%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.11%) RESTful
3 4 (2.48%) JSON
3 4 (2.48%) OAuth
3 4 (2.48%) OAuth2
3 4 (2.48%) OpenID
3 4 (2.48%) REST
3 4 (2.48%) SAML
4 3 (1.86%) CSS
4 3 (1.86%) Web Services
5 2 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (1.24%) XML
6 1 (0.62%) .NET
6 1 (0.62%) J2EE
6 1 (0.62%) WAP
6 1 (0.62%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.97%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.73%) PKI
5 4 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.48%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.86%) IVR
7 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.24%) e-Health
7 2 (1.24%) iPhone
7 2 (1.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.98%) Windows
2 22 (13.66%) Linux
3 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.07%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.83%) Unix
6 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.73%) Android
8 6 (3.73%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.86%) HPUX
10 3 (1.86%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.86%) Solaris
10 3 (1.86%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.15%) ITIL
2 19 (11.80%) Migration
3 18 (11.18%) Service Management
4 15 (9.32%) Change Management
5 10 (6.21%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.59%) Information Security
6 9 (5.59%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.59%) Project Management
6 9 (5.59%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (4.97%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.97%) Network Design
8 7 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.35%) Network Management
8 7 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (3.73%) High Availability
9 6 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.73%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.11%) Presales
10 5 (3.11%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.32%) SQL
2 4 (2.48%) C
3 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.86%) Lisp
3 3 (1.86%) Perl
3 3 (1.86%) Python
4 2 (1.24%) Java
4 2 (1.24%) PHP
4 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.62%) C#
5 1 (0.62%) C++
5 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (44.10%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (27.95%) CCNP
3 38 (23.60%) CCNA
4 15 (9.32%) Degree
5 14 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.97%) MCSE
7 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.73%) CCIE
9 5 (3.11%) CCSA
9 5 (3.11%) MCITP
10 4 (2.48%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.86%) CCDP
11 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.86%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.24%) CISSP
12 2 (1.24%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.24%) MBA
12 2 (1.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (15.53%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.73%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.11%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) Firmware
5 2 (1.24%) Samba
6 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.62%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.62%) KVM
6 1 (0.62%) Squid
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.48%) SCCM
3 3 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.86%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.86%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.24%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.24%) EnCase
4 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (69.57%) Cisco
2 32 (19.88%) HP
3 30 (18.63%) Microsoft
4 28 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 26 (16.15%) VMware
6 23 (14.29%) Aruba
7 18 (11.18%) F5
8 17 (10.56%) Juniper
8 17 (10.56%) Meraki
8 17 (10.56%) Palo Alto
9 14 (8.70%) Avaya
10 12 (7.45%) Brocade
10 12 (7.45%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.59%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.59%) Riverbed
12 7 (4.35%) McAfee
13 6 (3.73%) Infoblox
13 6 (3.73%) NetScout
13 6 (3.73%) Nortel
13 6 (3.73%) Siemens
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