The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 365 377 402
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Contract jobs citing WLAN 50 56 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 1.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 21
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£310 £438 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+51.85% -33.33%
WLAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in London

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the London region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in London

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in London

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the London region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in London

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +7 14 £310 -31.11% 1
Bromley - 1 £215 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 70 (83.33%) LAN
2 50 (59.52%) Cisco
3 41 (48.81%) WAN
4 39 (46.43%) Wireless
5 35 (41.67%) Windows
6 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
7 25 (29.76%) Firewall
8 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
9 21 (25.00%) VMware
9 21 (25.00%) DNS
10 20 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (23.81%) ITIL
11 19 (22.62%) DHCP
11 19 (22.62%) VLAN
12 18 (21.43%) VoIP
12 18 (21.43%) TCP/IP
13 17 (20.24%) Apple
14 16 (19.05%) VPN
14 16 (19.05%) Juniper
14 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
15 15 (17.86%) Android
16 14 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
17 13 (15.48%) Network Design
17 13 (15.48%) Service Management
18 12 (14.29%) Linux
18 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
19 11 (13.10%) SAN
19 11 (13.10%) Finance

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 9 (10.71%) Lync
1 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Office
2 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.57%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) Yammer
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (83.33%) LAN
2 41 (48.81%) WAN
3 39 (46.43%) Wireless
4 25 (29.76%) Firewall
5 21 (25.00%) DNS
6 19 (22.62%) VLAN
6 19 (22.62%) DHCP
7 18 (21.43%) VoIP
7 18 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 16 (19.05%) VPN
9 14 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (13.10%) SAN
11 10 (11.90%) Ethernet
11 10 (11.90%) MPLS
12 9 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (9.52%) Network Security
13 8 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (8.33%) OSPF
15 6 (7.14%) BGP
15 6 (7.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Publishing
5 3 (3.57%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 21 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Support
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) XMPP
2 1 (1.19%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.14%) iPhone
5 4 (4.76%) BYOD
5 4 (4.76%) IVR
6 3 (3.57%) iPad
7 2 (2.38%) Eurex
7 2 (2.38%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
8 1 (1.19%) CCTV
8 1 (1.19%) Statistics
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) Mac OS X
3 15 (17.86%) Android
4 12 (14.29%) Linux
5 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.14%) Windows Phone
8 4 (4.76%) Mac OS X Server
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.19%) UNIX
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) ITIL
2 13 (15.48%) Service Management
2 13 (15.48%) Network Design
3 11 (13.10%) Migration
4 6 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.95%) Business Continuity
5 5 (5.95%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.95%) Low Latency
5 5 (5.95%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 5 (5.95%) Patch Management
6 4 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 4 (4.76%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (4.76%) Change Management
6 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) SQL
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.57%) Python
3 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.90%) CCIE
2 10 (11.90%) CCNP
3 9 (10.71%) CCNA
4 5 (5.95%) MCP
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.76%) MCSA
5 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CWNA
8 1 (1.19%) CCVP
8 1 (1.19%) MCSE
8 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) CWDP
8 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.57%) Samba
4 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) LXC
6 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (5.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
3 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Cisco
2 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.00%) VMware
4 17 (20.24%) Apple
5 16 (19.05%) Juniper
6 8 (9.52%) Citrix
7 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.14%) Mitel
7 6 (7.14%) Dell
7 6 (7.14%) Google
7 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
8 5 (5.95%) McAfee
8 5 (5.95%) Polycom
9 4 (4.76%) Oracle
9 4 (4.76%) Verint
9 4 (4.76%) SevOne
9 4 (4.76%) Genesys
9 4 (4.76%) Motorola
9 4 (4.76%) NetApp
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