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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 349 377 346
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -31
Contract jobs citing WLAN 37 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £351 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £513 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +44.73%
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
2730 2677 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.25% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1732 1719
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 January 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 +15 8 £375 - 3
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 66 (83.54%) LAN
2 51 (64.56%) Cisco
3 45 (56.96%) WAN
3 45 (56.96%) Firewall
4 44 (55.70%) Wireless
5 26 (32.91%) Windows
5 26 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (26.58%) BGP
7 20 (25.32%) SAN
7 20 (25.32%) DHCP
8 19 (24.05%) CheckPoint
9 18 (22.78%) VPN
9 18 (22.78%) DNS
9 18 (22.78%) CCNP
10 17 (21.52%) Active Directory
10 17 (21.52%) MPLS
10 17 (21.52%) VLAN
11 16 (20.25%) OSPF
11 16 (20.25%) CCIE
11 16 (20.25%) VMware
12 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
13 14 (17.72%) HP
13 14 (17.72%) Juniper
13 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
13 14 (17.72%) Finance
13 14 (17.72%) Riverbed
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (16.46%) F5
14 13 (16.46%) VoIP
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.33%) Lync
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.53%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (83.54%) LAN
2 45 (56.96%) WAN
2 45 (56.96%) Firewall
3 44 (55.70%) Wireless
4 21 (26.58%) BGP
5 20 (25.32%) SAN
5 20 (25.32%) DHCP
6 18 (22.78%) VPN
6 18 (22.78%) DNS
7 17 (21.52%) MPLS
7 17 (21.52%) VLAN
8 16 (20.25%) OSPF
9 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.46%) VoIP
11 12 (15.19%) EIGRP
11 12 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (13.92%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (10.13%) NAS
13 8 (10.13%) IP Telephony
14 7 (8.86%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) JIRA
1 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Law
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Network Engineer
2 19 (24.05%) Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Architect
4 14 (17.72%) Network Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (10.13%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Network Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Server Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Clustering
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.80%) EPoS
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) SecurID
5 1 (1.27%) CCTV
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (13.92%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) UNIX
5 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Load Balancing
2 8 (10.13%) Network Design
3 6 (7.59%) Network Management
4 5 (6.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.33%) Change Management
5 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.06%) Data Protection
5 4 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.80%) Line Management
6 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.80%) BCP
6 3 (3.80%) Migration
6 3 (3.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.78%) CCNP
3 16 (20.25%) CCIE
4 4 (5.06%) CCDP
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.53%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.27%) HP MASE
7 1 (1.27%) ACSP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.27%) CCVP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
1 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.13%) VMware Server
5 6 (7.59%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) UAG
7 1 (1.27%) Snort
7 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCOrch
2 3 (3.80%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (64.56%) Cisco
2 19 (24.05%) CheckPoint
3 16 (20.25%) VMware
4 14 (17.72%) HP
4 14 (17.72%) Juniper
4 14 (17.72%) Riverbed
5 13 (16.46%) F5
6 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.86%) NetApp
8 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.59%) Aruba
9 5 (6.33%) Brocade
9 5 (6.33%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) Nokia
10 4 (5.06%) Avaya
11 3 (3.80%) Meraki
11 3 (3.80%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.80%) CA
12 2 (2.53%) Nortel
12 2 (2.53%) Citrix