The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 London 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 379 363 366
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing WLAN 14 18 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.083% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.60% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 38
Average daily rate £338 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £388 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £220 £318
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -30.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -40.74%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2750 3016 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.77% 13.94% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1873 2295
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 151
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
WLAN
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 7 £325 +8.33%
Chessington - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 35 (89.74%) LAN
2 34 (87.18%) Cisco
3 26 (66.67%) WAN
4 22 (56.41%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (51.28%) VLAN
6 19 (48.72%) CCNP
7 18 (46.15%) Wireless
8 17 (43.59%) Firewall
9 13 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (30.77%) Network Management
11 11 (28.21%) VPN
11 11 (28.21%) DHCP
11 11 (28.21%) CCNA
12 10 (25.64%) BGP
12 10 (25.64%) Network Security
12 10 (25.64%) F5
12 10 (25.64%) HSRP
12 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
13 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
13 9 (23.08%) DMZ
13 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.51%) Linux
15 7 (17.95%) VoIP
15 7 (17.95%) HP
15 7 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (17.95%) Legal
15 7 (17.95%) VMware
15 7 (17.95%) Riverbed

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 35 (89.74%) LAN
2 26 (66.67%) WAN
3 20 (51.28%) VLAN
4 18 (46.15%) Wireless
5 17 (43.59%) Firewall
6 13 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (28.21%) VPN
8 11 (28.21%) DHCP
9 10 (25.64%) BGP
9 10 (25.64%) Network Security
9 10 (25.64%) HSRP
10 9 (23.08%) DMZ
11 7 (17.95%) VoIP
11 7 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (15.38%) OSPF
12 6 (15.38%) SAN
13 5 (12.82%) MPLS
13 5 (12.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
1 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (17.95%) Legal
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Law
3 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Network Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Communications Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) DCOM
1 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) e-Health
2 2 (5.13%) CCTV
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Network Management
2 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.26%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Transition Management
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (48.72%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) CCVP
5 3 (7.69%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) PMP
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) UAG
4 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
2 10 (25.64%) F5
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.95%) HP
4 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
5 6 (15.38%) EMC
6 5 (12.82%) Juniper
7 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.26%) Speakerbus
7 4 (10.26%) Citrix
7 4 (10.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.13%) ProCurve
8 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.56%) Aruba
9 1 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.56%) Fortinet