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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 365 381 355
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs citing WLAN 44 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.45% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 19
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£375 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £35.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.87% +88.15%
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 10 £375 -25.74% 4
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 78 (82.11%) LAN
2 64 (67.37%) Cisco
3 57 (60.00%) Wireless
4 53 (55.79%) WAN
5 51 (53.68%) Firewall
6 37 (38.95%) Windows
7 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (27.37%) SAN
8 26 (27.37%) BGP
9 24 (25.26%) Active Directory
9 24 (25.26%) CCNP
9 24 (25.26%) DHCP
10 23 (24.21%) VPN
10 23 (24.21%) DNS
10 23 (24.21%) CheckPoint
11 22 (23.16%) Finance
11 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
12 20 (21.05%) OSPF
12 20 (21.05%) VLAN
13 19 (20.00%) VMware
14 17 (17.89%) CCIE
14 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (16.84%) Riverbed
15 16 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (16.84%) MPLS
16 15 (15.79%) Juniper
16 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
16 15 (15.79%) Linux

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 9 (9.47%) Lync
6 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.16%) IIS
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 78 (82.11%) LAN
2 57 (60.00%) Wireless
3 53 (55.79%) WAN
4 51 (53.68%) Firewall
5 26 (27.37%) SAN
5 26 (27.37%) BGP
6 24 (25.26%) DHCP
7 23 (24.21%) VPN
7 23 (24.21%) DNS
8 20 (21.05%) OSPF
8 20 (21.05%) VLAN
9 17 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (16.84%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (16.84%) MPLS
11 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 15 (15.79%) VoIP
12 12 (12.63%) EIGRP
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (11.58%) NAS
14 10 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 22 (23.16%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Law
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.16%) Analyst
2 22 (23.16%) Architect
3 14 (14.74%) Network Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.42%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Server Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Network Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Clustering
2 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.26%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) EPoS
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) CCTV
5 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.05%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.95%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.79%) Linux
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.37%) UNIX
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) Solaris
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.58%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 9 (9.47%) Data Protection
4 8 (8.42%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (7.37%) BCP
5 7 (7.37%) Network Design
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.26%) Change Management
6 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.26%) Network Management
6 5 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.21%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.16%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.16%) ITIL
8 3 (3.16%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (25.26%) CCNP
3 17 (17.89%) CCIE
4 7 (7.37%) CCDP
5 4 (4.21%) HP ASE
5 4 (4.21%) CCNA
6 3 (3.16%) Degree
6 3 (3.16%) ACSP
7 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.11%) CCVP
8 1 (1.05%) MCSE
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.05%) MCITP
8 1 (1.05%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 24 (25.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.58%) VMware Server
5 9 (9.47%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.11%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) Firmware
7 1 (1.05%) Snort
7 1 (1.05%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCOrch
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.16%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.05%) SCCM
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 64 (67.37%) Cisco
2 23 (24.21%) CheckPoint
3 19 (20.00%) VMware
4 16 (16.84%) Riverbed
5 15 (15.79%) Juniper
6 14 (14.74%) F5
6 14 (14.74%) HP
7 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.53%) Dell
8 10 (10.53%) NetApp
9 9 (9.47%) SolarWinds
9 9 (9.47%) Aruba
10 5 (5.26%) Mitel
10 5 (5.26%) Meraki
11 4 (4.21%) CA
11 4 (4.21%) Avaya
12 3 (3.16%) Citrix
12 3 (3.16%) Motorola
12 3 (3.16%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.16%) Brocade
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