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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 373 378 392
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing WLAN 35 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.22% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 18
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£313 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -30.76%
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
3030 2796 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 12.20% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1790 1775
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +2 8 £340 +22.52% 2
Hounslow - 2 £288 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 55 (85.94%) LAN
2 48 (75.00%) Cisco
3 41 (64.06%) Wireless
4 31 (48.44%) Windows
5 29 (45.31%) WAN
6 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
7 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
9 18 (28.13%) VoIP
9 18 (28.13%) VMware
10 17 (26.56%) Firewall
11 16 (25.00%) ITIL
11 16 (25.00%) VLAN
12 15 (23.44%) Network Design
12 15 (23.44%) Linux
12 15 (23.44%) Mac OS X
12 15 (23.44%) Apple
13 14 (21.88%) VPN
13 14 (21.88%) DNS
13 14 (21.88%) Android
14 13 (20.31%) Juniper
14 13 (20.31%) DHCP
15 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
16 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (17.19%) Network Security
16 11 (17.19%) CCIE
17 10 (15.63%) SAN
17 10 (15.63%) CCNA
17 10 (15.63%) Ethernet

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
1 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.50%) Lync
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Google Apps
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Yammer
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (85.94%) LAN
2 41 (64.06%) Wireless
3 29 (45.31%) WAN
4 18 (28.13%) VoIP
4 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 17 (26.56%) Firewall
6 16 (25.00%) VLAN
7 14 (21.88%) VPN
7 14 (21.88%) DNS
8 13 (20.31%) DHCP
9 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (17.19%) Network Security
10 10 (15.63%) Ethernet
10 10 (15.63%) SAN
11 9 (14.06%) MPLS
11 9 (14.06%) OSPF
12 8 (12.50%) BGP
12 8 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Publishing
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Wireless Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.63%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) iPhone
5 3 (4.69%) iPad
6 2 (3.13%) Eurex
6 2 (3.13%) BYOD
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) AS400
7 1 (1.56%) Statistics
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (48.44%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Mac OS X
3 14 (21.88%) Android
4 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Phone
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.56%) UNIX
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Network Design
3 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.50%) Service Management
5 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.81%) Identity Management
6 5 (7.81%) Low Latency
6 5 (7.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 4 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.25%) Information Security
7 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.69%) Open Source
8 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) SQL
1 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) Python
2 3 (4.69%) Perl
2 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.19%) CCIE
3 10 (15.63%) CCNA
4 7 (10.94%) CCNP
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (7.81%) MCP
7 4 (6.25%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.69%) Degree
8 3 (4.69%) MCSE
8 3 (4.69%) MCSA
9 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.56%) CWNA
10 1 (1.56%) CWDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Samba
3 3 (4.69%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.69%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 48 (75.00%) Cisco
2 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 18 (28.13%) VMware
4 15 (23.44%) Apple
5 13 (20.31%) Juniper
6 7 (10.94%) Google
7 6 (9.38%) Citrix
8 5 (7.81%) Dell
8 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.25%) SevOne
9 4 (6.25%) Polycom
9 4 (6.25%) Motorola
9 4 (6.25%) McAfee
9 4 (6.25%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.69%) NetApp
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle
10 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.13%) AirMagnet
11 2 (3.13%) Brocade
11 2 (3.13%) HP
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