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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 378 367 360
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing WLAN 41 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.69% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 28
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£421 £460 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £403 £310
% change year-on-year
-14.90% +29.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £23.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+65.44% +25.65%
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
3148 3075 3283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.81% 12.32% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2028 2094
Average daily rate £400 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 140
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.68 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +22 12 £446 -10.75% 2
Brentford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 76 (86.36%) LAN
2 62 (70.45%) Wireless
3 59 (67.05%) Cisco
4 46 (52.27%) WAN
5 37 (42.05%) Windows
6 36 (40.91%) Firewall
7 31 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (34.09%) VPN
9 28 (31.82%) Finance
10 25 (28.41%) CCNP
11 22 (25.00%) BGP
12 21 (23.86%) Linux
13 20 (22.73%) CheckPoint
14 19 (21.59%) DNS
14 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
14 19 (21.59%) DHCP
15 18 (20.45%) OSPF
15 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
15 18 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
16 17 (19.32%) SAN
16 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
17 16 (18.18%) CCIE
18 15 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (15.91%) Hedge funds
19 14 (15.91%) F5
20 13 (14.77%) Juniper
20 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (14.77%) Cisco IOS
21 12 (13.64%) HP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 17 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.23%) Lync
5 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.41%) IIS
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (86.36%) LAN
2 62 (70.45%) Wireless
3 46 (52.27%) WAN
4 36 (40.91%) Firewall
5 30 (34.09%) VPN
6 22 (25.00%) BGP
7 19 (21.59%) DNS
7 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
7 19 (21.59%) DHCP
8 18 (20.45%) OSPF
8 18 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (19.32%) SAN
10 15 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (14.77%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (13.64%) VoIP
13 11 (12.50%) MPLS
13 11 (12.50%) EIGRP
13 11 (12.50%) VLAN
14 10 (11.36%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (10.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 28 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Legal
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Architect
2 14 (15.91%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Consultant
3 12 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Wireless Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) Network Support
8 4 (4.55%) Server Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) SOAP
1 1 (1.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Hedge funds
2 11 (12.50%) Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.41%) EPoS
6 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.27%) Replication
8 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.14%) Open Source
8 1 (1.14%) SecurID
8 1 (1.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.05%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) Linux
3 17 (19.32%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.36%) Mac OS X
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.82%) UNIX
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.36%) Asset Management
2 9 (10.23%) Data Protection
2 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.95%) BCP
3 7 (7.95%) WAN Optimisation
3 7 (7.95%) Network Design
3 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
5 5 (5.68%) Change Management
5 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.68%) Analytics
6 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.55%) ITIL
7 3 (3.41%) Service Management
7 3 (3.41%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.41%) Line Management
8 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (28.41%) CCNP
3 16 (18.18%) CCIE
4 7 (7.95%) CCNA
4 7 (7.95%) CCDP
5 5 (5.68%) HP ASE
5 5 (5.68%) ACSP
6 4 (4.55%) CCVP
7 3 (3.41%) Degree
8 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.14%) MCSE
9 1 (1.14%) CISSP
9 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) MCITP
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.14%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.82%) DFS Replication
4 6 (6.82%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.27%) vSphere
6 1 (1.14%) Firmware
6 1 (1.14%) UAG
6 1 (1.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) SCOrch
2 6 (6.82%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.41%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.14%) SCCM
5 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 59 (67.05%) Cisco
2 20 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 14 (15.91%) F5
4 13 (14.77%) Juniper
5 12 (13.64%) HP
5 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.50%) VMware
6 11 (12.50%) Aruba
7 10 (11.36%) Riverbed
7 10 (11.36%) Dell
8 9 (10.23%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.95%) Meraki
10 6 (6.82%) Mitel
10 6 (6.82%) Citrix
10 6 (6.82%) NetApp
11 5 (5.68%) Motorola
11 5 (5.68%) AirMagnet
12 4 (4.55%) Blue Coat
12 4 (4.55%) CA
13 3 (3.41%) Avaya
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