The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 154 136 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.15% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £363 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.27%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the North West region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the North West region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 4 £363 - 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) WAN
4 10 (62.50%) SAN
4 10 (62.50%) Wireless
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (43.75%) Service Management
6 7 (43.75%) DHCP
6 7 (43.75%) CCNA
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (37.50%) VPN
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) CCNP
7 6 (37.50%) Network Security
7 6 (37.50%) 802.1X
8 5 (31.25%) FWSM
8 5 (31.25%) vSphere
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 5 (31.25%) Firewall
8 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) WAN
3 10 (62.50%) SAN
3 10 (62.50%) Wireless
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (43.75%) DHCP
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (37.50%) VPN
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (31.25%) Firewall
7 5 (31.25%) FWSM
7 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (31.25%) IPsec
7 5 (31.25%) SSL
7 5 (31.25%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Assistant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Service Management
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) High Availability
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 5 (31.25%) MCITP
4 5 (31.25%) MCSE
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Polycom
3 2 (12.50%) Siemens
4 1 (6.25%) IronPort
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