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 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 134 135 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing WLAN 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.035% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 0.22% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£320 £550 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +103.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
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 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 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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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 - 5 £369 -
Cheshire +13 4 £300 -45.45%
Merseyside - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) Cisco
1 16 (94.12%) Wireless
2 15 (88.24%) LAN
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) Aruba
5 8 (47.06%) CCNP
5 8 (47.06%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
8 5 (29.41%) MPLS
8 5 (29.41%) OSPF
8 5 (29.41%) BGP
8 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
9 4 (23.53%) IGRP
9 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (23.53%) Avaya
9 4 (23.53%) Nortel
9 4 (23.53%) VPN
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
9 4 (23.53%) BT
9 4 (23.53%) Symposium
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (23.53%) F5
10 2 (11.76%) Network Design
11 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
11 1 (5.88%) CCSE
11 1 (5.88%) Brocade
11 1 (5.88%) Fortinet

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Wireless
2 15 (88.24%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) MPLS
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) BGP
5 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
6 4 (23.53%) IGRP
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) Symposium
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.88%) FCoE
7 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security
7 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Cisco Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.88%) HP MASE
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Aruba
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) Avaya
4 4 (23.53%) Nortel
4 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
4 4 (23.53%) BT
4 4 (23.53%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) AirMagnet
5 1 (5.88%) Motorola
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki