The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 218 217 230
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing WLAN 25 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.18% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
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£275 £180 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £100 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £360 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -27.02%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

WLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Berkshire +19 12 £240 -42.16% 4
Hampshire -6 8 £325 -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £275 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 31 (86.11%) LAN
2 24 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (61.11%) WAN
4 21 (58.33%) CCNP
4 21 (58.33%) Wireless
5 15 (41.67%) Cisco
6 14 (38.89%) DHCP
6 14 (38.89%) DNS
7 13 (36.11%) Network Design
7 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
8 12 (33.33%) Network Architecture
8 12 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (33.33%) VPN
9 10 (27.78%) MPLS
10 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (25.00%) IPsec
11 8 (22.22%) VoIP
11 8 (22.22%) Firewall
12 6 (16.67%) Juniper
12 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 6 (16.67%) Windows
12 6 (16.67%) CCIE
12 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 5 (13.89%) VLAN
13 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
13 5 (13.89%) MS Office
13 5 (13.89%) BGP
13 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) LAN
2 22 (61.11%) WAN
3 21 (58.33%) Wireless
4 14 (38.89%) DHCP
4 14 (38.89%) DNS
5 12 (33.33%) VPN
6 10 (27.78%) MPLS
7 9 (25.00%) IPsec
8 8 (22.22%) Firewall
8 8 (22.22%) VoIP
9 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (13.89%) BGP
9 5 (13.89%) VLAN
10 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (11.11%) OSPF
11 3 (8.33%) DMZ
12 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
13 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
13 1 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Support
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Design Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Network Technical Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) EPoS
1 1 (2.78%) DTV
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) iSeries
1 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Network Design
1 13 (36.11%) Load Balancing
2 12 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 12 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (58.33%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) CCIE
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB
6 1 (2.78%) MCP
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCVP
6 1 (2.78%) MCDST
6 1 (2.78%) MCTS
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) Juniper
4 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.11%) Avaya
5 2 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) Nortel
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) SAP