The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 137 135 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing WLAN 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Devon - 3 £313 -
Wiltshire +1 2 £275 -
Dorset - 2 £190 - 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Aruba
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) NAS
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
1 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco