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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 139 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing WLAN 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 2.36% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
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 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
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 12 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
Wiltshire -10 2 - -
Bristol 0 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Genesys
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (14.29%) Polycom
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Genesys Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) IVR
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) MODAF
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) CCSA
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Genesys
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Meraki
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Siemens
4 1 (14.29%) Verint