The first table below looks at the demand for 802.11 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 802.11 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IEEE 802.11
Rank 598 538 581
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +43
Contract jobs citing 802.11 5 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.068% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £418 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £21.34 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

802.11
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 802.11 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

802.11 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

802.11
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 802.11 within the UK.

802.11 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

802.11
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 802.11 within the UK.

802.11 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

802.11
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 802.11 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -47 4 £418 +28.46% 12
London -38 3 £418 -12.10% 2
Lymington - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - - 1

802.11
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 802.11 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 802.11.

1 18 (78.26%) Wireless
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (56.52%) WAN
4 12 (52.17%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) CCIE
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
6 8 (34.78%) OSPF
6 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) VPN
7 7 (30.43%) DHCP
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) VLAN
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) FTP
8 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 5 (21.74%) CCNA
9 5 (21.74%) VoIP
9 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
9 5 (21.74%) 3G
10 4 (17.39%) VRRP
10 4 (17.39%) Games
10 4 (17.39%) VMware
10 4 (17.39%) Ethernet

802.11
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 802.11 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 802.11. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) Wireless
2 13 (56.52%) WAN
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) MPLS
5 8 (34.78%) OSPF
5 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
5 8 (34.78%) VPN
6 7 (30.43%) DHCP
6 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 7 (30.43%) VLAN
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) FTP
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) VoIP
8 5 (21.74%) 3G
9 4 (17.39%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) IP Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) IP Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
2 3 (13.04%) CCTV
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCIE
3 6 (26.09%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) CWNE
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.04%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) ProCurve
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Mitel
5 1 (4.35%) Meraki
5 1 (4.35%) AirMagnet
5 1 (4.35%) Autodesk