The first table below looks at the demand for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 485 502 466
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -36
Contract jobs citing WLAN 109 68 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 0.97% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 62
Average daily rate
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£344 £339 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +17.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% -32.14%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WLAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England +11 103 £350 +2.94% 35
London +40 47 £450 +16.12% 16
South East -2 23 £295 -6.34% 4
Yorkshire +9 13 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire +8 13 £325 - 3
Leeds +3 13 £325 - 3
Berkshire +11 10 £225 -45.78% 2
Hampshire -6 8 £325 -7.14% 1
East of England -20 7 £320 -13.51% 3
West Midlands - 7 £155 - 3
City of London +22 6 £388 -3.12% 8
Reading +13 6 - -
Basingstoke - 6 £325 -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £375 +29.31% 2
North West -2 3 - - 3
Worcestershire - 3 £155 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £240 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 3
Birmingham - 2 - - 2
Cambridge - 2 £238 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Crawley +7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £275 -38.88%
West Sussex -4 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £275 -38.88%
Southampton -9 1 £120 -65.71%
Scotland -21 1 £225 -33.33%
South West -24 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 -
Surrey - 1 - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 119 (76.28%) LAN
2 98 (62.82%) Cisco
3 92 (58.97%) Wireless
4 75 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (47.44%) WAN
6 59 (37.82%) CCNP
7 52 (33.33%) Windows
8 44 (28.21%) VPN
9 43 (27.56%) Firewall
10 33 (21.15%) DNS
11 29 (18.59%) TCP/IP
12 28 (17.95%) BGP
13 27 (17.31%) HP
13 27 (17.31%) DHCP
13 27 (17.31%) VMware
14 26 (16.67%) Finance
14 26 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 25 (16.03%) CCNA
15 25 (16.03%) Juniper
16 23 (14.74%) SAN
16 23 (14.74%) Network Design
16 23 (14.74%) VLAN
16 23 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (13.46%) CheckPoint
18 21 (13.46%) EIGRP
18 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
18 21 (13.46%) VoIP
18 21 (13.46%) Linux
19 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.77%) Lync
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.92%) IIS
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.64%) Site Server
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (76.28%) LAN
2 92 (58.97%) Wireless
3 74 (47.44%) WAN
4 44 (28.21%) VPN
5 43 (27.56%) Firewall
6 33 (21.15%) DNS
7 29 (18.59%) TCP/IP
8 28 (17.95%) BGP
9 27 (17.31%) DHCP
10 23 (14.74%) SAN
10 23 (14.74%) VLAN
10 23 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (13.46%) EIGRP
12 21 (13.46%) VoIP
13 18 (11.54%) MPLS
13 18 (11.54%) OSPF
14 17 (10.90%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (9.62%) IPsec
16 14 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
General
1 26 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.13%) Legal
3 8 (5.13%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Front Office
6 2 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (23.72%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.82%) Architect
3 14 (8.97%) Analyst
3 14 (8.97%) Consultant
4 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (6.41%) Network Consultant
5 9 (5.77%) Network Architect
5 9 (5.77%) Network Specialist
6 8 (5.13%) Network Manager
6 8 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Network Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Network Support
9 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) .NET
2 5 (3.21%) HTML
2 5 (3.21%) WAP
3 4 (2.56%) SyncML
3 4 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) DCOM
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Hedge funds
2 6 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.85%) Clustering
3 5 (3.21%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.21%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) PMI
6 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.28%) CCTV
6 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.64%) FMCG
7 1 (0.64%) iSeries
7 1 (0.64%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.64%) EPoS
7 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.33%) Windows
2 21 (13.46%) Linux
3 15 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.41%) Mac OS X
7 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.21%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.56%) UNIX
9 4 (2.56%) Windows Phone
9 4 (2.56%) bada
9 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.56%) Android
10 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.74%) Network Design
2 18 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 17 (10.90%) ITIL
4 13 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 13 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (7.05%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.05%) Project Management
6 8 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.21%) Analytics
9 5 (3.21%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.21%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.21%) Identity Management
9 5 (3.21%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.21%) Network Planning
10 4 (2.56%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.56%) BCP
11 3 (1.92%) ETL
11 3 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.21%) Lisp
2 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.56%) Java
2 4 (2.56%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) R
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) VB
4 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 75 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (37.82%) CCNP
3 25 (16.03%) CCNA
4 17 (10.90%) CCIE
5 12 (7.69%) CCDP
6 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
7 9 (5.77%) Degree
8 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.85%) MCSE
10 5 (3.21%) CCVP
10 5 (3.21%) HP ASE
10 5 (3.21%) ACSP
11 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.28%) CCSE
12 2 (1.28%) MCSA
12 2 (1.28%) ISEB
12 2 (1.28%) CISSP
12 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.21%) VMware Server
4 5 (3.21%) DFS Replication
4 5 (3.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.28%) UAG
6 1 (0.64%) XenApp
6 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.21%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.21%) OPNET
3 4 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.92%) SCOM
5 2 (1.28%) SCCM
5 2 (1.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.64%) OpenView
6 1 (0.64%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 98 (62.82%) Cisco
2 27 (17.31%) HP
2 27 (17.31%) VMware
3 25 (16.03%) Juniper
4 21 (13.46%) CheckPoint
4 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (12.18%) Citrix
5 19 (12.18%) F5
6 14 (8.97%) Blue Coat
7 11 (7.05%) Riverbed
7 11 (7.05%) BMC
8 10 (6.41%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.41%) TippingPoint
9 9 (5.77%) Aruba
10 7 (4.49%) Mitel
10 7 (4.49%) Motorola
10 7 (4.49%) Dell
11 6 (3.85%) Oracle
11 6 (3.85%) Avaya
11 6 (3.85%) Meraki
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