The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 498 502 511
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing WLAN 123 109 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.43% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 58 48
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£325 £344 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £210 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 2015.

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 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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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 -12 116 £325 -7.14% 22
London -8 41 £332 -23.23% 8
South East +1 34 £330 +11.86% 7
East Sussex +7 14 £330 -37.14% 2
City of London -1 14 £321 -17.16% 2
Brighton - 14 £330 - 2
West Midlands +8 12 £316 +104.03% 2
East of England +5 12 £265 -17.18% 2
Hertfordshire -1 7 £313 -16.66%
South West -2 7 £288 - 1
Hampshire -8 7 £275 -15.38% 3
Shropshire - 6 £313 -
Berkshire 0 5 £338 +50.00% 2
Telford - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £375 +36.36%
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £263 +9.37% 1
Milton Keynes -3 4 £375 +36.36%
Basingstoke -11 4 £275 -15.38%
Yorkshire -32 4 £400 +23.07%
East Midlands - 4 £350 -
Cambridge -6 3 £265 +11.57% 1
West Yorkshire -34 3 £340 +4.61%
Devon - 3 £313 -
Slough +3 2 - -
Wiltshire +1 2 £275 -
Surrey -1 2 £300 -
Swindon -3 2 £275 -
West Sussex -6 2 - -
Leeds -35 2 £280 -13.84%
Derbyshire - 2 £350 -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 160 (76.92%) LAN
2 137 (65.87%) Cisco
3 109 (52.40%) WAN
4 98 (47.12%) Wireless
5 80 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (31.73%) Firewall
7 62 (29.81%) CCNP
8 58 (27.88%) Windows
9 49 (23.56%) TCP/IP
10 47 (22.60%) Active Directory
10 47 (22.60%) VMware
11 45 (21.63%) CCNA
12 43 (20.67%) BGP
12 43 (20.67%) VPN
12 43 (20.67%) VoIP
12 43 (20.67%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 42 (20.19%) Microsoft
14 36 (17.31%) DNS
14 36 (17.31%) MPLS
14 36 (17.31%) VLAN
15 34 (16.35%) F5
15 34 (16.35%) Data Centre
16 33 (15.87%) DHCP
17 32 (15.38%) SAN
18 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (14.42%) Juniper
19 30 (14.42%) Migration
20 27 (12.98%) OSPF
20 27 (12.98%) EIGRP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 27 (12.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (7.21%) Lync
5 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.21%) MS Office
3 6 (2.88%) MS Project
3 6 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.73%) SaaS
2 13 (6.25%) PaaS
2 13 (6.25%) IaaS
3 12 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.88%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 160 (76.92%) LAN
2 109 (52.40%) WAN
3 98 (47.12%) Wireless
4 66 (31.73%) Firewall
5 49 (23.56%) TCP/IP
6 43 (20.67%) VPN
6 43 (20.67%) BGP
6 43 (20.67%) VoIP
6 43 (20.67%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (20.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (17.31%) VLAN
8 36 (17.31%) MPLS
8 36 (17.31%) DNS
9 33 (15.87%) DHCP
10 32 (15.38%) SAN
11 27 (12.98%) OSPF
11 27 (12.98%) EIGRP
12 22 (10.58%) NAS
12 22 (10.58%) DMVPN
13 21 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.48%) DTS
3 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.96%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (10.10%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.69%) Finance
3 15 (7.21%) Retail
4 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.92%) Publishing
5 4 (1.92%) Back Office
6 3 (1.44%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (35.58%) Network Engineer
2 33 (15.87%) Analyst
3 24 (11.54%) Architect
4 16 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 12 (5.77%) Support Analyst
5 12 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (5.77%) Design Engineer
5 12 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (5.77%) Network Design Engineer
6 11 (5.29%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.29%) Consultant
7 10 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.81%) Network Architect
7 10 (4.81%) Network Support
8 9 (4.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.85%) Network Specialist
9 8 (3.85%) Network Consultant
9 8 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.37%) Radio Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.69%) CSS
2 14 (6.73%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.88%) XMPP
4 3 (1.44%) HTML
4 3 (1.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.58%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.29%) PKI
5 7 (3.37%) iPhone
6 6 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.40%) e-Health
8 4 (1.92%) BYOD
9 3 (1.44%) iPad
9 3 (1.44%) Clustering
10 2 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.96%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.96%) Eurex
11 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.88%) Windows
2 27 (12.98%) Linux
3 22 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.17%) Mac OS X
5 15 (7.21%) Android
6 14 (6.73%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.88%) UNIX
9 6 (2.88%) Windows Phone
10 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.92%) Solaris
12 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.48%) AIX
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.48%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.42%) Migration
2 23 (11.06%) ITIL
3 22 (10.58%) Network Design
4 18 (8.65%) Load Balancing
5 17 (8.17%) Service Management
5 17 (8.17%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.73%) WAN Optimisation
7 12 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (5.29%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.81%) Project Management
10 9 (4.33%) Validation
11 8 (3.85%) Identity Management
11 8 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.88%) Mentoring
13 5 (2.40%) Network Management
13 5 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.40%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (2.40%) Software Deployment
13 5 (2.40%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.10%) SQL
2 11 (5.29%) Lisp
3 8 (3.85%) Python
4 6 (2.88%) Perl
5 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.44%) PHP
6 3 (1.44%) Java
6 3 (1.44%) VB
7 2 (0.96%) VC++
7 2 (0.96%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.96%) C
8 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 80 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (29.81%) CCNP
3 45 (21.63%) CCNA
4 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
5 16 (7.69%) CCIE
6 15 (7.21%) CCDP
7 12 (5.77%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.29%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.33%) CCIP
10 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.37%) Degree
12 6 (2.88%) MCP
13 5 (2.40%) MCSA
13 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (2.40%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.92%) MCSE
15 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.96%) CWNA
17 1 (0.48%) CWSP
17 1 (0.48%) CWAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) SLA
1 5 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) JTAG
System Software
1 47 (22.60%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.25%) vCloud
4 7 (3.37%) vSphere
5 4 (1.92%) DFS Replication
5 4 (1.92%) XenApp
6 3 (1.44%) Samba
6 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.96%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.48%) pfSense
8 1 (0.48%) LXC
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 13 (6.25%) vMotion
2 12 (5.77%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (5.29%) SCCM
4 10 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (4.33%) OPNET
6 5 (2.40%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.92%) WSUS
8 3 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 137 (65.87%) Cisco
2 47 (22.60%) VMware
3 42 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 34 (16.35%) F5
5 30 (14.42%) Juniper
6 26 (12.50%) HP
7 23 (11.06%) BMC
7 23 (11.06%) Blue Coat
8 22 (10.58%) CheckPoint
9 18 (8.65%) McAfee
9 18 (8.65%) SolarWinds
10 17 (8.17%) Apple
11 16 (7.69%) Motorola
12 14 (6.73%) Fortinet
13 13 (6.25%) Citrix
13 13 (6.25%) IBM
14 11 (5.29%) Oracle
15 10 (4.81%) TippingPoint
16 7 (3.37%) Dell
17 6 (2.88%) NetApp
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