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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 542 505 512
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing WLAN 82 111 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.45% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 37
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 9
Average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.27%

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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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
England -57 74 £368 -2.00% 26
London -1 30 £375 -6.25% 10
South East -26 20 £344 -1.78% 3
Berkshire -3 13 £344 +6.58% 3
East of England +12 12 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £450 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £450 -
Reading - 7 £381 -
Newbury +12 5 £313 - 1
Scotland -5 5 £350 -6.66% 6
South West -7 5 - - 3
North West -11 4 £363 +20.83% 5
Kent - 4 £200 -
Manchester - 4 £363 - 2
City of London +36 3 £313 -16.66% 1
Hampshire 0 3 £425 +59.92%
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Wales -7 2 £313 +54.32% 2
Leeds -7 2 £320 -28.88% 1
Cardiff -9 2 £313 +54.32% 1
West Yorkshire -12 2 £320 -8.57% 1
Wiltshire -13 2 - -
South Wales -13 2 £313 +54.32% 2
Yorkshire -16 2 £320 -8.57% 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £198 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 -
Glasgow +12 1 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £425 -12.82%
Bristol 0 1 - - 2

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 146 (80.22%) LAN
2 129 (70.88%) Cisco
3 106 (58.24%) WAN
4 102 (56.04%) Wireless
5 86 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (46.70%) Firewall
7 59 (32.42%) CCNP
8 53 (29.12%) DNS
9 47 (25.82%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (25.27%) CCNA
11 45 (24.73%) VPN
12 41 (22.53%) DHCP
13 39 (21.43%) Windows
14 36 (19.78%) TCP/IP
15 33 (18.13%) HP
16 31 (17.03%) Microsoft
16 31 (17.03%) CheckPoint
16 31 (17.03%) ITIL
16 31 (17.03%) Telecoms
17 29 (15.93%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (15.38%) VoIP
18 28 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 27 (14.84%) VLAN
19 27 (14.84%) Internet
20 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
20 26 (14.29%) VMware
20 26 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
21 23 (12.64%) Aruba
21 23 (12.64%) SAN
21 23 (12.64%) EIGRP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (2.20%) Node.js
2 2 (1.10%) CMS
2 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (9.34%) MS Office
2 5 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.95%) Office 365
2 3 (1.65%) IaaS
2 3 (1.65%) PaaS
2 3 (1.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 146 (80.22%) LAN
2 106 (58.24%) WAN
3 102 (56.04%) Wireless
4 85 (46.70%) Firewall
5 53 (29.12%) DNS
6 47 (25.82%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (24.73%) VPN
8 41 (22.53%) DHCP
9 36 (19.78%) TCP/IP
10 29 (15.93%) Wi-Fi
11 28 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (15.38%) VoIP
12 27 (14.84%) Internet
12 27 (14.84%) VLAN
13 26 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
14 23 (12.64%) EIGRP
14 23 (12.64%) SAN
15 21 (11.54%) MPLS
16 20 (10.99%) BGP
16 20 (10.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.55%) WiX
General
1 31 (17.03%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.79%) Finance
3 5 (2.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Back Office
4 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (37.36%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.93%) Architect
3 23 (12.64%) Analyst
3 23 (12.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (9.34%) Network Architect
6 14 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.85%) Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) IT Support
10 7 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.30%) Network Security Administrator
11 6 (3.30%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.59%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.75%) RESTful
3 4 (2.20%) JSON
3 4 (2.20%) OAuth
3 4 (2.20%) OAuth2
3 4 (2.20%) OpenID
3 4 (2.20%) REST
3 4 (2.20%) SAML
4 3 (1.65%) Web Services
5 2 (1.10%) CSS
5 2 (1.10%) HTML
5 2 (1.10%) XML
6 1 (0.55%) .NET
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.55%) WAP
6 1 (0.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.30%) PKI
5 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.20%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.65%) IVR
8 2 (1.10%) CCTV
8 2 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.10%) iPhone
8 2 (1.10%) Statistics
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) e-Health
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.43%) Windows
2 23 (12.64%) Linux
3 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.59%) Unix
6 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.85%) Android
7 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.30%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.65%) HPUX
11 3 (1.65%) Solaris
11 3 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.03%) ITIL
2 21 (11.54%) Migration
3 18 (9.89%) Service Management
4 15 (8.24%) Change Management
5 11 (6.04%) Network Architecture
5 11 (6.04%) Network Design
5 11 (6.04%) Network Management
6 10 (5.49%) Project Management
6 10 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.95%) Information Security
7 9 (4.95%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.95%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.85%) High Availability
9 7 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (3.30%) Patch Management
10 6 (3.30%) Presales
11 5 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.75%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.24%) SQL
2 4 (2.20%) C
3 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.65%) Lisp
3 3 (1.65%) Perl
3 3 (1.65%) Python
4 2 (1.10%) Java
4 2 (1.10%) PHP
4 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) C#
5 1 (0.55%) C++
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (32.42%) CCNP
3 46 (25.27%) CCNA
4 16 (8.79%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.24%) CCIE
5 15 (8.24%) Degree
6 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.40%) MCSE
7 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.75%) CCDP
9 5 (2.75%) CCSA
9 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.75%) MCITP
10 4 (2.20%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.65%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.10%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.10%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 26 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.30%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.75%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) Firmware
5 2 (1.10%) Samba
6 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) KVM
6 1 (0.55%) Squid
6 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (2.75%) SCCM
2 4 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.20%) Nagios
3 3 (1.65%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.10%) EnCase
4 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 129 (70.88%) Cisco
2 33 (18.13%) HP
3 31 (17.03%) CheckPoint
3 31 (17.03%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.29%) VMware
5 23 (12.64%) Aruba
6 19 (10.44%) F5
7 18 (9.89%) Palo Alto
8 17 (9.34%) Juniper
8 17 (9.34%) Meraki
9 15 (8.24%) Avaya
10 13 (7.14%) Brocade
11 12 (6.59%) SolarWinds
12 10 (5.49%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.95%) Blue Coat
14 8 (4.40%) Intel Security
15 6 (3.30%) Infoblox
15 6 (3.30%) NetScout
15 6 (3.30%) Nortel
15 6 (3.30%) Siemens
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