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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 483 488 483
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing WLAN 123 86 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.21% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 55 62
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£375 £380 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £162 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £512 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -26.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.25 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £20.25 £82.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -26.36%

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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

WLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 September 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 -4 115 £375 -4.76% 32
London +19 51 £475 +16.92% 13
South East -10 17 £265 +10.41% 10
City of London +29 12 £434 -1.97% 5
Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 1
Leeds - 11 £325 - 1
Berkshire +16 8 £240 -42.16% 4
West Midlands -6 8 £155 -61.49% 1
North West -8 7 £400 -28.88% 1
East of England -28 7 £375 -8.53% 5
Cheshire +6 6 £375 -34.78% 1
Hampshire -15 6 £295 -9.23% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 - 4
Worcestershire - 4 £155 -
Reading +17 3 - - 2
Basingstoke +13 3 £325 +80.55%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 +18.18%
Walsall - 2 - -
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
Southampton -13 1 £120 -65.71% 1
Oxford - 1 £295 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 148 (77.49%) LAN
2 125 (65.45%) Cisco
3 109 (57.07%) Wireless
4 89 (46.60%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (46.07%) WAN
6 71 (37.17%) CCNP
7 57 (29.84%) Windows
8 55 (28.80%) Firewall
9 49 (25.65%) VPN
10 38 (19.90%) DNS
11 36 (18.85%) DHCP
12 35 (18.32%) HP
12 35 (18.32%) BGP
13 33 (17.28%) CCNA
13 33 (17.28%) TCP/IP
14 31 (16.23%) Finance
15 29 (15.18%) Juniper
15 29 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (14.66%) F5
16 28 (14.66%) Active Directory
16 28 (14.66%) Linux
16 28 (14.66%) VMware
17 27 (14.14%) Network Design
17 27 (14.14%) CheckPoint
18 25 (13.09%) SAN
18 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
18 25 (13.09%) VoIP
18 25 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (12.57%) MPLS
20 23 (12.04%) EIGRP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 20 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.81%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.76%) Lync
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) Site Server
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 148 (77.49%) LAN
2 109 (57.07%) Wireless
3 88 (46.07%) WAN
4 55 (28.80%) Firewall
5 49 (25.65%) VPN
6 38 (19.90%) DNS
7 36 (18.85%) DHCP
8 35 (18.32%) BGP
9 33 (17.28%) TCP/IP
10 29 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (13.09%) SAN
11 25 (13.09%) VoIP
11 25 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (12.57%) MPLS
13 23 (12.04%) EIGRP
14 22 (11.52%) OSPF
15 20 (10.47%) IPsec
16 17 (8.90%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (8.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.62%) MySQL
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 31 (16.23%) Finance
2 14 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.76%) Retail
4 8 (4.19%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.09%) Banking
6 3 (1.57%) Front Office
6 3 (1.57%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.57%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (29.84%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.61%) Architect
3 22 (11.52%) Consultant
4 17 (8.90%) Analyst
5 13 (6.81%) Network Consultant
6 11 (5.76%) Network Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.71%) Network Specialist
8 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.71%) Network Support
8 9 (4.71%) Wireless Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.66%) Cisco Consultant
11 6 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.62%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.62%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.09%) HTML
1 4 (2.09%) WAP
2 3 (1.57%) SyncML
2 3 (1.57%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.33%) Hedge funds
2 10 (5.24%) Clustering
3 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.62%) EPoS
4 5 (2.62%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.57%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.57%) CCTV
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (29.84%) Windows
2 28 (14.66%) Linux
3 18 (9.42%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.24%) Mac OS X
6 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.62%) UNIX
8 5 (2.62%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.57%) Android
9 3 (1.57%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.57%) bada
9 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.14%) Network Design
2 23 (12.04%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.42%) Network Architecture
4 17 (8.90%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (8.38%) ITIL
6 12 (6.28%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.76%) Project Management
8 9 (4.71%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.19%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (4.19%) Data Protection
10 7 (3.66%) Analytics
10 7 (3.66%) Change Management
10 7 (3.66%) Identity Management
10 7 (3.66%) BCP
11 6 (3.14%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.14%) Migration
11 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.62%) Network Planning
12 5 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.14%) Lisp
2 4 (2.09%) Java
2 4 (2.09%) SQL
3 2 (1.05%) VB
3 2 (1.05%) R
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 89 (46.60%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (37.17%) CCNP
3 33 (17.28%) CCNA
4 20 (10.47%) CCIE
5 15 (7.85%) CCDP
6 9 (4.71%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.19%) HP ASE
7 8 (4.19%) CCVP
8 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.66%) ACSP
9 4 (2.09%) Degree
9 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.05%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.05%) ISEB
10 2 (1.05%) CISSP
10 2 (1.05%) MCSE
10 2 (1.05%) CCSE
10 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.52%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.62%) QA
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (14.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.66%) vSphere
5 5 (2.62%) VMware Server
5 5 (2.62%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.57%) UAG
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.19%) SCOrch
3 7 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.14%) OPNET
5 4 (2.09%) SCCM
5 4 (2.09%) SCOM
6 3 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.57%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.52%) OpenView
8 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 125 (65.45%) Cisco
2 35 (18.32%) HP
3 29 (15.18%) Juniper
4 28 (14.66%) VMware
4 28 (14.66%) F5
5 27 (14.14%) CheckPoint
6 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
7 18 (9.42%) Citrix
7 18 (9.42%) Aruba
8 15 (7.85%) Blue Coat
9 13 (6.81%) Meraki
10 12 (6.28%) Riverbed
11 11 (5.76%) SolarWinds
11 11 (5.76%) TippingPoint
11 11 (5.76%) BMC
11 11 (5.76%) Dell
12 10 (5.24%) Motorola
13 7 (3.66%) Oracle
13 7 (3.66%) AirMagnet
13 7 (3.66%) Mitel
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