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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 517 541 487
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -54
Contract jobs citing WLAN 69 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 26
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£431 £366 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +24.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £356 £220
% change year-on-year
+19.29% +61.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.60 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £27.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.40% +21.25%

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
8097 6983 7096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.90% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3617 3461
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 419 593
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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
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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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 +6 62 £431 +16.55% 31
London +15 27 £438 +19.45% 15
South East -14 16 £500 - 2
City of London +21 10 £463 +37.03% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £500 -
Milton Keynes +2 8 £500 -
Yorkshire -2 8 £350 - 1
West Midlands -4 5 £450 +83.67% 4
Scotland -14 4 £438 +34.61% 2
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £288 - 1
South West 0 3 - - 3
Wiltshire - 3 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 - 1
Northampton - 3 £425 - 1
Surrey - 2 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -4 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £438 - 1
Reading - 1 £288 - 1
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Paisley - - - -
Devon - - - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 167 (82.27%) LAN
2 154 (75.86%) Cisco
3 137 (67.49%) WAN
4 116 (57.14%) Wireless
5 105 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (44.33%) Firewall
7 75 (36.95%) CCNP
8 65 (32.02%) MPLS
9 57 (28.08%) VPN
10 56 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
11 54 (26.60%) BGP
12 47 (23.15%) EIGRP
13 46 (22.66%) F5
14 43 (21.18%) OSPF
14 43 (21.18%) CCNA
15 41 (20.20%) Juniper
16 40 (19.70%) VoIP
16 40 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (19.21%) Windows
18 37 (18.23%) HP
19 36 (17.73%) Telecoms
20 35 (17.24%) Microsoft
21 33 (16.26%) CheckPoint
22 32 (15.76%) SAN
23 31 (15.27%) VMware
23 31 (15.27%) Network Design
24 29 (14.29%) VLAN
25 28 (13.79%) TCP/IP
26 27 (13.30%) ITIL
27 26 (12.81%) CCIE

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.96%) Lync
6 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) MS Office
2 7 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (82.27%) LAN
2 137 (67.49%) WAN
3 116 (57.14%) Wireless
4 90 (44.33%) Firewall
5 65 (32.02%) MPLS
6 57 (28.08%) VPN
7 56 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (26.60%) BGP
9 47 (23.15%) EIGRP
10 43 (21.18%) OSPF
11 40 (19.70%) VoIP
11 40 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (15.76%) SAN
13 29 (14.29%) VLAN
14 28 (13.79%) TCP/IP
15 24 (11.82%) Network Security
16 23 (11.33%) SSL
17 22 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (10.84%) IPsec
18 21 (10.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) GitLab
2 1 (0.49%) Android Studio
2 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (17.73%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.90%) Retail
3 12 (5.91%) Finance
4 8 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.45%) Law
6 4 (1.97%) Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 94 (46.31%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.76%) Architect
3 26 (12.81%) Analyst
3 26 (12.81%) Design Engineer
4 20 (9.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 16 (7.88%) Network Analyst
6 12 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.93%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Consultant
9 9 (4.43%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.43%) Wireless Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) Network Consultant
11 6 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.96%) Network Specialist
12 5 (2.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) CSS
2 2 (0.99%) XMPP
3 1 (0.49%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.49%) XML
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) WAP
3 1 (0.49%) SyncML
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.40%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.91%) SecurID
3 9 (4.43%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.43%) PKI
4 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.46%) Clustering
5 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.48%) iPhone
6 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.48%) Handset
7 2 (0.99%) e-Health
7 2 (0.99%) Eurex
8 1 (0.49%) Open Source
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) EMV
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
8 1 (0.49%) Life Science
8 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.21%) Windows
2 19 (9.36%) Linux
3 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.40%) UNIX
5 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.96%) Solaris
7 3 (1.48%) Android
8 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) bada
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.27%) Network Design
2 27 (13.30%) ITIL
3 21 (10.34%) Validation
3 21 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.37%) Migration
5 13 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (5.91%) eTOM
7 11 (5.42%) TOGAF
8 10 (4.93%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.93%) Network Management
9 7 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.97%) Information Security
11 4 (1.97%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.90%) Lisp
2 3 (1.48%) SQL
3 2 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 105 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (36.95%) CCNP
3 43 (21.18%) CCNA
4 26 (12.81%) CCIE
5 25 (12.32%) Security Cleared
6 24 (11.82%) CCDP
7 18 (8.87%) SC Cleared
8 15 (7.39%) Degree
9 11 (5.42%) CISSP
10 10 (4.93%) DV Cleared
11 9 (4.43%) CCIP
11 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (3.45%) MCSE
13 5 (2.46%) HP ASE
13 5 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.97%) CCVP
14 4 (1.97%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.97%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.97%) HP MASE
15 3 (1.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.42%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.43%) SLA
3 3 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 20 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.94%) VMware Server
5 6 (2.96%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.99%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Snort
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (5.42%) OPNET
2 10 (4.93%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.97%) SCCM
4 3 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 154 (75.86%) Cisco
2 46 (22.66%) F5
3 41 (20.20%) Juniper
4 37 (18.23%) HP
5 35 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 33 (16.26%) CheckPoint
7 31 (15.27%) VMware
8 25 (12.32%) Fortinet
9 22 (10.84%) Blue Coat
10 21 (10.34%) Avaya
11 20 (9.85%) BMC
12 16 (7.88%) TippingPoint
13 14 (6.90%) CA
13 14 (6.90%) Motorola
13 14 (6.90%) McAfee
14 13 (6.40%) Riverbed
14 13 (6.40%) Aruba
15 11 (5.42%) AlgoSec
15 11 (5.42%) Tufin
15 11 (5.42%) NetApp
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