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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 513 556 491
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -65
Contract jobs citing WLAN 90 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.081% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.61% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 27
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£350 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £220
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +53.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 - £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 - £20.00

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
8221 7321 7190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.76% 13.20% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4491 3905 3581
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 397 565
Average hourly rate £27.32 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.57% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +39 82 £350 - 25
London +16 35 £375 +7.14% 12
South East +9 20 £343 -29.74% 1
West Midlands +3 10 £316 +29.08% 2
City of London +18 9 £450 +48.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £335 -
Yorkshire - 9 £350 -
Berkshire 0 8 £288 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
Leeds - 8 £350 -
East Midlands 0 7 £425 +165.62% 2
Reading +11 6 £288 -
Scotland +1 6 £275 -15.38% 1
Shropshire - 5 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 - 1
East of England +9 3 £290 -18.59% 1
Northampton - 3 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 3 £288 -
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £283 +6.60%
Surrey +3 2 £500 +17.64%
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Slough - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
South West +7 1 - - 6
Aberdeen +4 1 - -
Cambridge 0 1 £290 +9.43%
Wales 0 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -1 1 £375 - 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 166 (82.18%) LAN
2 155 (76.73%) Cisco
3 130 (64.36%) WAN
4 116 (57.43%) Wireless
5 101 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (47.52%) Firewall
7 70 (34.65%) CCNP
8 68 (33.66%) MPLS
9 62 (30.69%) VPN
10 53 (26.24%) BGP
11 52 (25.74%) Cisco ASA
12 48 (23.76%) CCNA
13 46 (22.77%) OSPF
13 46 (22.77%) F5
14 45 (22.28%) Windows
15 44 (21.78%) Juniper
16 42 (20.79%) VoIP
16 42 (20.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 41 (20.30%) EIGRP
18 39 (19.31%) Telecoms
19 38 (18.81%) TCP/IP
20 37 (18.32%) Microsoft
21 34 (16.83%) CheckPoint
22 33 (16.34%) VMware
23 32 (15.84%) ITIL
24 31 (15.35%) VLAN
25 30 (14.85%) Security Cleared
26 29 (14.36%) SAN
26 29 (14.36%) CCIE
26 29 (14.36%) HP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 14 (6.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.46%) Lync
4 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (6.93%) MS Office
2 11 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) SaaS
1 6 (2.97%) Google Apps
2 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) Yammer
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 166 (82.18%) LAN
2 130 (64.36%) WAN
3 116 (57.43%) Wireless
4 96 (47.52%) Firewall
5 68 (33.66%) MPLS
6 62 (30.69%) VPN
7 53 (26.24%) BGP
8 52 (25.74%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (22.77%) OSPF
10 42 (20.79%) VoIP
10 42 (20.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (20.30%) EIGRP
12 38 (18.81%) TCP/IP
13 31 (15.35%) VLAN
14 29 (14.36%) SAN
15 26 (12.87%) SSL
16 25 (12.38%) Ethernet
16 25 (12.38%) Internet
17 23 (11.39%) IPsec
17 23 (11.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (19.31%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.93%) Finance
3 11 (5.45%) Retail
4 8 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.47%) Law
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (45.54%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.85%) Architect
3 27 (13.37%) Analyst
4 22 (10.89%) Design Engineer
5 16 (7.92%) Network Design Engineer
6 15 (7.43%) Network Analyst
7 12 (5.94%) Wireless Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.46%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.96%) Network Support
11 7 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Network Designer
11 7 (3.47%) Consultant
11 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.96%) CSS
2 4 (1.98%) XMPP
2 4 (1.98%) HTML
3 3 (1.49%) Ajax
4 1 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) WAP
4 1 (0.50%) SyncML
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.94%) PKI
2 12 (5.94%) SecurID
3 7 (3.47%) iPhone
4 6 (2.97%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.48%) Clustering
6 3 (1.49%) Handset
6 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.99%) BYOD
7 2 (0.99%) Eurex
7 2 (0.99%) e-Health
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.28%) Windows
2 26 (12.87%) Linux
3 17 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.46%) UNIX
5 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.47%) Android
7 6 (2.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.50%) AIX
9 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.84%) ITIL
2 25 (12.38%) Network Design
3 24 (11.88%) Validation
4 23 (11.39%) Migration
4 23 (11.39%) Load Balancing
5 16 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (5.94%) Network Management
6 12 (5.94%) eTOM
7 9 (4.46%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.46%) WAN Optimisation
8 8 (3.96%) Project Management
8 8 (3.96%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.47%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.47%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (3.47%) TOGAF
9 7 (3.47%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.97%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.48%) Service Management
11 5 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.94%) Lisp
2 4 (1.98%) SQL
2 4 (1.98%) Java
3 3 (1.49%) Perl
3 3 (1.49%) PHP
3 3 (1.49%) VB
3 3 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 101 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (34.65%) CCNP
3 48 (23.76%) CCNA
4 30 (14.85%) Security Cleared
5 29 (14.36%) CCIE
6 22 (10.89%) SC Cleared
7 20 (9.90%) CCDP
8 15 (7.43%) Degree
9 13 (6.44%) DV Cleared
10 12 (5.94%) CCIP
11 11 (5.45%) CISSP
12 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (4.46%) MCSE
14 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (2.48%) JNCIA
15 3 (1.49%) MCP
16 2 (0.99%) HP ASE
16 2 (0.99%) HP MASE
16 2 (0.99%) JNCIS
16 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.46%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.97%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.98%) vSphere
5 4 (1.98%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) OPNET
1 11 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.47%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (2.97%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 155 (76.73%) Cisco
2 46 (22.77%) F5
3 44 (21.78%) Juniper
4 37 (18.32%) Microsoft
5 34 (16.83%) CheckPoint
6 33 (16.34%) VMware
7 29 (14.36%) HP
8 26 (12.87%) Fortinet
8 26 (12.87%) Blue Coat
9 19 (9.41%) BMC
10 18 (8.91%) McAfee
11 16 (7.92%) Avaya
12 14 (6.93%) CA
13 12 (5.94%) SolarWinds
14 11 (5.45%) TippingPoint
14 11 (5.45%) Riverbed
14 11 (5.45%) Tufin
14 11 (5.45%) AlgoSec
15 10 (4.95%) Aruba
15 10 (4.95%) Motorola
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