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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 514 538 498
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -40
Contract jobs citing WLAN 93 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.64% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 23
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Average hourly rate £19.75 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 - £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 - £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - £19.00

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 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 22 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
(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 +21 85 £350 +3.70% 40
London +12 34 £375 +7.14% 9
South East -2 22 £343 -29.74% 4
West Midlands +1 13 £313 +27.55% 2
Berkshire -1 9 £288 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £335 - 1
East Midlands -3 8 £425 +165.62% 2
City of London +11 7 £450 +60.71% 5
Reading +11 6 £288 -
Scotland +1 6 £275 -15.38% 1
Shropshire - 6 £313 -
East of England +9 5 £275 -18.51% 9
Yorkshire -10 5 £350 +7.69%
Telford - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -7 4 £350 +7.69%
Leeds -10 4 £350 +7.69%
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 3 £225 -36.84%
Northampton - 3 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 3 £288 -
Warwickshire - 3 £450 -
Surrey +6 2 £475 +11.76%
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £283 +6.60% 4
Slough - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
South West +10 1 - - 3
Wales +6 1 - - 2

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 147 (79.03%) LAN
2 141 (75.81%) Cisco
3 120 (64.52%) WAN
4 103 (55.38%) Wireless
5 96 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (47.31%) Firewall
7 68 (36.56%) CCNP
8 63 (33.87%) MPLS
9 55 (29.57%) VPN
10 52 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
11 48 (25.81%) CCNA
12 47 (25.27%) BGP
13 45 (24.19%) Windows
14 44 (23.66%) F5
15 43 (23.12%) VoIP
16 42 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 41 (22.04%) OSPF
18 38 (20.43%) Juniper
18 38 (20.43%) EIGRP
19 36 (19.35%) Telecoms
20 35 (18.82%) Microsoft
21 34 (18.28%) TCP/IP
22 32 (17.20%) CheckPoint
22 32 (17.20%) VMware
23 28 (15.05%) VLAN
23 28 (15.05%) ITIL
23 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 27 (14.52%) SAN
25 26 (13.98%) CCIE
25 26 (13.98%) HP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.84%) Lync
4 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (7.53%) MS Office
2 12 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) SaaS
1 6 (3.23%) Google Apps
2 4 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.08%) Yammer
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 147 (79.03%) LAN
2 120 (64.52%) WAN
3 103 (55.38%) Wireless
4 88 (47.31%) Firewall
5 63 (33.87%) MPLS
6 55 (29.57%) VPN
7 52 (27.96%) Cisco ASA
8 47 (25.27%) BGP
9 43 (23.12%) VoIP
10 42 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (22.04%) OSPF
12 38 (20.43%) EIGRP
13 34 (18.28%) TCP/IP
14 28 (15.05%) VLAN
15 27 (14.52%) SAN
16 24 (12.90%) Internet
17 23 (12.37%) Ethernet
18 22 (11.83%) DHCP
18 22 (11.83%) SSL
19 21 (11.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) MySQL
2 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
General
1 36 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.45%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Retail
4 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.69%) Law
6 2 (1.08%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 83 (44.62%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.05%) Architect
3 23 (12.37%) Analyst
4 18 (9.68%) Design Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Wireless Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Network Analyst
8 10 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.84%) Network Support
9 9 (4.84%) Consultant
10 8 (4.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.76%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.76%) Network Designer
11 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) CSS
2 5 (2.69%) XMPP
3 4 (2.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.61%) Ajax
5 1 (0.54%) SyncML
5 1 (0.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) WAP
5 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.75%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (5.91%) PKI
3 10 (5.38%) SecurID
4 7 (3.76%) iPhone
5 6 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.61%) Handset
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) iPad
8 2 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.08%) BYOD
8 2 (1.08%) Eurex
8 2 (1.08%) Clustering
8 2 (1.08%) e-Health
9 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.54%) AS400
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.19%) Windows
2 22 (11.83%) Linux
3 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.30%) Android
4 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.76%) UNIX
5 7 (3.76%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.54%) bada
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.05%) ITIL
2 25 (13.44%) Network Design
3 21 (11.29%) Load Balancing
3 21 (11.29%) Validation
3 21 (11.29%) Migration
4 15 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (5.38%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (5.38%) eTOM
6 9 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.84%) Network Management
7 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.76%) Project Management
8 7 (3.76%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.23%) Service Management
10 5 (2.69%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.69%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.69%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (2.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.45%) Lisp
2 5 (2.69%) SQL
2 5 (2.69%) Python
3 4 (2.15%) Java
4 3 (1.61%) Perl
4 3 (1.61%) PHP
4 3 (1.61%) VB
5 2 (1.08%) C
5 2 (1.08%) VC++
5 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 96 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (36.56%) CCNP
3 48 (25.81%) CCNA
4 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
5 26 (13.98%) CCIE
6 19 (10.22%) CCDP
6 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
7 14 (7.53%) Degree
8 12 (6.45%) DV Cleared
9 11 (5.91%) CCIP
10 10 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.84%) CISSP
11 9 (4.84%) MCSE
12 5 (2.69%) JNCIA
12 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.61%) MCP
14 2 (1.08%) HP ASE
14 2 (1.08%) HP MASE
14 2 (1.08%) MCSA
14 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 24 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.23%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.15%) vSphere
5 4 (2.15%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.91%) OPNET
2 10 (5.38%) TrustSec
3 9 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.30%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (3.23%) SCCM
6 2 (1.08%) SCOM
6 2 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 141 (75.81%) Cisco
2 44 (23.66%) F5
3 38 (20.43%) Juniper
4 35 (18.82%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.20%) CheckPoint
5 32 (17.20%) VMware
6 26 (13.98%) HP
7 25 (13.44%) Fortinet
8 24 (12.90%) Blue Coat
9 20 (10.75%) BMC
10 19 (10.22%) McAfee
11 16 (8.60%) Avaya
12 13 (6.99%) SolarWinds
13 12 (6.45%) CA
14 11 (5.91%) TippingPoint
15 10 (5.38%) Motorola
16 9 (4.84%) NetApp
16 9 (4.84%) AlgoSec
16 9 (4.84%) Tufin
17 8 (4.30%) Riverbed
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 24 days ago