The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 480 495 472
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing WLAN 100 74 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.07% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 61
Average daily rate
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£350 £339 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £166 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £487 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £248
% change year-on-year
- +31.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.25 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.32% -18.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-44.32% -18.48%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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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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 +11 95 £350 +2.94% 34
London +19 44 £450 +14.28% 16
South East +1 23 £325 +3.17% 6
Leeds +13 12 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +10 12 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 12 £325 - 2
Berkshire +10 9 - - 1
Hampshire -11 9 £325 -7.14% 4
Reading +15 7 - -
West Midlands -10 7 £155 -7.46% 2
Basingstoke - 6 £325 - 2
City of London +26 5 £450 +12.50% 7
North West -5 3 - - 2
East of England -22 3 £370 - 4
Cheshire - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire +2 2 £475 +63.79% 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Crawley +4 1 - -
Milton Keynes -1 1 £275 -38.88% 1
West Sussex -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £275 -38.88% 1
Southampton -10 1 £120 -65.71%
Scotland -17 1 £225 -33.33% 1
South West -28 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £265 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 114 (77.03%) LAN
2 90 (60.81%) Wireless
3 89 (60.14%) Cisco
4 67 (45.27%) WAN
4 67 (45.27%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (35.81%) Windows
6 51 (34.46%) CCNP
7 45 (30.41%) VPN
8 44 (29.73%) Firewall
9 34 (22.97%) DNS
10 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
11 28 (18.92%) DHCP
11 28 (18.92%) BGP
12 27 (18.24%) Active Directory
12 27 (18.24%) Finance
13 26 (17.57%) VMware
13 26 (17.57%) HP
14 25 (16.89%) Juniper
15 24 (16.22%) CCNA
16 23 (15.54%) SAN
16 23 (15.54%) VLAN
16 23 (15.54%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (14.86%) CheckPoint
17 22 (14.86%) EIGRP
17 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
18 20 (13.51%) Linux
18 20 (13.51%) OSPF
18 20 (13.51%) Citrix
19 19 (12.84%) VoIP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.76%) Lync
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.03%) IIS
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Site Server
Applications
1 14 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (77.03%) LAN
2 90 (60.81%) Wireless
3 67 (45.27%) WAN
4 45 (30.41%) VPN
5 44 (29.73%) Firewall
6 34 (22.97%) DNS
7 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
8 28 (18.92%) DHCP
8 28 (18.92%) BGP
9 23 (15.54%) VLAN
9 23 (15.54%) SAN
9 23 (15.54%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (14.86%) EIGRP
11 20 (13.51%) OSPF
12 19 (12.84%) VoIP
13 18 (12.16%) MPLS
14 17 (11.49%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (10.14%) IPsec
16 13 (8.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
General
1 27 (18.24%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.41%) Legal
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Front Office
6 2 (1.35%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (20.95%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.81%) Architect
3 14 (9.46%) Consultant
4 13 (8.78%) Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (6.08%) Network Architect
6 9 (6.08%) Network Specialist
6 9 (6.08%) Network Consultant
6 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Network Manager
8 7 (4.73%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Network Support
10 4 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Communications Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
2 5 (3.38%) HTML
3 4 (2.70%) XML
3 4 (2.70%) WAP
3 4 (2.70%) SyncML
4 1 (0.68%) DCOM
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Hedge funds
2 6 (4.05%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.05%) Clustering
3 5 (3.38%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.38%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.70%) Streaming Video
4 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) PMI
6 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.35%) CCTV
6 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 20 (13.51%) Linux
3 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.08%) Mac OS X
7 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.38%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.70%) UNIX
9 4 (2.70%) Windows Phone
9 4 (2.70%) bada
9 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.70%) Android
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.84%) Network Design
2 18 (12.16%) Load Balancing
2 18 (12.16%) ITIL
3 11 (7.43%) PRINCE2
3 11 (7.43%) Project Management
4 10 (6.76%) Network Architecture
4 10 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.38%) Network Planning
7 5 (3.38%) Identity Management
7 5 (3.38%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.38%) Analytics
7 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (3.38%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.70%) Network Management
8 4 (2.70%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.70%) BCP
9 3 (2.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) Lisp
2 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.70%) Java
2 4 (2.70%) SQL
3 2 (1.35%) R
4 1 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.68%) VB
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (45.27%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (34.46%) CCNP
3 24 (16.22%) CCNA
4 14 (9.46%) CCIE
5 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.08%) Degree
7 8 (5.41%) CCDP
7 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.05%) MCSE
10 5 (3.38%) CCVP
10 5 (3.38%) HP ASE
10 5 (3.38%) ACSP
11 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (2.03%) MCSA
13 2 (1.35%) MCP
13 2 (1.35%) ISEB
13 2 (1.35%) CISSP
13 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) SLA
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.38%) VMware Server
4 5 (3.38%) DFS Replication
4 5 (3.38%) vSphere
5 2 (1.35%) UAG
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.38%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.38%) OPNET
3 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.03%) SCOM
5 2 (1.35%) SCCM
5 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.68%) OpenView
6 1 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 89 (60.14%) Cisco
2 26 (17.57%) HP
2 26 (17.57%) VMware
3 25 (16.89%) Juniper
4 22 (14.86%) CheckPoint
4 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (13.51%) Citrix
6 19 (12.84%) F5
7 14 (9.46%) Blue Coat
8 12 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 11 (7.43%) Riverbed
10 10 (6.76%) BMC
11 9 (6.08%) TippingPoint
12 7 (4.73%) Mitel
12 7 (4.73%) Motorola
12 7 (4.73%) Dell
12 7 (4.73%) Aruba
13 6 (4.05%) Meraki
13 6 (4.05%) Oracle
13 6 (4.05%) Avaya
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