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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 508 471 503
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +32
Contract jobs citing WLAN 107 98 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.38% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 66 51
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £403 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.25 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.39% +27.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £20.25 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £26.05 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £20.25 £17.46
% change year-on-year
+95.06% +15.96%

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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
(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 -18 99 £375 -11.76% 33
London +14 44 £418 -9.23% 16
City of London +18 12 £418 -16.50% 3
South East -13 12 £240 -16.52% 10
Yorkshire - 12 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £325 - 1
Leeds - 12 £325 - 1
East of England - 7 £310 - 4
Berkshire - 6 £240 - 3
North West -16 5 £375 -31.81% 1
West Midlands -19 5 £228 -43.47% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £375 - 2
Cheshire 0 3 £375 -33.33%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - -
Milton Keynes -10 2 - -
Wales -27 2 £223 -
Worcestershire - 2 £155 -
Manchester -13 1 £363 - 1
Hampshire -24 1 £265 +51.42% 2
South West -35 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 156 (75.36%) LAN
2 144 (69.57%) Cisco
3 114 (55.07%) Wireless
4 103 (49.76%) WAN
5 101 (48.79%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (39.61%) CCNP
7 63 (30.43%) Firewall
8 54 (26.09%) Windows
9 48 (23.19%) VPN
10 44 (21.26%) HP
11 43 (20.77%) BGP
12 37 (17.87%) DNS
12 37 (17.87%) DHCP
12 37 (17.87%) Network Design
12 37 (17.87%) F5
13 35 (16.91%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (15.94%) TCP/IP
14 33 (15.94%) CCNA
14 33 (15.94%) Juniper
15 32 (15.46%) VoIP
16 31 (14.98%) EIGRP
16 31 (14.98%) Finance
17 30 (14.49%) VMware
18 29 (14.01%) Active Directory
18 29 (14.01%) Linux
19 28 (13.53%) CheckPoint
20 27 (13.04%) SAN
21 26 (12.56%) MPLS
22 25 (12.08%) OSPF

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 21 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.83%) Lync
4 7 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 156 (75.36%) LAN
2 114 (55.07%) Wireless
3 103 (49.76%) WAN
4 63 (30.43%) Firewall
5 48 (23.19%) VPN
6 43 (20.77%) BGP
7 37 (17.87%) DNS
7 37 (17.87%) DHCP
8 35 (16.91%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (15.94%) TCP/IP
10 32 (15.46%) VoIP
11 31 (14.98%) EIGRP
12 27 (13.04%) SAN
13 26 (12.56%) MPLS
14 25 (12.08%) OSPF
15 19 (9.18%) VLAN
16 18 (8.70%) DMZ
16 18 (8.70%) IPsec
17 17 (8.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.42%) MySQL
2 4 (1.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.48%) Android Studio
1 1 (0.48%) JIRA
1 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (14.98%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Retail
3 15 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.90%) Legal
5 5 (2.42%) Banking
6 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.45%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.45%) Front Office
8 2 (0.97%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.53%) Architect
3 23 (11.11%) Consultant
4 19 (9.18%) Analyst
5 15 (7.25%) Network Consultant
6 12 (5.80%) Design Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (4.83%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.83%) Network Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Network Support
9 9 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Network Specialist
10 8 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
12 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (2.90%) Cisco Consultant
13 5 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.97%) WAP
2 1 (0.48%) Android SDK
2 1 (0.48%) SOAP
2 1 (0.48%) XML
2 1 (0.48%) HTML
2 1 (0.48%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.76%) Hedge funds
2 11 (5.31%) Clustering
3 10 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.42%) EPoS
5 5 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.97%) Replication
7 2 (0.97%) Open Source
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.48%) SecurID
8 1 (0.48%) CCTV
8 1 (0.48%) Handset
8 1 (0.48%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) EMV
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (26.09%) Windows
2 29 (14.01%) Linux
3 17 (8.21%) Windows 7
4 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.83%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.83%) UNIX
5 10 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.42%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.93%) Solaris
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.48%) Android
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.48%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.87%) Network Design
2 24 (11.59%) Load Balancing
3 16 (7.73%) Network Architecture
3 16 (7.73%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (5.80%) ITIL
4 12 (5.80%) Mentoring
5 10 (4.83%) Asset Management
5 10 (4.83%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (4.35%) Analytics
6 9 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 9 (4.35%) Identity Management
6 9 (4.35%) Project Management
7 8 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (3.38%) BCP
9 6 (2.90%) Change Management
9 6 (2.90%) Network Planning
10 5 (2.42%) Migration
10 5 (2.42%) Service Delivery
11 4 (1.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.31%) Lisp
2 5 (2.42%) SQL
3 3 (1.45%) Java
4 2 (0.97%) VB
4 2 (0.97%) R
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 101 (48.79%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (39.61%) CCNP
3 33 (15.94%) CCNA
4 23 (11.11%) CCDP
5 22 (10.63%) CCIE
6 11 (5.31%) HP ASE
7 10 (4.83%) CCVP
8 9 (4.35%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.38%) ACSP
10 5 (2.42%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.93%) Degree
11 4 (1.93%) CCSE
11 4 (1.93%) HP MASE
12 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.97%) CISSP
14 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.48%) MCDST
14 1 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (14.01%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.38%) VMware Server
4 7 (3.38%) DFS Replication
5 5 (2.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Snort
7 1 (0.48%) UAG
7 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (4.35%) SCOrch
2 9 (4.35%) OPNET
3 7 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.45%) SCCM
4 3 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.97%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.48%) OpenView
6 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 144 (69.57%) Cisco
2 44 (21.26%) HP
3 37 (17.87%) F5
4 33 (15.94%) Juniper
5 30 (14.49%) VMware
6 28 (13.53%) CheckPoint
7 24 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 20 (9.66%) Blue Coat
8 20 (9.66%) Aruba
9 19 (9.18%) TippingPoint
9 19 (9.18%) BMC
10 17 (8.21%) Citrix
11 16 (7.73%) Meraki
11 16 (7.73%) Motorola
12 14 (6.76%) Riverbed
13 12 (5.80%) Dell
14 10 (4.83%) SolarWinds
15 9 (4.35%) AirMagnet
15 9 (4.35%) Mitel
16 8 (3.86%) Brocade
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £220 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago