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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 472 496 470
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs citing WLAN 131 79 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.10% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 55 63
Average daily rate
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£373 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.37% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £162 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -27.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -27.02%

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
8084 7210 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 13.51% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4373 3882 4077
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 418 712
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +36 124 £373 +7.97% 25
London +26 56 £438 +15.13% 10
South East -4 25 £275 +52.77% 9
Yorkshire +16 14 £325 - 2
Leeds +14 14 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire +13 14 £325 - 2
Berkshire +20 12 £240 -42.16% 8
City of London +29 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Hampshire -6 8 £325 -
East of England -19 7 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands - 7 £155 - 1
Basingstoke +23 5 £325 +80.55%
Reading +14 5 - - 4
North West -8 5 £400 -30.43% 2
Hertfordshire -9 5 £375 +10.29%
Cheshire 0 4 £375 -34.78% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £275 -
Milton Keynes -4 1 £275 -
Southampton -11 1 £120 -65.71%
Scotland -22 1 - - 1
South West -32 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £295 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £295 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 134 (76.14%) LAN
2 113 (64.20%) Cisco
3 104 (59.09%) Wireless
4 86 (48.86%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (44.32%) WAN
6 68 (38.64%) CCNP
7 53 (30.11%) Firewall
8 51 (28.98%) Windows
9 46 (26.14%) VPN
10 37 (21.02%) DNS
11 33 (18.75%) DHCP
12 32 (18.18%) BGP
13 31 (17.61%) HP
14 30 (17.05%) Network Design
15 29 (16.48%) Active Directory
15 29 (16.48%) CCNA
16 28 (15.91%) VMware
17 27 (15.34%) Juniper
17 27 (15.34%) TCP/IP
17 27 (15.34%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (14.77%) Finance
19 25 (14.20%) SAN
19 25 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (13.64%) CheckPoint
20 24 (13.64%) Microsoft
21 23 (13.07%) VoIP
21 23 (13.07%) EIGRP
22 22 (12.50%) CCIE
22 22 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 21 (11.93%) Linux

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.25%) Lync
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) Site Server
Applications
1 12 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 134 (76.14%) LAN
2 104 (59.09%) Wireless
3 78 (44.32%) WAN
4 53 (30.11%) Firewall
5 46 (26.14%) VPN
6 37 (21.02%) DNS
7 33 (18.75%) DHCP
8 32 (18.18%) BGP
9 27 (15.34%) TCP/IP
9 27 (15.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (14.20%) SAN
11 23 (13.07%) VoIP
11 23 (13.07%) EIGRP
12 21 (11.93%) OSPF
12 21 (11.93%) VLAN
13 20 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (10.80%) IPsec
15 18 (10.23%) MPLS
16 17 (9.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.70%) MySQL
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (14.77%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.11%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Legal
5 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.27%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.70%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.70%) Front Office
7 2 (1.14%) Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Local Government
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (26.70%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.91%) Architect
3 19 (10.80%) Consultant
4 14 (7.95%) Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) Network Architect
6 11 (6.25%) Network Consultant
7 9 (5.11%) Network Specialist
8 8 (4.55%) Network Support
8 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.55%) Network Manager
8 8 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Wireless Engineer
11 5 (2.84%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) HTML
1 5 (2.84%) WAP
2 4 (2.27%) SyncML
2 4 (2.27%) .NET
2 4 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Hedge funds
2 9 (5.11%) Clustering
3 6 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.84%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.84%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.27%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.70%) EPoS
6 3 (1.70%) CCTV
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.57%) FMCG
8 1 (0.57%) iSeries
8 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) DTV
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.98%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 15 (8.52%) Windows 7
4 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.68%) Mac OS X
6 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.27%) Android
8 4 (2.27%) Windows Phone
8 4 (2.27%) bada
8 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.14%) UNIX
9 2 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.05%) Network Design
2 20 (11.36%) Load Balancing
3 18 (10.23%) Network Architecture
4 17 (9.66%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (7.95%) ITIL
6 10 (5.68%) Project Management
7 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2
7 7 (3.98%) Asset Management
7 7 (3.98%) Data Protection
7 7 (3.98%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.41%) Analytics
8 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (3.41%) Identity Management
8 6 (3.41%) BCP
8 6 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.84%) Network Planning
9 5 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.27%) E-Commerce
11 3 (1.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.41%) Lisp
2 5 (2.84%) Java
3 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.70%) SQL
5 2 (1.14%) R
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (48.86%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (38.64%) CCNP
3 29 (16.48%) CCNA
4 22 (12.50%) CCIE
5 15 (8.52%) CCDP
6 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.98%) Degree
7 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.98%) CCVP
8 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.41%) HP ASE
8 6 (3.41%) ACSP
9 5 (2.84%) MCSE
10 2 (1.14%) ISEB
10 2 (1.14%) CISSP
10 2 (1.14%) CCSE
10 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.57%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.57%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.57%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.41%) vSphere
5 5 (2.84%) VMware Server
5 5 (2.84%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.70%) UAG
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
7 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.98%) SCOrch
3 6 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.41%) OPNET
4 4 (2.27%) SCOM
4 4 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.70%) SCCM
6 2 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.57%) OpenView
7 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 113 (64.20%) Cisco
2 31 (17.61%) HP
3 28 (15.91%) VMware
4 27 (15.34%) Juniper
5 24 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 24 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.36%) F5
7 19 (10.80%) Citrix
8 14 (7.95%) Blue Coat
8 14 (7.95%) Aruba
9 11 (6.25%) TippingPoint
9 11 (6.25%) BMC
10 10 (5.68%) Meraki
11 9 (5.11%) Riverbed
11 9 (5.11%) Motorola
11 9 (5.11%) Dell
12 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.98%) Mitel
14 6 (3.41%) AirMagnet
14 6 (3.41%) Avaya
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