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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 491 511 460
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -51
Contract jobs citing WLAN 90 55 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.83% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 44
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £325 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £388 £284
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +36.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% -11.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+21.64% +21.25%

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
7664 6633 7073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.10% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3385 3436
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 376 592
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +28 82 £406 +8.33% 33
South East +2 34 £391 -2.18% 4
London +2 29 £413 +10.00% 14
Berkshire +17 16 £320 -20.00% 1
City of London +16 10 £413 +11.48% 4
Yorkshire -8 10 £360 -22.58% 1
Milton Keynes -2 7 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £500 - 1
Hampshire -11 7 £266 -
Scotland -7 5 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands -9 5 £450 +83.67% 4
South West -7 4 - - 2
Surrey - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Slough - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Southampton -16 1 £120 -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 170 (82.52%) LAN
2 158 (76.70%) Cisco
3 134 (65.05%) WAN
4 116 (56.31%) Wireless
5 103 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (46.60%) Firewall
7 74 (35.92%) CCNP
8 64 (31.07%) MPLS
9 54 (26.21%) VPN
10 52 (25.24%) F5
11 51 (24.76%) BGP
12 49 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (20.87%) EIGRP
14 42 (20.39%) VoIP
14 42 (20.39%) Windows
15 41 (19.90%) CCNA
15 41 (19.90%) HP
15 41 (19.90%) OSPF
15 41 (19.90%) Juniper
16 40 (19.42%) CheckPoint
17 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
18 33 (16.02%) SAN
18 33 (16.02%) Telecoms
18 33 (16.02%) Cisco Nexus
19 31 (15.05%) VMware
19 31 (15.05%) ITIL
20 29 (14.08%) VLAN
21 25 (12.14%) Fortinet
21 25 (12.14%) Network Design
21 25 (12.14%) TCP/IP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.40%) Lync
5 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.97%) IIS
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 170 (82.52%) LAN
2 134 (65.05%) WAN
3 116 (56.31%) Wireless
4 96 (46.60%) Firewall
5 64 (31.07%) MPLS
6 54 (26.21%) VPN
7 51 (24.76%) BGP
8 49 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (20.87%) EIGRP
10 42 (20.39%) VoIP
11 41 (19.90%) OSPF
12 33 (16.02%) SAN
12 33 (16.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (14.08%) VLAN
14 25 (12.14%) TCP/IP
15 24 (11.65%) DHCP
16 23 (11.17%) IP Telephony
17 22 (10.68%) Network Security
18 21 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (10.19%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.97%) MySQL
1 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
1 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.49%) Android Studio
1 1 (0.49%) GitLab
General
1 33 (16.02%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.77%) Retail
3 15 (7.28%) Finance
4 8 (3.88%) Law
5 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (45.63%) Network Engineer
2 29 (14.08%) Architect
2 29 (14.08%) Analyst
3 22 (10.68%) Design Engineer
4 19 (9.22%) Network Analyst
5 16 (7.77%) Network Design Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.31%) Wireless Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Network Architect
12 5 (2.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.46%) CSS
2 1 (0.49%) XML
2 1 (0.49%) HTML
2 1 (0.49%) WAP
2 1 (0.49%) SyncML
2 1 (0.49%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.31%) SecurID
2 12 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.37%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.91%) Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) Handset
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.97%) Open Source
7 2 (0.97%) EPoS
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
8 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.49%) Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) Life Science
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) EMV
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.39%) Windows
2 23 (11.17%) Linux
3 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.25%) UNIX
3 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.91%) Solaris
6 2 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) AIX
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) bada
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.05%) ITIL
2 25 (12.14%) Network Design
3 22 (10.68%) Load Balancing
4 16 (7.77%) Migration
5 15 (7.28%) Validation
6 13 (6.31%) Network Management
7 12 (5.83%) eTOM
8 11 (5.34%) TOGAF
9 10 (4.85%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.88%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (3.88%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (3.40%) Change Management
11 7 (3.40%) Demand Forecasting
11 7 (3.40%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.91%) Project Management
13 5 (2.43%) PRINCE2
13 5 (2.43%) Identity Management
13 5 (2.43%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (2.43%) Analytics
13 5 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.83%) Lisp
2 3 (1.46%) SQL
3 2 (0.97%) VB
3 2 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 103 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (35.92%) CCNP
3 41 (19.90%) CCNA
4 19 (9.22%) CCDP
4 19 (9.22%) CCIE
5 18 (8.74%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) Degree
7 11 (5.34%) CISSP
8 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.88%) HP ASE
10 7 (3.40%) MCSE
10 7 (3.40%) CCVP
11 6 (2.91%) HP MASE
11 6 (2.91%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.94%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.46%) CCSE
13 3 (1.46%) CCIP
13 3 (1.46%) MCP
13 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.80%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.88%) SLA
3 3 (1.46%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (8.74%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.88%) VMware Server
5 6 (2.91%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Snort
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.85%) OPNET
3 9 (4.37%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.46%) SCCM
5 2 (0.97%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.97%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.49%) OpenView
6 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 158 (76.70%) Cisco
2 52 (25.24%) F5
3 41 (19.90%) HP
3 41 (19.90%) Juniper
4 40 (19.42%) CheckPoint
5 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
6 31 (15.05%) VMware
7 25 (12.14%) Fortinet
8 23 (11.17%) Avaya
8 23 (11.17%) Blue Coat
9 18 (8.74%) BMC
9 18 (8.74%) Aruba
10 17 (8.25%) Riverbed
11 15 (7.28%) TippingPoint
12 14 (6.80%) CA
12 14 (6.80%) McAfee
13 13 (6.31%) Motorola
14 11 (5.34%) Citrix
14 11 (5.34%) NetApp
14 11 (5.34%) Brocade
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