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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 454 490 446
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -44
Contract jobs citing WLAN 123 71 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 1.09% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 51
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£370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £265 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £490 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +44.73%

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +23 113 £370 -1.33% 26
South East +13 44 £323 -7.85% 9
London +16 38 £400 +6.66% 10
Berkshire +22 23 £320 -20.00% 5
South West -15 12 £325 +18.18%
Milton Keynes +6 11 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £475 - 2
City of London +11 9 £375 - 5
North West - 9 £310 - 2
Hampshire -15 8 £265 -24.28% 1
Wiltshire - 8 - -
Scotland -2 6 £375 - 2
Slough - 6 £338 -
Yorkshire +4 5 £350 -24.73% 2
West Yorkshire 0 5 £350 -24.73% 2
Cheshire - 4 £300 -
Manchester - 4 £375 - 2
East of England -7 3 £306 -0.40% 2
Leeds - 3 £450 - 1
Somerset -4 2 - -
Cambridge -5 2 £306 -5.76% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 2 £306 -5.76% 2
Surrey - 2 £300 - 1
Bath - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £120 - 1
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - - - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 190 (83.33%) LAN
2 171 (75.00%) Cisco
3 143 (62.72%) WAN
4 132 (57.89%) Wireless
5 113 (49.56%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (44.30%) Firewall
7 85 (37.28%) CCNP
8 65 (28.51%) MPLS
9 58 (25.44%) VPN
10 52 (22.81%) BGP
11 47 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (20.61%) F5
12 45 (19.74%) CCNA
13 44 (19.30%) OSPF
14 42 (18.42%) EIGRP
14 42 (18.42%) Windows
15 41 (17.98%) HP
15 41 (17.98%) VoIP
16 40 (17.54%) CheckPoint
17 38 (16.67%) Juniper
18 36 (15.79%) Telecoms
19 34 (14.91%) Microsoft
19 34 (14.91%) Cisco Nexus
20 33 (14.47%) DHCP
21 31 (13.60%) SAN
22 30 (13.16%) ITIL
22 30 (13.16%) VMware
22 30 (13.16%) Network Design
22 30 (13.16%) VLAN
23 29 (12.72%) CCIE

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (6.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.95%) Lync
4 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.88%) IIS
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (2.19%) MS Office
1 5 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 190 (83.33%) LAN
2 143 (62.72%) WAN
3 132 (57.89%) Wireless
4 101 (44.30%) Firewall
5 65 (28.51%) MPLS
6 58 (25.44%) VPN
7 52 (22.81%) BGP
8 47 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
9 44 (19.30%) OSPF
10 42 (18.42%) EIGRP
11 41 (17.98%) VoIP
12 34 (14.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (14.47%) DHCP
14 31 (13.60%) SAN
15 30 (13.16%) VLAN
16 27 (11.84%) TCP/IP
16 27 (11.84%) DNS
17 23 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (9.65%) IPsec
18 22 (9.65%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) MySQL
1 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.44%) Android Studio
1 1 (0.44%) GitLab
General
1 36 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.02%) Finance
3 12 (5.26%) Retail
4 8 (3.51%) Law
5 6 (2.63%) Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (42.54%) Network Engineer
2 37 (16.23%) Architect
3 31 (13.60%) Analyst
4 21 (9.21%) Network Analyst
5 20 (8.77%) Design Engineer
6 18 (7.89%) Consultant
6 18 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Network Design Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) Wireless Engineer
8 11 (4.82%) Network Consultant
9 10 (4.39%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.95%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.63%) Network Support
14 5 (2.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.88%) WAP
2 1 (0.44%) Middleware
2 1 (0.44%) SyncML
2 1 (0.44%) Android SDK
2 1 (0.44%) HTML
2 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.70%) SecurID
2 11 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.51%) Clustering
4 8 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.75%) EPoS
5 4 (1.75%) Handset
6 3 (1.32%) PKI
6 3 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.88%) Open Source
8 1 (0.44%) Life Science
8 1 (0.44%) CCTV
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) EMV
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.42%) Windows
2 20 (8.77%) Linux
3 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (6.58%) UNIX
5 9 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.44%) bada
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.16%) ITIL
1 30 (13.16%) Network Design
2 21 (9.21%) Load Balancing
3 16 (7.02%) Validation
4 15 (6.58%) Migration
5 13 (5.70%) Network Management
6 12 (5.26%) eTOM
7 11 (4.82%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.82%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.95%) Network Architecture
8 9 (3.95%) Change Management
9 8 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (3.07%) Demand Forecasting
10 7 (3.07%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.63%) Project Management
12 5 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.19%) Identity Management
12 5 (2.19%) Asset Management
12 5 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.95%) Lisp
2 3 (1.32%) Java
2 3 (1.32%) SQL
3 2 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 113 (49.56%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (37.28%) CCNP
3 45 (19.74%) CCNA
4 29 (12.72%) CCIE
5 22 (9.65%) CCDP
6 17 (7.46%) Security Cleared
7 15 (6.58%) Degree
7 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.82%) CISSP
9 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.95%) CCVP
10 8 (3.51%) HP ASE
11 6 (2.63%) JNCIS
11 6 (2.63%) MCSE
12 5 (2.19%) HP MASE
13 3 (1.32%) ACSP
13 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.32%) CCIP
14 2 (0.88%) MCSA
14 2 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.51%) SLA
3 4 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.51%) VMware Server
5 6 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.88%) vSphere
6 2 (0.88%) Snort
7 1 (0.44%) Firmware
7 1 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (4.39%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.07%) OPNET
4 4 (1.75%) SCCM
4 4 (1.75%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.32%) SCOM
5 3 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 171 (75.00%) Cisco
2 47 (20.61%) F5
3 41 (17.98%) HP
4 40 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 38 (16.67%) Juniper
6 34 (14.91%) Microsoft
7 30 (13.16%) VMware
8 24 (10.53%) Aruba
9 23 (10.09%) Avaya
10 21 (9.21%) Fortinet
11 17 (7.46%) Riverbed
12 16 (7.02%) Blue Coat
13 15 (6.58%) CA
14 13 (5.70%) TippingPoint
14 13 (5.70%) BMC
15 12 (5.26%) Citrix
15 12 (5.26%) Meraki
16 11 (4.82%) Tufin
16 11 (4.82%) AlgoSec
16 11 (4.82%) McAfee
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