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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 490 487 511
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing WLAN 136 131 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.60% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 53
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£325 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+51.85% -33.33%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -13 123 £328 -12.08% 13
London +12 50 £310 -29.14% 4
South East -8 36 £330 +20.00% 6
East Sussex +10 14 £330 -37.14%
City of London +7 14 £310 -31.11% 1
Brighton - 14 £330 -
East of England +7 11 £325 -13.33% 3
Hertfordshire +5 8 £400 +6.66% 2
South West -4 7 £288 -
West Midlands -1 6 £330 +112.90%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £375 +36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £375 +36.36% 1
Hampshire -10 6 £275 -15.38% 1
North West -30 6 £319 -20.31%
Surrey 0 4 £375 -
Basingstoke -3 4 £275 -15.38%
Yorkshire -39 4 £400 +23.07%
Wiltshire +1 3 £275 -
Scotland -3 3 - - 3
Swindon -4 3 £275 -
West Sussex -12 3 £225 -
West Yorkshire -33 3 £340 +4.61%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £278 -
Telford - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Devon - 3 £313 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Cambridge -5 2 £255 +21.42% 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 181 (79.04%) LAN
2 144 (62.88%) Cisco
3 123 (53.71%) WAN
4 104 (45.41%) Wireless
5 85 (37.12%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (32.75%) Firewall
7 68 (29.69%) Windows
8 64 (27.95%) CCNP
9 56 (24.45%) Active Directory
10 54 (23.58%) VMware
11 53 (23.14%) TCP/IP
12 50 (21.83%) VPN
13 48 (20.96%) CCNA
14 47 (20.52%) DNS
15 45 (19.65%) Microsoft
16 44 (19.21%) VoIP
17 43 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (18.34%) DHCP
19 41 (17.90%) BGP
20 40 (17.47%) Cisco Nexus
21 39 (17.03%) VLAN
21 39 (17.03%) MPLS
22 38 (16.59%) Data Centre
23 35 (15.28%) SAN
23 35 (15.28%) Migration
24 33 (14.41%) F5
25 31 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
25 31 (13.54%) Security Cleared
26 30 (13.10%) Juniper

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (6.55%) Lync
5 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (10.48%) MS Office
2 17 (7.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.62%) MS Project
4 5 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.99%) SaaS
1 16 (6.99%) PaaS
1 16 (6.99%) IaaS
2 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.62%) Google Apps
4 3 (1.31%) Office 365
4 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (79.04%) LAN
2 123 (53.71%) WAN
3 104 (45.41%) Wireless
4 75 (32.75%) Firewall
5 53 (23.14%) TCP/IP
6 50 (21.83%) VPN
7 47 (20.52%) DNS
8 44 (19.21%) VoIP
9 43 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (18.34%) DHCP
11 41 (17.90%) BGP
12 40 (17.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (17.03%) VLAN
13 39 (17.03%) MPLS
14 35 (15.28%) SAN
15 28 (12.23%) OSPF
16 27 (11.79%) EIGRP
17 24 (10.48%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (9.61%) Unified Communications
18 22 (9.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) MySQL
3 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) DTS
4 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.87%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (10.48%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.99%) Finance
3 11 (4.80%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Publishing
4 4 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.31%) Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (32.75%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.47%) Analyst
3 25 (10.92%) Architect
4 14 (6.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 13 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (5.24%) Support Analyst
6 12 (5.24%) Consultant
7 11 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.80%) Network Support
8 10 (4.37%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.37%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.93%) Network Analyst
10 8 (3.49%) Network Consultant
10 8 (3.49%) Radio Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.06%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.06%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.99%) CSS
2 13 (5.68%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.06%) XMPP
4 3 (1.31%) HTML
4 3 (1.31%) Ajax
5 2 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.17%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.80%) PKI
5 8 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.06%) e-Health
6 7 (3.06%) iPhone
7 5 (2.18%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.18%) IVR
8 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.75%) BYOD
9 3 (1.31%) iPad
9 3 (1.31%) Clustering
9 3 (1.31%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.87%) CCTV
10 2 (0.87%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.87%) Eurex
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.69%) Windows
2 31 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (11.35%) Linux
4 17 (7.42%) Mac OS X
5 15 (6.55%) Android
6 14 (6.11%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.06%) Solaris
11 6 (2.62%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.75%) UNIX
12 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.31%) HPUX
13 3 (1.31%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.44%) OpenWrt
15 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.28%) Migration
2 27 (11.79%) ITIL
3 19 (8.30%) Service Management
4 18 (7.86%) Network Design
4 18 (7.86%) Load Balancing
5 17 (7.42%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (5.68%) WAN Optimisation
8 11 (4.80%) Validation
9 10 (4.37%) Project Management
10 9 (3.93%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.93%) Network Management
11 8 (3.49%) Identity Management
12 7 (3.06%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.62%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.62%) Network Architecture
13 6 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (2.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (2.18%) Functional Testing
14 5 (2.18%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.79%) SQL
2 8 (3.49%) Python
3 7 (3.06%) Lisp
4 6 (2.62%) Perl
5 5 (2.18%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.31%) PHP
6 3 (1.31%) C
6 3 (1.31%) Java
6 3 (1.31%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) VC++
7 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 85 (37.12%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (27.95%) CCNP
3 48 (20.96%) CCNA
4 31 (13.54%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.42%) CCIE
6 14 (6.11%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.68%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.80%) CCDP
8 11 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.93%) CCIP
10 8 (3.49%) Degree
11 7 (3.06%) MCSE
12 6 (2.62%) ISTQB
13 5 (2.18%) MCITP
13 5 (2.18%) MCSA
13 5 (2.18%) MCP
14 3 (1.31%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.87%) MBA
15 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.18%) SLA
1 5 (2.18%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) JTAG
System Software
1 56 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.68%) vCloud
4 10 (4.37%) vSphere
5 6 (2.62%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.75%) XenApp
6 4 (1.75%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.31%) Samba
8 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.44%) pfSense
9 1 (0.44%) LXC
9 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.68%) vMotion
2 12 (5.24%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (4.80%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (4.80%) SCCM
4 10 (4.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.06%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.18%) OPNET
6 5 (2.18%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.75%) WSUS
8 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 144 (62.88%) Cisco
2 54 (23.58%) VMware
3 45 (19.65%) Microsoft
4 33 (14.41%) F5
5 30 (13.10%) Juniper
6 28 (12.23%) HP
7 27 (11.79%) CheckPoint
8 19 (8.30%) Blue Coat
9 18 (7.86%) BMC
9 18 (7.86%) Apple
10 17 (7.42%) SolarWinds
10 17 (7.42%) McAfee
11 14 (6.11%) Oracle
11 14 (6.11%) Citrix
12 13 (5.68%) Motorola
12 13 (5.68%) Fortinet
13 12 (5.24%) IBM
14 8 (3.49%) Mitel
15 7 (3.06%) CA
15 7 (3.06%) Dell
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