The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 121 - 102
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WLAN 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.27%
WLAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
Birmingham - 1 £425 - 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) WAAS

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WAAS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Aruba
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds