The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 116 95 105
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing WLAN 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.16% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.12% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £245 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.02% +8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £220 £325
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -32.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -27.27%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
277 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.70% 14.62% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 122 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
WLAN
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 9 (81.82%) WAN Optimisation
4 8 (72.73%) DMVPN
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (72.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (72.73%) Blue Coat
4 8 (72.73%) BIG-IP
4 8 (72.73%) Fortinet
4 8 (72.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (72.73%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (72.73%) BMC
4 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
4 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 8 (72.73%) Remedy
4 8 (72.73%) McAfee
4 8 (72.73%) CSS
5 7 (63.64%) Incident Management
5 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) VoIP
7 3 (27.27%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) LAN

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 8 (72.73%) BIG-IP
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (72.73%) DMVPN
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (36.36%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) ISDN
7 1 (9.09%) SNMP
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Implementation Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (72.73%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (63.64%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CCNP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCDA
3 1 (9.09%) CCDP
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) SolarWinds
3 8 (72.73%) BMC
3 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) Remedy
3 8 (72.73%) McAfee
3 8 (72.73%) Blue Coat
3 8 (72.73%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Riverbed