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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 104 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing WLAN 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.29% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£316 £155 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -28.94%
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
264 392 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 16.01% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 135
Average daily rate £325 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Shropshire - 6 £313 -
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Birmingham +2 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £300 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Cisco
1 18 (94.74%) CCNP
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (89.47%) WAN
3 16 (84.21%) Firewall
4 15 (78.95%) F5
5 13 (68.42%) Blue Coat
6 12 (63.16%) Fortinet
6 12 (63.16%) SolarWinds
6 12 (63.16%) McAfee
6 12 (63.16%) BMC
6 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
6 12 (63.16%) MPLS
6 12 (63.16%) VoIP
6 12 (63.16%) IBM
6 12 (63.16%) CiscoWorks
6 12 (63.16%) CSS
6 12 (63.16%) WAN Optimisation
6 12 (63.16%) DMVPN
6 12 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (63.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (57.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (57.89%) 802.1X
7 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
8 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
9 7 (36.84%) LAN
9 7 (36.84%) Service Management
10 6 (31.58%) Wireless
10 6 (31.58%) Mentoring

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 16 (84.21%) Firewall
3 12 (63.16%) VoIP
3 12 (63.16%) MPLS
3 12 (63.16%) DMVPN
3 12 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (63.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (57.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
5 7 (36.84%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) Wireless
7 4 (21.05%) OSPF
7 4 (21.05%) BGP
8 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
8 3 (15.79%) Internet
8 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.53%) Network Security
9 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 2 (10.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
4 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (94.74%) CCNP
2 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.26%) HP MASE
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCSE
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) F5
3 13 (68.42%) Blue Coat
4 12 (63.16%) McAfee
4 12 (63.16%) Fortinet
4 12 (63.16%) SolarWinds
4 12 (63.16%) IBM
4 12 (63.16%) BMC
4 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle
8 1 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec
8 1 (5.26%) Motorola
8 1 (5.26%) Aruba
8 1 (5.26%) AirMagnet
8 1 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Brocade