The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 103 119 94
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Contract jobs citing Wireless 22 18 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.69% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 2.73% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £463 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £37.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £45.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +25.00%
Wireless
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
634 660 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.75% 25.15% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 216 245
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.75 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.30% +58.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Reading +25 14 £338 -32.50% 10
Slough -9 3 - - 9
Newbury - 2 £320 - 1
Bracknell -3 1 £115 -54.00% 1
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 31 (47.69%) Telecoms
2 19 (29.23%) 3G
3 17 (26.15%) Project Management
4 16 (24.62%) LAN
4 16 (24.62%) QA
4 16 (24.62%) LTE
5 15 (23.08%) 2G
6 14 (21.54%) Degree
7 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (18.46%) WAN
9 11 (16.92%) VPN
9 11 (16.92%) CCNP
9 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
10 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
10 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 10 (15.38%) DNS
10 10 (15.38%) Cisco
10 10 (15.38%) DHCP
10 10 (15.38%) WLAN
11 9 (13.85%) GSM
11 9 (13.85%) MPLS
12 8 (12.31%) IPsec
12 8 (12.31%) Network Architecture
12 8 (12.31%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (10.77%) Finance
13 7 (10.77%) GPRS
13 7 (10.77%) Nortel
14 6 (9.23%) UMTS
14 6 (9.23%) C

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Wireless 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 Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.23%) 3G
2 16 (24.62%) LAN
2 16 (24.62%) LTE
3 15 (23.08%) 2G
4 12 (18.46%) WAN
5 11 (16.92%) VPN
6 10 (15.38%) DNS
6 10 (15.38%) DHCP
6 10 (15.38%) WLAN
7 9 (13.85%) GSM
7 9 (13.85%) MPLS
8 8 (12.31%) IPsec
9 7 (10.77%) GPRS
10 6 (9.23%) UMTS
10 6 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.69%) WCDMA
11 5 (7.69%) CDMA
12 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
12 4 (6.15%) Firewall
12 4 (6.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (47.69%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (9.23%) Quality Manager
3 5 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (4.62%) Design Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) Deployment Manager
4 3 (4.62%) Architect
4 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
4 3 (4.62%) QA Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.08%) Commercial Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Tester
5 2 (3.08%) Developer
5 2 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.08%) Network Support
5 2 (3.08%) Network Architect
5 2 (3.08%) DSP Engineer
5 2 (3.08%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) DTV
2 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.54%) Physics
3 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Project Management
2 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.31%) Network Architecture
3 8 (12.31%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.23%) Network Design
5 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
7 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.62%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.62%) Validation
7 3 (4.62%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.08%) V-Model
8 2 (3.08%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) C
2 3 (4.62%) C++
2 3 (4.62%) Embedded C
3 2 (3.08%) Embedded C++
3 2 (3.08%) Assembly Language
3 2 (3.08%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Degree
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (16.92%) CCNP
3 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) CCIP
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
6 2 (3.08%) ISEB
6 2 (3.08%) PMP
6 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.54%) DCSE
7 1 (1.54%) CIMA
7 1 (1.54%) Dell Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCDP
7 1 (1.54%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) SLA
3 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Firmware
3 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Cisco
2 7 (10.77%) Nortel
3 5 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 5 (7.69%) Juniper
4 4 (6.15%) Nokia
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.08%) Avaya
6 2 (3.08%) SAP
6 2 (3.08%) Huawei
6 2 (3.08%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.54%) SevOne
7 1 (1.54%) Agilent
7 1 (1.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.54%) BT
7 1 (1.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.54%) BMC
7 1 (1.54%) Siemens
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