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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 96 111 95
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 29 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 0.76% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 3.26% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £283 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £243 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £388 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
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 £22.35 £37.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.88 £27.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-24.09% +25.97%
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
656 583 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.73% 23.23% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 216 247
Average daily rate £335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +23 16 £500 +112.76% 5
Slough -6 7 £338 - 5
Newbury +1 1 £320 -24.70% 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 30 (44.12%) Telecoms
2 21 (30.88%) LAN
3 19 (27.94%) 3G
4 18 (26.47%) Project Management
4 18 (26.47%) LTE
5 16 (23.53%) 2G
6 14 (20.59%) Degree
7 13 (19.12%) QA
7 13 (19.12%) WLAN
7 13 (19.12%) WAN
8 12 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
9 11 (16.18%) VPN
9 11 (16.18%) Cisco
10 10 (14.71%) CCNP
11 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (13.24%) GSM
12 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 8 (11.76%) SLA
12 8 (11.76%) IPsec
13 7 (10.29%) Firewall
13 7 (10.29%) DNS
13 7 (10.29%) DHCP
13 7 (10.29%) GPRS
13 7 (10.29%) ITIL
13 7 (10.29%) Linux
13 7 (10.29%) 4G
14 6 (8.82%) Windows
14 6 (8.82%) C

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) LAN
2 19 (27.94%) 3G
3 18 (26.47%) LTE
4 16 (23.53%) 2G
5 13 (19.12%) WLAN
5 13 (19.12%) WAN
6 11 (16.18%) VPN
7 9 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (13.24%) GSM
8 8 (11.76%) IPsec
9 7 (10.29%) Firewall
9 7 (10.29%) DNS
9 7 (10.29%) DHCP
9 7 (10.29%) GPRS
9 7 (10.29%) 4G
10 6 (8.82%) UMTS
10 6 (8.82%) VoIP
10 6 (8.82%) MPLS
11 5 (7.35%) CDMA
11 5 (7.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) LabVIEW
General
1 30 (44.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Electronics
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
2 6 (8.82%) Design Engineer
2 6 (8.82%) Quality Manager
3 5 (7.35%) Architect
3 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) QA Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Deployment Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Wireless Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) IP Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) DSP Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) SecurID
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) DTV
3 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.47%) Clustering
3 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Physics
3 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) UNIX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Project Management
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL
3 5 (7.35%) Quality Management
3 5 (7.35%) Validation
3 5 (7.35%) Network Architecture
3 5 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.35%) Network Design
4 3 (4.41%) Service Management
4 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.41%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.41%) Business Transformation
5 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.94%) Network Management
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.94%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) C
2 3 (4.41%) Embedded C
2 3 (4.41%) C++
3 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
3 2 (2.94%) Assembly Language
3 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 12 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (14.71%) CCNP
5 4 (5.88%) CCNA
6 3 (4.41%) CCIP
7 2 (2.94%) ISEB
7 2 (2.94%) CISSP
7 2 (2.94%) PMP
7 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.47%) Dell Certification
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CCIE
8 1 (1.47%) DCSE
8 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
2 8 (11.76%) SLA
3 3 (4.41%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.94%) Netcool
3 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Nortel
2 5 (7.35%) Juniper
2 5 (7.35%) Ericsson
3 4 (5.88%) Huawei
3 4 (5.88%) Nokia
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) F5
5 2 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (2.94%) AlgoSec
5 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.94%) Tufin
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) Avaya
5 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
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Posted: 17 days ago
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