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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 91 82 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing Wireless 34 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 1.61% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.92% 6.02% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £213 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £51.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.36% +283.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.60%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015.

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 August 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
Reading -14 11 £325 - 5
Slough 0 4 £313 +33.54% 2
Newbury -8 3 £355 -
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 35 (38.46%) Telecoms
1 35 (38.46%) LTE
2 31 (34.07%) 4G
2 31 (34.07%) 3G
3 24 (26.37%) 2G
4 18 (19.78%) Cisco
5 17 (18.68%) GSM
5 17 (18.68%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (17.58%) UMTS
7 15 (16.48%) LAN
8 14 (15.38%) Linux
8 14 (15.38%) Firewall
8 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (13.19%) Juniper
9 12 (13.19%) WAN
10 11 (12.09%) GPRS
11 10 (10.99%) CCNP
12 9 (9.89%) HP
12 9 (9.89%) Windows
12 9 (9.89%) BGP
12 9 (9.89%) VMware
12 9 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (9.89%) 802.1X
13 8 (8.79%) WiMAX
13 8 (8.79%) Huawei
13 8 (8.79%) MPLS
13 8 (8.79%) C
13 8 (8.79%) CCIE
13 8 (8.79%) VoIP
14 7 (7.69%) WLAN

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (1.10%) IIS
1 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.46%) LTE
2 31 (34.07%) 3G
2 31 (34.07%) 4G
3 24 (26.37%) 2G
4 17 (18.68%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (18.68%) GSM
5 16 (17.58%) UMTS
6 15 (16.48%) LAN
7 14 (15.38%) Firewall
8 12 (13.19%) WAN
9 11 (12.09%) GPRS
10 9 (9.89%) BGP
11 8 (8.79%) WiMAX
11 8 (8.79%) MPLS
11 8 (8.79%) VoIP
12 7 (7.69%) WLAN
12 7 (7.69%) IPv6
12 7 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (6.59%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (6.59%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) LabVIEW
General
1 35 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Billing
4 2 (2.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Network Engineer
1 16 (17.58%) Wireless Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (9.89%) Deployment Manager
3 9 (9.89%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Delivery Project Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Architect
5 6 (6.59%) Build Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Deployment Project Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Network Support
7 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.30%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.10%) CSS
2 1 (1.10%) Flash
2 1 (1.10%) WAP
2 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Smartphone
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.30%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.30%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Economics
3 2 (2.20%) PMI
4 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) CMDB
4 1 (1.10%) Social Media
4 1 (1.10%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (9.89%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.40%) Android
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.40%) UNIX
6 3 (3.30%) Solaris
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
3 5 (5.49%) OOD
3 5 (5.49%) Project Management
4 4 (4.40%) OO
4 4 (4.40%) Risk Management
4 4 (4.40%) Software Testing
4 4 (4.40%) Network Design
4 4 (4.40%) Network Planning
4 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.30%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.30%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.30%) V-Model
5 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) C
2 5 (5.49%) C++
3 4 (4.40%) Java
4 3 (3.30%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.30%) SQL
5 2 (2.20%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.10%) Perl
6 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.99%) CCNP
3 8 (8.79%) CCIE
4 6 (6.59%) CCNA
5 5 (5.49%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) CCDP
6 4 (4.40%) ISEB
7 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.20%) CCSA
8 2 (2.20%) CCSE
8 2 (2.20%) CCDA
8 2 (2.20%) CCIP
9 1 (1.10%) CCSP
9 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) ISO 9000
1 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
1 2 (2.20%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) Firmware
3 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.10%) WSUS
2 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Cisco
2 12 (13.19%) Juniper
3 9 (9.89%) HP
3 9 (9.89%) VMware
4 8 (8.79%) Huawei
5 6 (6.59%) Citrix
5 6 (6.59%) Ericsson
6 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.49%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (4.40%) Ruckus Wireless
7 4 (4.40%) F5
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.30%) Motorola
9 2 (2.20%) Meraki
9 2 (2.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.10%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.10%) Tufin
10 1 (1.10%) Nokia
10 1 (1.10%) Apple
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