The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Berkshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 80 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 44 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.75% 1.21% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 4.50% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £455 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £44.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.62% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +14.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 644 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.43% 26.83% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Wireless
South East

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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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 +10 17 - - 7
Slough +5 6 £255 +30.76% 2
Bracknell 0 3 £215 -52.22% 1
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 29 (43.28%) Telecoms
2 18 (26.87%) Cisco
3 16 (23.88%) LAN
4 15 (22.39%) LTE
5 14 (20.90%) Degree
5 14 (20.90%) QA
5 14 (20.90%) WAN
5 14 (20.90%) 3G
6 13 (19.40%) Project Management
6 13 (19.40%) 2G
6 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
7 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
7 11 (16.42%) DNS
8 10 (14.93%) CCNP
8 10 (14.93%) WLAN
8 10 (14.93%) Load Balancing
9 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.43%) VPN
9 9 (13.43%) DHCP
10 8 (11.94%) Nortel
10 8 (11.94%) MPLS
10 8 (11.94%) Finance
10 8 (11.94%) IPsec
10 8 (11.94%) Network Architecture
10 8 (11.94%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (10.45%) Network Design
11 7 (10.45%) HP
11 7 (10.45%) Juniper
11 7 (10.45%) GPRS

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.49%) Lync
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) LAN
2 15 (22.39%) LTE
3 14 (20.90%) WAN
3 14 (20.90%) 3G
4 13 (19.40%) 2G
5 11 (16.42%) DNS
6 10 (14.93%) WLAN
7 9 (13.43%) VPN
7 9 (13.43%) DHCP
8 8 (11.94%) MPLS
8 8 (11.94%) IPsec
9 7 (10.45%) GPRS
10 6 (8.96%) GSM
10 6 (8.96%) 4G
11 5 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.46%) Firewall
11 5 (7.46%) Ethernet
11 5 (7.46%) CDMA
11 5 (7.46%) WCDMA
11 5 (7.46%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) LabVIEW
General
1 29 (43.28%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.46%) Marketing
4 4 (5.97%) Electronics
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Architect
3 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Quality Manager
5 3 (4.48%) QA Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Developer
6 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Design Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.99%) Tester
6 2 (2.99%) Consultant
6 2 (2.99%) Commercial Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) IP Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Lead Architect
6 2 (2.99%) Wireless Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Firmware
2 2 (2.99%) DTV
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.99%) Physics
2 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.49%) iPhone
3 1 (1.49%) iPad
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Project Management
2 10 (14.93%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.94%) Network Architecture
3 8 (11.94%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.45%) Network Design
5 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.46%) Migration
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
7 4 (5.97%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.48%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.48%) Information Security
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
9 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) C
2 3 (4.48%) Assembly Language
3 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) C++
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) SQL
4 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 13 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.93%) CCNP
4 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.97%) CCNA
6 2 (2.99%) ISEB
6 2 (2.99%) CCIP
7 1 (1.49%) DCSE
7 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CIMA
7 1 (1.49%) CCDA
7 1 (1.49%) CCDP
7 1 (1.49%) PMP
7 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Dell Certification
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Cisco
2 8 (11.94%) Nortel
3 7 (10.45%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Juniper
4 5 (7.46%) Nokia
4 5 (7.46%) Ericsson
5 3 (4.48%) F5
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.48%) Avaya
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 2 (2.99%) Huawei
7 1 (1.49%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.49%) Agilent
7 1 (1.49%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee
7 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) Siemens
7 1 (1.49%) Lotus
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