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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 77 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Wireless 36 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.50% 1.64% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 6.38% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 11
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £227 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 - £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -38.46%
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
594 627 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.78% 25.75% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 203 202
Average daily rate £335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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
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 7 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
Reading -5 8 £288 -26.09% 5
Slough +6 7 - - 3
Newbury - 2 £310 - 1
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 58 (50.43%) LTE
2 56 (48.70%) Telecoms
3 52 (45.22%) 4G
4 45 (39.13%) GSM
5 43 (37.39%) UMTS
5 43 (37.39%) 3G
6 39 (33.91%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (26.09%) WiMAX
8 28 (24.35%) 2G
8 28 (24.35%) GPRS
9 27 (23.48%) C
10 24 (20.87%) MPLS
11 21 (18.26%) DSL
11 21 (18.26%) SDH
12 20 (17.39%) Linux
12 20 (17.39%) Ericsson
12 20 (17.39%) HSPA
12 20 (17.39%) VoLTE
13 19 (16.52%) Network Planning
14 18 (15.65%) Radio Access Network
14 18 (15.65%) GPON
14 18 (15.65%) CDMA2000
14 18 (15.65%) Cisco
15 15 (13.04%) Huawei
16 13 (11.30%) Firewall
16 13 (11.30%) LAN
16 13 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (10.43%) BGP
17 12 (10.43%) IPv6
17 12 (10.43%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 58 (50.43%) LTE
2 52 (45.22%) 4G
3 45 (39.13%) GSM
4 43 (37.39%) UMTS
4 43 (37.39%) 3G
5 39 (33.91%) Wi-Fi
6 30 (26.09%) WiMAX
7 28 (24.35%) 2G
7 28 (24.35%) GPRS
8 24 (20.87%) MPLS
9 21 (18.26%) DSL
9 21 (18.26%) SDH
10 20 (17.39%) HSPA
10 20 (17.39%) VoLTE
11 18 (15.65%) Radio Access Network
11 18 (15.65%) GPON
11 18 (15.65%) CDMA2000
12 13 (11.30%) LAN
12 13 (11.30%) Firewall
13 12 (10.43%) BGP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
1 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.87%) LabVIEW
General
1 56 (48.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Billing
3 3 (2.61%) Electronics
3 3 (2.61%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (12.17%) Delivery Manager
2 13 (11.30%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) Wireless Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Deployment Manager
6 9 (7.83%) Delivery Project Manager
7 6 (5.22%) Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Build Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Deployment Project Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Network Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Radio Engineer
11 2 (1.74%) Audio Engineer
11 2 (1.74%) Security Designer
11 2 (1.74%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 2 (1.74%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) CSS
1 1 (0.87%) Flash
1 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.61%) PMI
1 3 (2.61%) Clustering
1 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
1 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
1 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.74%) Smart Meter
2 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.74%) Statistics
2 2 (1.74%) Economics
3 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (0.87%) Social Media
3 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) Windows
3 4 (3.48%) UNIX
3 4 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.61%) Android
4 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) HPUX
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.52%) Network Planning
2 11 (9.57%) Software Engineering
2 11 (9.57%) OOD
3 10 (8.70%) UML
3 10 (8.70%) OO
4 8 (6.96%) Test Scripting
5 6 (5.22%) Software Testing
5 6 (5.22%) Project Management
5 6 (5.22%) Network Architecture
6 4 (3.48%) Capacity Management
6 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.48%) Logistics
6 4 (3.48%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.61%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.61%) CRM
7 3 (2.61%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.61%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) C
2 12 (10.43%) C++
3 8 (6.96%) Embedded C
4 7 (6.09%) Embedded C++
5 3 (2.61%) Java
6 2 (1.74%) Perl
6 2 (1.74%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) SQL
7 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.83%) CCNP
2 9 (7.83%) Degree
3 8 (6.96%) CCIE
4 6 (5.22%) ISEB
5 4 (3.48%) CCDP
6 3 (2.61%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.74%) CCSA
7 2 (1.74%) CCSE
7 2 (1.74%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.74%) CCNA
7 2 (1.74%) CCDA
8 1 (0.87%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.74%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Firmware
1 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Ericsson
2 18 (15.65%) Cisco
3 15 (13.04%) Huawei
4 11 (9.57%) Juniper
5 8 (6.96%) HP
6 6 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (3.48%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (3.48%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (3.48%) VMware
8 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.61%) Motorola
9 3 (2.61%) F5
9 3 (2.61%) Actix
10 2 (1.74%) Nokia
10 2 (1.74%) Citrix
11 1 (0.87%) EMC
11 1 (0.87%) Nortel
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle
11 1 (0.87%) Sybase
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