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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 70 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 56 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.16% 1.06% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 4.67% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 2
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£325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £398 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +13 14 £431 +72.50% 11
Slough -2 9 £325 +36.84% 11
Newbury +2 7 £283 -25.65% 4
Bracknell +5 3 £450 -
Windsor - 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Wireless
South East

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 34 (44.16%) LAN
2 32 (41.56%) Telecoms
3 27 (35.06%) Cisco
4 23 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (28.57%) WLAN
6 21 (27.27%) ITIL
6 21 (27.27%) Firewall
6 21 (27.27%) Degree
7 20 (25.97%) 3G
7 20 (25.97%) WAN
8 19 (24.68%) VPN
8 19 (24.68%) CCNP
8 19 (24.68%) OSPF
8 19 (24.68%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (23.38%) LTE
10 17 (22.08%) 4G
11 16 (20.78%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (20.78%) Network Security
11 16 (20.78%) Fortinet
11 16 (20.78%) IPsec
11 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
12 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
12 15 (19.48%) F5
13 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 14 (18.18%) SSL
13 14 (18.18%) 2G
14 13 (16.88%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (15.58%) Cisco ISE
15 12 (15.58%) SecurID

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.16%) LAN
2 22 (28.57%) WLAN
3 21 (27.27%) Firewall
4 20 (25.97%) 3G
4 20 (25.97%) WAN
5 19 (24.68%) VPN
5 19 (24.68%) OSPF
5 19 (24.68%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (23.38%) LTE
7 17 (22.08%) 4G
8 16 (20.78%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (20.78%) Network Security
8 16 (20.78%) IPsec
9 14 (18.18%) SSL
9 14 (18.18%) 2G
10 13 (16.88%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (15.58%) Cisco ISE
11 12 (15.58%) MPLS
12 11 (14.29%) RIP
12 11 (14.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
General
1 32 (41.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.60%) Billing
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Design Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) HTML
1 1 (1.30%) Ajax
1 1 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) SecurID
2 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.60%) IVR
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.30%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) eTOM
2 12 (15.58%) Validation
3 11 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
4 7 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (6.49%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.19%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.19%) Business Transformation
6 4 (5.19%) Network Management
7 3 (3.90%) UML
7 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.90%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.90%) Change Management
7 3 (3.90%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.60%) Matrix Management
8 2 (2.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) C
2 3 (3.90%) Python
2 3 (3.90%) C++
2 3 (3.90%) Perl
2 3 (3.90%) Embedded C
2 3 (3.90%) Embedded C++
3 2 (2.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (27.27%) Degree
3 19 (24.68%) CCNP
4 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.29%) CISSP
6 5 (6.49%) CCNA
7 2 (2.60%) CCIE
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PMP
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 8 (10.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.60%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.60%) Netcool
3 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Cisco
2 16 (20.78%) Fortinet
2 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
3 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.48%) F5
4 12 (15.58%) CA
5 11 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 11 (14.29%) Tufin
5 11 (14.29%) AlgoSec
6 10 (12.99%) Huawei
7 5 (6.49%) Nokia
7 5 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.60%) NetHawk
8 2 (2.60%) Aruba
8 2 (2.60%) Cramer
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) Nortel
9 1 (1.30%) Citrix
9 1 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
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