The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 52 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Wireless 8 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.13% 1.77% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 9.92% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £360 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -38.46%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
102 121 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 17.85% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 27
Average daily rate £325 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £452 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -40.00%
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 Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireless across the Birmingham region.

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the Birmingham region.

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) Autodesk
5 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) Vectorworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) WLAN
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Junos
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Autodesk
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint