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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 62 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Wireless 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 1.52% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 10.99% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £306 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £191 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £421 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% -37.14%
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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
163 91 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.87% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 45 22
Average daily rate £325 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (20.00%) Syclo
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) VC++
4 2 (20.00%) J2ME
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) BREW
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Vectorworks
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1 (10.00%) Vectorworks
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Junos
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2ME
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (10.00%) Network Management
1 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Logistics
1 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (10.00%) Validation
1 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) SABSA
1 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VC++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (20.00%) Syclo
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Ruckus Wireless