The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Birmingham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 54 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 1.16% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 8.96% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
- -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.07%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.69% 12.91% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Wireless
West Midlands

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
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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
1 10 (90.91%) Apple
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
1 10 (90.91%) Android
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
6 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Lync
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) MCITP
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Use Case

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Support Technician
1 10 (90.91%) Network Technician
1 10 (90.91%) Network Support
1 10 (90.91%) Network Support Technician
2 5 (45.45%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Field Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
1 10 (90.91%) Android
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (9.09%) Analytics
1 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Apple
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) VMware