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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 51 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Wireless 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.42% 1.32% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 10.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £435 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.43% +210.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.64
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +13.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
129 75 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.32% 12.36% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 32 37
Average daily rate £313 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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
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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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 (58.82%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Apple
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 5 (29.41%) LAN
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) Android
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) Juniper
8 3 (17.65%) VPN
8 3 (17.65%) MCITP
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Network Design
9 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
9 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.76%) XenApp
9 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (11.76%) F5
9 2 (11.76%) DNS

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Technician
1 5 (29.41%) Network Support Technician
1 5 (29.41%) Network Technician
1 5 (29.41%) Network Support
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Professional Services Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (29.41%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Network Design
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Information Security
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCITP
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Apple
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Sophos
4 2 (11.76%) Meru Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba