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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 50 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 11 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 1.67% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 13.10% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £418 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.35% +178.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £232 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-26.60% -2.67%
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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
134 84 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.89% 12.73% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 47 44
Average daily rate £320 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 28 August 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 (47.62%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Apple
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Android
7 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 3 (14.29%) Remedy
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) CCNA
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
8 3 (14.29%) SLA
8 3 (14.29%) MCITP
8 3 (14.29%) NetScout
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (9.52%) F5

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) 3G
4 1 (4.76%) LTE
4 1 (4.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Support Technician
1 5 (23.81%) Network Technician
1 5 (23.81%) Network Support
1 5 (23.81%) Network Support Technician
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Professional Services Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) Android
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCITP
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (23.81%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) NetScout
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
7 1 (4.76%) Aruba