The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 33 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 6 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.80% 3.72% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.17% 15.15% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.40 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +33.65%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.66% 24.54% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 28
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 £210 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £44.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) CAD
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) LTE
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) 4G
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) 2G
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) SolidWorks
3 1 (12.50%) TETRA
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Smartphone

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) 2G
2 1 (12.50%) TETRA
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) GPRS
2 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (12.50%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Mechanical Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Mechanical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) CAD
1 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
1 1 (12.50%) Validation
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SolidWorks
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
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