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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 35 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Wireless 6 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.79% 4.06% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 18.31% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £22.17
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +24.06%
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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
60 71 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.86% 22.19% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 32
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014, 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 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) 3G
2 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
2 2 (18.18%) WLAN
2 2 (18.18%) Bluetooth
2 2 (18.18%) GPRS
3 1 (9.09%) GSM
3 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
3 1 (9.09%) UMTS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) 2G
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) WLAN
2 2 (18.18%) Bluetooth
2 2 (18.18%) GPRS
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) 3G
2 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) LTE
3 1 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (9.09%) OSPF
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) 2G
3 1 (9.09%) TETRA
3 1 (9.09%) GSM
3 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
3 1 (9.09%) UMTS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Architect
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Mechanical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
2 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (9.09%) CAD
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Websense
3 1 (9.09%) SolidWorks
3 1 (9.09%) Polycom
3 1 (9.09%) Trend Micro
3 1 (9.09%) Aruba
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk
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