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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 34 47 17
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -30
Contract jobs citing Wireless 10 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.54% 0.27% 7.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 1.20% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
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£338 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -35.71%
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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
74 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.83% 22.43% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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

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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 2 June 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 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCIE
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) F5
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (25.00%) JNCIP
5 4 (25.00%) JNCIE
5 4 (25.00%) CCSE
5 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) HP ASE
5 4 (25.00%) HP MASE
5 4 (25.00%) CCDP
5 4 (25.00%) CCSP
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) C
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) VoIP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
4 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.25%) IOS XR
5 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Principle Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) BYOD
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
1 2 (12.50%) TDD
1 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile Development
2 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) CAD
2 1 (6.25%) OO
2 1 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCIE
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (25.00%) JNCIE
4 4 (25.00%) CCSE
4 4 (25.00%) HP ASE
4 4 (25.00%) HP MASE
4 4 (25.00%) CCDP
4 4 (25.00%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 6 (37.50%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Perforce
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Altiris
5 1 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee