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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 38 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Wireless 9 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.30% 3.83% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 18.92% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £688 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +68.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-6.33% +63.21%
Wireless
Cambridgeshire

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
67 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.14% 20.22% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 24
Average daily rate £413 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) C
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) Electronics
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (15.79%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Hudson
6 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Python
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Firmware
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) GxP
7 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Legal
7 2 (10.53%) Network Design
7 2 (10.53%) PaaS

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
3 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) VPLS
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (26.32%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Consultant
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Integration Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Software Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Technologist
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Head of Design
3 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Release Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) Smart Energy
4 1 (5.26%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) QMS
3 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) CAD
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) GxP
2 1 (5.26%) COBIT
2 1 (5.26%) HIPAA
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Aruba
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) Nortel
3 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk