The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 144 179 179
Rank change year-on-year
+35 0
Contract jobs citing Wireless 56 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 3.73% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £285 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £565 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -15.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £29.75 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-21.00% +40.00%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
738 777 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 11.43% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 502 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 67 (69.79%) Cisco
2 43 (44.79%) LAN
3 32 (33.33%) Windows
4 29 (30.21%) WAN
4 29 (30.21%) Firewall
5 23 (23.96%) VPN
6 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
7 19 (19.79%) Juniper
8 18 (18.75%) DHCP
9 17 (17.71%) Internet
9 17 (17.71%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (17.71%) DNS
9 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
10 16 (16.67%) Banking
10 16 (16.67%) MS Office
10 16 (16.67%) Finance
11 15 (15.63%) Network Security
12 14 (14.58%) Active Directory
13 13 (13.54%) WLAN
13 13 (13.54%) BGP
13 13 (13.54%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (12.50%) Blackberry
14 12 (12.50%) CheckPoint
14 12 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 12 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (11.46%) ITIL
15 11 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (10.42%) VoIP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (8.33%) Lync
3 7 (7.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (16.67%) MS Office
2 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 43 (44.79%) LAN
2 29 (30.21%) WAN
2 29 (30.21%) Firewall
3 23 (23.96%) VPN
4 18 (18.75%) DHCP
5 17 (17.71%) Internet
5 17 (17.71%) DNS
6 15 (15.63%) Network Security
7 13 (13.54%) WLAN
7 13 (13.54%) BGP
8 12 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 12 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (10.42%) VoIP
11 9 (9.38%) IP Telephony
12 8 (8.33%) OSPF
13 7 (7.29%) Unified Communications
14 6 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (16.67%) Banking
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.21%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.75%) Analyst
3 10 (10.42%) Security Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Service Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.21%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Network Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Data Centre Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.29%) Handset
4 6 (6.25%) Clustering
4 6 (6.25%) Hedge funds
5 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.13%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.08%) SecurID
7 2 (2.08%) Replication
7 2 (2.08%) IVR
7 2 (2.08%) iPhone
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.08%) iPad
8 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.04%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.29%) Linux
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.13%) Solaris
6 3 (3.13%) UNIX
7 2 (2.08%) Android
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.46%) ITIL
2 9 (9.38%) Project Management
2 9 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (7.29%) Business Continuity
4 6 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.21%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.21%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (5.21%) Security Architecture
5 5 (5.21%) BCP
5 5 (5.21%) Service Management
6 4 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.13%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.13%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (17.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.42%) CCNP
3 8 (8.33%) CCNA
4 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.21%) A+ Certification
5 5 (5.21%) CCIE
5 5 (5.21%) Degree
6 3 (3.13%) MCP
6 3 (3.13%) CCDP
6 3 (3.13%) MCITP
7 2 (2.08%) MCDST
7 2 (2.08%) CCENT
7 2 (2.08%) MCSE
7 2 (2.08%) MCSA
7 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) CISA
8 1 (1.04%) CISM
8 1 (1.04%) CCSP
8 1 (1.04%) CISSP
8 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) UAG
4 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.08%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.04%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 67 (69.79%) Cisco
2 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.79%) Juniper
4 12 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.38%) HP
6 8 (8.33%) F5
7 7 (7.29%) Altiris
8 5 (5.21%) Apple
8 5 (5.21%) Citrix
8 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.17%) Remedy
10 3 (3.13%) Aruba
10 3 (3.13%) McAfee
10 3 (3.13%) VMware
11 2 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.08%) Intel
11 2 (2.08%) Avaya
11 2 (2.08%) NetApp
11 2 (2.08%) Dell
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