The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 39 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Wireless 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.82% 1.05% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 9.84% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£257 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.88% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +31.57%
Wireless
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 61 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.35% 10.66% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 22
Average daily rate £275 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -10 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Wireless
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Broadband
3 9 (45.00%) HP
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (40.00%) IP Telephony
5 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) DHCP
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) NetApp
6 6 (30.00%) Firmware
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (30.00%) PHP
6 6 (30.00%) Python
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
6 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) NAS
6 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (25.00%) Ruby
7 5 (25.00%) STB
7 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) VB.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Broadband
2 8 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 7 (35.00%) DHCP
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) NAS
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (20.00%) FTP
6 4 (20.00%) HTTP
6 4 (20.00%) Telnet
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (5.00%) MPLS
9 1 (5.00%) VPN
9 1 (5.00%) LAN
9 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Redmine
2 1 (5.00%) Trac
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) STB
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) AIX
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) PHP
2 6 (30.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) Ruby
3 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (30.00%) Firmware
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 3 (15.00%) MetaFrame
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) NetApp
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) Apple
8 2 (10.00%) Kerio
9 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks
9 1 (5.00%) BT
9 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.00%) Symantec
9 1 (5.00%) Sophos