The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 232 286 276
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 180 121 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 4.30% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 78 74
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£335 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £164 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Average hourly rate £23.25 £23.75 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.95 £28.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.64
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +13.47%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2841 2815 3595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.05% 11.61% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1770 2080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Wireless
England

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in London

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in London

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in London

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in London

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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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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
City of London +38 45 £338 -6.25% 33
Docklands, London - 3 £475 -
Bromley - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £369 -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
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England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 201 (61.66%) Cisco
2 147 (45.09%) LAN
3 120 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (36.81%) Firewall
4 116 (35.58%) WAN
5 93 (28.53%) CCNP
6 87 (26.69%) Windows
7 85 (26.07%) VPN
8 74 (22.70%) Microsoft
9 68 (20.86%) Juniper
10 62 (19.02%) TCP/IP
11 59 (18.10%) VoIP
11 59 (18.10%) Windows 7
12 56 (17.18%) Active Directory
13 54 (16.56%) Citrix
14 52 (15.95%) DNS
15 51 (15.64%) Network Security
16 48 (14.72%) ITIL
17 47 (14.42%) WLAN
17 47 (14.42%) Finance
18 46 (14.11%) VMware
19 42 (12.88%) MS Office
19 42 (12.88%) CCIE
19 42 (12.88%) DHCP
20 41 (12.58%) CCNA
21 40 (12.27%) CheckPoint
21 40 (12.27%) MS Excel
22 39 (11.96%) HP
23 38 (11.66%) F5
24 36 (11.04%) BGP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 36 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (6.44%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.76%) Lync
7 5 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.53%) IIS
8 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.61%) CMS
9 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.31%) Node.js
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (12.88%) MS Office
2 40 (12.27%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.61%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (45.09%) LAN
2 120 (36.81%) Firewall
3 116 (35.58%) WAN
4 85 (26.07%) VPN
5 62 (19.02%) TCP/IP
6 59 (18.10%) VoIP
7 52 (15.95%) DNS
8 51 (15.64%) Network Security
9 47 (14.42%) WLAN
10 42 (12.88%) DHCP
11 36 (11.04%) BGP
12 35 (10.74%) OSPF
13 33 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (10.12%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (8.90%) MPLS
14 29 (8.90%) SSL
15 28 (8.59%) EIGRP
16 26 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (7.67%) IPsec
18 24 (7.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.31%) MS Access
5 1 (0.31%) Ingres
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) JIRA
1 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.61%) Trac
2 1 (0.31%) GDB
2 1 (0.31%) Redmine
2 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.31%) PVCS
2 1 (0.31%) JUnit
2 1 (0.31%) Subversion
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 47 (14.42%) Finance
2 20 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.83%) Banking
4 12 (3.68%) Retail
5 9 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Law
6 5 (1.53%) Legal
7 4 (1.23%) Local Government
8 3 (0.92%) Front Office
8 3 (0.92%) Back Office
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 88 (26.99%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.96%) Architect
3 37 (11.35%) Analyst
4 32 (9.82%) Consultant
5 24 (7.36%) Support Analyst
6 23 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (6.75%) Security Engineer
8 20 (6.13%) Project Manager
9 19 (5.83%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.21%) Network Consultant
11 16 (4.91%) Project Engineer
12 15 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.68%) Voice Engineer
14 11 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.37%) Desktop Support
15 10 (3.07%) Network Architect
15 10 (3.07%) Network Analyst
15 10 (3.07%) Administrator
16 9 (2.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) .NET
2 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.31%) Middleware
3 1 (0.31%) LAMP
3 1 (0.31%) SOAP
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) RESTful
3 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.99%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (3.68%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.15%) Clustering
4 7 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.15%) Smartphone
5 6 (1.84%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.53%) NHS
6 5 (1.53%) CCTV
6 5 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.23%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.61%) Online Games
9 2 (0.61%) Open Source
9 2 (0.61%) iPhone
9 2 (0.61%) FMCG
9 2 (0.61%) STB
9 2 (0.61%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.69%) Windows
2 59 (18.10%) Windows 7
3 29 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (8.28%) Windows XP
5 24 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (6.75%) Mac OS X
6 22 (6.75%) Linux
7 14 (4.29%) Android
8 8 (2.45%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.15%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.53%) UNIX
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.61%) Solaris
12 2 (0.61%) VMS
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.72%) ITIL
2 21 (6.44%) Business Continuity
3 20 (6.13%) BCP
4 18 (5.52%) Security Architecture
5 17 (5.21%) Load Balancing
5 17 (5.21%) Project Management
6 16 (4.91%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (4.91%) Business Continuity Planning
7 14 (4.29%) Network Management
8 13 (3.99%) Network Architecture
8 13 (3.99%) Network Design
9 11 (3.37%) Change Management
10 10 (3.07%) Migration
10 10 (3.07%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.76%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (2.76%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (2.45%) Information Security
12 8 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.45%) Change Control
13 7 (2.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.15%) C
1 7 (2.15%) SQL
2 6 (1.84%) Perl
3 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.92%) Java
4 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.61%) PHP
5 2 (0.61%) VB
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.31%) Python
6 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.31%) C#
6 1 (0.31%) C++
6 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (28.53%) CCNP
3 42 (12.88%) CCIE
4 41 (12.58%) CCNA
5 21 (6.44%) CCDP
6 17 (5.21%) Security Cleared
7 15 (4.60%) Degree
8 14 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.37%) CCDA
10 10 (3.07%) MCP
11 8 (2.45%) MCITP
12 7 (2.15%) CCVP
12 7 (2.15%) CISSP
12 7 (2.15%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.53%) MCSE
13 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.53%) CCIP
13 5 (1.53%) MCDST
14 4 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.91%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) JTAG
System Software
1 56 (17.18%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.45%) vSphere
5 7 (2.15%) XenApp
6 4 (1.23%) UAG
7 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.61%) Xen
8 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 17 (5.21%) SCCM
2 10 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.53%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.92%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.61%) SCOM
8 2 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.61%) AppManager
9 1 (0.31%) Nagios
9 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.31%) OpenView
Vendors
1 201 (61.66%) Cisco
2 74 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 68 (20.86%) Juniper
4 54 (16.56%) Citrix
5 46 (14.11%) VMware
6 40 (12.27%) CheckPoint
7 39 (11.96%) HP
8 38 (11.66%) F5
9 29 (8.90%) Aruba
10 20 (6.13%) SolarWinds
11 16 (4.91%) Blue Coat
12 14 (4.29%) Apple
13 13 (3.99%) Mitel
14 12 (3.68%) Symantec
15 11 (3.37%) Remedy
15 11 (3.37%) McAfee
15 11 (3.37%) Dell
15 11 (3.37%) Riverbed
16 10 (3.07%) Nortel
16 10 (3.07%) Meraki
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