The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 234 259 277
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +18
Contract jobs citing Wireless 172 139 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.64% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 5.35% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 53
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£325 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £193 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £20.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.11% -
Wireless
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2599 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.89% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1631 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.58 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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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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 +25 40 £350 -0.56% 23
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £200 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 231 (65.07%) Cisco
2 151 (42.54%) LAN
3 139 (39.15%) Firewall
4 113 (31.83%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (30.70%) WAN
6 98 (27.61%) VPN
6 98 (27.61%) Windows
7 74 (20.85%) BGP
8 71 (20.00%) Juniper
9 70 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
10 69 (19.44%) DNS
11 65 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 63 (17.75%) OSPF
13 59 (16.62%) Finance
13 59 (16.62%) CCNP
14 57 (16.06%) DHCP
15 56 (15.77%) F5
16 55 (15.49%) VoIP
17 53 (14.93%) Active Directory
18 52 (14.65%) CCNA
18 52 (14.65%) CheckPoint
18 52 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (14.37%) ITIL
19 51 (14.37%) MS Office
20 49 (13.80%) TCP/IP
21 48 (13.52%) MPLS
22 47 (13.24%) Load Balancing
23 44 (12.39%) Windows 7
23 44 (12.39%) Network Security
24 41 (11.55%) Banking

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 28 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.63%) Lync
2 20 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.85%) IIS
6 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
Applications
1 51 (14.37%) MS Office
2 36 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.56%) IaaS
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 151 (42.54%) LAN
2 139 (39.15%) Firewall
3 109 (30.70%) WAN
4 98 (27.61%) VPN
5 74 (20.85%) BGP
6 70 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
7 69 (19.44%) DNS
8 63 (17.75%) OSPF
9 57 (16.06%) DHCP
10 55 (15.49%) VoIP
11 52 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 49 (13.80%) TCP/IP
13 48 (13.52%) MPLS
14 44 (12.39%) Network Security
15 37 (10.42%) Internet
15 37 (10.42%) WLAN
16 36 (10.14%) EIGRP
17 35 (9.86%) SAN
18 25 (7.04%) IP Telephony
19 24 (6.76%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
General
1 59 (16.62%) Finance
2 41 (11.55%) Banking
3 27 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.25%) Spanish Language
6 8 (2.25%) Retail
7 7 (1.97%) Games
8 3 (0.85%) Local Government
8 3 (0.85%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 113 (31.83%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.18%) Analyst
3 26 (7.32%) Consultant
3 26 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.48%) Architect
5 22 (6.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (5.92%) Service Analyst
7 20 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (3.94%) Security Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Network Support
10 13 (3.66%) Wireless Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.38%) Network Consultant
11 12 (3.38%) Network Architect
12 11 (3.10%) Security Manager
12 11 (3.10%) Operations Engineer
12 11 (3.10%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.85%) MAPI
1 3 (0.85%) Middleware
2 2 (0.56%) WAP
2 2 (0.56%) CGI
2 2 (0.56%) Web Services
2 2 (0.56%) XMPP
3 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.86%) Blackberry
2 29 (8.17%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.66%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.82%) Handset
6 10 (2.82%) Smartcard
6 10 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.82%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.97%) Online Games
9 4 (1.13%) IVR
9 4 (1.13%) Clustering
9 4 (1.13%) iPhone
10 3 (0.85%) FMCG
10 3 (0.85%) Open Source
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 98 (27.61%) Windows
2 44 (12.39%) Windows 7
3 41 (11.55%) Linux
4 23 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.63%) Windows XP
6 15 (4.23%) UNIX
6 15 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.10%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.97%) Android
11 6 (1.69%) Solaris
12 5 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.37%) ITIL
2 47 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 30 (8.45%) Incident Management
4 26 (7.32%) Network Management
5 24 (6.76%) Project Management
6 23 (6.48%) Service Management
7 22 (6.20%) Mentoring
8 18 (5.07%) E-Commerce
9 15 (4.23%) Migration
10 12 (3.38%) CRM
10 12 (3.38%) Network Design
11 11 (3.10%) Low Latency
12 10 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (2.54%) Software Deployment
13 9 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.25%) ITIL V3
14 8 (2.25%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (2.25%) Network Planning
15 7 (1.97%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (1.97%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.38%) Perl
2 11 (3.10%) SQL
3 10 (2.82%) Python
4 5 (1.41%) C
5 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 113 (31.83%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (16.62%) CCNP
3 52 (14.65%) CCNA
4 32 (9.01%) Degree
5 29 (8.17%) CCIE
6 21 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.35%) A+ Certification
8 14 (3.94%) MCP
9 12 (3.38%) MCITP
10 11 (3.10%) MCDST
11 10 (2.82%) CISSP
11 10 (2.82%) Security Cleared
12 9 (2.54%) MCSE
13 8 (2.25%) VCP4
14 7 (1.97%) SC Cleared
15 6 (1.69%) CISM
16 4 (1.13%) CCDA
16 4 (1.13%) JNCIA
17 3 (0.85%) MCSA
17 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.01%) SLA
2 11 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 53 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.54%) vSphere
4 6 (1.69%) ISA Server
4 6 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.41%) XenApp
6 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.85%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.56%) Xen
9 1 (0.28%) Snort
9 1 (0.28%) Squid
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) UAG
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (2.25%) SCCM
4 6 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.41%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.85%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.85%) Control-M
8 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.56%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.56%) SCOM
8 2 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 231 (65.07%) Cisco
2 71 (20.00%) Juniper
3 65 (18.31%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.77%) F5
5 52 (14.65%) CheckPoint
6 40 (11.27%) Citrix
7 31 (8.73%) HP
8 30 (8.45%) Blue Coat
9 27 (7.61%) VMware
10 24 (6.76%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.63%) Remedy
12 19 (5.35%) Aruba
13 17 (4.79%) Nortel
14 16 (4.51%) McAfee
15 13 (3.66%) Brocade
16 12 (3.38%) Splunk
16 12 (3.38%) Infoblox
17 11 (3.10%) Reuters
17 11 (3.10%) Bloomberg
18 10 (2.82%) CQG
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