The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Reading 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 72 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Wireless 6 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 1.04% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 4.02% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate £450 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
- -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.07%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
260 199 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.07% 25.78% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 72 113
Average daily rate £280 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Wireless
Berkshire

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) 3G
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) 4G
4 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) UMTS
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) CCDP
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Nortel
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
2 4 (25.00%) 3G
3 3 (18.75%) ATM
3 3 (18.75%) 4G
3 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (12.50%) UMTS
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) 2G
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) SONET
5 1 (6.25%) PPP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IP Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Change Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Product Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.25%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (12.50%) eTOM
2 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) B2B
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCDA
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) Aruba
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Nortel
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (6.25%) MetaSolv
4 1 (6.25%) Cramer
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
4 1 (6.25%) Infovista
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) F5
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