The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 58 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 3.61% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.11% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 249 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.08% 24.88% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 91 66
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £186 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 10 (37.04%) LAN
2 8 (29.63%) WAN
3 7 (25.93%) VoIP
3 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
4 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 5 (18.52%) 2G
5 5 (18.52%) UMTS
5 5 (18.52%) GSM
5 5 (18.52%) 3G
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
6 4 (14.81%) BGP
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) CCNP
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) QA
6 4 (14.81%) Business Transformation
7 3 (11.11%) Huawei
7 3 (11.11%) Network Security
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) 4G
7 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) LAN
2 8 (29.63%) WAN
3 7 (25.93%) VoIP
4 6 (22.22%) LTE
5 5 (18.52%) 2G
5 5 (18.52%) UMTS
5 5 (18.52%) GSM
5 5 (18.52%) 3G
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
6 4 (14.81%) BGP
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
7 3 (11.11%) Network Security
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.11%) 4G
7 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 2 (7.41%) DSL
8 2 (7.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Project Management
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (14.81%) Business Transformation
2 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.70%) SIEM
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) VCP4
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) CCIP
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Netcool
1 2 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Huawei
2 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 3 (11.11%) Nokia
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.70%) SevOne
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) NetHawk
4 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Nortel
4 1 (3.70%) BMC