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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 54 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Wireless 9 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.07% 1.62% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.81% 5.77% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £389 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.09% +76.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -38.46%
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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
155 260 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.47% 28.14% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 82 75
Average daily rate £338 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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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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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 3 July 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 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
1 7 (29.17%) CCNP
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.67%) UMTS
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) GSM
4 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (16.67%) LTE
4 4 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Junos
5 3 (12.50%) GPRS
5 3 (12.50%) WLAN
5 3 (12.50%) Motorola
5 3 (12.50%) CCIE
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) CCDA
6 2 (8.33%) CCDP
6 2 (8.33%) TACACS
6 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.83%) OSPF
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
4 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (16.67%) LTE
4 4 (16.67%) GSM
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) UMTS
5 3 (12.50%) WLAN
5 3 (12.50%) GPRS
5 3 (12.50%) Junos
6 2 (8.33%) FWSM
6 2 (8.33%) GGSN
6 2 (8.33%) SGSN
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Security Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) PMI
1 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) HPUX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.17%) Product Management
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCNP
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CCDP
3 2 (8.33%) CCSA
3 2 (8.33%) CCSE
3 2 (8.33%) JNCIS
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (12.50%) Motorola
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (4.17%) Sybase
7 1 (4.17%) TOWER Software
7 1 (4.17%) Meraki
7 1 (4.17%) Nortel
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Nokia
7 1 (4.17%) Ericsson