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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 52 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 16 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 0.39% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 1.69% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +58.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
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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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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

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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 19 September 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 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) LAN
3 10 (34.48%) DHCP
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
3 10 (34.48%) VPN
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
4 9 (31.03%) DNS
4 9 (31.03%) CCNP
4 9 (31.03%) WLAN
4 9 (31.03%) MPLS
4 9 (31.03%) IPsec
4 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
4 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
4 9 (31.03%) Network Architecture
4 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (27.59%) Network Design
6 7 (24.14%) QA
7 6 (20.69%) Project Management
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) GSM
9 4 (13.79%) Juniper
9 4 (13.79%) 3G
9 4 (13.79%) 2G
9 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 4 (13.79%) CDMA
9 4 (13.79%) GPRS
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL
9 4 (13.79%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) LAN
2 10 (34.48%) DHCP
2 10 (34.48%) WAN
2 10 (34.48%) VPN
3 9 (31.03%) DNS
3 9 (31.03%) WLAN
3 9 (31.03%) MPLS
3 9 (31.03%) IPsec
4 5 (17.24%) GSM
5 4 (13.79%) 3G
5 4 (13.79%) 2G
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) CDMA
5 4 (13.79%) GPRS
5 4 (13.79%) WCDMA
6 3 (10.34%) LTE
7 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
8 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Change Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
1 9 (31.03%) Network Architecture
1 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (27.59%) Network Design
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 4 (13.79%) SLA
3 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
3 3 (10.34%) F5
3 3 (10.34%) Nortel
3 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
3 3 (10.34%) Nokia
4 2 (6.90%) Huawei
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.45%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) Siemens
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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