The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 197 169 143
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -26
Contract jobs citing Wireless 63 66 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.78% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 4.47% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £182 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £471 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £21.20 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1883 1477 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.44% 17.49% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 684 633
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 99 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +14 22 £325 -7.14% 27
Surrey +1 9 £310 +3.33% 10
Hampshire -31 9 £270 -1.81% 8
East Sussex -6 7 £300 +9.09%
Oxfordshire -6 6 £261 -12.91% 10
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £213 -48.42% 6
West Sussex +4 2 £270 - 6
Kent +1 1 £430 -9.47% 1
Middlesex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
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Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
3 46 (27.71%) Windows
4 45 (27.11%) LAN
5 43 (25.90%) Telecoms
6 42 (25.30%) Cisco
7 41 (24.70%) Firewall
8 37 (22.29%) WAN
9 36 (21.69%) Microsoft
10 32 (19.28%) Project Management
11 30 (18.07%) ITIL
12 28 (16.87%) MS Office
13 27 (16.27%) VPN
14 24 (14.46%) CCNP
14 24 (14.46%) Degree
15 22 (13.25%) LTE
15 22 (13.25%) CCNA
15 22 (13.25%) 3G
15 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
16 21 (12.65%) DNS
17 20 (12.05%) QA
18 19 (11.45%) WLAN
19 18 (10.84%) DHCP
19 18 (10.84%) MPLS
19 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
20 17 (10.24%) MS Excel
21 16 (9.64%) Windows XP
21 16 (9.64%) SQL
21 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 15 (9.04%) C

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (7.23%) IIS
2 11 (6.63%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.20%) Lync
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (16.87%) MS Office
2 17 (10.24%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.23%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) assyst
2 1 (0.60%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (27.11%) LAN
2 41 (24.70%) Firewall
3 37 (22.29%) WAN
4 27 (16.27%) VPN
5 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
5 22 (13.25%) 3G
5 22 (13.25%) LTE
6 21 (12.65%) DNS
7 19 (11.45%) WLAN
8 18 (10.84%) DHCP
8 18 (10.84%) MPLS
9 15 (9.04%) 2G
9 15 (9.04%) VoIP
10 14 (8.43%) GSM
11 12 (7.23%) SAN
12 10 (6.02%) GPRS
12 10 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (5.42%) UMTS
14 8 (4.82%) IPsec
15 7 (4.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) LabVIEW
General
1 43 (25.90%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.23%) Finance
3 6 (3.61%) Retail
3 6 (3.61%) Marketing
4 4 (2.41%) Electronics
4 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (19.28%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.87%) Analyst
3 14 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) Security Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) IT Security Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.61%) Quality Manager
8 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Network Support
10 4 (2.41%) Test Engineer
11 3 (1.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (1.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (1.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (1.81%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (1.81%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) WAP
2 1 (0.60%) BREW
2 1 (0.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) J2EE
2 1 (0.60%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) XML
2 1 (0.60%) ODBC
2 1 (0.60%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.01%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.01%) EPoS
4 4 (2.41%) AVVID
4 4 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.81%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.20%) Wiki
6 2 (1.20%) SecurID
6 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.20%) NHS
6 2 (1.20%) MPEG
6 2 (1.20%) DTV
7 1 (0.60%) Handset
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) ASIC
7 1 (0.60%) PDA
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.71%) Windows
2 16 (9.64%) Windows XP
3 15 (9.04%) Linux
3 15 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (9.04%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.81%) UNIX
7 2 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) Project Management
2 30 (18.07%) ITIL
3 14 (8.43%) Network Design
4 13 (7.83%) Network Architecture
5 11 (6.63%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (6.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (6.63%) Coaching
5 11 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (6.63%) Incident Management
5 11 (6.63%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.02%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.61%) Quality Management
9 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.01%) Service Management
10 5 (3.01%) Information Security
10 5 (3.01%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.41%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.64%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) C
3 6 (3.61%) C++
3 6 (3.61%) Assembly Language
4 5 (3.01%) Java
5 4 (2.41%) Perl
5 4 (2.41%) Python
5 4 (2.41%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.81%) C#
6 3 (1.81%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.60%) VC++
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (14.46%) CCNP
2 24 (14.46%) Degree
3 22 (13.25%) CCNA
4 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (9.04%) MCSE
6 15 (9.04%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.83%) MCP
8 11 (6.63%) CCIE
9 10 (6.02%) CEH
9 10 (6.02%) CISSP
10 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.81%) CCIP
11 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.81%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (1.20%) PMP
12 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.20%) HND
12 2 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.05%) QA
2 10 (6.02%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.82%) Firmware
3 3 (1.81%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) SCCM
2 10 (6.02%) Nessus
3 5 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.81%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.81%) WSUS
4 3 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.81%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 42 (25.30%) Cisco
2 36 (21.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.83%) McAfee
4 12 (7.23%) HP
5 10 (6.02%) Qualys
6 9 (5.42%) Juniper
7 8 (4.82%) Ericsson
8 7 (4.22%) Nortel
8 7 (4.22%) Avaya
8 7 (4.22%) BT
9 6 (3.61%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.61%) Citrix
10 5 (3.01%) Nokia
10 5 (3.01%) F5
11 3 (1.81%) Apple
11 3 (1.81%) SAP
11 3 (1.81%) Dell
11 3 (1.81%) VMware
11 3 (1.81%) Altiris
11 3 (1.81%) Huawei
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