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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 127 173 166
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 133 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 0.82% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 4.58% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 9
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -
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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
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +45 78 £290 -4.91% 26
Hampshire -10 21 £400 +26.18% 8
Surrey +7 12 £293 -42.92% 10
Oxfordshire -8 11 £390 +8.33% 11
West Sussex -13 7 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £350 -26.31% 13
Kent -12 1 £263 -33.33%
Middlesex - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
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Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 80 (38.83%) LAN
2 77 (37.38%) Cisco
3 66 (32.04%) Telecoms
4 65 (31.55%) WAN
5 60 (29.13%) ITIL
6 59 (28.64%) Firewall
7 50 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (22.33%) Windows
9 45 (21.84%) MPLS
10 43 (20.87%) LTE
11 41 (19.90%) Wi-Fi
12 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
13 38 (18.45%) 4G
14 37 (17.96%) VPN
15 36 (17.48%) GSM
15 36 (17.48%) 3G
16 35 (16.99%) Active Directory
16 35 (16.99%) WLAN
17 34 (16.50%) UMTS
17 34 (16.50%) CCNP
18 31 (15.05%) OSPF
18 31 (15.05%) F5
19 28 (13.59%) WiMAX
20 27 (13.11%) CheckPoint
20 27 (13.11%) MS Office
20 27 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
21 26 (12.62%) Ericsson
22 25 (12.14%) Security Cleared
22 25 (12.14%) Degree
22 25 (12.14%) Radio Access Network

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.40%) IIS
3 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.46%) Lync
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (13.11%) MS Office
2 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (38.83%) LAN
2 65 (31.55%) WAN
3 59 (28.64%) Firewall
4 45 (21.84%) MPLS
5 43 (20.87%) LTE
6 41 (19.90%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (18.45%) 4G
8 37 (17.96%) VPN
9 36 (17.48%) GSM
9 36 (17.48%) 3G
10 35 (16.99%) WLAN
11 34 (16.50%) UMTS
12 31 (15.05%) OSPF
13 28 (13.59%) WiMAX
14 27 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (12.14%) Radio Access Network
16 23 (11.17%) Network Security
17 22 (10.68%) BGP
18 21 (10.19%) VoIP
19 19 (9.22%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.49%) LabVIEW
General
1 66 (32.04%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.34%) Finance
3 7 (3.40%) Retail
4 4 (1.94%) Back Office
5 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.46%) Billing
6 2 (0.97%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (17.96%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.14%) Analyst
3 21 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.28%) Design Engineer
5 14 (6.80%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.80%) Security Engineer
6 10 (4.85%) Architect
7 9 (4.37%) Support Technician
7 9 (4.37%) Wireless Engineer
8 8 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (3.88%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.40%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.40%) 1st Line Support Technician
10 6 (2.91%) IT Support
10 6 (2.91%) IP Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) RAN Engineer
11 5 (2.43%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.49%) J2EE
2 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.49%) J2ME
2 1 (0.49%) CGI
2 1 (0.49%) Ajax
2 1 (0.49%) BREW
2 1 (0.49%) jQuery
2 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.83%) SecurID
2 9 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.94%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.94%) Replication
3 4 (1.94%) AVVID
3 4 (1.94%) e-Health
3 4 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.46%) PMI
4 3 (1.46%) PKI
5 2 (0.97%) CMDB
5 2 (0.97%) NHS
5 2 (0.97%) MPEG
5 2 (0.97%) Clustering
5 2 (0.97%) IVR
5 2 (0.97%) iPad
5 2 (0.97%) Statistics
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.33%) Windows
2 24 (11.65%) Linux
3 12 (5.83%) Windows XP
4 10 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.91%) UNIX
7 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.94%) Solaris
9 3 (1.46%) Android
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.13%) ITIL
2 18 (8.74%) Network Planning
3 17 (8.25%) Project Management
4 16 (7.77%) Validation
5 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2
5 12 (5.83%) eTOM
6 10 (4.85%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.37%) Network Architecture
7 9 (4.37%) Logistics
8 8 (3.88%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (3.88%) UML
8 8 (3.88%) Service Management
8 8 (3.88%) Network Management
8 8 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (3.40%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (3.40%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.40%) Migration
9 7 (3.40%) OOD
9 7 (3.40%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.17%) C
2 12 (5.83%) SQL
3 10 (4.85%) C++
4 8 (3.88%) Embedded C
5 7 (3.40%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.94%) Perl
6 4 (1.94%) Python
7 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.49%) VC++
8 1 (0.49%) Java
8 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (16.50%) CCNP
3 25 (12.14%) Degree
3 25 (12.14%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.19%) SC Cleared
5 19 (9.22%) CCNA
6 16 (7.77%) CISSP
7 13 (6.31%) CCIE
7 13 (6.31%) VCP4
8 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.40%) MCP
9 7 (3.40%) MCSE
10 5 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (2.43%) CEH
11 4 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.94%) CCIP
11 4 (1.94%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.46%) CCDP
12 3 (1.46%) ISEB
12 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.25%) SLA
2 12 (5.83%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.37%) QA
4 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (16.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.91%) vSphere
4 4 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (3.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.43%) Nessus
2 5 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.97%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.97%) Netcool
5 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.49%) Cacti
5 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 77 (37.38%) Cisco
2 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.05%) F5
4 27 (13.11%) CheckPoint
5 26 (12.62%) Ericsson
6 24 (11.65%) HP
7 21 (10.19%) Fortinet
8 17 (8.25%) Huawei
9 16 (7.77%) CA
10 11 (5.34%) VMware
10 11 (5.34%) Tufin
10 11 (5.34%) AlgoSec
11 9 (4.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (4.37%) Citrix
12 8 (3.88%) Juniper
13 7 (3.40%) McAfee
14 5 (2.43%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.43%) Qualys
14 5 (2.43%) Nokia
15 4 (1.94%) Avaya
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