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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 133 156 175
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +19
Contract jobs citing Wireless 110 79 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 0.95% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.93% 5.52% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +95.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +31.57%
Wireless
England

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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Wireless
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 30 January 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.

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 +32 57 £325 +18.18% 30
Hampshire -24 21 £273 -21.92% 8
Surrey +5 12 £293 -22.00% 7
West Sussex -9 8 £290 -27.50% 2
Oxfordshire -15 7 £390 +8.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £388 -18.42% 3
Kent -10 1 £263 - 1
East Sussex -11 1 £400 +23.07%
Home Counties - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - - - -
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Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 73 (43.20%) LAN
2 69 (40.83%) Cisco
3 60 (35.50%) WAN
4 56 (33.14%) ITIL
5 51 (30.18%) Firewall
6 49 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (27.22%) Telecoms
8 41 (24.26%) Windows
9 35 (20.71%) WLAN
9 35 (20.71%) VPN
9 35 (20.71%) CCNP
10 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
10 34 (20.12%) Microsoft
11 32 (18.93%) MPLS
12 30 (17.75%) F5
13 29 (17.16%) OSPF
14 26 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (14.79%) Security Cleared
15 25 (14.79%) MS Office
16 24 (14.20%) CheckPoint
17 23 (13.61%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (13.61%) Degree
18 22 (13.02%) 3G
18 22 (13.02%) Network Security
19 21 (12.43%) SC Cleared
19 21 (12.43%) Project Management
20 20 (11.83%) Fortinet
20 20 (11.83%) LTE
21 19 (11.24%) BGP
21 19 (11.24%) HP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.14%) IIS
3 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.78%) Lync
6 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (14.79%) MS Office
2 10 (5.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (43.20%) LAN
2 60 (35.50%) WAN
3 51 (30.18%) Firewall
4 35 (20.71%) WLAN
4 35 (20.71%) VPN
5 32 (18.93%) MPLS
6 29 (17.16%) OSPF
7 26 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (13.61%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (13.02%) 3G
9 22 (13.02%) Network Security
10 20 (11.83%) LTE
11 19 (11.24%) BGP
11 19 (11.24%) SSL
12 18 (10.65%) VoIP
13 17 (10.06%) IPsec
13 17 (10.06%) 4G
13 17 (10.06%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (9.47%) Radio Access Network
14 16 (9.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
General
1 46 (27.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.55%) Finance
3 5 (2.96%) Retail
4 4 (2.37%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.12%) Network Engineer
2 24 (14.20%) Analyst
3 20 (11.83%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.28%) Design Engineer
4 14 (8.28%) Security Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.33%) Support Technician
7 8 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Architect
8 7 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.14%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 6 (3.55%) Wireless Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) IP Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.96%) Security Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) RAN Engineer
11 4 (2.37%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (2.37%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (0.59%) J2EE
2 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.59%) HTML
2 1 (0.59%) J2ME
2 1 (0.59%) CGI
2 1 (0.59%) BREW
2 1 (0.59%) Ajax
2 1 (0.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) SecurID
2 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.37%) AVVID
3 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.78%) NHS
4 3 (1.78%) Replication
4 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.78%) PKI
4 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) IVR
5 2 (1.18%) MPEG
5 2 (1.18%) PMI
6 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.59%) Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.59%) PDA
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.26%) Windows
2 13 (7.69%) Linux
3 11 (6.51%) Windows XP
3 11 (6.51%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.37%) UNIX
7 3 (1.78%) Solaris
7 3 (1.78%) Android
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.14%) ITIL
2 21 (12.43%) Project Management
3 15 (8.88%) Validation
4 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2
4 12 (7.10%) eTOM
5 8 (4.73%) Network Architecture
5 8 (4.73%) Service Management
5 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (4.73%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.14%) Network Planning
6 7 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (4.14%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (4.14%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (4.14%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (3.55%) Network Management
7 6 (3.55%) Information Security
7 6 (3.55%) Migration
8 5 (2.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.10%) SQL
2 10 (5.92%) C
3 3 (1.78%) Python
3 3 (1.78%) Perl
3 3 (1.78%) C++
3 3 (1.78%) Embedded C
3 3 (1.78%) Embedded C++
4 2 (1.18%) C#
4 2 (1.18%) Java
4 2 (1.18%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.59%) VC++
5 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (20.71%) CCNP
3 25 (14.79%) Security Cleared
4 23 (13.61%) Degree
5 21 (12.43%) SC Cleared
6 18 (10.65%) CCNA
7 16 (9.47%) CISSP
8 11 (6.51%) CCIE
9 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.14%) MCSE
10 7 (4.14%) MCP
11 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (2.96%) CEH
13 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.37%) CCIP
14 3 (1.78%) CCDP
14 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
15 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.18%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) SLA
2 11 (6.51%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.92%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.37%) vSphere
4 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) SCCM
2 5 (2.96%) Nessus
2 5 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.18%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.18%) Netcool
5 1 (0.59%) Cacti
5 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 69 (40.83%) Cisco
2 34 (20.12%) Microsoft
3 30 (17.75%) F5
4 24 (14.20%) CheckPoint
5 20 (11.83%) Fortinet
6 19 (11.24%) HP
7 17 (10.06%) Ericsson
8 12 (7.10%) CA
8 12 (7.10%) Huawei
9 11 (6.51%) AlgoSec
9 11 (6.51%) Tufin
10 8 (4.73%) VMware
10 8 (4.73%) Citrix
11 7 (4.14%) Juniper
11 7 (4.14%) McAfee
12 6 (3.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (3.55%) Avaya
13 5 (2.96%) Nokia
13 5 (2.96%) BT
13 5 (2.96%) Blue Coat
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