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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 199 170 153
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -17
Contract jobs citing Wireless 59 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.77% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 4.45% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 38
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £464 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.09%
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 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
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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
1880 1483 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.46% 17.27% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 687 651
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 106 162
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +7 19 £325 - 17
Surrey +1 9 £310 +3.33% 6
Hampshire -37 9 £268 -4.46% 6
East Sussex -1 7 £300 +9.09%
Oxfordshire -14 6 £261 -12.91% 8
Buckinghamshire -23 3 £225 -45.45% 6
West Sussex +5 2 £270 - 2
Kent -3 1 £430 -9.47% 3
Home Counties - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
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Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 46 (28.40%) Active Directory
1 46 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (27.78%) Windows
3 44 (27.16%) LAN
3 44 (27.16%) Telecoms
4 41 (25.31%) Firewall
5 39 (24.07%) Cisco
6 37 (22.84%) Microsoft
7 36 (22.22%) WAN
8 32 (19.75%) Project Management
9 29 (17.90%) ITIL
10 28 (17.28%) MS Office
11 27 (16.67%) VPN
12 24 (14.81%) Degree
13 23 (14.20%) LTE
13 23 (14.20%) 3G
13 23 (14.20%) CCNP
14 22 (13.58%) TCP/IP
15 21 (12.96%) DNS
15 21 (12.96%) CCNA
16 20 (12.35%) QA
17 18 (11.11%) WLAN
17 18 (11.11%) DHCP
18 17 (10.49%) SQL
18 17 (10.49%) MS Excel
18 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (10.49%) MPLS
18 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
19 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (9.88%) Windows XP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 12 (7.41%) IIS
2 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (17.28%) MS Office
2 17 (10.49%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) assyst
2 1 (0.62%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.16%) LAN
2 41 (25.31%) Firewall
3 36 (22.22%) WAN
4 27 (16.67%) VPN
5 23 (14.20%) 3G
5 23 (14.20%) LTE
6 22 (13.58%) TCP/IP
7 21 (12.96%) DNS
8 18 (11.11%) WLAN
8 18 (11.11%) DHCP
9 17 (10.49%) MPLS
10 16 (9.88%) 2G
11 15 (9.26%) VoIP
12 14 (8.64%) GSM
13 12 (7.41%) SAN
14 10 (6.17%) GPRS
14 10 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (5.56%) UMTS
16 7 (4.32%) IPsec
16 7 (4.32%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 44 (27.16%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.79%) Finance
3 6 (3.70%) Marketing
4 4 (2.47%) Retail
4 4 (2.47%) Electronics
4 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (18.52%) Network Engineer
2 28 (17.28%) Analyst
3 14 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.79%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.17%) Security Analyst
6 10 (6.17%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.70%) Quality Manager
9 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.09%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.47%) Architect
10 4 (2.47%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.47%) Network Support
11 3 (1.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) Field Support Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) Field Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) WAP
2 1 (0.62%) BREW
2 1 (0.62%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) J2EE
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
2 1 (0.62%) XML
2 1 (0.62%) ODBC
2 1 (0.62%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.47%) AVVID
4 4 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.85%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.85%) EPoS
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) MPEG
6 2 (1.23%) DTV
6 2 (1.23%) SecurID
6 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.23%) Wiki
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.78%) Windows
2 16 (9.88%) Windows XP
2 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (9.26%) Windows 7
3 15 (9.26%) Linux
4 14 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.85%) UNIX
7 2 (1.23%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) Project Management
2 29 (17.90%) ITIL
3 13 (8.02%) Network Design
4 12 (7.41%) Network Architecture
5 11 (6.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (6.79%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (6.79%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.17%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.17%) Coaching
6 10 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (4.94%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.32%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.70%) Quality Management
9 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.09%) Service Management
10 5 (3.09%) Information Security
10 5 (3.09%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.47%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.49%) SQL
2 15 (9.26%) C
3 6 (3.70%) C++
3 6 (3.70%) Assembly Language
4 5 (3.09%) Java
5 4 (2.47%) Perl
5 4 (2.47%) Python
5 4 (2.47%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.85%) C#
6 3 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.62%) VC++
8 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (14.81%) Degree
3 23 (14.20%) CCNP
4 21 (12.96%) CCNA
5 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
6 15 (9.26%) MCSE
7 14 (8.64%) SC Cleared
8 13 (8.02%) MCP
9 11 (6.79%) CCIE
10 10 (6.17%) CISSP
10 10 (6.17%) CEH
11 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.85%) CCIP
12 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.85%) Avaya Certification
13 2 (1.23%) PMP
13 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.23%) ISEB
13 2 (1.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.35%) QA
2 11 (6.79%) SLA
3 4 (2.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.94%) Firmware
3 3 (1.85%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) SCCM
2 10 (6.17%) Nessus
3 5 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.85%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.85%) WSUS
4 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Cisco
2 37 (22.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.02%) McAfee
4 12 (7.41%) HP
5 10 (6.17%) Qualys
6 8 (4.94%) Juniper
6 8 (4.94%) Ericsson
7 7 (4.32%) Nortel
7 7 (4.32%) Avaya
8 6 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.70%) BT
9 5 (3.09%) Citrix
9 5 (3.09%) Nokia
10 4 (2.47%) F5
11 3 (1.85%) Apple
11 3 (1.85%) SAP
11 3 (1.85%) Dell
11 3 (1.85%) VMware
11 3 (1.85%) Altiris
11 3 (1.85%) Huawei
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