The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 125 91 101
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 18 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.77% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 6.32% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 9
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£350 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £191 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £403 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.23 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -48.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.87 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.23 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-26.60% -2.67%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Bristol -16 6 £348 +54.44% 4
Devon -10 4 £300 -
Wiltshire -18 3 - - 2
Dorset -3 2 £360 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Somerset -13 1 - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (44.44%) Windows
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) Firewall
3 9 (25.00%) C
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (19.44%) Avaya
4 7 (19.44%) LAN
5 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (16.67%) VPN
5 6 (16.67%) MCSA
5 6 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) SLA
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (16.67%) 3G
5 6 (16.67%) Mitel
5 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 5 (13.89%) F5
6 5 (13.89%) ZigBee
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (13.89%) Apple
6 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
6 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) WAN

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Firewall
2 7 (19.44%) LAN
3 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (16.67%) VPN
3 6 (16.67%) 3G
3 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 5 (13.89%) ZigBee
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 5 (13.89%) Bluetooth
5 4 (11.11%) VoIP
5 4 (11.11%) LTE
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (8.33%) VLAN
6 3 (8.33%) BGP
6 3 (8.33%) GSM
6 3 (8.33%) DHCP
6 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Avionics
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Support
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) RF Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior RF Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) RF Design Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Firmware
1 4 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 4 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Physics
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 4 (11.11%) Change Management
2 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) Dependency Management
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C
2 2 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Tcl
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.67%) MCSA
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) MCP
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) CWNA
6 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) DO-160
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) UAG
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) Avaya
4 6 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (16.67%) Mitel
5 5 (13.89%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) Apple
6 4 (11.11%) Juniper
7 3 (8.33%) ProCurve
7 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
7 3 (8.33%) Symantec
8 2 (5.56%) EMC
8 2 (5.56%) Meru Networks
8 2 (5.56%) NetQoS
9 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.78%) IronPort
9 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
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