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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 117 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 31 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 5.76% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 5
Average daily rate £343 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £342
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £22.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £35.75 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
413 434 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 13.45% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 221 170
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 12 £330 -5.71% 5
Wiltshire -10 7 £351 +180.40% 3
Gloucestershire +11 4 £225 -27.41% 4
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Somerset +2 2 - -
Devon -7 1 - - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (55.74%) Cisco
2 27 (44.26%) Firewall
3 21 (34.43%) VPN
4 19 (31.15%) Data Centre
5 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (22.95%) LAN
8 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
9 12 (19.67%) ITIL
9 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
10 11 (18.03%) IronPort
10 11 (18.03%) High Availability
11 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
11 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
11 10 (16.39%) MPLS
12 9 (14.75%) CCNA
12 9 (14.75%) HP
12 9 (14.75%) DNS
12 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
12 9 (14.75%) FWSM
12 9 (14.75%) Network Security
12 9 (14.75%) Degree
13 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
13 8 (13.11%) Wireless Security
13 8 (13.11%) Network Management
13 8 (13.11%) CCNP
13 8 (13.11%) Juniper
13 8 (13.11%) Nokia
13 8 (13.11%) Change Management

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (44.26%) Firewall
2 21 (34.43%) VPN
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (22.95%) LAN
5 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
6 10 (16.39%) MPLS
7 9 (14.75%) DNS
7 9 (14.75%) FWSM
7 9 (14.75%) Network Security
8 8 (13.11%) Wireless Security
9 7 (11.48%) DHCP
9 7 (11.48%) VLAN
9 7 (11.48%) WAN
10 6 (9.84%) 802.11
10 6 (9.84%) BGP
10 6 (9.84%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (9.84%) IP Telephony
10 6 (9.84%) OSPF
10 6 (9.84%) SSL
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.48%) Network Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Support
5 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Wireless Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) Ember.js
2 1 (1.64%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) iPad
4 3 (4.92%) iPhone
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.28%) VHDL
6 1 (1.64%) Home Automation
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) Physics
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) PMI
6 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Android
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) High Availability
3 8 (13.11%) Change Management
3 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.11%) Network Management
4 7 (11.48%) Network Design
4 7 (11.48%) Time Management
5 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) B2B
6 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security
7 3 (4.92%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
7 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) C
2 3 (4.92%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) Embedded C
2 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.75%) CCNA
2 9 (14.75%) Degree
3 8 (13.11%) CCNP
4 7 (11.48%) CCIE
5 5 (8.20%) HND
6 4 (6.56%) CISSP
6 4 (6.56%) JNCIE
6 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) CWNA
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) CCDA
9 1 (1.64%) CCDP
9 1 (1.64%) CCSA
9 1 (1.64%) CWDP
9 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) FIPS 140-2
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Firmware
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Cisco
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) IronPort
4 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
5 9 (14.75%) HP
6 8 (13.11%) Juniper
6 8 (13.11%) Nokia
7 6 (9.84%) Blue Coat
7 6 (9.84%) F5
7 6 (9.84%) IBM
7 6 (9.84%) Intel
7 6 (9.84%) Intel Security
8 5 (8.20%) CA
8 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
8 5 (8.20%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.92%) Apple
9 3 (4.92%) Aruba
9 3 (4.92%) Remedy
10 2 (3.28%) Perforce
10 2 (3.28%) VMware
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