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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 112 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 28 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.65% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 4.47% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £340 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
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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
371 470 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.81% 14.56% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 192
Average daily rate £360 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.22 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £41.10 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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
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 24 April 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
Wiltshire +19 10 £288 - 7
Bristol +9 7 £308 +43.02% 7
Somerset +4 4 £306 +103.66% 1
Gloucestershire -10 4 £310 - 7
Devon -1 2 - - 2
Dorset - 1 - -
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England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 32 (57.14%) Cisco
1 32 (57.14%) Firewall
2 28 (50.00%) WAN
3 27 (48.21%) LAN
4 20 (35.71%) MPLS
5 19 (33.93%) Juniper
5 19 (33.93%) VLAN
6 18 (32.14%) CheckPoint
6 18 (32.14%) VPN
7 16 (28.57%) IP Telephony
8 15 (26.79%) SolarWinds
9 14 (25.00%) VoIP
10 13 (23.21%) Network Load Balancing
11 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (21.43%) CCNA
12 11 (19.64%) WLAN
13 10 (17.86%) Windows
13 10 (17.86%) HP
13 10 (17.86%) OSPF
13 10 (17.86%) BGP
13 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
13 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
13 10 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (16.07%) DNS
15 8 (14.29%) McAfee
15 8 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (14.29%) Avaya
15 8 (14.29%) Polycom
15 8 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (14.29%) Network Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (57.14%) Firewall
2 28 (50.00%) WAN
3 27 (48.21%) LAN
4 20 (35.71%) MPLS
5 19 (33.93%) VLAN
6 18 (32.14%) VPN
7 16 (28.57%) IP Telephony
8 14 (25.00%) VoIP
9 11 (19.64%) WLAN
10 10 (17.86%) OSPF
10 10 (17.86%) BGP
10 10 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (16.07%) DNS
12 8 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (12.50%) Unified Communications
13 7 (12.50%) FWSM
13 7 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Network Support
4 6 (10.71%) Senior Network Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Network Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Network Services Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (1.79%) Administrator
9 1 (1.79%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Ajax
1 1 (1.79%) JSON
1 1 (1.79%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.36%) Handset
3 3 (5.36%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.57%) VHDL
5 1 (1.79%) Verilog
5 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) ASIC
5 1 (1.79%) SystemC
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.57%) CentOS
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Network Load Balancing
2 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.29%) Network Management
3 8 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Validation
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) ITSM
6 2 (3.57%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.57%) Signal Processing
6 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.79%) Migration
7 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) C
2 4 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (3.57%) C++
3 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.79%) AWK
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (21.43%) CCNA
2 5 (8.93%) CCNP
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) CCVP
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.36%) Iperf
3 2 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco
2 19 (33.93%) Juniper
3 18 (32.14%) CheckPoint
4 15 (26.79%) SolarWinds
5 10 (17.86%) HP
6 8 (14.29%) McAfee
6 8 (14.29%) Avaya
6 8 (14.29%) Polycom
7 7 (12.50%) IronPort
7 7 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.50%) CA
7 7 (12.50%) Nokia
7 7 (12.50%) IBM
8 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.93%) SonicWALL
10 3 (5.36%) VMware
10 3 (5.36%) Remedy
10 3 (5.36%) Meraki
11 1 (1.79%) Anite
11 1 (1.79%) SAP
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