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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 128 117 92
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing Wireless 14 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.59% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 4.74% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 11
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£310 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £316 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £335 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £14.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +132.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £12.75 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.50 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -38.46%
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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
359 359 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.44% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 216 150
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 42 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 4 £340 - 4
Gloucestershire -2 3 £318 -2.30% 4
Devon -5 2 £275 - 2
Dorset - 2 - -
Somerset +5 1 - -
Bristol -4 1 £295 -7.81% 3
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England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 23 (50.00%) Cisco
3 20 (43.48%) WAN
4 19 (41.30%) LAN
5 17 (36.96%) Juniper
5 17 (36.96%) CheckPoint
6 14 (30.43%) MPLS
6 14 (30.43%) VLAN
7 13 (28.26%) VPN
7 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
8 12 (26.09%) Network Load Balancing
9 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (19.57%) CCNA
10 9 (19.57%) OSPF
10 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
10 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
11 8 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (17.39%) CCNP
11 8 (17.39%) BGP
12 7 (15.22%) C
12 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
13 6 (13.04%) DNS
13 6 (13.04%) VoIP
13 6 (13.04%) HP
13 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
14 5 (10.87%) FWSM
14 5 (10.87%) Network Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 20 (43.48%) WAN
3 19 (41.30%) LAN
4 14 (30.43%) VLAN
4 14 (30.43%) MPLS
5 13 (28.26%) VPN
6 9 (19.57%) OSPF
6 9 (19.57%) IP Telephony
6 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (17.39%) BGP
8 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (13.04%) DNS
9 6 (13.04%) VoIP
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (10.87%) FWSM
10 5 (10.87%) Unified Communications
10 5 (10.87%) DHCP
10 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Subversion
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.52%) Electronics
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Military
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
1 12 (26.09%) Network Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Network Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Network Support
4 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Network Services Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Technician
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.52%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) VHDL
4 1 (2.17%) Verilog
4 1 (2.17%) ASIC
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) SystemC
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) CentOS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Network Load Balancing
2 8 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Network Management
5 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Validation
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.35%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Open Source
7 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (4.35%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
3 3 (6.52%) C++
3 3 (6.52%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCNA
3 8 (17.39%) CCNP
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) MCSE
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CWNA
6 1 (2.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.52%) Iperf
3 2 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) CheckPoint
2 17 (36.96%) Juniper
3 13 (28.26%) SolarWinds
4 6 (13.04%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) IBM
5 5 (10.87%) IronPort
5 5 (10.87%) CA
5 5 (10.87%) Nokia
5 5 (10.87%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.52%) Polycom
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) Avaya
6 3 (6.52%) McAfee
6 3 (6.52%) Meraki
7 2 (4.35%) NetQoS
7 2 (4.35%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.17%) Anite
Devon
Imperative People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Imperative People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago