The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 14 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 24 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.36% 0.71% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.78% 5.56% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 0
Average daily rate £380 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-6.33% +63.21%
Wireless
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.04% 12.77% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 29
Average daily rate £350 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +38.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 41 (95.35%) LAN
2 40 (93.02%) Cisco
3 39 (90.70%) WAN
3 39 (90.70%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (88.37%) Firewall
5 36 (83.72%) VoIP
6 35 (81.40%) SC Cleared
6 35 (81.40%) Security Cleared
7 28 (65.12%) CCNP
8 24 (55.81%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (53.49%) CheckPoint
10 16 (37.21%) Network Security
11 15 (34.88%) CCNA
12 13 (30.23%) IP Telephony
13 12 (27.91%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
15 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
16 5 (11.63%) Fault Management
16 5 (11.63%) CCIE
17 4 (9.30%) VPN
17 4 (9.30%) SLA
18 3 (6.98%) ITIL
18 3 (6.98%) MPLS
19 2 (4.65%) OSPF
19 2 (4.65%) Migration
19 2 (4.65%) Juniper
19 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
19 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
19 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPT
20 1 (2.33%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) LAN
2 39 (90.70%) WAN
3 38 (88.37%) Firewall
4 36 (83.72%) VoIP
5 24 (55.81%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (37.21%) Network Security
7 13 (30.23%) IP Telephony
8 12 (27.91%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.30%) VPN
10 3 (6.98%) MPLS
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (4.65%) OSPF
12 1 (2.33%) 802.11
12 1 (2.33%) BGP
12 1 (2.33%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
12 1 (2.33%) SSL
12 1 (2.33%) VLAN
12 1 (2.33%) WLAN
General
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (72.09%) Network Engineer
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 13 (30.23%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (27.91%) Consultant
4 12 (27.91%) Network Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Firewall Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Designer
9 1 (2.33%) Migration Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Migration Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Fault Management
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
3 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Change Management
4 1 (2.33%) Network Design
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 39 (90.70%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (81.40%) SC Cleared
2 35 (81.40%) Security Cleared
3 28 (65.12%) CCNP
4 15 (34.88%) CCNA
5 5 (11.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Cisco
2 23 (53.49%) CheckPoint
3 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.33%) F5
5 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL