The first table below looks at the demand for WiMAX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WiMAX over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WiMAX
Rank 584 523 558
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +35
Contract jobs citing WiMAX 3 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.042% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate - £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £280
% change year-on-year
- +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7090 7278 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.99% 15.26% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3618 4325
Average daily rate £356 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 576 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%

WiMAX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WiMAX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WiMAX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WiMAX within the UK.

WiMAX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WiMAX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WiMAX within the UK.

WiMAX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WiMAX
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WiMAX within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -55 2 - - 1
South East -1 1 - -
London -12 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -

WiMAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WiMAX 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 WiMAX.

1 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (50.00%) Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) 3G
3 5 (50.00%) 4G
4 4 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Mapinfo
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) Google
5 3 (30.00%) HND
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) GSM
5 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) SMTP
6 2 (20.00%) NFS
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) SDH
6 2 (20.00%) UMTS
6 2 (20.00%) ATM
6 2 (20.00%) CDMA
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) DWDM

WiMAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WiMAX 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 WiMAX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) 4G
2 5 (50.00%) 3G
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) GSM
4 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (30.00%) WCDMA
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (20.00%) CDMA
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) UMTS
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) SDH
5 2 (20.00%) ATM
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) RF Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) RF Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) QMS
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) HND
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CNA
3 1 (10.00%) Novell Certification
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Google
1 3 (30.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (10.00%) SGI
2 1 (10.00%) OPNET
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) Agilent
2 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (10.00%) Actix
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Nortel
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia