The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 255 246 225
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs citing Wireless 442 433 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.82% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 6.06% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 209 219
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 77
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £39.20 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireless
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
England -3 402 £325 - 184
London +21 148 £350 - 67
South East +5 70 £283 -19.28% 51
City of London +30 40 £318 -12.41% 22
North West -21 36 £275 -21.42% 10
Berkshire +27 35 £320 -17.41% 20
East Midlands +19 32 £388 +40.90% 3
East of England -30 31 £338 +32.35% 26
South West -40 21 £320 +8.47% 13
Yorkshire +18 20 £275 -13.38% 9
West Midlands -12 20 £315 +14.54% 4
Manchester -9 18 £275 -24.13% 4
Reading +27 16 £325 -35.00% 6
Nottinghamshire +12 14 £445 +48.33%
Nottingham +19 13 £450 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £330 -1.49% 19
Cheshire +3 11 £338 -3.57% 2
Scotland -28 11 £275 -24.65% 7
Birmingham -2 10 £320 -26.43% 1
South Yorkshire - 10 £275 - 3
Sheffield - 9 £275 - 3
Essex -5 8 £338 +255.26% 2
Wales -26 8 £375 +42.85% 2
Hampshire -29 8 £283 -5.83% 6
Oxfordshire +2 7 £348 -18.23% 4
Brentwood - 7 £338 -
Bristol - 7 £348 - 5
West Yorkshire +9 6 £210 -33.85% 5
West Sussex +7 6 £255 - 2
Northamptonshire +7 6 £388 - 1

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 417 (48.71%) Cisco
2 307 (35.86%) LAN
3 275 (32.13%) Firewall
4 263 (30.72%) Windows
5 245 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (26.05%) WAN
7 202 (23.60%) Microsoft
8 169 (19.74%) VPN
9 159 (18.57%) Active Directory
10 145 (16.94%) CCNP
11 139 (16.24%) HP
12 135 (15.77%) Windows 7
13 127 (14.84%) Juniper
13 127 (14.84%) ITIL
14 120 (14.02%) DNS
15 119 (13.90%) TCP/IP
15 119 (13.90%) DHCP
16 118 (13.79%) CCNA
17 111 (12.97%) Telecoms
18 110 (12.85%) WLAN
18 110 (12.85%) MS Exchange
19 105 (12.27%) MS Office
20 104 (12.15%) VMware
21 102 (11.92%) VoIP
22 101 (11.80%) Citrix
23 98 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
24 97 (11.33%) CheckPoint
25 86 (10.05%) Finance
26 85 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
26 85 (9.93%) MS Excel

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 110 (12.85%) MS Exchange
2 69 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 40 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (4.32%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.80%) IIS
7 22 (2.57%) Lync
8 17 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.35%) CMS
13 1 (0.12%) Apache
13 1 (0.12%) Site Server
13 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 105 (12.27%) MS Office
2 85 (9.93%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Summit
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.35%) assyst
4 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) BPCS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.52%) Office 365
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) SaaS
4 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 307 (35.86%) LAN
2 275 (32.13%) Firewall
3 223 (26.05%) WAN
4 169 (19.74%) VPN
5 120 (14.02%) DNS
6 119 (13.90%) TCP/IP
6 119 (13.90%) DHCP
7 110 (12.85%) WLAN
8 102 (11.92%) VoIP
9 82 (9.58%) SAN
10 80 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
11 69 (8.06%) MPLS
11 69 (8.06%) Network Security
12 59 (6.89%) BGP
13 57 (6.66%) IPsec
14 55 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (6.43%) OSPF
14 55 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (5.72%) Internet
16 47 (5.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.70%) MySQL
5 5 (0.58%) DB2
6 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.23%) Big Data
7 2 (0.23%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.12%) Ingres
8 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.17%) Selenium
2 7 (0.82%) JUnit
2 7 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (0.70%) Trac
3 6 (0.70%) Redmine
3 6 (0.70%) JIRA
3 6 (0.70%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.23%) Toad
5 2 (0.23%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
6 1 (0.12%) PVCS
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.12%) MSI
6 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 111 (12.97%) Telecoms
2 86 (10.05%) Finance
3 25 (2.92%) Retail
4 20 (2.34%) Banking
4 20 (2.34%) Electronics
5 11 (1.29%) Marketing
6 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.82%) Back Office
7 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.82%) Local Government
8 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.47%) Billing
8 4 (0.47%) Legal
8 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.35%) Front Office
9 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.35%) Automotive
9 3 (0.35%) Law
9 3 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 200 (23.36%) Network Engineer
2 128 (14.95%) Analyst
3 70 (8.18%) Architect
3 70 (8.18%) Consultant
4 67 (7.83%) Support Analyst
5 45 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (4.91%) Project Manager
6 42 (4.91%) Support Engineer
7 38 (4.44%) Network Support
8 34 (3.97%) Security Engineer
9 31 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (3.39%) Network Consultant
10 29 (3.39%) Project Engineer
11 28 (3.27%) Wireless Engineer
12 26 (3.04%) Network Analyst
13 25 (2.92%) Desktop Support
14 23 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 23 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (2.69%) Cisco Engineer
15 21 (2.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.87%) .NET
2 6 (0.70%) XMPP
3 5 (0.58%) HTML
3 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.47%) WAP
5 3 (0.35%) CSS
5 3 (0.35%) Web Services
5 3 (0.35%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.23%) Ajax
6 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
6 2 (0.23%) Middleware
6 2 (0.23%) XML
6 2 (0.23%) ODBC
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.12%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.02%) Blackberry
2 35 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.04%) Firmware
4 23 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.34%) Clustering
6 20 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.87%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.52%) Handset
8 13 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.40%) iPad
10 11 (1.29%) PKI
11 10 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.05%) EPoS
12 9 (1.05%) NHS
13 8 (0.93%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.93%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.82%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.82%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 263 (30.72%) Windows
2 135 (15.77%) Windows 7
3 98 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (8.88%) Windows XP
6 71 (8.29%) Linux
7 24 (2.80%) Mac OS X
7 24 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.87%) Windows 8
8 16 (1.87%) Android
9 14 (1.64%) UNIX
10 10 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.93%) Solaris
12 6 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.47%) AIX
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (14.84%) ITIL
2 70 (8.18%) Project Management
3 50 (5.84%) Migration
4 48 (5.61%) Load Balancing
5 39 (4.56%) Change Control
5 39 (4.56%) Network Design
6 37 (4.32%) Network Management
7 30 (3.50%) Penetration Testing
8 29 (3.39%) Network Architecture
9 28 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
9 28 (3.27%) Software Engineering
9 28 (3.27%) PRINCE2
10 26 (3.04%) Mentoring
11 25 (2.92%) BCP
11 25 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (2.80%) Business Continuity
13 23 (2.69%) Security Architecture
14 22 (2.57%) Service Management
15 20 (2.34%) Service Delivery
15 20 (2.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.37%) C
2 35 (4.09%) SQL
3 21 (2.45%) Perl
4 19 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 17 (1.99%) C++
6 15 (1.75%) Embedded C
7 13 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.40%) Python
9 11 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.17%) PHP
11 9 (1.05%) Java
11 9 (1.05%) Ruby
12 7 (0.82%) C#
12 7 (0.82%) VB
12 7 (0.82%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.70%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.35%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.23%) Tcl
16 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 245 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (16.94%) CCNP
3 118 (13.79%) CCNA
4 71 (8.29%) Degree
5 66 (7.71%) Security Cleared
6 61 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (5.96%) CCIE
8 47 (5.49%) SC Cleared
9 28 (3.27%) MCSE
10 26 (3.04%) CISSP
11 25 (2.92%) MCITP
12 23 (2.69%) MCP
13 18 (2.10%) CCDP
14 14 (1.64%) CEH
15 12 (1.40%) CCDA
16 8 (0.93%) HP ASE
16 8 (0.93%) PMP
16 8 (0.93%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.93%) MCSA
16 8 (0.93%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.26%) SLA
2 19 (2.22%) QA
3 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.12%) JTAG
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) DO-160
System Software
1 159 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 76 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.09%) XenApp
5 23 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.87%) ProxySG
6 16 (1.87%) vSphere
7 10 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.82%) Xen
9 6 (0.70%) UAG
9 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.47%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (5.72%) SCCM
2 31 (3.62%) Backup Exec
3 22 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
4 20 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.29%) Nessus
7 10 (1.17%) SCOrch
7 10 (1.17%) SCOM
8 8 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.58%) WSUS
12 4 (0.47%) SCSM
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.47%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 417 (48.71%) Cisco
2 202 (23.60%) Microsoft
3 139 (16.24%) HP
4 127 (14.84%) Juniper
5 104 (12.15%) VMware
6 101 (11.80%) Citrix
7 97 (11.33%) CheckPoint
8 71 (8.29%) F5
9 46 (5.37%) Apple
10 43 (5.02%) Blue Coat
10 43 (5.02%) Symantec
10 43 (5.02%) Aruba
11 38 (4.44%) EMC
12 36 (4.21%) Nortel
13 32 (3.74%) McAfee
13 32 (3.74%) Meru Networks
14 31 (3.62%) SolarWinds
15 23 (2.69%) Avaya
15 23 (2.69%) Dell
16 21 (2.45%) Nokia
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Slough
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Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
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Newbury
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