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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 214 289 238
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -51
Contract jobs citing Wireless 584 371 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 5.08% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 169 152
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 58 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.85 £47.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -34.37%

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
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 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
England +81 539 £304 +1.33% 259
London +46 205 £313 -2.34% 54
South East +83 150 £295 -23.87% 74
Berkshire +56 81 £285 -13.63% 22
East of England +31 54 £257 +9.36% 44
City of London +33 43 £338 -3.84% 9
North West -15 42 £356 +42.50% 24
South West +15 32 £310 - 27
Cambridgeshire +12 27 £331 +42.47% 27
Manchester -3 23 £325 +62.50% 10
Yorkshire -4 23 £185 -41.96% 10
Reading +12 20 £343 -14.31% 12
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £335 -16.25% 7
Hampshire -6 18 £375 +35.13% 13
Newbury +9 17 £286 +154.44%
East Midlands +5 16 £275 +10.00% 12
Milton Keynes +9 15 - - 3
West Midlands -4 15 £280 -22.22% 11
Cambridge +14 14 £338 +68.75% 22
Surrey +11 13 £325 -30.66% 16
West Yorkshire -2 12 - - 5
Oxfordshire -6 12 £375 +150.00% 11
Scotland -15 11 £275 -15.77% 3
Wiltshire +10 10 £288 - 7
Bristol +6 10 £323 +50.00% 7
South Yorkshire -2 10 £185 +48.00% 2
Oxford - 10 £406 - 1
Essex +16 9 £257 +55.75% 5
Cheshire -11 9 £420 +29.23% 10
Sheffield -1 8 £250 -

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 537 (52.91%) Cisco
2 376 (37.04%) Firewall
3 358 (35.27%) LAN
4 303 (29.85%) WAN
5 293 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
6 236 (23.25%) Windows
7 235 (23.15%) VPN
8 200 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
9 184 (18.13%) MPLS
10 182 (17.93%) Telecoms
11 178 (17.54%) CCNP
12 174 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 160 (15.76%) BGP
14 154 (15.17%) ITIL
15 151 (14.88%) OSPF
15 151 (14.88%) Juniper
15 151 (14.88%) CheckPoint
16 145 (14.29%) CCNA
17 139 (13.69%) VoIP
18 137 (13.50%) Active Directory
19 136 (13.40%) F5
20 133 (13.10%) DNS
21 128 (12.61%) TCP/IP
21 128 (12.61%) Network Security
22 123 (12.12%) HP
23 119 (11.72%) WLAN
24 112 (11.03%) DHCP
25 106 (10.44%) VMware
26 104 (10.25%) Finance
27 103 (10.15%) MS Office

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 66 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 41 (4.04%) Lync
3 32 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.97%) IIS
7 18 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.18%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
9 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.099%) Apache
11 1 (0.099%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.099%) CMS
11 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 103 (10.15%) MS Office
2 63 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.59%) MS Project
7 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.099%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) assyst
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.08%) Office 365
2 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.89%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.49%) SaaS
4 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.20%) IaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.099%) Yammer
6 1 (0.099%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 376 (37.04%) Firewall
2 358 (35.27%) LAN
3 303 (29.85%) WAN
4 235 (23.15%) VPN
5 200 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
6 184 (18.13%) MPLS
7 160 (15.76%) BGP
8 151 (14.88%) OSPF
9 139 (13.69%) VoIP
10 133 (13.10%) DNS
11 128 (12.61%) TCP/IP
11 128 (12.61%) Network Security
12 119 (11.72%) WLAN
13 112 (11.03%) DHCP
14 103 (10.15%) Internet
15 101 (9.95%) Wi-Fi
16 98 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 95 (9.36%) EIGRP
18 80 (7.88%) LTE
19 77 (7.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.20%) MySQL
4 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.099%) Big Data
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.099%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (0.59%) JIRA
2 5 (0.49%) Trac
3 4 (0.39%) Selenium
3 4 (0.39%) Redmine
4 3 (0.30%) CANoe
4 3 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.30%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.20%) Subversion
5 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.20%) JUnit
5 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.099%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.099%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.099%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.099%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.099%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 182 (17.93%) Telecoms
2 104 (10.25%) Finance
3 35 (3.45%) Banking
4 25 (2.46%) Retail
5 21 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.07%) Electronics
6 15 (1.48%) Multimedia
7 13 (1.28%) Billing
8 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.89%) Back Office
10 7 (0.69%) Local Government
10 7 (0.69%) Games
11 5 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.49%) Marketing
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.099%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 271 (26.70%) Network Engineer
2 137 (13.50%) Analyst
3 62 (6.11%) Consultant
4 60 (5.91%) Architect
5 56 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 53 (5.22%) Support Analyst
7 45 (4.43%) Project Manager
8 44 (4.33%) Security Engineer
9 40 (3.94%) Network Analyst
10 39 (3.84%) Wireless Engineer
11 36 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
12 35 (3.45%) Test Engineer
13 34 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
14 33 (3.25%) Network Support
15 31 (3.05%) Network Consultant
16 29 (2.86%) IT Support
17 26 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
18 25 (2.46%) Design Engineer
19 22 (2.17%) Service Analyst
20 21 (2.07%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.99%) .NET
2 9 (0.89%) HTML
3 6 (0.59%) CGI
4 5 (0.49%) J2EE
5 4 (0.39%) WAP
5 4 (0.39%) HTML5
5 4 (0.39%) XMPP
5 4 (0.39%) BREW
6 3 (0.30%) JSON
6 3 (0.30%) MAPI
6 3 (0.30%) Ajax
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) Web Services
6 3 (0.30%) J2ME
7 2 (0.20%) ODBC
7 2 (0.20%) Flash
7 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.099%) CSS3
8 1 (0.099%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.94%) Blackberry
2 34 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
3 32 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.07%) PKI
5 16 (1.58%) SecurID
6 14 (1.38%) NHS
6 14 (1.38%) iPhone
7 13 (1.28%) Handset
7 13 (1.28%) Clustering
8 12 (1.18%) Replication
9 10 (0.99%) Smartphone
9 10 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.89%) Hedge funds
10 9 (0.89%) e-Health
11 8 (0.79%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.79%) iPad
11 8 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.79%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 236 (23.25%) Windows
2 93 (9.16%) Linux
3 76 (7.49%) Windows 7
4 58 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.33%) Windows XP
6 32 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (2.27%) UNIX
9 22 (2.17%) Android
10 21 (2.07%) Windows 8
11 18 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.48%) Solaris
13 15 (1.48%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.49%) CentOS
16 4 (0.39%) ThreadX
17 1 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (15.17%) ITIL
2 92 (9.06%) Load Balancing
3 76 (7.49%) Network Management
4 53 (5.22%) Migration
5 47 (4.63%) Project Management
6 44 (4.33%) Incident Management
7 43 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
8 42 (4.14%) Service Management
9 38 (3.74%) Network Design
10 33 (3.25%) Validation
11 32 (3.15%) Software Engineering
12 31 (3.05%) Service Delivery
13 30 (2.96%) Network Planning
14 29 (2.86%) CRM
15 28 (2.76%) PRINCE2
16 26 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (2.46%) E-Commerce
17 25 (2.46%) Change Control
18 23 (2.27%) Mentoring
19 22 (2.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 67 (6.60%) C
2 34 (3.35%) SQL
3 33 (3.25%) Embedded C
4 29 (2.86%) Python
4 29 (2.86%) Perl
5 18 (1.77%) C++
6 10 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.89%) Embedded C++
7 9 (0.89%) Java
8 8 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.39%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.39%) PHP
10 4 (0.39%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.30%) Tcl
11 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.30%) VC++
11 3 (0.30%) Ruby
12 2 (0.20%) Lua
12 2 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 293 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (17.54%) CCNP
3 145 (14.29%) CCNA
4 90 (8.87%) Degree
5 55 (5.42%) CCIE
6 49 (4.83%) Security Cleared
7 37 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 37 (3.65%) CISSP
8 34 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (2.27%) MCSE
10 19 (1.87%) CCDP
11 18 (1.77%) A+ Certification
12 16 (1.58%) MCP
13 13 (1.28%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.08%) MCDST
15 10 (0.99%) CISM
15 10 (0.99%) CCSE
15 10 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.99%) HP ASE
16 9 (0.89%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.60%) SLA
2 21 (2.07%) QA
3 19 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.099%) TickIT
System Software
1 137 (13.50%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.46%) vSphere
5 16 (1.58%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.08%) XenApp
7 10 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.99%) Firmware
7 10 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 8 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.099%) XenServer
12 1 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.099%) Snort
12 1 (0.099%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (2.27%) SCCM
3 20 (1.97%) CiscoWorks
4 18 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.38%) RANCID
5 14 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (1.08%) OpenView
7 9 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 8 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
8 8 (0.79%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.49%) Nessus
11 4 (0.39%) OPNET
11 4 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.30%) Iperf
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Intune
13 2 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
13 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 537 (52.91%) Cisco
2 174 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 151 (14.88%) Juniper
3 151 (14.88%) CheckPoint
4 136 (13.40%) F5
5 123 (12.12%) HP
6 106 (10.44%) VMware
7 97 (9.56%) SolarWinds
8 87 (8.57%) Citrix
9 57 (5.62%) Aruba
10 54 (5.32%) Blue Coat
11 40 (3.94%) Ericsson
12 39 (3.84%) McAfee
13 36 (3.55%) Avaya
13 36 (3.55%) Fortinet
13 36 (3.55%) Infoblox
14 33 (3.25%) CA
15 28 (2.76%) Huawei
15 28 (2.76%) Remedy
16 27 (2.66%) Nortel
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £260 - £267 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago