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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 237 247 260
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Wireless 454 364 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 5.74% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 169 136
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£320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £167 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £464 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 61 48
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.31 £38.85 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +31.57%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +25 418 £320 +2.07% 269
London +38 177 £325 +8.33% 77
South East +23 110 £320 -3.03% 59
Berkshire +32 57 £325 +18.18% 30
East of England +13 46 £259 -14.54% 41
City of London +30 45 £338 -10.00% 28
South West -2 28 £318 +15.45% 28
North West -1 21 £300 +114.28% 19
Hampshire -24 21 £273 -21.92% 9
Reading +11 14 £431 +72.50% 9
West Midlands +1 13 £419 +11.66% 8
Essex +12 12 £257 -42.88% 2
Surrey +5 12 £293 -22.00% 7
Cambridgeshire -20 12 £335 +42.55% 28
Wiltshire - 11 £125 - 1
Cheshire +8 10 £313 +12.10% 3
Hertfordshire +7 10 £300 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire -6 10 £313 +27.55% 20
Wales -10 10 £363 +3.71% 5
South Wales -11 10 £363 +3.71% 3
East Midlands +4 9 £410 +86.36% 14
Slough -2 9 £325 +36.84% 11
Newbury +2 8 £283 -25.65% 2
Cardiff -3 8 £394 +12.66% 1
West Sussex -9 8 £290 -27.50% 2
Scotland -15 8 £95 -72.85% 12
Fareham +10 7 £266 - 4
Basingstoke +7 7 - - 2
Oxfordshire -15 7 £390 +8.33% 6
Manchester 0 6 - - 15

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 487 (55.85%) Cisco
2 355 (40.71%) LAN
3 308 (35.32%) Firewall
4 278 (31.88%) WAN
5 266 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
6 212 (24.31%) Windows
7 188 (21.56%) VPN
8 182 (20.87%) Microsoft
9 152 (17.43%) CCNP
10 151 (17.32%) ITIL
11 139 (15.94%) CheckPoint
12 138 (15.83%) Telecoms
13 137 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
14 131 (15.02%) CCNA
15 128 (14.68%) WLAN
16 124 (14.22%) Active Directory
17 121 (13.88%) MPLS
17 121 (13.88%) OSPF
17 121 (13.88%) BGP
18 120 (13.76%) HP
19 111 (12.73%) VoIP
20 108 (12.39%) DNS
21 106 (12.16%) DHCP
22 104 (11.93%) F5
23 103 (11.81%) MS Office
24 102 (11.70%) Cisco Nexus
25 101 (11.58%) TCP/IP
25 101 (11.58%) Juniper
26 90 (10.32%) Internet
27 87 (9.98%) Finance

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 71 (8.14%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.01%) Lync
3 32 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (3.44%) SharePoint
5 27 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.83%) IIS
8 11 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
Applications
1 103 (11.81%) MS Office
2 69 (7.91%) MS Excel
3 26 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) assyst
2 4 (0.46%) Summit
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.92%) Office 365
2 5 (0.57%) SaaS
2 5 (0.57%) IaaS
3 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 355 (40.71%) LAN
2 308 (35.32%) Firewall
3 278 (31.88%) WAN
4 188 (21.56%) VPN
5 137 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
6 128 (14.68%) WLAN
7 121 (13.88%) MPLS
7 121 (13.88%) OSPF
7 121 (13.88%) BGP
8 111 (12.73%) VoIP
9 108 (12.39%) DNS
10 106 (12.16%) DHCP
11 102 (11.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 101 (11.58%) TCP/IP
13 90 (10.32%) Internet
14 81 (9.29%) Network Security
15 79 (9.06%) Wi-Fi
16 72 (8.26%) SAN
16 72 (8.26%) EIGRP
17 66 (7.57%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (0.57%) DB2
2 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.11%) Big Data
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.11%) MS Access
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Selenium
2 4 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.23%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.23%) JIRA
4 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Redmine
5 1 (0.11%) Trac
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 138 (15.83%) Telecoms
2 87 (9.98%) Finance
3 44 (5.05%) Banking
4 19 (2.18%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.95%) Electronics
6 14 (1.61%) Retail
6 14 (1.61%) Billing
7 10 (1.15%) Back Office
8 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.69%) Games
9 6 (0.69%) Legal
9 6 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.57%) Local Government
11 4 (0.46%) Automotive
11 4 (0.46%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 250 (28.67%) Network Engineer
2 124 (14.22%) Analyst
3 59 (6.77%) Consultant
4 57 (6.54%) Support Engineer
5 51 (5.85%) Architect
6 42 (4.82%) Support Analyst
7 41 (4.70%) Wireless Engineer
8 35 (4.01%) Cisco Engineer
9 34 (3.90%) Project Manager
10 32 (3.67%) Network Analyst
11 31 (3.56%) Security Engineer
12 28 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
13 26 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (2.98%) Network Support
13 26 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
13 26 (2.98%) Network Consultant
14 25 (2.87%) Service Analyst
15 24 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
16 23 (2.64%) Network Security Engineer
16 23 (2.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.38%) .NET
2 9 (1.03%) HTML
3 5 (0.57%) Middleware
4 4 (0.46%) BREW
4 4 (0.46%) Ajax
4 4 (0.46%) Web Services
4 4 (0.46%) CSS
4 4 (0.46%) J2EE
4 4 (0.46%) CGI
4 4 (0.46%) HTML5
5 3 (0.34%) MAPI
5 3 (0.34%) WAP
5 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.34%) J2ME
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.23%) JSON
6 2 (0.23%) jQuery
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 39 (4.47%) Video Conferencing
3 37 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.06%) SecurID
5 18 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (1.95%) Handset
7 15 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 14 (1.61%) Clustering
8 14 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 13 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.26%) iPad
11 10 (1.15%) Smartcard
11 10 (1.15%) NHS
12 8 (0.92%) PKI
12 8 (0.92%) Life Science
13 7 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.69%) e-Health
14 6 (0.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 212 (24.31%) Windows
2 86 (9.86%) Windows 7
3 76 (8.72%) Linux
4 54 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.73%) Windows XP
6 39 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (3.10%) UNIX
9 21 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.83%) Windows Vista
11 15 (1.72%) Solaris
12 10 (1.15%) Android
13 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.34%) AIX
15 3 (0.34%) ThreadX
16 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.32%) ITIL
2 81 (9.29%) Load Balancing
3 57 (6.54%) Project Management
4 55 (6.31%) Network Management
5 46 (5.28%) Migration
6 37 (4.24%) Service Management
7 35 (4.01%) Incident Management
8 30 (3.44%) Change Control
9 29 (3.33%) Network Design
10 28 (3.21%) Mentoring
11 26 (2.98%) PRINCE2
12 25 (2.87%) Validation
13 24 (2.75%) Software Engineering
14 23 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (2.64%) CRM
14 23 (2.64%) Service Delivery
15 20 (2.29%) E-Commerce
16 19 (2.18%) Network Planning
17 16 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
18 15 (1.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (4.93%) C
2 32 (3.67%) SQL
3 24 (2.75%) Python
3 24 (2.75%) Perl
4 22 (2.52%) Embedded C
5 12 (1.38%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.38%) C++
6 9 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.03%) Java
7 8 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.80%) Embedded C++
8 7 (0.80%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.69%) PHP
10 5 (0.57%) Ruby
11 4 (0.46%) C#
12 3 (0.34%) VC++
12 3 (0.34%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.23%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.11%) Lua
14 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 266 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (17.43%) CCNP
3 131 (15.02%) CCNA
4 82 (9.40%) Degree
5 67 (7.68%) CCIE
6 57 (6.54%) Security Cleared
7 45 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (5.16%) SC Cleared
8 31 (3.56%) CISSP
9 26 (2.98%) MCSE
10 21 (2.41%) A+ Certification
11 20 (2.29%) MCP
12 15 (1.72%) MCITP
12 15 (1.72%) MCDST
13 11 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (1.15%) CCDP
14 10 (1.15%) HP ASE
15 8 (0.92%) CCVP
15 8 (0.92%) CISM
15 8 (0.92%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.39%) SLA
2 21 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.72%) QA
4 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 124 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.10%) ProxySG
5 19 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.95%) vSphere
7 12 (1.38%) XenApp
8 10 (1.15%) Firmware
9 6 (0.69%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.46%) UAG
12 3 (0.34%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.23%) Snort
13 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (3.67%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (2.75%) SCCM
3 19 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
4 11 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.80%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.57%) Nessus
8 5 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.46%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Control-M
11 2 (0.23%) DameWare
11 2 (0.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 487 (55.85%) Cisco
2 182 (20.87%) Microsoft
3 139 (15.94%) CheckPoint
4 120 (13.76%) HP
5 104 (11.93%) F5
6 101 (11.58%) Juniper
7 83 (9.52%) VMware
8 70 (8.03%) Citrix
9 67 (7.68%) Blue Coat
10 48 (5.50%) Nortel
11 42 (4.82%) SolarWinds
11 42 (4.82%) Aruba
12 34 (3.90%) McAfee
12 34 (3.90%) CA
13 32 (3.67%) Avaya
14 29 (3.33%) Fortinet
15 24 (2.75%) Nokia
16 23 (2.64%) Ericsson
17 21 (2.41%) Brocade
18 20 (2.29%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25 - £30 p/h
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 per hour + £25K Perm
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago