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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 276 237 223
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -14
Contract jobs citing Wireless 397 448 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 6.25% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 218 216
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 55 71
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-24.54% -1.78%

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
8244 7164 8815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4569 3904 4038
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 410 686
Average hourly rate £24.18 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -37 360 £325 -7.14% 197
London -10 139 £350 -6.66% 59
South East -21 56 £265 -24.28% 70
City of London +23 38 £318 -18.06% 21
East of England -35 32 £338 +28.57% 26
Berkshire +26 28 £325 -13.33% 25
East Midlands +16 28 £388 +40.90% 2
North West -32 28 £263 -25.00% 14
Yorkshire +17 20 £275 -13.38% 15
South West -24 20 £350 +27.27% 8
Nottinghamshire +12 15 £440 +53.04%
Reading +29 14 £325 -35.00% 4
Nottingham +15 14 £445 +54.78%
West Midlands -17 12 £150 -40.00% 2
Manchester -18 12 £200 -44.82% 6
Scotland -20 12 £225 -41.17% 9
South Yorkshire - 12 £275 - 6
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £350 +4.47% 20
Sheffield - 11 £275 - 6
Cheshire -1 10 £338 -3.57% 4
Essex -10 8 £338 +255.26% 2
Hertfordshire -29 7 £253 -4.71% 2
Brentwood - 7 £338 -
West Yorkshire -2 6 £210 -33.85% 8
Glasgow -7 6 £225 -55.00% 1
Hampshire -26 6 £275 -8.33% 12
Wales -33 6 £300 +14.28% 4
Bristol - 6 £375 - 4
Leicestershire +10 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £201 -51.39% 1

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 412 (48.53%) Cisco
2 301 (35.45%) LAN
3 271 (31.92%) Firewall
4 250 (29.45%) Windows
5 244 (28.74%) Cisco Certification
6 220 (25.91%) WAN
7 192 (22.61%) Microsoft
8 159 (18.73%) VPN
9 150 (17.67%) Active Directory
10 140 (16.49%) CCNP
11 137 (16.14%) HP
12 128 (15.08%) Juniper
13 126 (14.84%) Windows 7
14 122 (14.37%) ITIL
15 120 (14.13%) CCNA
16 116 (13.66%) DNS
16 116 (13.66%) DHCP
17 114 (13.43%) Telecoms
18 113 (13.31%) TCP/IP
19 109 (12.84%) WLAN
20 104 (12.25%) VMware
21 101 (11.90%) MS Exchange
22 99 (11.66%) MS Office
22 99 (11.66%) Citrix
23 97 (11.43%) CheckPoint
23 97 (11.43%) VoIP
24 95 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
25 89 (10.48%) Finance
26 85 (10.01%) SAN
27 84 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 101 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 67 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 40 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.83%) IIS
7 20 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.88%) Lync
9 6 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.35%) CMS
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.12%) Apache
12 1 (0.12%) Site Server
12 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 99 (11.66%) MS Office
2 83 (9.78%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.24%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Summit
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) assyst
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) BPCS
6 1 (0.12%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.53%) Office 365
2 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 301 (35.45%) LAN
2 271 (31.92%) Firewall
3 220 (25.91%) WAN
4 159 (18.73%) VPN
5 116 (13.66%) DNS
5 116 (13.66%) DHCP
6 113 (13.31%) TCP/IP
7 109 (12.84%) WLAN
8 97 (11.43%) VoIP
9 85 (10.01%) SAN
10 75 (8.83%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (7.89%) Network Security
11 67 (7.89%) MPLS
12 65 (7.66%) BGP
13 61 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 60 (7.07%) OSPF
15 54 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
16 50 (5.89%) IPsec
17 49 (5.77%) Internet
18 46 (5.42%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.59%) DB2
5 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.35%) MySQL
6 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.24%) Big Data
6 2 (0.24%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.24%) MS Access
7 1 (0.12%) Ingres
7 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.18%) Selenium
2 7 (0.82%) JUnit
2 7 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (0.71%) JIRA
3 6 (0.71%) Trac
3 6 (0.71%) Redmine
3 6 (0.71%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.24%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.24%) Toad
7 1 (0.12%) PVCS
7 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) GDB
General
1 114 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 89 (10.48%) Finance
3 25 (2.94%) Retail
4 22 (2.59%) Banking
5 21 (2.47%) Electronics
6 10 (1.18%) Marketing
7 8 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.82%) Back Office
8 7 (0.82%) Local Government
9 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.47%) Billing
9 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.35%) Front Office
10 3 (0.35%) Automotive
10 3 (0.35%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 205 (24.15%) Network Engineer
2 122 (14.37%) Analyst
3 69 (8.13%) Consultant
4 67 (7.89%) Architect
5 64 (7.54%) Support Analyst
6 41 (4.83%) Project Manager
7 40 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 40 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (4.48%) Network Support
9 35 (4.12%) Security Engineer
10 32 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (3.65%) Network Consultant
12 30 (3.53%) Wireless Engineer
13 27 (3.18%) Project Engineer
13 27 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.83%) Network Analyst
15 23 (2.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 23 (2.71%) Cisco Engineer
16 22 (2.59%) Desktop Support
17 21 (2.47%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.65%) .NET
2 5 (0.59%) HTML
3 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.47%) WAP
4 3 (0.35%) Web Services
4 3 (0.35%) CSS
4 3 (0.35%) Middleware
4 3 (0.35%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.35%) XMPP
5 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.24%) Ajax
5 2 (0.24%) WCF
5 2 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.24%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.24%) ODBC
6 1 (0.12%) ISAPI
6 1 (0.12%) MAPI
6 1 (0.12%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.30%) Blackberry
2 38 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.24%) Clustering
6 17 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.65%) Handset
8 11 (1.30%) iPad
8 11 (1.30%) PKI
9 10 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.06%) EPoS
10 9 (1.06%) NHS
11 8 (0.94%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.82%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 250 (29.45%) Windows
2 126 (14.84%) Windows 7
3 95 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (9.07%) Windows XP
6 73 (8.60%) Linux
7 23 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 18 (2.12%) UNIX
10 15 (1.77%) Android
11 14 (1.65%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.94%) Solaris
14 6 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.47%) AIX
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (14.37%) ITIL
2 69 (8.13%) Project Management
3 50 (5.89%) Load Balancing
4 45 (5.30%) Migration
5 41 (4.83%) Change Control
6 40 (4.71%) Network Design
7 37 (4.36%) Network Management
8 30 (3.53%) Penetration Testing
9 28 (3.30%) Network Architecture
10 27 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (3.06%) Mentoring
11 26 (3.06%) Software Engineering
11 26 (3.06%) PRINCE2
12 25 (2.94%) BCP
12 25 (2.94%) Service Management
13 24 (2.83%) Business Continuity
13 24 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (2.59%) Security Architecture
15 20 (2.36%) Coaching
15 20 (2.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.95%) C
2 33 (3.89%) SQL
3 20 (2.36%) Perl
4 18 (2.12%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.88%) C++
6 15 (1.77%) Embedded C
7 13 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.30%) Python
9 11 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.18%) PHP
11 9 (1.06%) Java
11 9 (1.06%) Ruby
12 7 (0.82%) VB
12 7 (0.82%) Assembly Language
13 6 (0.71%) C#
13 6 (0.71%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.35%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.24%) Tcl
16 1 (0.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 244 (28.74%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (16.49%) CCNP
3 120 (14.13%) CCNA
4 73 (8.60%) Degree
5 66 (7.77%) Security Cleared
6 57 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (6.60%) CCIE
8 48 (5.65%) SC Cleared
9 28 (3.30%) CISSP
10 25 (2.94%) MCITP
11 24 (2.83%) MCSE
12 20 (2.36%) MCP
13 18 (2.12%) CCDP
14 14 (1.65%) CEH
15 13 (1.53%) CCDA
16 9 (1.06%) CISM
16 9 (1.06%) HP ASE
17 8 (0.94%) PMP
17 8 (0.94%) PMI Certification
18 7 (0.82%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.48%) SLA
2 20 (2.36%) QA
3 11 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.12%) DO-160
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 150 (17.67%) Active Directory
2 73 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 36 (4.24%) XenApp
5 26 (3.06%) Firmware
6 22 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.12%) ProxySG
8 15 (1.77%) vSphere
9 10 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.71%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.59%) UAG
12 4 (0.47%) Xen
12 4 (0.47%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (5.18%) SCCM
2 30 (3.53%) Backup Exec
3 21 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.30%) Nessus
7 9 (1.06%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.06%) SCOM
8 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.47%) WSUS
10 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.47%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 412 (48.53%) Cisco
2 192 (22.61%) Microsoft
3 137 (16.14%) HP
4 128 (15.08%) Juniper
5 104 (12.25%) VMware
6 99 (11.66%) Citrix
7 97 (11.43%) CheckPoint
8 68 (8.01%) F5
9 45 (5.30%) Apple
10 43 (5.06%) Aruba
10 43 (5.06%) Symantec
11 42 (4.95%) Blue Coat
12 40 (4.71%) Nortel
13 35 (4.12%) EMC
14 32 (3.77%) McAfee
14 32 (3.77%) Meru Networks
15 28 (3.30%) SolarWinds
16 23 (2.71%) Dell
17 22 (2.59%) Avaya
18 21 (2.47%) Nokia
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