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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 265 237 224
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -13
Contract jobs citing Wireless 426 435 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.09% 6.14% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 208 212
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £187 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 69
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +25.00%

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -21 396 £333 +2.30% 215
London +27 169 £350 -3.78% 62
South East -16 61 £288 -4.16% 67
City of London +21 49 £325 -10.34% 15
North West -18 38 £360 +10.76% 9
East of England -38 28 £338 +23.85% 27
East Midlands +10 27 £388 +40.90% 5
Berkshire +16 22 £325 -7.14% 28
Manchester -5 22 £340 +8.80% 5
South West -25 22 £343 +37.00% 17
Yorkshire +9 20 £275 -14.06% 14
Nottinghamshire +13 16 £433 +50.43% 2
Nottingham +15 15 £440 +53.04% 2
Reading +25 14 £338 -32.50% 10
South Yorkshire +13 13 £275 +17.02% 2
West Midlands -20 13 £300 +17.64% 13
Sheffield +17 12 £275 +17.02% 2
Scotland -22 12 £269 -17.37% 3
Cheshire 0 10 £398 +13.57% 2
Surrey +6 9 £310 +3.33% 11
Hampshire -36 9 £270 -1.81% 8
Essex -13 8 £338 - 1
Hertfordshire -25 8 £275 +3.77% 5
Brentwood +3 7 £338 -
Cambridgeshire -17 7 £350 +4.47% 15
Bristol - 7 £375 - 4
Birmingham -5 6 £150 -38.46% 8
Oxfordshire -6 6 £261 -12.91% 11
East Sussex -8 6 £275 - 1
Leicestershire - 6 £350 - 2

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 447 (50.11%) Cisco
2 333 (37.33%) LAN
3 281 (31.50%) Firewall
4 261 (29.26%) Cisco Certification
5 259 (29.04%) Windows
6 256 (28.70%) WAN
7 196 (21.97%) Microsoft
8 162 (18.16%) VPN
9 155 (17.38%) Active Directory
10 148 (16.59%) CCNP
11 136 (15.25%) Windows 7
12 128 (14.35%) Telecoms
13 127 (14.24%) CCNA
13 127 (14.24%) HP
14 119 (13.34%) Juniper
14 119 (13.34%) ITIL
15 114 (12.78%) WLAN
16 113 (12.67%) DHCP
17 112 (12.56%) TCP/IP
18 110 (12.33%) DNS
19 109 (12.22%) CheckPoint
19 109 (12.22%) VMware
20 106 (11.88%) MS Office
21 103 (11.55%) Citrix
22 102 (11.43%) VoIP
23 98 (10.99%) MS Exchange
24 97 (10.87%) Finance
25 94 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
26 90 (10.09%) SAN
27 87 (9.75%) Cisco ASA

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 98 (10.99%) MS Exchange
2 61 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 42 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (3.81%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.58%) IIS
6 23 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (1.57%) Lync
8 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Apache
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 106 (11.88%) MS Office
2 79 (8.86%) MS Excel
3 31 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Summit
2 5 (0.56%) assyst
3 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) BPCS
6 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.12%) Office 365
2 4 (0.45%) IaaS
3 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 333 (37.33%) LAN
2 281 (31.50%) Firewall
3 256 (28.70%) WAN
4 162 (18.16%) VPN
5 114 (12.78%) WLAN
6 113 (12.67%) DHCP
7 112 (12.56%) TCP/IP
8 110 (12.33%) DNS
9 102 (11.43%) VoIP
10 90 (10.09%) SAN
11 87 (9.75%) Cisco ASA
12 79 (8.86%) BGP
13 75 (8.41%) OSPF
14 74 (8.30%) MPLS
15 70 (7.85%) Internet
15 70 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 64 (7.17%) Network Security
17 58 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
18 50 (5.61%) EIGRP
19 47 (5.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.56%) DB2
4 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.22%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.22%) Big Data
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) MS Access
6 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.11%) MySQL
6 1 (0.11%) Ingres
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.12%) Selenium
2 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (0.67%) JUnit
3 5 (0.56%) Bugzilla
3 5 (0.56%) JIRA
3 5 (0.56%) Redmine
3 5 (0.56%) Trac
4 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.34%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.22%) Toad
6 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) MSI
7 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 128 (14.35%) Telecoms
2 97 (10.87%) Finance
3 29 (3.25%) Banking
4 25 (2.80%) Retail
5 20 (2.24%) Electronics
6 11 (1.23%) Marketing
7 8 (0.90%) Local Government
7 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.78%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Billing
10 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 221 (24.78%) Network Engineer
2 121 (13.57%) Analyst
3 77 (8.63%) Consultant
4 60 (6.73%) Architect
4 60 (6.73%) Support Analyst
5 53 (5.94%) Support Engineer
6 42 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 39 (4.37%) Network Support
7 39 (4.37%) Network Consultant
8 38 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (3.81%) Wireless Engineer
11 32 (3.59%) Cisco Engineer
12 31 (3.48%) Security Engineer
13 26 (2.91%) Network Analyst
14 24 (2.69%) Project Engineer
15 22 (2.47%) Desktop Support
15 22 (2.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 21 (2.35%) Test Engineer
17 19 (2.13%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.46%) .NET
2 7 (0.78%) Middleware
3 4 (0.45%) WAP
3 4 (0.45%) HTML
4 3 (0.34%) Web Services
4 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.34%) CSS
4 3 (0.34%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.22%) WCF
5 2 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.22%) Ajax
5 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.22%) ODBC
6 1 (0.11%) LAMP
6 1 (0.11%) DAO
6 1 (0.11%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 39 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 19 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (1.91%) Clustering
6 17 (1.91%) Handset
6 17 (1.91%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.35%) iPad
9 11 (1.23%) PKI
10 10 (1.12%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.12%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.01%) EPoS
12 8 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.90%) iPhone
13 7 (0.78%) NHS
14 6 (0.67%) Open Source
14 6 (0.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 259 (29.04%) Windows
2 136 (15.25%) Windows 7
3 94 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (9.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (9.19%) Windows XP
6 74 (8.30%) Linux
7 26 (2.91%) UNIX
8 22 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.24%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.68%) Android
12 14 (1.57%) Solaris
13 12 (1.35%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.34%) AIX
16 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (13.34%) ITIL
2 76 (8.52%) Project Management
3 59 (6.61%) Load Balancing
4 49 (5.49%) Migration
5 46 (5.16%) Network Design
6 36 (4.04%) Change Control
7 32 (3.59%) Network Management
8 31 (3.48%) Service Management
9 28 (3.14%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (2.91%) Network Architecture
11 25 (2.80%) Mentoring
11 25 (2.80%) PRINCE2
12 23 (2.58%) Software Engineering
12 23 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (2.47%) BCP
13 22 (2.47%) Business Continuity
14 21 (2.35%) Network Planning
15 20 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
16 19 (2.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.60%) C
2 31 (3.48%) SQL
3 19 (2.13%) Perl
4 17 (1.91%) Embedded C
4 17 (1.91%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.79%) C++
6 12 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.35%) Python
7 11 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.12%) PHP
9 9 (1.01%) Java
9 9 (1.01%) Ruby
10 7 (0.78%) Embedded C++
11 6 (0.67%) Assembly Language
11 6 (0.67%) C#
11 6 (0.67%) VB
12 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.22%) Tcl
14 1 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 261 (29.26%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (16.59%) CCNP
3 127 (14.24%) CCNA
4 77 (8.63%) Degree
5 65 (7.29%) CCIE
6 64 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (7.06%) Security Cleared
8 44 (4.93%) SC Cleared
9 30 (3.36%) MCITP
10 27 (3.03%) CISSP
11 25 (2.80%) MCSE
12 23 (2.58%) MCP
13 15 (1.68%) CCDP
14 13 (1.46%) CEH
14 13 (1.46%) CCDA
15 12 (1.35%) HP ASE
16 9 (1.01%) CCSE
16 9 (1.01%) MCDST
17 8 (0.90%) PMP
17 8 (0.90%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.71%) SLA
2 22 (2.47%) QA
3 12 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) DO-160
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 155 (17.38%) Active Directory
2 75 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.92%) XenApp
5 23 (2.58%) Firmware
6 22 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.24%) ProxySG
8 13 (1.46%) vSphere
9 8 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.56%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.45%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.34%) UAG
13 2 (0.22%) Xen
13 2 (0.22%) Snort
13 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (4.71%) SCCM
2 32 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 23 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.23%) Nessus
5 11 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.01%) SCOrch
6 9 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.45%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.45%) WSUS
10 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 447 (50.11%) Cisco
2 196 (21.97%) Microsoft
3 127 (14.24%) HP
4 119 (13.34%) Juniper
5 109 (12.22%) CheckPoint
5 109 (12.22%) VMware
6 103 (11.55%) Citrix
7 67 (7.51%) F5
8 48 (5.38%) Nortel
9 47 (5.27%) Symantec
9 47 (5.27%) Aruba
10 46 (5.16%) Apple
11 44 (4.93%) Blue Coat
12 33 (3.70%) SolarWinds
13 32 (3.59%) McAfee
14 30 (3.36%) Meru Networks
14 30 (3.36%) EMC
15 23 (2.58%) Dell
15 23 (2.58%) Meraki
16 22 (2.47%) Nokia
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