The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 234 221 242
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing Wireless 450 447 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 6.40% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 207 156
Average daily rate
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£320 £316 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 93 74
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.90 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.57
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +6.31%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7228 6984 8759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3545 3833
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 518 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 415 £320 +3.22% 176
London +50 169 £350 +7.69% 63
South East -5 107 £315 -16.00% 41
Berkshire +21 48 £325 -7.14% 12
City of London +38 39 £350 -1.68% 25
East of England -43 33 £310 +24.00% 33
North West +1 30 £245 -24.61% 6
East Midlands +11 22 £345 +18.96% 8
Reading +8 19 £389 +76.81% 5
West Midlands -9 19 £250 -13.04% 4
South West -33 18 £325 +44.44% 11
Cambridgeshire -16 15 £360 +61.79% 23
Hampshire -31 15 £325 -13.33% 6
Manchester +8 14 £275 +37.50% 5
West Sussex -3 14 £303 -22.92% 1
Birmingham -1 12 £360 -17.24% 1
Scotland -10 12 £250 -31.43% 3
Hertfordshire +3 10 £315 +14.54% 5
Surrey +2 10 £238 -36.66% 7
Oxfordshire +11 9 £295 -30.58% 12
Leicestershire +5 9 £350 +250.00% 3
Yorkshire +3 9 £320 +28.00% 6
Leicester -4 9 £350 +250.00% 3
Crawley +6 8 £350 -10.82%
Cheshire -1 8 £245 -34.66% 1
Essex -3 8 £165 -4.34% 1
Lancashire -13 8 £225 -30.76%
Glasgow +8 7 £251 - 2
Wales -19 7 £450 +16.12%
Slough - 7 £255 - 2

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 446 (52.29%) Cisco
2 307 (35.99%) LAN
3 298 (34.94%) Windows
4 265 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (30.95%) Firewall
6 240 (28.14%) WAN
7 216 (25.32%) Microsoft
8 182 (21.34%) CCNP
9 178 (20.87%) VPN
10 162 (18.99%) Active Directory
11 145 (17.00%) ITIL
12 143 (16.76%) Windows 7
13 141 (16.53%) TCP/IP
14 126 (14.77%) HP
15 124 (14.54%) VoIP
16 121 (14.19%) CCNA
16 121 (14.19%) Juniper
17 118 (13.83%) DNS
18 117 (13.72%) MS Office
19 113 (13.25%) Citrix
20 111 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
21 108 (12.66%) DHCP
22 107 (12.54%) VMware
23 104 (12.19%) MS Exchange
24 99 (11.61%) Telecoms
25 92 (10.79%) Finance
26 90 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
27 85 (9.96%) WLAN
27 85 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
28 83 (9.73%) MS Excel

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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
1 104 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 64 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 34 (3.99%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (3.52%) Lync
7 20 (2.34%) IIS
8 18 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.82%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.82%) nginx
9 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.82%) Node.js
10 5 (0.59%) CMS
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.23%) Apache
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.12%) Site Server
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 117 (13.72%) MS Office
2 83 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (0.35%) MS Project
7 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.35%) assyst
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) BPCS
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.70%) Office 365
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 307 (35.99%) LAN
2 264 (30.95%) Firewall
3 240 (28.14%) WAN
4 178 (20.87%) VPN
5 141 (16.53%) TCP/IP
6 124 (14.54%) VoIP
7 118 (13.83%) DNS
8 108 (12.66%) DHCP
9 85 (9.96%) WLAN
9 85 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
10 83 (9.73%) MPLS
11 82 (9.61%) Network Security
12 68 (7.97%) SAN
13 65 (7.62%) BGP
14 64 (7.50%) OSPF
15 57 (6.68%) IPsec
16 52 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 49 (5.74%) VLAN
18 47 (5.51%) Internet
19 45 (5.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.06%) MySQL
4 7 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.23%) Big Data
6 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) MS Access
7 1 (0.12%) Ingres
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (0.94%) JUnit
1 8 (0.94%) JIRA
1 8 (0.94%) Selenium
1 8 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (0.94%) Trac
2 7 (0.82%) Redmine
2 7 (0.82%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.35%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.23%) GDB
4 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.23%) Toad
4 2 (0.23%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.12%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) PVCS
5 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.12%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 99 (11.61%) Telecoms
2 92 (10.79%) Finance
3 28 (3.28%) Banking
4 20 (2.34%) Retail
5 18 (2.11%) Electronics
6 12 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.17%) Marketing
8 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.94%) Billing
10 7 (0.82%) Law
10 7 (0.82%) Legal
11 6 (0.70%) Local Government
12 5 (0.59%) German Language
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
13 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.47%) Back Office
14 3 (0.35%) Front Office
14 3 (0.35%) Games
14 3 (0.35%) French Language
15 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 204 (23.92%) Network Engineer
2 120 (14.07%) Analyst
3 72 (8.44%) Architect
4 66 (7.74%) Support Analyst
5 56 (6.57%) Consultant
6 51 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 49 (5.74%) Project Manager
8 47 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (4.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 39 (4.57%) Network Support
10 36 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.75%) Desktop Support
11 32 (3.75%) Security Engineer
12 30 (3.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 27 (3.17%) Network Consultant
14 25 (2.93%) Project Engineer
15 21 (2.46%) Network Architect
16 20 (2.34%) Test Engineer
16 20 (2.34%) Software Engineer
16 20 (2.34%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.70%) .NET
2 8 (0.94%) XMPP
3 7 (0.82%) RESTful
4 5 (0.59%) WPF
5 4 (0.47%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.47%) Web Services
5 4 (0.47%) WAP
6 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.35%) HTML
7 2 (0.23%) HTML5
7 2 (0.23%) ODBC
8 1 (0.12%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.12%) J2ME
8 1 (0.12%) EDI
8 1 (0.12%) SOAP
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) MFC
8 1 (0.12%) ISAPI
8 1 (0.12%) MAPI
8 1 (0.12%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 33 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.93%) Firmware
5 16 (1.88%) Handset
6 14 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 14 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 13 (1.52%) Smart Meter
7 13 (1.52%) iPad
8 12 (1.41%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.29%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.29%) NHS
10 9 (1.06%) Clustering
10 9 (1.06%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.06%) Open Source
11 7 (0.82%) PKI
12 6 (0.70%) CCTV
13 4 (0.47%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 298 (34.94%) Windows
2 143 (16.76%) Windows 7
3 111 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (8.09%) Windows XP
6 55 (6.45%) Linux
7 32 (3.75%) Android
8 25 (2.93%) Windows 8
9 24 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (2.11%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.41%) UNIX
11 12 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.17%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.35%) Solaris
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (17.00%) ITIL
2 67 (7.85%) Project Management
3 48 (5.63%) Migration
4 41 (4.81%) Load Balancing
5 40 (4.69%) Network Design
6 38 (4.45%) PRINCE2
7 35 (4.10%) Network Management
8 32 (3.75%) Service Delivery
9 31 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (2.93%) Change Control
11 25 (2.93%) Change Management
12 24 (2.81%) Software Engineering
12 24 (2.81%) Network Architecture
13 23 (2.70%) Incident Management
14 22 (2.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (2.34%) BCP
15 20 (2.34%) Security Architecture
16 19 (2.23%) Business Continuity
17 18 (2.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.16%) C
2 33 (3.87%) SQL
3 19 (2.23%) Perl
4 18 (2.11%) PowerShell
5 15 (1.76%) Java
6 14 (1.64%) Python
7 13 (1.52%) C++
8 12 (1.41%) VB
8 12 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.06%) PHP
9 9 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.94%) C#
10 8 (0.94%) Embedded C
11 7 (0.82%) Ruby
12 4 (0.47%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.35%) Tcl
13 3 (0.35%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 265 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (21.34%) CCNP
3 121 (14.19%) CCNA
4 73 (8.56%) Security Cleared
5 68 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (7.50%) Degree
7 61 (7.15%) CCIE
8 51 (5.98%) SC Cleared
9 36 (4.22%) MCSE
10 35 (4.10%) MCP
11 27 (3.17%) CCDP
12 24 (2.81%) MCITP
13 23 (2.70%) CISSP
14 15 (1.76%) MCSA
15 13 (1.52%) CCDA
15 13 (1.52%) CEH
16 10 (1.17%) PMP
16 10 (1.17%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.06%) CCIP
18 8 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.57%) SLA
2 18 (2.11%) QA
3 11 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.23%) JTAG
7 1 (0.12%) DO-160
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 162 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 76 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.63%) XenApp
5 25 (2.93%) vSphere
6 14 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.17%) Xen
7 10 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.47%) UAG
11 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.12%) NFS
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 42 (4.92%) SCCM
2 38 (4.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 28 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 17 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.41%) SCOM
7 11 (1.29%) Nessus
8 9 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.70%) WSUS
12 5 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.59%) SCSM
13 4 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.47%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
14 3 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 446 (52.29%) Cisco
2 216 (25.32%) Microsoft
3 126 (14.77%) HP
4 121 (14.19%) Juniper
5 113 (13.25%) Citrix
6 107 (12.54%) VMware
7 75 (8.79%) CheckPoint
8 62 (7.27%) F5
9 45 (5.28%) EMC
10 44 (5.16%) Apple
11 38 (4.45%) Aruba
12 35 (4.10%) Avaya
13 34 (3.99%) Symantec
14 30 (3.52%) Blue Coat
14 30 (3.52%) SolarWinds
15 29 (3.40%) Nortel
16 28 (3.28%) McAfee
17 25 (2.93%) Mitel
17 25 (2.93%) Meru Networks
18 22 (2.58%) Oracle
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