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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 238 236 231
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Wireless 485 440 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 6.10% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 229 197
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -14.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £13.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £35.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-26.60% -2.67%

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
8084 7210 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 13.51% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4373 3882 4077
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 418 712
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 445 £323 +3.61% 178
London +6 171 £350 +2.94% 58
South East -1 88 £283 -19.28% 43
City of London +27 43 £335 -7.58% 14
Berkshire +21 39 £275 -26.66% 14
North West -3 37 £275 -22.80% 9
East of England -21 37 £336 +31.86% 31
East Midlands +16 30 £369 +28.26% 12
West Midlands -2 21 £240 -4.00% 3
Yorkshire +23 19 £275 +34.14% 7
Manchester +1 19 £275 -24.13% 6
South West -30 18 £350 +18.64% 11
Reading +20 17 - - 5
Cambridgeshire +5 17 £350 +4.47% 17
Hampshire -14 15 £308 -9.55% 6
Scotland -30 12 £251 -31.36% 7
Nottingham +17 11 £445 +48.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +14 11 £445 +48.33% 3
Birmingham -2 11 £320 -23.35% 2
Oxfordshire +7 10 £400 -5.88% 7
Cheshire -1 10 £338 -16.66% 1
South Yorkshire +14 9 £275 +34.14% 2
Sheffield +15 8 £275 +34.14% 2
West Sussex +5 8 £290 -
Surrey -5 8 £255 -29.65% 9
Hertfordshire -8 8 £275 -19.11% 7
Wales -18 8 £375 +36.36% 7
Essex -7 7 £165 +73.68% 2
Brentwood - 7 £165 -
Glasgow - 7 £251 - 4

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 431 (49.54%) Cisco
2 310 (35.63%) LAN
3 293 (33.68%) Firewall
4 271 (31.15%) Windows
5 262 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (25.63%) WAN
7 209 (24.02%) Microsoft
8 179 (20.57%) VPN
9 169 (19.43%) CCNP
10 157 (18.05%) Active Directory
11 136 (15.63%) HP
12 135 (15.52%) ITIL
12 135 (15.52%) Windows 7
13 134 (15.40%) Juniper
14 121 (13.91%) CCNA
15 119 (13.68%) DNS
16 118 (13.56%) DHCP
17 113 (12.99%) TCP/IP
18 109 (12.53%) MS Exchange
19 108 (12.41%) Citrix
20 105 (12.07%) VMware
20 105 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
21 104 (11.95%) WLAN
22 103 (11.84%) Telecoms
23 102 (11.72%) VoIP
23 102 (11.72%) MS Office
24 95 (10.92%) CheckPoint
25 91 (10.46%) MS Excel
26 89 (10.23%) Finance
26 89 (10.23%) Cisco ASA

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 109 (12.53%) MS Exchange
2 70 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 40 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (4.37%) SharePoint
6 28 (3.22%) Lync
7 24 (2.76%) IIS
8 14 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.57%) CMS
10 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 102 (11.72%) MS Office
2 91 (10.46%) MS Excel
3 29 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Project
6 3 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Summit
2 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) assyst
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.72%) Office 365
2 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 310 (35.63%) LAN
2 293 (33.68%) Firewall
3 223 (25.63%) WAN
4 179 (20.57%) VPN
5 119 (13.68%) DNS
6 118 (13.56%) DHCP
7 113 (12.99%) TCP/IP
8 104 (11.95%) WLAN
9 102 (11.72%) VoIP
10 89 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (9.31%) SAN
12 74 (8.51%) Network Security
13 71 (8.16%) MPLS
14 63 (7.24%) BGP
15 62 (7.13%) IPsec
16 57 (6.55%) OSPF
17 54 (6.21%) Wi-Fi
18 53 (6.09%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (5.98%) Internet
20 46 (5.29%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.03%) MySQL
4 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.34%) Big Data
5 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.34%) DB2
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.23%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.11%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Selenium
2 8 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (0.92%) JUnit
3 7 (0.80%) Bugzilla
3 7 (0.80%) JIRA
3 7 (0.80%) Redmine
3 7 (0.80%) Trac
4 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.23%) Toad
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.11%) PVCS
6 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.11%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.11%) GDB
General
1 103 (11.84%) Telecoms
2 89 (10.23%) Finance
3 24 (2.76%) Retail
4 20 (2.30%) Electronics
5 19 (2.18%) Banking
6 11 (1.26%) Marketing
7 8 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.80%) Back Office
8 7 (0.80%) Local Government
9 6 (0.69%) Legal
10 5 (0.57%) Law
11 4 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 203 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 126 (14.48%) Analyst
3 76 (8.74%) Architect
4 69 (7.93%) Consultant
5 67 (7.70%) Support Analyst
6 45 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 42 (4.83%) Support Engineer
7 42 (4.83%) Network Support
8 40 (4.60%) Project Manager
9 36 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (4.02%) Security Engineer
11 30 (3.45%) Project Engineer
12 28 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
12 28 (3.22%) Network Consultant
13 27 (3.10%) Desktop Support
13 27 (3.10%) Network Analyst
14 25 (2.87%) Wireless Engineer
15 23 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 21 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.30%) .NET
2 8 (0.92%) XMPP
3 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.46%) HTML
4 4 (0.46%) WAP
5 3 (0.34%) Web Services
5 3 (0.34%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
6 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.23%) Ajax
6 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.23%) Middleware
6 2 (0.23%) XML
6 2 (0.23%) ODBC
6 2 (0.23%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.11%) SOAP
7 1 (0.11%) COM
7 1 (0.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.83%) Blackberry
2 34 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.45%) Firmware
4 24 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.95%) Clustering
7 15 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 13 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.38%) PKI
10 11 (1.26%) iPad
11 10 (1.15%) NHS
11 10 (1.15%) Handset
12 8 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.80%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.80%) EPoS
13 7 (0.80%) CCTV
13 7 (0.80%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 271 (31.15%) Windows
2 135 (15.52%) Windows 7
3 105 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (8.51%) Windows XP
6 64 (7.36%) Linux
7 25 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.76%) Mac OS X
9 21 (2.41%) Android
10 16 (1.84%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.38%) UNIX
12 11 (1.26%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.69%) Solaris
15 5 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (15.52%) ITIL
2 66 (7.59%) Project Management
3 54 (6.21%) Load Balancing
4 45 (5.17%) Migration
5 43 (4.94%) Network Design
6 39 (4.48%) Network Management
7 34 (3.91%) Change Control
8 31 (3.56%) Capacity Planning
8 31 (3.56%) Penetration Testing
9 30 (3.45%) Network Architecture
10 28 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (3.22%) PRINCE2
11 27 (3.10%) Service Delivery
12 25 (2.87%) BCP
12 25 (2.87%) Software Engineering
12 25 (2.87%) Security Architecture
13 24 (2.76%) Business Continuity
14 23 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 20 (2.30%) Change Management
16 19 (2.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.06%) C
2 32 (3.68%) SQL
3 21 (2.41%) Perl
3 21 (2.41%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.61%) C++
5 13 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.49%) Embedded C
6 12 (1.38%) VB.NET
6 12 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.38%) Python
7 11 (1.26%) PHP
8 10 (1.15%) Ruby
9 8 (0.92%) Java
10 7 (0.80%) C#
10 7 (0.80%) VB
10 7 (0.80%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.46%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.23%) Tcl
14 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 262 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (19.43%) CCNP
3 121 (13.91%) CCNA
4 71 (8.16%) Degree
5 67 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (7.36%) Security Cleared
7 51 (5.86%) CCIE
8 43 (4.94%) SC Cleared
9 32 (3.68%) MCSE
10 27 (3.10%) MCP
10 27 (3.10%) MCITP
11 25 (2.87%) CISSP
12 20 (2.30%) CCDP
13 14 (1.61%) CEH
14 13 (1.49%) CCDA
15 11 (1.26%) MCSA
16 7 (0.80%) CCIP
16 7 (0.80%) PMP
16 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.52%) SLA
2 18 (2.07%) QA
3 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) JTAG
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.11%) DO-160
6 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 157 (18.05%) Active Directory
2 77 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (7.93%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.68%) XenApp
5 23 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.18%) vSphere
7 12 (1.38%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.15%) Xen
9 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.69%) UAG
10 6 (0.69%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.34%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.23%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (5.17%) SCCM
2 30 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 27 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.26%) Nessus
6 11 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.15%) SCOM
8 9 (1.03%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.57%) WSUS
11 5 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.46%) SCSM
12 4 (0.46%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.46%) ARCserve
13 3 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
13 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 431 (49.54%) Cisco
2 209 (24.02%) Microsoft
3 136 (15.63%) HP
4 134 (15.40%) Juniper
5 108 (12.41%) Citrix
6 105 (12.07%) VMware
7 95 (10.92%) CheckPoint
8 70 (8.05%) F5
9 51 (5.86%) Apple
10 44 (5.06%) Aruba
11 42 (4.83%) Blue Coat
11 42 (4.83%) Symantec
12 41 (4.71%) EMC
13 31 (3.56%) SolarWinds
13 31 (3.56%) Meru Networks
14 30 (3.45%) Avaya
14 30 (3.45%) McAfee
15 29 (3.33%) Nortel
16 24 (2.76%) Dell
17 22 (2.53%) Nokia
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £390 per day + Travel Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
LSCS Ltd
Salary: MARKET
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
set2recruit
Rate: £50000 - £140000 Per Annum 4- 20% bonus. pension. company ca
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
County Durham
Creative Personnel
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
County Durham
Creative Personnel
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago