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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 239 244 238
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 542 485 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 5.94% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 268 223
Average daily rate
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£328 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 59
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.86 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.76 £44.70 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.60%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 513 £330 +2.32% 209
London +31 196 £400 +14.28% 52
South East +27 145 £335 +18.58% 39
Hampshire +25 50 £375 +21.95% 6
City of London 0 39 £450 +34.32% 10
North West -30 39 £300 +9.09% 18
East of England +1 35 £306 -8.92% 39
Berkshire -9 34 £305 +10.90% 9
South West +3 31 £313 -10.71% 25
Yorkshire -27 21 £250 -9.09% 14
Winchester -1 20 £408 +40.51% 2
Wiltshire +14 18 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire -5 18 £250 -28.57% 28
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £348 +63.33% 7
Kent +20 16 £325 +40.54% 2
West Midlands -5 16 £275 +14.58% 11
Manchester -23 15 £300 +9.09% 12
Milton Keynes +4 13 £400 +45.45% 3
Southampton +7 12 £381 +46.63% 2
Devon +7 12 £275 -8.33% 6
Reading -14 11 £325 - 5
East Midlands -26 11 £350 -5.08% 10
Swindon +2 10 £450 - 4
Merseyside -1 9 £175 -53.33%
Cheshire -9 9 £363 +7.40% 5
Oxfordshire -24 9 £344 -14.06% 3
Basingstoke +3 8 £275 -15.38%
Cambridge -4 8 £325 -2.98% 22
Scotland -9 8 £275 +9.78% 5
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - -

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 630 (56.40%) Cisco
2 473 (42.35%) Firewall
3 426 (38.14%) LAN
4 406 (36.35%) WAN
5 390 (34.91%) Cisco Certification
6 280 (25.07%) Windows
7 266 (23.81%) VPN
8 257 (23.01%) CCNP
9 208 (18.62%) BGP
10 206 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
11 191 (17.10%) CCNA
12 183 (16.38%) CheckPoint
12 183 (16.38%) VoIP
13 181 (16.20%) OSPF
14 178 (15.94%) MPLS
15 175 (15.67%) Data Centre
16 157 (14.06%) Network Security
17 154 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 153 (13.70%) DNS
18 153 (13.70%) TCP/IP
19 150 (13.43%) Active Directory
20 147 (13.16%) Juniper
21 142 (12.71%) Telecoms
22 138 (12.35%) EIGRP
22 138 (12.35%) ITIL
23 136 (12.18%) F5
24 135 (12.09%) VMware
25 133 (11.91%) Linux
26 129 (11.55%) Finance
27 128 (11.46%) Wi-Fi

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 68 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.60%) Lync
5 25 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.98%) IIS
9 8 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.27%) CMS
11 3 (0.27%) WordPress
12 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
12 2 (0.18%) Node.js
13 1 (0.090%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.090%) JBoss
13 1 (0.090%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 65 (5.82%) MS Office
2 64 (5.73%) MS Excel
3 28 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.54%) MS Project
7 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.27%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.090%) RMDS
2 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.090%) assyst
2 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.16%) Office 365
3 8 (0.72%) SoftLayer
3 8 (0.72%) Sumo Logic
4 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.54%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.27%) Yammer
6 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 473 (42.35%) Firewall
2 426 (38.14%) LAN
3 406 (36.35%) WAN
4 266 (23.81%) VPN
5 208 (18.62%) BGP
6 206 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
7 183 (16.38%) VoIP
8 181 (16.20%) OSPF
9 178 (15.94%) MPLS
10 157 (14.06%) Network Security
11 153 (13.70%) DNS
11 153 (13.70%) TCP/IP
12 138 (12.35%) EIGRP
13 128 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
14 125 (11.19%) DHCP
15 123 (11.01%) IPsec
16 113 (10.12%) VLAN
16 113 (10.12%) Cisco Nexus
17 111 (9.94%) Internet
18 104 (9.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.63%) MySQL
5 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.27%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.27%) Big Data
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.090%) DTS
10 1 (0.090%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.54%) JIRA
3 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.45%) Trac
5 4 (0.36%) Redmine
5 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.27%) Bugzilla
6 3 (0.27%) JUnit
6 3 (0.27%) Selenium
6 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.27%) Subversion
6 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.18%) Hudson
7 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.090%) Ant
8 1 (0.090%) Xcode
8 1 (0.090%) ClearQuest
General
1 142 (12.71%) Telecoms
2 129 (11.55%) Finance
3 28 (2.51%) Retail
4 20 (1.79%) Multimedia
5 15 (1.34%) Banking
6 11 (0.98%) Legal
6 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.81%) Electronics
7 9 (0.81%) Local Government
8 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.72%) Law
9 5 (0.45%) Billing
9 5 (0.45%) Advertising
9 5 (0.45%) Marketing
10 4 (0.36%) German Language
10 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.090%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 373 (33.39%) Network Engineer
2 114 (10.21%) Analyst
3 99 (8.86%) Architect
4 76 (6.80%) Consultant
5 64 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
6 53 (4.74%) Support Analyst
7 52 (4.66%) Support Engineer
8 50 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 48 (4.30%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.30%) Wireless Engineer
10 45 (4.03%) Network Architect
11 43 (3.85%) Network Consultant
12 42 (3.76%) Network Support
13 34 (3.04%) Network Analyst
14 32 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 32 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
15 30 (2.69%) Security Engineer
15 30 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (2.06%) Design Engineer
16 23 (2.06%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (7.52%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.34%) Middleware
2 15 (1.34%) XMPP
3 13 (1.16%) .NET
4 9 (0.81%) CSS
4 9 (0.81%) Spring
5 8 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (0.72%) Grails
6 6 (0.54%) HTML
6 6 (0.54%) Web Services
7 5 (0.45%) XML
8 4 (0.36%) WAP
9 3 (0.27%) ODBC
9 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.27%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.18%) jQuery
10 2 (0.18%) Ajax
10 2 (0.18%) HTML5
10 2 (0.18%) CGI
11 1 (0.090%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 175 (15.67%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.39%) PKI
4 36 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
6 31 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 27 (2.42%) Blackberry
8 22 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.61%) NHS
10 17 (1.52%) iPhone
11 16 (1.43%) HP Storage
12 15 (1.34%) iPad
13 13 (1.16%) Statistics
13 13 (1.16%) e-Health
14 11 (0.98%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.90%) CMDB
16 9 (0.81%) Cryptography
17 8 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 8 (0.72%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 280 (25.07%) Windows
2 133 (11.91%) Linux
3 91 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 60 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (5.37%) UNIX
6 59 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (3.58%) Windows XP
8 33 (2.95%) Android
9 29 (2.60%) Windows 8
10 25 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 23 (2.06%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.97%) Solaris
13 14 (1.25%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.36%) CentOS
17 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (12.35%) ITIL
2 122 (10.92%) Load Balancing
3 107 (9.58%) Network Design
4 95 (8.50%) Network Management
5 68 (6.09%) Project Management
6 65 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
7 49 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
8 47 (4.21%) Service Management
9 46 (4.12%) Migration
10 44 (3.94%) Information Security
10 44 (3.94%) Kalman Filter
11 43 (3.85%) Change Management
12 40 (3.58%) Change Control
13 37 (3.31%) Service Delivery
14 32 (2.86%) PRINCE2
14 32 (2.86%) Network Architecture
15 30 (2.69%) Incident Management
16 27 (2.42%) DDoS Mitigation
17 25 (2.24%) WAN Optimisation
18 23 (2.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (4.74%) C
2 47 (4.21%) SQL
3 36 (3.22%) Python
4 27 (2.42%) Perl
5 22 (1.97%) C++
6 18 (1.61%) Java
7 17 (1.52%) Embedded C
7 17 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.52%) Ruby
8 12 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.07%) VB
9 9 (0.81%) C#
9 9 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.72%) PHP
11 7 (0.63%) Embedded C++
12 6 (0.54%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.45%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 390 (34.91%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (23.01%) CCNP
3 191 (17.10%) CCNA
4 90 (8.06%) Degree
5 71 (6.36%) CCIE
6 63 (5.64%) Security Cleared
7 43 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 27 (2.42%) CISSP
9 26 (2.33%) CCDP
10 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (1.52%) CCSA
11 17 (1.52%) MCSE
11 17 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.43%) CCIP
13 15 (1.34%) CCSE
14 12 (1.07%) JNCIE
14 12 (1.07%) CCDA
15 10 (0.90%) HND
16 9 (0.81%) CCSP
16 9 (0.81%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.34%) SLA
2 20 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.52%) QA
4 13 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.090%) JTAG
8 1 (0.090%) TickIT
8 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 150 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 83 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.33%) ProxySG
5 23 (2.06%) vSphere
6 14 (1.25%) Firmware
7 13 (1.16%) XenApp
8 11 (0.98%) XenServer
9 10 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.54%) Samba
11 5 (0.45%) Snort
11 5 (0.45%) Squid
12 4 (0.36%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.36%) NFS
13 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 39 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (1.79%) RANCID
4 18 (1.61%) SCCM
5 16 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (1.43%) FortiGate
5 16 (1.43%) AirWatch
6 14 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.25%) Control-M
6 14 (1.25%) BladeLogic
7 13 (1.16%) Nagios
8 12 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
9 11 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (0.98%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.98%) OpenView
10 9 (0.81%) WSUS
10 9 (0.81%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.81%) Puppet
11 8 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 630 (56.40%) Cisco
2 183 (16.38%) CheckPoint
3 154 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 147 (13.16%) Juniper
5 136 (12.18%) F5
6 135 (12.09%) VMware
7 113 (10.12%) SolarWinds
8 108 (9.67%) HP
9 105 (9.40%) Aruba
10 104 (9.31%) Citrix
11 62 (5.55%) Blue Coat
12 51 (4.57%) Nokia
13 47 (4.21%) Infoblox
14 46 (4.12%) Riverbed
15 40 (3.58%) CA
15 40 (3.58%) Avaya
16 31 (2.78%) Nortel
16 31 (2.78%) Symantec
17 30 (2.69%) Oracle
18 26 (2.33%) Apple
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