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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 230 239 226
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Wireless 537 472 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 6.23% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 262 220
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.80 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -38.46%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 510 £350 +11.11% 224
London +25 205 £421 +29.61% 62
South East +6 138 £357 +22.05% 56
North West +2 53 £300 +12.14% 18
Hampshire +30 46 £388 +19.23% 1
City of London +5 43 £475 +46.15% 14
East of England +7 40 £325 +3.17% 32
Berkshire -4 34 £300 -7.69% 16
Manchester -6 25 £300 +9.09% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 20 £348 +61.62% 8
South West +4 17 £325 +0.77% 16
Yorkshire -15 17 £253 -21.09% 19
Merseyside - 17 £375 - 1
Winchester +4 16 £425 +46.55%
West Midlands +1 16 £300 +20.00% 15
Milton Keynes +6 14 £400 +45.45% 6
Cambridgeshire -6 14 £400 +11.11% 22
Kent +3 13 £375 +229.67% 4
Surrey -1 12 £300 +33.33% 13
East Midlands -22 12 £293 -19.31% 4
Scotland -6 11 £225 -10.17% 4
Southampton +6 9 £388 +9.15% 1
Reading -14 9 £200 - 8
Essex -7 8 £450 +172.72% 1
Birmingham +4 7 £300 -6.25% 5
Devon +1 7 £300 - 4
Slough +1 7 - - 4
Wales -2 7 £363 -19.44% 2
Basingstoke -6 7 £333 +2.30%
Cheshire -7 7 £295 +20.40% 6

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 608 (55.02%) Cisco
2 449 (40.63%) Firewall
3 396 (35.84%) LAN
4 378 (34.21%) WAN
5 367 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
6 274 (24.80%) Windows
7 243 (21.99%) VPN
8 236 (21.36%) CCNP
9 205 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
10 198 (17.92%) BGP
11 190 (17.19%) CheckPoint
12 186 (16.83%) MPLS
13 175 (15.84%) CCNA
14 171 (15.48%) OSPF
15 164 (14.84%) VoIP
16 159 (14.39%) Data Centre
17 158 (14.30%) Network Security
18 154 (13.94%) TCP/IP
18 154 (13.94%) Telecoms
19 143 (12.94%) Microsoft
20 142 (12.85%) DNS
21 141 (12.76%) Juniper
22 138 (12.49%) Active Directory
23 135 (12.22%) Linux
24 134 (12.13%) ITIL
25 130 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
26 129 (11.67%) EIGRP
27 127 (11.49%) Finance
27 127 (11.49%) F5
28 126 (11.40%) VMware

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 47 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.53%) Lync
5 22 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (1.54%) IIS
8 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.36%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.36%) WordPress
10 3 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.090%) CMS
12 1 (0.090%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.090%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.090%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 65 (5.88%) MS Office
2 49 (4.43%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.72%) MS Project
7 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.27%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.090%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.00%) Office 365
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.63%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.27%) SaaS
5 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
5 3 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
5 3 (0.27%) Yammer
6 1 (0.090%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.090%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 449 (40.63%) Firewall
2 396 (35.84%) LAN
3 378 (34.21%) WAN
4 243 (21.99%) VPN
5 205 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
6 198 (17.92%) BGP
7 186 (16.83%) MPLS
8 171 (15.48%) OSPF
9 164 (14.84%) VoIP
10 158 (14.30%) Network Security
11 154 (13.94%) TCP/IP
12 142 (12.85%) DNS
13 130 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
14 129 (11.67%) EIGRP
15 115 (10.41%) DHCP
16 114 (10.32%) Internet
17 109 (9.86%) IPsec
18 102 (9.23%) VLAN
19 98 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
20 95 (8.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.54%) 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
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.090%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.090%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.090%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 7 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.54%) JIRA
3 5 (0.45%) Trac
4 4 (0.36%) Redmine
4 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.27%) JUnit
5 3 (0.27%) Selenium
5 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.27%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.27%) Subversion
5 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.090%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.090%) CANoe
7 1 (0.090%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.090%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.090%) LabVIEW
General
1 154 (13.94%) Telecoms
2 127 (11.49%) Finance
3 30 (2.71%) Retail
4 21 (1.90%) Multimedia
4 21 (1.90%) Banking
5 14 (1.27%) Electronics
6 10 (0.90%) Legal
6 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.72%) Law
8 7 (0.63%) Local Government
8 7 (0.63%) Marketing
9 6 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.54%) Billing
10 5 (0.45%) Advertising
11 4 (0.36%) Back Office
11 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.27%) German Language
13 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 350 (31.67%) Network Engineer
2 111 (10.05%) Analyst
3 98 (8.87%) Architect
4 79 (7.15%) Consultant
5 64 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 56 (5.07%) Support Analyst
7 49 (4.43%) Project Manager
8 48 (4.34%) Network Consultant
9 47 (4.25%) Support Engineer
9 47 (4.25%) Wireless Engineer
10 44 (3.98%) Network Architect
10 44 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
11 41 (3.71%) Network Support
12 38 (3.44%) Network Analyst
13 34 (3.08%) Security Engineer
14 32 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
15 27 (2.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 27 (2.44%) IT Support
16 24 (2.17%) Test Engineer
16 24 (2.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (7.15%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.27%) Middleware
3 13 (1.18%) XMPP
4 10 (0.90%) .NET
5 7 (0.63%) CSS
6 5 (0.45%) HTML
7 4 (0.36%) Spring
8 3 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.27%) Grails
8 3 (0.27%) ODBC
8 3 (0.27%) Web Services
9 2 (0.18%) XML
9 2 (0.18%) CGI
9 2 (0.18%) Flash
9 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.18%) RESTful
9 2 (0.18%) HTML5
10 1 (0.090%) CSS3
10 1 (0.090%) WebRTC
10 1 (0.090%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.80%) PKI
4 32 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
6 29 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.36%) e-Health
9 15 (1.36%) NHS
9 15 (1.36%) HP Storage
10 14 (1.27%) Clustering
11 13 (1.18%) iPhone
12 12 (1.09%) Replication
13 11 (1.00%) EMC VNX
13 11 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.90%) Statistics
15 9 (0.81%) iPad
16 8 (0.72%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 274 (24.80%) Windows
2 135 (12.22%) Linux
3 79 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (6.24%) Windows 7
5 67 (6.06%) UNIX
6 53 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 30 (2.71%) Android
10 29 (2.62%) Windows 8
10 29 (2.62%) Solaris
11 24 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.72%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.81%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.45%) CentOS
17 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (12.13%) ITIL
2 103 (9.32%) Load Balancing
3 89 (8.05%) Network Design
4 83 (7.51%) Network Management
5 68 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
6 60 (5.43%) Project Management
7 52 (4.71%) Migration
8 45 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
8 45 (4.07%) Change Control
9 40 (3.62%) Service Management
9 40 (3.62%) Service Delivery
10 36 (3.26%) Information Security
11 35 (3.17%) Network Architecture
12 34 (3.08%) Change Management
12 34 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 32 (2.90%) Configuration Management
15 31 (2.81%) Network Planning
16 30 (2.71%) Incident Management
17 28 (2.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 69 (6.24%) C
2 47 (4.25%) SQL
3 36 (3.26%) Python
4 32 (2.90%) Perl
5 27 (2.44%) C++
6 25 (2.26%) Embedded C
7 14 (1.27%) Java
8 12 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.09%) Ruby
9 11 (1.00%) Embedded C++
10 10 (0.90%) VB
11 9 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.72%) C#
13 6 (0.54%) PHP
13 6 (0.54%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.45%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.36%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 367 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
2 236 (21.36%) CCNP
3 175 (15.84%) CCNA
4 86 (7.78%) Degree
5 69 (6.24%) CCIE
6 50 (4.52%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 25 (2.26%) CCDP
9 24 (2.17%) CISSP
10 18 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (1.54%) CCSA
11 17 (1.54%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.45%) CCSE
13 15 (1.36%) CCIP
14 12 (1.09%) MCSE
15 11 (1.00%) CCDA
15 11 (1.00%) JNCIA
16 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.72%) CISM
17 8 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.15%) SLA
2 21 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.45%) QA
4 11 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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
1 138 (12.49%) Active Directory
2 71 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (3.71%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.71%) ProxySG
5 23 (2.08%) vSphere
6 16 (1.45%) XenApp
6 16 (1.45%) Firmware
7 14 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.72%) XenServer
9 8 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 5 (0.45%) Snort
10 5 (0.45%) Squid
11 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.36%) Samba
11 4 (0.36%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.18%) NFS
13 2 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (1.63%) SCCM
4 16 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
4 16 (1.45%) RANCID
5 15 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 15 (1.36%) FortiGate
6 14 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
6 14 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.27%) Control-M
6 14 (1.27%) BladeLogic
7 13 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.00%) OpenView
9 10 (0.90%) ARCserve
9 10 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (0.63%) Nagios
10 7 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.63%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 608 (55.02%) Cisco
2 190 (17.19%) CheckPoint
3 143 (12.94%) Microsoft
4 141 (12.76%) Juniper
5 127 (11.49%) F5
6 126 (11.40%) VMware
7 103 (9.32%) HP
8 102 (9.23%) SolarWinds
9 99 (8.96%) Citrix
10 97 (8.78%) Aruba
11 56 (5.07%) Blue Coat
12 54 (4.89%) Nokia
13 45 (4.07%) Riverbed
14 44 (3.98%) Avaya
14 44 (3.98%) Nortel
15 42 (3.80%) CA
16 41 (3.71%) Oracle
16 41 (3.71%) Infoblox
17 29 (2.62%) Ericsson
18 27 (2.44%) Symantec
London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £190 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago