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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 268 255 235
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing Wireless 419 397 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.27% 5.69% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 185 192
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £156 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 64 80
Average hourly rate £20.13 £27.40 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £44.25 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-26.81% +15.78%

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
7954 6972 8102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.19% 13.48% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4570 3836 3886
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 460 634
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +3 395 £325 +4.83% 235
London +47 177 £325 -5.10% 64
South East -9 73 £325 +8.33% 59
City of London +39 52 £325 -13.33% 29
North West +2 43 £360 +6.66% 17
South West -19 31 £325 +91.74% 24
East of England -27 30 £323 +15.17% 36
Berkshire +12 29 £350 +23.89% 26
Manchester -3 22 £360 +10.76% 10
East Midlands +8 18 £343 +37.00% 11
Cheshire +14 17 £313 -10.71% 5
Reading +28 16 £500 +112.76% 9
Scotland -20 12 £269 -17.37% 5
Nottinghamshire +14 11 £325 +23.22% 3
Hampshire -36 11 £273 -9.16% 6
Nottingham +13 10 £293 +10.90% 3
Wiltshire -9 10 £343 - 4
Hertfordshire -11 10 £325 +16.07% 5
East Sussex +6 8 £325 +18.18% 1
Surrey -4 8 £320 -14.66% 10
Cambridgeshire -20 8 £306 - 22
Gloucestershire -7 7 £298 - 6
Bristol -7 7 £400 - 7
Slough -8 7 £338 - 5
Yorkshire -17 7 £330 +4.76% 14
West Midlands -20 7 £325 +13.04% 13
Essex -12 6 £344 +83.33% 2
Brighton +5 5 £300 +9.09%
Stevenage 0 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes -14 5 £425 +3.03% 2

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 470 (51.42%) Cisco
2 376 (41.14%) LAN
3 290 (31.73%) WAN
4 287 (31.40%) Firewall
5 277 (30.31%) Cisco Certification
6 261 (28.56%) Windows
7 194 (21.23%) Microsoft
8 170 (18.60%) VPN
9 163 (17.83%) CCNP
10 147 (16.08%) WLAN
11 143 (15.65%) Active Directory
12 142 (15.54%) Telecoms
13 139 (15.21%) CCNA
13 139 (15.21%) Windows 7
14 132 (14.44%) HP
15 123 (13.46%) ITIL
16 120 (13.13%) DHCP
16 120 (13.13%) CheckPoint
17 119 (13.02%) DNS
18 117 (12.80%) VoIP
19 114 (12.47%) Juniper
20 109 (11.93%) TCP/IP
21 104 (11.38%) BGP
22 101 (11.05%) OSPF
23 100 (10.94%) MS Office
24 98 (10.72%) Citrix
24 98 (10.72%) Cisco ASA
25 97 (10.61%) VMware
26 96 (10.50%) MS Exchange
27 94 (10.28%) Finance

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 96 (10.50%) MS Exchange
2 52 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 38 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (2.41%) Lync
8 18 (1.97%) IIS
9 8 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.33%) CMS
12 2 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 100 (10.94%) MS Office
2 82 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Summit
2 5 (0.55%) assyst
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.11%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.09%) Office 365
2 5 (0.55%) IaaS
3 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 376 (41.14%) LAN
2 290 (31.73%) WAN
3 287 (31.40%) Firewall
4 170 (18.60%) VPN
5 147 (16.08%) WLAN
6 120 (13.13%) DHCP
7 119 (13.02%) DNS
8 117 (12.80%) VoIP
9 109 (11.93%) TCP/IP
10 104 (11.38%) BGP
11 101 (11.05%) OSPF
12 98 (10.72%) Cisco ASA
13 89 (9.74%) MPLS
14 87 (9.52%) SAN
14 87 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 80 (8.75%) Internet
16 71 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
17 65 (7.11%) EIGRP
18 55 (6.02%) Network Security
19 48 (5.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (0.55%) DB2
3 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.22%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.22%) Big Data
4 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.11%) Ingres
5 1 (0.11%) MS Access
5 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Selenium
2 4 (0.44%) Bugzilla
2 4 (0.44%) JUnit
2 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.44%) Trac
2 4 (0.44%) Redmine
2 4 (0.44%) JIRA
2 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.33%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Toad
4 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) GDB
5 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 142 (15.54%) Telecoms
2 94 (10.28%) Finance
3 28 (3.06%) Banking
4 25 (2.74%) Retail
5 20 (2.19%) Electronics
6 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.20%) Marketing
8 7 (0.77%) Back Office
9 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.66%) Billing
9 6 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.55%) Local Government
10 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.33%) French Language
12 3 (0.33%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 251 (27.46%) Network Engineer
2 118 (12.91%) Analyst
3 69 (7.55%) Consultant
4 56 (6.13%) Support Analyst
5 55 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 54 (5.91%) Architect
7 40 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.16%) Wireless Engineer
9 36 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 33 (3.61%) Network Consultant
10 33 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
11 32 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.39%) Network Analyst
12 31 (3.39%) Network Support
13 23 (2.52%) Security Engineer
14 21 (2.30%) Administrator
15 19 (2.08%) Project Engineer
15 19 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
16 18 (1.97%) Network Security Engineer
16 18 (1.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.31%) .NET
2 6 (0.66%) Middleware
3 5 (0.55%) HTML
4 4 (0.44%) CSS
4 4 (0.44%) CGI
4 4 (0.44%) WAP
5 3 (0.33%) Web Services
6 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.22%) J2EE
6 2 (0.22%) HTML5
6 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.22%) Ajax
6 2 (0.22%) BREW
6 2 (0.22%) WCF
6 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.11%) jQuery
7 1 (0.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.13%) Blackberry
2 38 (4.16%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.19%) Clustering
5 20 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 18 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.97%) Hedge funds
7 17 (1.86%) Handset
8 15 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 15 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.42%) PKI
9 13 (1.42%) iPad
10 11 (1.20%) NHS
11 10 (1.09%) Smartcard
11 10 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.09%) SecurID
12 8 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.88%) Life Science
13 7 (0.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 261 (28.56%) Windows
2 139 (15.21%) Windows 7
3 84 (9.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (8.86%) Windows XP
5 76 (8.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (8.32%) Linux
6 28 (3.06%) UNIX
6 28 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.30%) Mac OS X
8 19 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 17 (1.86%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.86%) Solaris
10 13 (1.42%) Android
11 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.33%) AIX
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.46%) ITIL
2 78 (8.53%) Project Management
3 62 (6.78%) Load Balancing
4 50 (5.47%) Migration
5 43 (4.70%) Network Design
6 37 (4.05%) Network Management
7 33 (3.61%) Service Management
8 30 (3.28%) Change Control
9 27 (2.95%) PRINCE2
10 26 (2.84%) Software Engineering
11 25 (2.74%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (2.41%) Network Architecture
14 20 (2.19%) Network Planning
14 20 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (2.08%) Mentoring
16 18 (1.97%) Asset Management
17 17 (1.86%) Penetration Testing
17 17 (1.86%) Validation
18 15 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (4.27%) C
2 26 (2.84%) SQL
3 20 (2.19%) Embedded C
4 16 (1.75%) Perl
5 12 (1.31%) C++
5 12 (1.31%) Python
6 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.09%) Java
7 10 (1.09%) PHP
7 10 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 10 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.88%) Ruby
9 7 (0.77%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.66%) Assembly Language
11 5 (0.55%) C#
12 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.11%) VC++
13 1 (0.11%) VBA
13 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 277 (30.31%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (17.83%) CCNP
3 139 (15.21%) CCNA
4 79 (8.64%) Degree
5 70 (7.66%) CCIE
6 68 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 68 (7.44%) Security Cleared
7 48 (5.25%) SC Cleared
8 33 (3.61%) MCITP
9 26 (2.84%) MCSE
10 23 (2.52%) MCP
11 21 (2.30%) CISSP
12 18 (1.97%) CCDP
13 14 (1.53%) MCDST
14 12 (1.31%) A+ Certification
14 12 (1.31%) HP ASE
15 11 (1.20%) CCDA
16 10 (1.09%) DV Cleared
17 9 (0.98%) CCVP
17 9 (0.98%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.92%) SLA
2 21 (2.30%) QA
3 14 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.22%) 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
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 143 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 64 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.72%) XenApp
5 21 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (2.30%) Firmware
6 19 (2.08%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.20%) vSphere
8 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.44%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.44%) UAG
9 4 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.22%) Snort
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
1 34 (3.72%) SCCM
2 24 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 23 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.98%) SCOrch
4 9 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
4 9 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.66%) Nessus
6 6 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.44%) WSUS
9 3 (0.33%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.33%) Sysprep
9 3 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 470 (51.42%) Cisco
2 194 (21.23%) Microsoft
3 132 (14.44%) HP
4 120 (13.13%) CheckPoint
5 114 (12.47%) Juniper
6 98 (10.72%) Citrix
7 97 (10.61%) VMware
8 75 (8.21%) F5
9 48 (5.25%) Nortel
10 45 (4.92%) Blue Coat
11 43 (4.70%) Aruba
12 42 (4.60%) Symantec
13 41 (4.49%) Apple
14 34 (3.72%) SolarWinds
15 32 (3.50%) McAfee
16 26 (2.84%) EMC
16 26 (2.84%) Meru Networks
17 25 (2.74%) Avaya
17 25 (2.74%) Nokia
18 23 (2.52%) Dell
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge
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Rate: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
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Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £200 - £260 per day + Benefits
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Rate: Market Rate
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