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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 239 260 252
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 464 371 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 5.34% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 186 144
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 56 68
Average hourly rate £20.13 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £42.50 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £29.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-25.84% +40.47%

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
8001 6942 7932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4556 3776 3852
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 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 423 676
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +24 435 £325 +8.33% 196
London +58 194 £325 +4.83% 58
South East 0 94 £325 +8.33% 47
City of London +44 55 £325 -13.33% 23
North West +19 44 £360 -4.00% 14
Berkshire +24 43 £350 +26.69% 14
East of England -5 40 £260 -20.00% 26
South West -19 28 £334 +33.50% 20
Manchester +6 24 £360 +6.66% 6
Hampshire -24 19 £267 -23.85% 3
Reading +28 16 £500 +100.00% 3
Cheshire +14 16 £316 -30.49% 7
Essex -1 12 £257 -23.85% 3
East Midlands 0 11 £324 +90.44% 6
Wiltshire -5 11 £343 - 4
Hertfordshire +5 10 £266 -29.00% 4
Scotland -21 10 £175 -50.00% 2
Slough -4 9 £338 - 4
West Midlands -17 9 £396 +44.09% 7
Cambridgeshire -19 9 £306 -5.76% 16
Surrey +2 8 £313 -16.66% 17
East Sussex +3 7 £325 +13.04%
Yorkshire -16 7 £330 +88.57% 16
Fareham - 7 £266 -
West Sussex -6 6 £290 -27.50% 3
Bristol -12 6 £400 - 2
South Wales -20 6 £363 -20.32% 2
Wales -30 6 £363 -20.32% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 5 £293 +80.00%
Nottingham +2 5 £293 +80.00%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 478 (53.17%) Cisco
2 368 (40.93%) LAN
3 291 (32.37%) WAN
4 288 (32.04%) Firewall
5 278 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
6 240 (26.70%) Windows
7 193 (21.47%) Microsoft
8 168 (18.69%) VPN
9 159 (17.69%) CCNP
10 146 (16.24%) Telecoms
11 143 (15.91%) WLAN
12 141 (15.68%) CCNA
13 140 (15.57%) ITIL
14 132 (14.68%) HP
15 130 (14.46%) Active Directory
16 129 (14.35%) CheckPoint
17 117 (13.01%) VoIP
18 116 (12.90%) DHCP
19 115 (12.79%) Windows 7
20 111 (12.35%) DNS
20 111 (12.35%) Juniper
21 109 (12.12%) OSPF
21 109 (12.12%) BGP
22 107 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
23 103 (11.46%) MPLS
23 103 (11.46%) MS Office
24 98 (10.90%) TCP/IP
25 91 (10.12%) F5
25 91 (10.12%) Cisco Nexus
26 90 (10.01%) Citrix

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 87 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 37 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.45%) Lync
6 29 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (1.89%) IIS
9 9 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.11%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 103 (11.46%) MS Office
2 77 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Summit
2 6 (0.67%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) BPCS
4 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.00%) Office 365
2 5 (0.56%) IaaS
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.33%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 368 (40.93%) LAN
2 291 (32.37%) WAN
3 288 (32.04%) Firewall
4 168 (18.69%) VPN
5 143 (15.91%) WLAN
6 117 (13.01%) VoIP
7 116 (12.90%) DHCP
8 111 (12.35%) DNS
9 109 (12.12%) OSPF
9 109 (12.12%) BGP
10 107 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
11 103 (11.46%) MPLS
12 98 (10.90%) TCP/IP
13 91 (10.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 84 (9.34%) SAN
15 83 (9.23%) Internet
16 74 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
17 69 (7.68%) Network Security
18 66 (7.34%) EIGRP
19 57 (6.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.56%) DB2
3 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.11%) MS Access
5 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.11%) Big Data
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.11%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Selenium
2 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.22%) JIRA
4 2 (0.22%) Trac
4 2 (0.22%) Redmine
4 2 (0.22%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.22%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.22%) JUnit
4 2 (0.22%) Toad
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
General
1 146 (16.24%) Telecoms
2 82 (9.12%) Finance
3 29 (3.23%) Banking
4 23 (2.56%) Retail
5 16 (1.78%) Electronics
6 12 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.89%) Billing
7 8 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.67%) Marketing
8 6 (0.67%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.67%) Back Office
8 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.56%) Games
9 5 (0.56%) Local Government
10 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.33%) Legal
11 3 (0.33%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 253 (28.14%) Network Engineer
2 128 (14.24%) Analyst
3 66 (7.34%) Consultant
4 60 (6.67%) Architect
5 55 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 52 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 44 (4.89%) Wireless Engineer
8 37 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 34 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
10 32 (3.56%) Network Consultant
10 32 (3.56%) Project Manager
11 31 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 28 (3.11%) Network Analyst
13 25 (2.78%) Network Support
14 24 (2.67%) Security Engineer
15 21 (2.34%) Senior Network Engineer
16 20 (2.22%) Administrator
16 20 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
16 20 (2.22%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.45%) .NET
2 6 (0.67%) Middleware
3 5 (0.56%) HTML
4 4 (0.44%) BREW
4 4 (0.44%) Ajax
4 4 (0.44%) J2EE
4 4 (0.44%) CSS
4 4 (0.44%) CGI
5 3 (0.33%) Web Services
5 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.33%) J2ME
6 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.22%) jQuery
6 2 (0.22%) WCF
6 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.22%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.22%) MAPI
6 2 (0.22%) WAP
7 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 38 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.22%) Clustering
6 19 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.11%) Smartphone
7 16 (1.78%) Handset
8 14 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.56%) SecurID
8 14 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.45%) iPad
10 12 (1.33%) PKI
11 11 (1.22%) NHS
11 11 (1.22%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.11%) Smartcard
13 8 (0.89%) Life Science
14 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 240 (26.70%) Windows
2 115 (12.79%) Windows 7
3 74 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (8.12%) Linux
5 71 (7.90%) Windows XP
6 63 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (3.00%) UNIX
9 23 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 17 (1.89%) Solaris
12 15 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.33%) Android
14 11 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.33%) AIX
15 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (15.57%) ITIL
2 70 (7.79%) Project Management
2 70 (7.79%) Load Balancing
3 47 (5.23%) Migration
4 41 (4.56%) Network Management
5 36 (4.00%) Service Management
5 36 (4.00%) Network Design
6 29 (3.23%) Change Control
7 24 (2.67%) Software Engineering
7 24 (2.67%) PRINCE2
8 23 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 21 (2.34%) Mentoring
10 20 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (2.22%) Network Planning
11 19 (2.11%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (2.11%) Network Architecture
12 18 (2.00%) Validation
12 18 (2.00%) Asset Management
13 17 (1.89%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (4.23%) C
2 29 (3.23%) SQL
3 19 (2.11%) Embedded C
4 15 (1.67%) Perl
5 14 (1.56%) Python
6 12 (1.33%) C++
7 11 (1.22%) Java
7 11 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.78%) PHP
9 7 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.67%) Ruby
10 6 (0.67%) C#
10 6 (0.67%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.67%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.33%) VC++
12 1 (0.11%) Tcl
12 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 278 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (17.69%) CCNP
3 141 (15.68%) CCNA
4 80 (8.90%) Degree
5 72 (8.01%) CCIE
6 69 (7.68%) Security Cleared
7 62 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (5.56%) SC Cleared
9 28 (3.11%) MCSE
9 28 (3.11%) CISSP
10 26 (2.89%) MCITP
11 22 (2.45%) MCP
12 17 (1.89%) A+ Certification
13 15 (1.67%) CCDP
13 15 (1.67%) MCDST
14 12 (1.33%) HP ASE
15 10 (1.11%) CEH
16 9 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.00%) CISM
16 9 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.56%) SLA
2 21 (2.34%) QA
3 19 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) DO-160
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 130 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.78%) XenApp
5 22 (2.45%) ProxySG
6 20 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.00%) Firmware
8 8 (0.89%) vSphere
9 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.44%) UAG
10 4 (0.44%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.22%) Snort
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (3.89%) SCCM
3 18 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
6 9 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 7 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (0.78%) Nessus
8 6 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.33%) Control-M
11 3 (0.33%) OpenView
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.33%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 478 (53.17%) Cisco
2 193 (21.47%) Microsoft
3 132 (14.68%) HP
4 129 (14.35%) CheckPoint
5 111 (12.35%) Juniper
6 91 (10.12%) F5
7 90 (10.01%) Citrix
8 89 (9.90%) VMware
9 53 (5.90%) Blue Coat
10 47 (5.23%) Nortel
11 43 (4.78%) Aruba
12 40 (4.45%) Apple
13 37 (4.12%) Symantec
14 33 (3.67%) McAfee
15 31 (3.45%) SolarWinds
16 27 (3.00%) Avaya
17 25 (2.78%) CA
18 23 (2.56%) Nokia
19 22 (2.45%) Dell
20 20 (2.22%) Fortinet
Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day £250 a day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Incisive Media
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago