The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 97 86 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Wireless 19 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.92% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 5.94% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
Average daily rate
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£250 £288 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £234 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £437 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.57
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +6.31%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
333 286 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.10% 15.43% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 125 125
Average daily rate £313 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
Wireless
England

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireless across the West Midlands region.

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the West Midlands region.

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Birmingham -1 12 £360 -17.24% 2
Warwickshire -1 2 £150 -
Shropshire - 2 £245 -
Coventry -13 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (23.33%) WAN
5 7 (23.33%) Apple
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (16.67%) Android
7 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) MCITP
8 4 (13.33%) Network Design
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.33%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) Juniper
8 4 (13.33%) Citrix
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (13.33%) XenApp
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall
5 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 2 (6.67%) Packet Switching
6 2 (6.67%) VoIP
6 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (6.67%) IPsec
6 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
6 2 (6.67%) MPLS
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.33%) 4G
7 1 (3.33%) 2G
7 1 (3.33%) MIMO
7 1 (3.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) MarkLogic
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 5 (16.67%) Network Technician
2 5 (16.67%) Network Support
2 5 (16.67%) Network Support Technician
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Professional Services Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) FMCG
2 1 (3.33%) Telematics
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Use Case
6 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) DMAIC
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCITP
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCENT
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Apple
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 4 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
6 2 (6.67%) NetScout
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Splunk
7 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) RightScale
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