The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 88 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 62 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.96% 0.67% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.75% 5.97% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 12
Median daily rate £400 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £300 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.14% +17.50%
Wireless
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
451 268 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 11.27% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 144 172
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +2 17 £265 -11.66%
Birmingham -9 11 £295 -1.66% 5
Shropshire -20 11 £469 +213.54% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £325 - 1
Coventry - 5 £400 - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 - - 3
Worcestershire -4 1 £300 -
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England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 58 (60.42%) Cisco
2 42 (43.75%) Firewall
3 36 (37.50%) LAN
4 30 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
5 29 (30.21%) WAN
6 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 24 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (23.96%) CCNP
8 23 (23.96%) VoIP
8 23 (23.96%) Windows
9 22 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (19.79%) Juniper
11 18 (18.75%) Internet
11 18 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 18 (18.75%) VPN
11 18 (18.75%) Fortinet
12 17 (17.71%) Network Security
12 17 (17.71%) Aruba
13 16 (16.67%) CheckPoint
13 16 (16.67%) 802.1X
13 16 (16.67%) Windows Server
14 15 (15.63%) NetScaler
14 15 (15.63%) DHCP
15 14 (14.58%) CCNA
16 13 (13.54%) ITIL
16 13 (13.54%) OSPF
16 13 (13.54%) Intel Security
16 13 (13.54%) BGP
16 13 (13.54%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.21%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (43.75%) Firewall
2 36 (37.50%) LAN
3 30 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
4 29 (30.21%) WAN
5 23 (23.96%) VoIP
6 22 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (18.75%) Internet
7 18 (18.75%) VPN
8 17 (17.71%) Network Security
9 15 (15.63%) DHCP
9 15 (15.63%) NetScaler
10 13 (13.54%) BGP
10 13 (13.54%) OSPF
10 13 (13.54%) VLAN
11 10 (10.42%) Cisco Wireless
11 10 (10.42%) DNS
12 8 (8.33%) DAB
12 8 (8.33%) SNMP
12 8 (8.33%) WLAN
12 8 (8.33%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Automotive
2 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Network Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) Architect
3 16 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 13 (13.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Wireless Architect
6 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Wireless Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Administrator
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Cisco Network Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Network Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Performance Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Arduino
3 4 (4.17%) CESG
3 4 (4.17%) Home Automation
3 4 (4.17%) Internet of Things
3 4 (4.17%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.13%) Telematics
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Windows
2 16 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.21%) Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Unix
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.04%) Fedora
8 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) ITIL
2 10 (10.42%) Project Management
3 8 (8.33%) Migration
4 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.25%) Presales
6 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.21%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.21%) Network Management
6 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.17%) Data Flow Diagram
7 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.17%) Server Building
7 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.17%) User Stories
7 4 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (3.13%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.17%) VBA
3 2 (2.08%) Python
3 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.08%) Tcl
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (23.96%) CCNP
4 14 (14.58%) CCNA
5 9 (9.38%) CCIE
6 8 (8.33%) CCDP
7 6 (6.25%) JNCIP
8 5 (5.21%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.17%) CCDA
10 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.08%) PMP
11 1 (1.04%) CCA
11 1 (1.04%) CCSE
11 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.04%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.04%) JNCIS
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) Cacti
4 1 (1.04%) DameWare
4 1 (1.04%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.04%) OpenView
4 1 (1.04%) SCCM
4 1 (1.04%) SmokePing
4 1 (1.04%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 58 (60.42%) Cisco
2 19 (19.79%) Juniper
3 18 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 18 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 17 (17.71%) Aruba
5 16 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 13 (13.54%) Intel Security
7 12 (12.50%) F5
8 11 (11.46%) Citrix
9 10 (10.42%) HP
10 9 (9.38%) Brocade
11 8 (8.33%) Dell
11 8 (8.33%) Meraki
12 7 (7.29%) IBM
12 7 (7.29%) Palo Alto
13 6 (6.25%) Huawei
14 5 (5.21%) BT
15 4 (4.17%) Avaya
15 4 (4.17%) Blue Coat
16 3 (3.13%) NetCracker