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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 95 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 13 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 5.22% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£419 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £34.05 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
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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
289 268 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.57% 12.67% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 129 78
Average daily rate £310 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
Warwickshire -1 5 £440 +76.00% 1
Birmingham -6 4 £423 -15.50% 6
Coventry +2 2 £180 -64.00% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £418 -
Solihull - - - -
Wireless
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (58.33%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (29.17%) VPN
6 7 (29.17%) HP
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (25.00%) F5
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) SSL
9 4 (16.67%) CCNA
9 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) IPv6
9 4 (16.67%) 3G
9 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
9 4 (16.67%) Network Security
9 4 (16.67%) 4G
9 4 (16.67%) LTE
9 4 (16.67%) Network Management
10 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (12.50%) HTML5
10 3 (12.50%) Telematics
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) WAN
4 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) SSL
6 4 (16.67%) IPv6
6 4 (16.67%) 3G
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) 4G
6 4 (16.67%) LTE
7 3 (12.50%) MIMO
7 3 (12.50%) 2G
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 3 (12.50%) IPv4
7 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
8 2 (8.33%) WLAN
8 2 (8.33%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML5
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) J2ME
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) J2EE
2 2 (8.33%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Telematics
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
1 4 (16.67%) Network Management
2 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) DMAIC
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) SABSA
4 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) VC++
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCDST
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) CITP
5 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
5 1 (4.17%) HP MASE
5 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CCVP
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) DameWare
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (25.00%) F5
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) CA
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Remedy
6 2 (8.33%) Lotus
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) NetScout
6 2 (8.33%) Meraki
6 2 (8.33%) ScanSafe
6 2 (8.33%) Syclo
6 2 (8.33%) Rackspace
7 1 (4.17%) Aruba
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