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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 98 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Wireless 53 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.65% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.25% 5.93% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 12
Median daily rate £410 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £356 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.89 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% -11.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+45.45% +37.50%
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
471 270 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 10.92% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 222
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +4 14 £265 - 1
Birmingham -8 9 £290 +8.41% 7
Shropshire -15 9 £475 -
Staffordshire - 7 £325 -
Coventry -9 6 £400 +45.45% 3
Worcestershire -2 1 £300 - 2
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 61 (66.30%) Cisco
2 41 (44.57%) Firewall
3 37 (40.22%) LAN
4 30 (32.61%) WAN
4 30 (32.61%) Wi-Fi
5 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
6 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (27.17%) CCNP
7 25 (27.17%) Windows
8 24 (26.09%) VoIP
8 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 23 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (22.83%) Juniper
11 20 (21.74%) VPN
12 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
12 19 (20.65%) Internet
13 18 (19.57%) Network Security
13 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
14 17 (18.48%) Aruba
14 17 (18.48%) 802.1X
15 16 (17.39%) CCNA
16 15 (16.30%) CheckPoint
16 15 (16.30%) Fortinet
16 15 (16.30%) NetScaler
17 14 (15.22%) DHCP
18 13 (14.13%) OSPF
18 13 (14.13%) Intel Security
18 13 (14.13%) BGP
18 13 (14.13%) VLAN
18 13 (14.13%) Data Centre

Wireless
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 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.17%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.57%) Firewall
2 37 (40.22%) LAN
3 30 (32.61%) WAN
3 30 (32.61%) Wi-Fi
4 24 (26.09%) VoIP
5 23 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (21.74%) VPN
7 19 (20.65%) Internet
8 18 (19.57%) Network Security
9 15 (16.30%) NetScaler
10 14 (15.22%) DHCP
11 13 (14.13%) BGP
11 13 (14.13%) OSPF
11 13 (14.13%) VLAN
12 11 (11.96%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (9.78%) DNS
14 8 (8.70%) DAB
14 8 (8.70%) SSL
14 8 (8.70%) WLAN
14 8 (8.70%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Automotive
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.91%) Architect
3 16 (17.39%) Network Architect
4 13 (14.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) Wireless Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Wireless Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Administrator
9 5 (5.43%) Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco Network Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Network Administrator
10 4 (4.35%) Network Designer
10 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Arduino
2 4 (4.35%) CESG
2 4 (4.35%) Home Automation
2 4 (4.35%) Internet of Things
2 4 (4.35%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.26%) Telematics
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.35%) Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.17%) Unix
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.87%) ITIL
1 10 (10.87%) Project Management
2 8 (8.70%) Migration
3 7 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (6.52%) Presales
5 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.43%) Network Management
5 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.35%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.35%) Server Building
6 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.35%) User Stories
7 3 (3.26%) Change Management
7 3 (3.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.26%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.26%) Network Design
7 3 (3.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.17%) Python
2 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.17%) Tcl
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (27.17%) CCNP
4 24 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 16 (17.39%) CCNA
6 9 (9.78%) CCIE
7 8 (8.70%) CCDP
8 6 (6.52%) JNCIP
9 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
10 4 (4.35%) CCDA
11 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.17%) PMP
12 1 (1.09%) CCA
12 1 (1.09%) CCSE
12 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.09%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.17%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.09%) Cacti
5 1 (1.09%) DameWare
5 1 (1.09%) Nagios
5 1 (1.09%) OpenView
5 1 (1.09%) SCCM
5 1 (1.09%) SmokePing
5 1 (1.09%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 61 (66.30%) Cisco
2 21 (22.83%) Juniper
3 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 17 (18.48%) Aruba
5 15 (16.30%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.30%) Fortinet
6 13 (14.13%) Intel Security
7 11 (11.96%) Citrix
8 10 (10.87%) F5
8 10 (10.87%) HP
9 8 (8.70%) Dell
9 8 (8.70%) Meraki
10 7 (7.61%) Palo Alto
11 6 (6.52%) Brocade
11 6 (6.52%) IBM
12 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
13 3 (3.26%) Avaya
13 3 (3.26%) Huawei
14 2 (2.17%) BT
14 2 (2.17%) Symantec