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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 22 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.75% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 6.92% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
Median daily rate £319 £331 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -21.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £21.25 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% -29.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%

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
324 260 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 10.87% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 125 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -4 9 £310 +18.09% 2
Coventry -10 5 £450 +46.93% 5
Shropshire - 5 £350 - 1
Solihull -4 1 £265 -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 35 (81.40%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (48.84%) CCNP
4 19 (44.19%) CCNA
5 18 (41.86%) LAN
5 18 (41.86%) WAN
6 17 (39.53%) Firewall
7 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
7 12 (27.91%) 802.1X
8 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) Juniper
9 10 (23.26%) Intel Security
9 10 (23.26%) Windows
9 10 (23.26%) VPN
10 9 (20.93%) VoIP
10 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (18.60%) VLAN
12 7 (16.28%) Blue Coat
12 7 (16.28%) Network Security
12 7 (16.28%) Aruba
12 7 (16.28%) OSPF
12 7 (16.28%) F5
12 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
13 6 (13.95%) BGP
13 6 (13.95%) WLAN
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.95%) CCDA

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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) LAN
1 18 (41.86%) WAN
2 17 (39.53%) Firewall
3 10 (23.26%) VPN
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (20.93%) VoIP
4 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (18.60%) VLAN
6 7 (16.28%) Network Security
6 7 (16.28%) OSPF
7 6 (13.95%) BGP
7 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 6 (13.95%) WLAN
8 5 (11.63%) 802.11
8 5 (11.63%) ATM
8 5 (11.63%) Frame Relay
8 5 (11.63%) Internet
8 5 (11.63%) MPLS
8 5 (11.63%) SSL
9 4 (9.30%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Information Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Security Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Network Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (4.65%) ICT Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Network Support
6 2 (4.65%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Information Security
2 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
2 4 (9.30%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 4 (9.30%) Migration
2 4 (9.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (9.30%) Network Design
2 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (9.30%) Service Management
2 4 (9.30%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
3 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.98%) Presales
3 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.33%) Change Control
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (48.84%) CCNP
3 19 (44.19%) CCNA
4 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.95%) CCDA
7 3 (6.98%) CCIE
8 2 (4.65%) CCDP
8 2 (4.65%) DBS Check
8 2 (4.65%) Degree
9 1 (2.33%) CCSA
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Nexpose
2 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (81.40%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Intel Security
2 10 (23.26%) Juniper
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) Aruba
3 7 (16.28%) Blue Coat
3 7 (16.28%) F5
4 5 (11.63%) Fortinet
5 4 (9.30%) ArcSight
5 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.30%) FireEye
5 4 (9.30%) GFI Software
5 4 (9.30%) LogRhythm
5 4 (9.30%) Rapid7
5 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
5 4 (9.30%) Symantec
5 4 (9.30%) TippingPoint
6 3 (6.98%) BT
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) IBM