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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 105 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 7 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.72% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 4.57% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +69.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £246 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £413 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% -16.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £26.70 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-26.81% +15.78%
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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
350 328 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 15.81% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 163 122
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.64 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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
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 26 November 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
Warwickshire -5 4 £350 +33.33% 2
Birmingham -2 2 £313 +31.57% 4
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) LAN
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (28.57%) HP
3 8 (28.57%) WAN
4 7 (25.00%) CCNA
5 6 (21.43%) VPN
5 6 (21.43%) Windows
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
6 5 (17.86%) NetScout
6 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (17.86%) SLA
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
6 5 (17.86%) Remedy
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.71%) IPsec
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall
4 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
5 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) IPsec
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (10.71%) Packet Switching
6 3 (10.71%) VoIP
6 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 2 (7.14%) 4G
7 2 (7.14%) LTE
7 2 (7.14%) 3G
7 2 (7.14%) IPv6
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) WLAN
7 2 (7.14%) DNS
7 2 (7.14%) DHCP
7 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MarkLogic
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Administrator
2 3 (10.71%) Consultant
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Professional Services Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
3 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) GIS
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (10.71%) Network Design
2 3 (10.71%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.14%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) DMAIC
4 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Use Case
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCITP
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CCVP
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.57%) HP MASE
6 1 (3.57%) CITP
6 1 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) NetScout
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) Remedy
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Juniper
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Splunk
6 2 (7.14%) Rackspace
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) Informatica
6 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Netezza