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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 101 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 16 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.83% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.90% 4.79% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 14
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£275 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £415 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.89 £35.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% +28.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £35.00 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.00 £27.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.60%
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
271 438 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.90% 17.30% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 226 150
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £461 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 28 August 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
Birmingham -1 4 £235 -26.56% 4
Warwickshire +3 3 £427 +184.66%
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Shropshire -8 2 - -
Coventry -3 1 £275 - 4
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 17 (44.74%) Windows
3 14 (36.84%) WAN
4 13 (34.21%) LAN
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
7 10 (26.32%) CCNA
7 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 10 (26.32%) Juniper
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.68%) Internet
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (23.68%) Firewall
9 8 (21.05%) VPN
9 8 (21.05%) CCNP
9 8 (21.05%) F5
10 7 (18.42%) MS Office
10 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
10 7 (18.42%) Citrix
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
11 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
11 6 (15.79%) HP
11 6 (15.79%) MPLS
11 6 (15.79%) Network Management
11 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
12 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (13.16%) Aerohive Networks

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.26%) Vectorworks
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) WAN
2 13 (34.21%) LAN
3 9 (23.68%) Internet
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
5 6 (15.79%) MPLS
5 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
6 5 (13.16%) OSPF
6 5 (13.16%) BGP
6 5 (13.16%) WLAN
6 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.53%) VLAN
7 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.53%) VoIP
7 4 (10.53%) DNS
7 4 (10.53%) DHCP
8 3 (7.89%) Frame Relay
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.26%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.63%) CANoe
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (10.53%) Administrator
2 4 (10.53%) Network Designer
2 4 (10.53%) Designer
3 3 (7.89%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Buyer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Buyer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) SCADA
3 1 (2.63%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.79%) Network Management
3 4 (10.53%) Software Distribution
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.63%) Analytics
6 1 (2.63%) Logistics
6 1 (2.63%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.63%) Use Case
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.63%) OpenUP
6 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNA
3 8 (21.05%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) HP ASE
6 2 (5.26%) CCDA
6 2 (5.26%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.63%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) CCDP
7 1 (2.63%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.63%) CCIP
7 1 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCVP
7 1 (2.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) XenServer
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
1 2 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.63%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.63%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Juniper
3 8 (21.05%) F5
4 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) HP
6 5 (13.16%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (7.89%) Meraki
8 2 (5.26%) Veeam
8 2 (5.26%) Symantec
8 2 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (5.26%) Autodesk
8 2 (5.26%) Brocade
8 2 (5.26%) NetScout
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) AirMagnet
9 1 (2.63%) Panasonic
9 1 (2.63%) Remedy
9 1 (2.63%) EMC
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