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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 111 98 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Wireless 17 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 4.23% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate £356 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £25.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+37.86% +14.44%
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
263 307 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.37% 14.08% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 128 125
Average daily rate £375 £298 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 49 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £375 -11.24% 2
Coventry -4 5 £275 +52.77%
Warwickshire -1 1 £375 -14.77%
Shropshire -16 1 £400 +255.55% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (53.33%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) WAN
3 14 (31.11%) LAN
3 14 (31.11%) Citrix
4 12 (26.67%) Windows
4 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
4 12 (26.67%) F5
5 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (22.22%) MPLS
7 9 (20.00%) ITIL
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.00%) CCNP
7 9 (20.00%) Network Management
8 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
8 8 (17.78%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
8 8 (17.78%) CCNA
8 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
8 8 (17.78%) MS Office
8 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
9 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
10 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.33%) Firewall
10 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 6 (13.33%) SLA
11 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 5 (11.11%) DHCP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) WAN
2 14 (31.11%) LAN
3 10 (22.22%) MPLS
4 8 (17.78%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (13.33%) Firewall
6 5 (11.11%) DHCP
6 5 (11.11%) DNS
6 5 (11.11%) VPN
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.89%) VLAN
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (6.67%) Internet
8 3 (6.67%) SAN
8 3 (6.67%) VoIP
9 2 (4.44%) 3G
9 2 (4.44%) BGP
9 2 (4.44%) OSPF
9 2 (4.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) German Language
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Billing
3 2 (4.44%) Front Office
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Designer
3 8 (17.78%) Network Designer
4 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Wireless Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) Unix
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) Kali Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Network Management
3 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (4.44%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Inmon Methodology
6 2 (4.44%) Logistics
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) Security Patching
6 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Java
1 2 (4.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.00%) CCNP
3 8 (17.78%) CCNA
4 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) CCDP
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE
6 1 (2.22%) CCIP
6 1 (2.22%) CCVP
6 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) QRadar
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Citrix
3 12 (26.67%) F5
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.11%) Brocade
5 5 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) Aruba
7 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.67%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (4.44%) arcserve
8 2 (4.44%) BT
8 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.44%) Lotus
8 2 (4.44%) NetCracker
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) Siemens