Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 112 131
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 52 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.25% 1.42% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 8.05% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 25
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £415 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.69% -20.95% +55.56%
10th Percentile £144 £279 £263
90th Percentile £478 £548 £573
South East median daily rate £375 £410 £388
% change year-on-year -8.54% +5.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £65.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.94% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £24.75 £22.45
% change year-on-year +89.90% +10.24% -33.48%

Wireless is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 847 683 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.41% 17.60% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 333 341
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £250
90th Percentile £555 £548 £588
South East median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 26 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% +48.15% -6.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.38 £42.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +52.17% +29.58% -29.00%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 27 £400 -5.88% 6
Newbury - 7 £163 -
Slough +4 6 £135 -56.80% 4
Bracknell -4 5 £325 - 4
Maidenhead +3 3 £350 -33.33% 1
Wireless
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 25 (48.08%) Cisco
2 21 (40.38%) Telecoms
3 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (36.54%) WAN
5 15 (28.85%) Firewall
6 13 (25.00%) LAN
6 13 (25.00%) VPN
6 13 (25.00%) CCNP
7 12 (23.08%) WLAN
7 12 (23.08%) Aruba
8 10 (19.23%) Problem Management
8 10 (19.23%) C
8 10 (19.23%) Windows
8 10 (19.23%) HP
9 9 (17.31%) CCNA
9 9 (17.31%) MPLS
9 9 (17.31%) CheckPoint
9 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (13.46%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
11 6 (11.54%) Network Design
11 6 (11.54%) Huawei
11 6 (11.54%) SNMP
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (11.54%) ITIL
11 6 (11.54%) Internet
11 6 (11.54%) Office 365
12 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Azure
3 1 (1.92%) AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) WAN
2 15 (28.85%) Firewall
3 13 (25.00%) LAN
3 13 (25.00%) VPN
4 12 (23.08%) WLAN
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (17.31%) MPLS
6 7 (13.46%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (11.54%) Internet
7 6 (11.54%) SNMP
8 5 (9.62%) Bluetooth
8 5 (9.62%) IPsec
8 5 (9.62%) LTE
8 5 (9.62%) SSL
8 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.69%) 4G
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (7.69%) Multicast
General
1 21 (40.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Field Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Designer
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Network Support
5 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Firewall Support
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Solaris
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Problem Management
2 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (11.54%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Network Design
3 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.69%) Line Management
4 4 (7.69%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) SIEM
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Feature Driven Development
6 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) BPR
7 1 (1.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.92%) Information Security
7 1 (1.92%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.92%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.92%) Service Management
7 1 (1.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) C
2 2 (3.85%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.92%) C++
3 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.00%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
4 5 (9.62%) CCIE
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) CWDP
6 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) MISRA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco
2 12 (23.08%) Aruba
3 10 (19.23%) HP
4 9 (17.31%) CheckPoint
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.54%) Huawei
6 5 (9.62%) Juniper
7 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.69%) Samsung
8 3 (5.77%) Apple
8 3 (5.77%) BT
8 3 (5.77%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.77%) F5
8 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.77%) VMware
8 3 (5.77%) Zscaler
9 2 (3.85%) Ekahau
9 2 (3.85%) Meraki
9 2 (3.85%) Nokia
9 2 (3.85%) Nortel