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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 84 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -27  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 23 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.22% 1.77% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 7.25% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 44
Median daily rate £213 £415 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.79% +45.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.57% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.44 £34.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -6.64% -0.71%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 368 607 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.58% 24.38% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 287 319
Median daily rate £413 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 22
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Reading +3 9 £500 +17.64% 3
Bracknell - 4 £130 -
Maidenhead - 3 £190 - 1
Newbury 0 2 £213 +4.93%
Wireless
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) LAN
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
5 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.00%) CCNA
6 8 (22.22%) Firewall
6 8 (22.22%) CCNP
6 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (19.44%) Unified Communications
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (16.67%) VPN
8 6 (16.67%) HP
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (13.89%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Handset
10 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
10 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
10 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 4 (11.11%) BGP
10 4 (11.11%) Change Management
10 4 (11.11%) Service Management
10 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.11%) WLAN
10 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
11 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement

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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 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) LAN
2 10 (27.78%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (22.22%) Firewall
4 7 (19.44%) Unified Communications
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (16.67%) VPN
6 4 (11.11%) BGP
6 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.11%) WLAN
7 3 (8.33%) LTE
7 3 (8.33%) MPLS
7 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 3 (8.33%) OSPF
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless Security
8 2 (5.56%) 2G
8 2 (5.56%) 4G
8 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (11.11%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) PC Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Handset
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.78%) IPTV
5 1 (2.78%) PMI
5 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Design
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.78%) DNA
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNA
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) CCDA
6 2 (5.56%) CCVP
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) OPNET
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.56%) OVSD
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.33%) Arista
4 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.56%) Avaya
5 2 (5.56%) Huawei
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) Nokia
6 1 (2.78%) Nortel
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Sophos