Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 14 December 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 21 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.48% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.41% 4.98% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 5
Birmingham median daily rate £338 £188 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -25.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £227 £181 £108
90th Percentile £498 £349 £306
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £417 £350
% change year-on-year +5.64% +19.00% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 184 281 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.97% 17.22% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 204 128
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £180 £154 £221
90th Percentile £488 £500 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -9.68%
10th Percentile £16.32 £10.75 £10.18
90th Percentile £40.55 £41.15 £26.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.21
% change year-on-year -45.28% +98.23% -13.07%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Birmingham

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Birmingham

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Birmingham

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (33.33%) Aruba
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (28.57%) CCNP
4 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
6 4 (19.05%) PKI
6 4 (19.05%) Brocade
6 4 (19.05%) Qualys
6 4 (19.05%) F5
6 4 (19.05%) Infoblox
6 4 (19.05%) ArcSight
6 4 (19.05%) SIEM
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
6 4 (19.05%) Network Design
6 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) LAN
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 3 (14.29%) Ethernet

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) Broadband
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) DNS
5 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 2 (9.52%) NGN
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) 5G
6 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.76%) Multicast
6 1 (4.76%) NAS
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Head of Networks
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
1 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (19.05%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) SIEM
2 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (14.29%) Change Control
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Email Filtering
4 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
2 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ACDT
3 1 (4.76%) ACHDS
3 1 (4.76%) ACTC
3 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) MCSM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Aruba
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) ArcSight
3 4 (19.05%) Brocade
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) Infoblox
3 4 (19.05%) Qualys
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) Remedy
4 3 (14.29%) Splunk
5 2 (9.52%) Apple
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless