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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 41 53 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 15 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.39% 0.77% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 5.62% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Median daily rate £363 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +0.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £403 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £423 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £39.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year -30.46% +15.80%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 95 89 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.13% 13.78% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 54
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 16 (84.21%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) CCNP
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 12 (63.16%) WAN
5 9 (47.37%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) CCNA
5 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (42.11%) Network Design
7 7 (36.84%) F5
8 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (31.58%) Migration
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) CCIE
9 5 (26.32%) OSPF
9 5 (26.32%) BGP
9 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
9 5 (26.32%) VPN
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) VoIP
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (15.79%) MPLS
10 3 (15.79%) VLAN
10 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing

Wireless
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (47.37%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 3 (15.79%) DMVPN
6 3 (15.79%) MPLS
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
6 3 (15.79%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) Frame Relay
7 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (10.53%) PPP
7 2 (10.53%) RIP
7 2 (10.53%) WLAN
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Network Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) ICT Technician
4 2 (10.53%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior ICT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Design
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) Presales
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CCNP
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) CCDA
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
4 2 (10.53%) DBS Check
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 7 (36.84%) F5
4 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
5 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.53%) AirMagnet
6 2 (10.53%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) Avaya
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade
7 1 (5.26%) BT
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto