Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 91 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 13 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.73% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 5.21% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Birmingham median daily rate £188 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £181 £108 £154
90th Percentile £350 £306 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £417 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +11.07% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.00 - £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -64.29% +31.76% +37.10%

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 277 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.23% 13.92% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 134 114
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £203 £173
90th Percentile £488 £534 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) IPv6
4 3 (23.08%) Broadband
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (23.08%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Brocade
4 3 (23.08%) Infoblox
4 3 (23.08%) Aruba
4 3 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Multicast
4 3 (23.08%) Meru Networks
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) CCNP

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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) BIG-IP
2 3 (23.08%) Broadband
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (23.08%) IPv6
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) Multicast
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel Voice Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Field Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
1 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Design
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Aruba
2 3 (23.08%) Brocade
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Infoblox
2 3 (23.08%) Meru Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) VMware