Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 81 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -12
Contract jobs citing Wireless 17 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.22% 1.31% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.17% 11.05% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 10
Birmingham median daily rate £275 £331 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +76.67% -43.18%
10th Percentile £185 £274 £179
90th Percentile £375 £450 £346
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £10.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 - £55.00

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 208 172 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.96% 11.85% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 118 173
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £334 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -4.64% -
10th Percentile £170 £154 £154
90th Percentile £600 £488 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £389 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.81% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £21.50 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +57.16% +9.44%
10th Percentile £12.10 £16.58 £9.93
90th Percentile £157.50 £42.50 £22.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% -18.60%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
1 6 (35.29%) Aruba
2 5 (29.41%) WLAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 3 (17.65%) Ekahau
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Clustering
5 2 (11.76%) Retail

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 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WLAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) Intranet
6 1 (5.88%) Junos
6 1 (5.88%) MPLS
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) WLAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
1 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 1 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Network Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (5.88%) People Management
2 1 (5.88%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Aruba
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Juniper
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
3 3 (17.65%) Ekahau
4 2 (11.76%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (11.76%) Google
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Arista
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Huawei
5 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk