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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 3 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 1.84% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 12.30% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Median daily rate £310 £350 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +30.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £259 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £450 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +4.41%  

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 84 122 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.68% 14.99% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 86
Median daily rate £394 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

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 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 23 June 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 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) CCNP
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 12 (63.16%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) Network Design
4 9 (47.37%) LAN
4 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (47.37%) F5
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (42.11%) CCNA
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) OSPF
7 5 (26.32%) BGP
7 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
7 5 (26.32%) CCIE
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 4 (21.05%) VoIP
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
9 3 (15.79%) Brocade
9 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
1 12 (63.16%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) BGP
4 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
4 5 (26.32%) OSPF
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) DMVPN
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) IPv6
7 2 (10.53%) Multicast
7 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (10.53%) PPP
7 2 (10.53%) RIP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
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%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) ICT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
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%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Streaming Video
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Network Design
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Presales
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CCNP
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) CCDA
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
2 9 (47.37%) F5
3 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.79%) Brocade
4 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
4 3 (15.79%) Infoblox
4 3 (15.79%) Meru Networks
4 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) AirMagnet
5 2 (10.53%) Aruba
5 2 (10.53%) CA
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago