The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 April 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 39 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 20 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.37% 2.31% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.99% 13.64% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Median daily rate £338 £688 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +103.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £295
% change year-on-year - +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.28% +21.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.85%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 69 66 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.97% 16.92% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 37
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 9
Median hourly rate £33.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +119.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Cambridge

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 20 (64.52%) Python
2 15 (48.39%) Degree
3 13 (41.94%) Tcl
3 13 (41.94%) Electronics
3 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Digital Signal Processing
6 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
7 8 (25.81%) C
8 7 (22.58%) Perl
8 7 (22.58%) Internet
8 7 (22.58%) Firmware
9 6 (19.35%) Embedded C
9 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.13%) SDLC
10 5 (16.13%) Bluetooth
10 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
11 4 (12.90%) Firewall
11 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.90%) Windows
12 3 (9.68%) C++
12 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
12 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 3 (9.68%) High Availability
12 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
12 3 (9.68%) Test Planning

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 5 (16.13%) Bluetooth
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.45%) MPLS
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.23%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (41.94%) Electronics
2 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Embedded Engineer
1 13 (41.94%) Software Test Engineer
1 13 (41.94%) Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Audio Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded C Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
2 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
7 2 (6.45%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Python
2 13 (41.94%) Tcl
3 8 (25.81%) C
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
5 6 (19.35%) Embedded C
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.68%) C++
8 2 (6.45%) PHP
9 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Firmware
2 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) KVM
2 2 (6.45%) LXC
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Brocade
1 2 (6.45%) CA
1 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
1 2 (6.45%) F5
1 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
1 2 (6.45%) VMware
1 2 (6.45%) Vyatta
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