The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 28 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 51 40
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 25 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.64% 1.47% 3.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.19% 10.47% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 10
Median daily rate £338 £688 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +111.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £295
% change year-on-year - +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.28% +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £35.25
% change year-on-year +12.78% -5.67%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 118 86 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.89% 14.03% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 52
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 £159 £320 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 17
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 £18.96 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Cambridgeshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +15 21 £338 -50.90% 16
Peterborough - 2 - - 1
Wireless
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 24 (66.67%) Python
2 15 (41.67%) Degree
3 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 13 (36.11%) Linux
4 13 (36.11%) Electronics
4 13 (36.11%) Tcl
5 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
6 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 9 (25.00%) Signal Processing
8 8 (22.22%) Firmware
8 8 (22.22%) Bluetooth
8 8 (22.22%) Perl
9 7 (19.44%) C
9 7 (19.44%) Internet
9 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
10 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Firewall
10 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) SDLC
11 5 (13.89%) Embedded C
12 4 (11.11%) Cisco
12 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 4 (11.11%) Windows
12 4 (11.11%) WAN
12 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
12 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 3 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Bluetooth
2 7 (19.44%) Internet
3 6 (16.67%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (5.56%) DHCP
6 2 (5.56%) DNS
6 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.56%) LAN
6 2 (5.56%) MPLS
6 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
6 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 2 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) WLAN
6 2 (5.56%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (36.11%) Electronics
2 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Test Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Audio Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Development Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) WLAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (25.00%) Signal Processing
4 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps
9 2 (5.56%) High Availability
9 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
9 2 (5.56%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) Python
2 13 (36.11%) Tcl
3 8 (22.22%) Perl
4 7 (19.44%) C
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.33%) C++
8 2 (5.56%) Java
8 2 (5.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) KVM
2 2 (5.56%) LXC
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (5.56%) Brocade
2 2 (5.56%) CA
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.56%) F5
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Peregrine
2 2 (5.56%) Remedy
2 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
2 2 (5.56%) Vyatta
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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