The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 98 105
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 39 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.70% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.32% 8.09% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 19
Median daily rate £338 £300 £262
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £260 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £37.75 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.75 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 469 383 611
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.39% 15.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 222 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the East of England

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire +24 27 £338 -21.51% 26
Hertfordshire -7 5 £325 -23.52% 4
Bedfordshire -10 4 £420 +31.25%
Essex -13 3 £325 +26.82%
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 31 (44.93%) Python
2 24 (34.78%) Cisco
3 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 20 (28.99%) Degree
4 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
4 19 (27.54%) WAN
5 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (24.64%) Linux
6 17 (24.64%) LAN
7 16 (23.19%) Electronics
8 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
8 15 (21.74%) Tcl
8 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 14 (20.29%) Firmware
10 12 (17.39%) Perl
11 11 (15.94%) Windows
11 11 (15.94%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (14.49%) Bluetooth
12 10 (14.49%) VPN
13 9 (13.04%) Digital Signal Processing
13 9 (13.04%) Signal Processing
13 9 (13.04%) CCNP
14 8 (11.59%) Broadband
15 7 (10.14%) WLAN
15 7 (10.14%) HP
15 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
15 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
16 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
16 6 (8.70%) CCNA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Firewall
2 19 (27.54%) WAN
3 17 (24.64%) LAN
4 11 (15.94%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (14.49%) Bluetooth
5 10 (14.49%) VPN
6 8 (11.59%) Broadband
7 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.14%) WLAN
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.25%) DHCP
8 5 (7.25%) DNS
8 5 (7.25%) Internet
8 5 (7.25%) ISDN
8 5 (7.25%) VoIP
9 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.80%) Network Security
10 3 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (4.35%) IPv4
10 3 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Bugzilla
2 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.35%) Redmine
3 3 (4.35%) Trac
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.90%) JUnit
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
General
1 16 (23.19%) Electronics
2 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Finance
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Test Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) Software Test Engineer
3 17 (24.64%) Embedded Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) Network Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Audio Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Network Support
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.35%) Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Cisco Support
10 3 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.35%) Network Specialist
10 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Internet of Things
1 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
1 3 (4.35%) STB
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.90%) EPoS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) CCTV
3 1 (1.45%) e-Health
3 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.90%) Android
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.45%) CentOS
6 1 (1.45%) Debian
6 1 (1.45%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.45%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
2 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 9 (13.04%) Digital Signal Processing
3 9 (13.04%) Signal Processing
4 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.25%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Network Design
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Network Management
7 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.35%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) Python
2 15 (21.74%) Tcl
3 12 (17.39%) Perl
4 5 (7.25%) C
4 5 (7.25%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) Embedded C
5 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.80%) PHP
6 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.90%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 2 (2.90%) SQL
7 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.45%) AWK
8 1 (1.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) Degree
2 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (13.04%) CCNP
4 6 (8.70%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE Security
6 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) HP APS
7 1 (1.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.45%) CCIP
7 1 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) MISRA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) Firmware
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
2 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Cisco
2 7 (10.14%) HP
3 5 (7.25%) Juniper
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.35%) Dell
4 3 (4.35%) F5
4 3 (4.35%) Meraki
5 2 (2.90%) Apple
5 2 (2.90%) Avaya
5 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.90%) Meru Networks
5 2 (2.90%) Peregrine
5 2 (2.90%) Remedy
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec
5 2 (2.90%) Toshiba
5 2 (2.90%) Trustwave
5 2 (2.90%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.45%) Mitel
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