Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 April 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 76 76
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 19 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.26% 0.85% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.72% 4.89% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
Reading median daily rate £363 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £236 £172 £206
90th Percentile £400 £535 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £463 £320
% change year-on-year -21.62% +44.53% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -45.45% -46.34%
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -22.73% +25.71%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 332 225 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.99% 17.47% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 127 159
Reading median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £203 £211
90th Percentile £600 £575 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £17.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -68.18% +83.33%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.90 £18.81
90th Percentile £48.70 £40.20 £57.32
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year -31.43% +32.08% -55.83%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Reading

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Reading over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (31.58%) LTE
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 4 (21.05%) SNMP
5 3 (15.79%) Nortel
5 3 (15.79%) GSM
5 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
5 3 (15.79%) UMTS
5 3 (15.79%) 3G
5 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (15.79%) Huawei
5 3 (15.79%) 4G
5 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
5 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (15.79%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (10.53%) Smart Manufacturing
6 2 (10.53%) Node B
6 2 (10.53%) Feature Driven Development
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) Electronics
6 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
6 2 (10.53%) Nokia
6 2 (10.53%) 2G
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Automotive
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) WiMAX

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LTE
2 4 (21.05%) SNMP
3 3 (15.79%) 3G
3 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
3 3 (15.79%) 4G
3 3 (15.79%) GSM
3 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (15.79%) UMTS
3 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
4 2 (10.53%) 2G
4 2 (10.53%) Node B
4 2 (10.53%) RNC
4 2 (10.53%) WiMAX
5 1 (5.26%) BGP
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) TETRA
General
1 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Designer
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Electrical Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (10.53%) Feature Driven Development
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.26%) Physics
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C++
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CCDA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCVP
2 1 (5.26%) CWDP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Huawei
1 3 (15.79%) Nortel
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
2 2 (10.53%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Aruba
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) SAP