The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / South West
Rank 83 102 118
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 55 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.14% 1.34% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 8.53% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 19
Median daily rate £245 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £316 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £389 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +21.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £39.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year -30.46% +15.80%  

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 South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 434 457 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.86% 15.75% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 299 186
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the South West

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the South West

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the South West

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Bristol +15 19 £275 -20.86% 1
Wiltshire -2 12 £239 -36.33% 1
Gloucestershire +14 11 £120 -69.23%
Devon -3 6 £111 - 2
Somerset +2 3 £205 -36.92% 1
Cornwall - 3 £338 -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 39 (50.00%) Cisco
2 34 (43.59%) Firewall
3 29 (37.18%) VPN
4 24 (30.77%) DNS
5 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
5 23 (29.49%) WAN
5 23 (29.49%) Windows
6 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
6 22 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (26.92%) LAN
8 15 (19.23%) Citrix
9 14 (17.95%) CCNA
9 14 (17.95%) DHCP
9 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
10 13 (16.67%) Network Management
10 13 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 13 (16.67%) VMware
11 12 (15.38%) Juniper
11 12 (15.38%) Apple
11 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
12 11 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (14.10%) CheckPoint
12 11 (14.10%) HP
12 11 (14.10%) SLA
12 11 (14.10%) MS Office
13 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
13 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.82%) Cisco Prime
13 10 (12.82%) Service Delivery

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Office
2 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (43.59%) Firewall
2 29 (37.18%) VPN
3 24 (30.77%) DNS
4 23 (29.49%) WAN
5 21 (26.92%) LAN
6 14 (17.95%) DHCP
7 11 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (12.82%) Network Security
8 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 9 (11.54%) Cisco Wireless
9 9 (11.54%) NetScaler
9 9 (11.54%) SSL
10 8 (10.26%) BGP
10 8 (10.26%) Broadband
10 8 (10.26%) OSPF
11 7 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (8.97%) Internet
11 7 (8.97%) MPLS
11 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Avionics
3 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Military
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Network Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.41%) RF Design Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) RF Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.28%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (1.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.54%) Mac OS X
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.13%) Linux
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.85%) Android
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 13 (16.67%) Network Management
2 10 (12.82%) Service Delivery
3 9 (11.54%) ITIL
3 9 (11.54%) SIEM
4 8 (10.26%) Time Management
5 7 (8.97%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.41%) Project Management
7 5 (6.41%) Security Management
8 4 (5.13%) Change Management
8 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.13%) Data Encryption
8 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security Management
8 4 (5.13%) Migration
8 4 (5.13%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.28%) C
2 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.28%) PHP
2 1 (1.28%) Python
2 1 (1.28%) Ruby
2 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (17.95%) CCNA
3 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.54%) DBS Check
5 6 (7.69%) CCNP
5 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) SANS
7 2 (2.56%) APMP
7 2 (2.56%) CCENT
7 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.28%) CISMP
8 1 (1.28%) CISSP
8 1 (1.28%) Degree
8 1 (1.28%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) Docker
4 1 (1.28%) Firmware
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) LXC
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.23%) Citrix
4 13 (16.67%) VMware
5 12 (15.38%) Apple
5 12 (15.38%) Juniper
6 11 (14.10%) CheckPoint
6 11 (14.10%) HP
7 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.41%) CA
8 5 (6.41%) IBM
8 5 (6.41%) IronPort
8 5 (6.41%) Nokia
9 4 (5.13%) Aruba
9 4 (5.13%) Dell
9 4 (5.13%) Intel Security
9 4 (5.13%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.85%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.85%) F5
10 3 (3.85%) Toshiba