Period
to 18 September 2018

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 6 months to 18 September 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 130 130
Rank change year-on-year -38 0 +39
Contract jobs citing Wireless 45 69 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 1.27% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 8.17% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 55
South West median daily rate £325 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% -17.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £275 £163 £233
90th Percentile £496 £475 £625
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 20
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22.63 £16.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.35 £46.94
England median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% -5.06% +16.18%

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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 820 845 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.14% 15.51% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 510 560
South West median daily rate £375 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +6.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £192 £212
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +13.67% +6.92%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +25.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the South West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the South West

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the South West

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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 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -25 14 £313 +10.13% 11
Wiltshire +3 8 £380 +4.11% 5
Gloucestershire +1 7 £320 +108.13% 9
Devon +1 5 - - 2
Dorset -2 4 £330 -26.67% 8
Somerset -4 3 £300 +17.07%
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Firewall
3 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (28.89%) LAN
4 10 (22.22%) WAN
5 9 (20.00%) OSPF
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (17.78%) Cisco Wireless
6 8 (17.78%) BGP
6 8 (17.78%) CCNA
6 8 (17.78%) Windows
7 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Juniper
7 7 (15.56%) VMware
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.33%) CCNP
8 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
8 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 6 (13.33%) VLAN
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
9 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
9 5 (11.11%) MPLS

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Co-occurring 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 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) GNU Octave
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) LAN
3 10 (22.22%) WAN
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (20.00%) OSPF
5 8 (17.78%) BGP
5 8 (17.78%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 6 (13.33%) VLAN
7 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 5 (11.11%) MPLS
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.89%) DHCP
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
9 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
9 4 (8.89%) Network Security
9 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) LabVIEW
1 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.67%) Electronics
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Wireless Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
1 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (8.89%) Service Management
3 3 (6.67%) Change Control
3 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.44%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (4.44%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.44%) DevOps
4 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) C
1 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
2 4 (8.89%) C++
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Lisp
5 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.78%) CCNA
2 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) CCNP
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CWNA
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.22%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) NFS
3 2 (4.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
2 7 (15.56%) Juniper
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Meraki
4 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
4 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.44%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (4.44%) Brocade
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Forcepoint
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Sophos
6 1 (2.22%) BT
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Siemens
6 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard