Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 108 115
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7 +49
Contract jobs citing Wireless 48 98 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 1.78% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 10.90% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 73 60
South West median daily rate £320 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -26.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £114 £163 £229
90th Percentile £503 £470 £625
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £38.93 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.18 £47.03
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% -8.23% +38.22%

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 782 899 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.60% 16.33% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 550 627
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +0.69%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £227
90th Percentile £538 £530 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 85
South West median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +14.29% +73.40%
10th Percentile £16.18 £12.79 £11.44
90th Percentile £49.13 £54.88 £46.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%

Wireless
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -29 18 £325 +14.54% 6
Gloucestershire +1 9 £320 +103.17% 5
Devon +9 6 - - 3
Wiltshire 0 6 £438 +84.21% 4
Dorset -6 5 £98 -78.33% 2
Somerset +2 2 - -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 27 (56.25%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) LAN
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (22.92%) Firewall
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco Wireless
4 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
5 10 (20.83%) WAN
6 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 8 (16.67%) ITIL
6 8 (16.67%) Windows
6 8 (16.67%) CCNA
6 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.58%) VPN
7 7 (14.58%) DNS
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) Finance
7 7 (14.58%) OSPF
7 7 (14.58%) VLAN
8 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (12.50%) Juniper
8 6 (12.50%) BGP
8 6 (12.50%) Office 365
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
9 5 (10.42%) CCNP
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Prime

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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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) LAN
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco Wireless
2 11 (22.92%) Firewall
3 10 (20.83%) WAN
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (14.58%) DNS
5 7 (14.58%) OSPF
5 7 (14.58%) VLAN
5 7 (14.58%) VPN
6 6 (12.50%) BGP
6 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.42%) DHCP
7 5 (10.42%) WLAN
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.25%) Junos
9 3 (6.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.17%) LabVIEW
2 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Wireless Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) IT Support
5 4 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (6.25%) IT Technician
6 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Audio Visual Technician
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Unix
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
3 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 4 (8.33%) DNA
4 3 (6.25%) Change Control
4 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.17%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (4.17%) Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.17%) Network Management
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Embedded C
2 3 (6.25%) C
3 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.08%) C++
4 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.08%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) CCNA
3 5 (10.42%) CCNP
4 4 (8.33%) CCDP
5 2 (4.17%) CWNA
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) HND
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.08%) MCT
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Firmware
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) Cacti
2 3 (6.25%) Kibana
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) Juniper
4 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.33%) Aruba
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) McAfee
6 3 (6.25%) Meraki
6 3 (6.25%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (6.25%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.17%) Brocade
7 2 (4.17%) F5
7 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.17%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) 3PAR