The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 29 17 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 +39  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 4 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.57% 8.57% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 31.58% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 1
Median daily rate £406 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.19 £39.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year -23.32% +21.15%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 47 76 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.43% 27.14% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 59 45
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Southampton

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Southampton

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco
3 11 (78.57%) LAN
3 11 (78.57%) VoIP
3 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
5 6 (42.86%) CCNA
6 5 (35.71%) CCNP
7 4 (28.57%) Network Design
8 3 (21.43%) Aruba
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) HP
9 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
10 1 (7.14%) Network Security

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) VoIP
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) Aruba
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto