The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 June 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.

Wireless
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 85 102
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 28 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.73% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.03% 12.97% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 14
Median daily rate £350 £360 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.71% +70.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £127 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £12.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 - £16.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +4.41%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 310 401 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 13.32% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 216 209
Median daily rate £400 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the West Midlands

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Shropshire +18 7 £425 +4.67% 3
Birmingham +3 3 £310 -11.42% 7
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 - 1
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 1
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £338 -
Coventry +12 1 £425 +6.25%
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 37 (60.66%) Firewall
2 30 (49.18%) Cisco
3 26 (42.62%) WAN
3 26 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (39.34%) CCNP
5 20 (32.79%) LAN
5 20 (32.79%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (26.23%) VPN
6 16 (26.23%) CCNA
7 15 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (22.95%) Network Design
9 13 (21.31%) F5
9 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
10 12 (19.67%) Fortinet
11 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
12 10 (16.39%) Aruba
12 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
13 9 (14.75%) Cisco Wireless
14 8 (13.11%) DHCP
14 8 (13.11%) ITIL
14 8 (13.11%) Windows
14 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.11%) Network Security
15 7 (11.48%) Riverbed
15 7 (11.48%) VoIP
15 7 (11.48%) WLAN
15 7 (11.48%) OSPF
15 7 (11.48%) Migration
15 7 (11.48%) Finance
16 6 (9.84%) Telecoms

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (60.66%) Firewall
2 26 (42.62%) WAN
3 20 (32.79%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (32.79%) LAN
4 16 (26.23%) VPN
5 15 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (14.75%) Cisco Wireless
7 8 (13.11%) DHCP
7 8 (13.11%) Network Security
8 7 (11.48%) OSPF
8 7 (11.48%) VoIP
8 7 (11.48%) WLAN
9 6 (9.84%) BGP
9 6 (9.84%) EIGRP
9 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
9 6 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.20%) Bluetooth
10 5 (8.20%) DNS
10 5 (8.20%) Internet
10 5 (8.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) LabVIEW
1 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) OAuth
2 1 (1.64%) SAML
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) RIA
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Network Design
2 8 (13.11%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) Network Management
5 5 (8.20%) Project Management
6 4 (6.56%) Coaching
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.56%) V-Model
6 4 (6.56%) Workflow
7 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.92%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.28%) Information Security
8 2 (3.28%) IT Strategy
8 2 (3.28%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) Java
1 5 (8.20%) Python
2 3 (4.92%) C
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (39.34%) CCNP
3 16 (26.23%) CCNA
4 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.20%) CCDP
6 5 (8.20%) CCIE
6 5 (8.20%) Degree
7 2 (3.28%) CCDA
7 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.28%) MCITP
7 2 (3.28%) MCSE
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CWAP
8 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Cisco
2 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
2 13 (21.31%) F5
3 12 (19.67%) Fortinet
4 10 (16.39%) Aruba
5 7 (11.48%) Riverbed
6 6 (9.84%) McAfee
7 5 (8.20%) Juniper
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.92%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.92%) Brocade
8 3 (4.92%) Citrix
8 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
8 3 (4.92%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.92%) Meru Networks
8 3 (4.92%) Nokia
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle
8 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.28%) TippingPoint
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 14 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 14 days ago