Period
to 24 May 2018

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 6 months to 24 May 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 116 138
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 78 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 1.30% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.73% 9.93% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 23
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £369 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.53% +11.74% +10.00%
10th Percentile £229 £278 £170
90th Percentile £545 £518 £458
England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +296.54% +2.74%
England median hourly rate £39.25 £27.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year +43.35% -19.47% +28.30%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 727 564 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.09% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 297 321
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £175
90th Percentile £538 £539 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% +12.28% -45.19%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.33 £72.50 £37.73
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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

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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 6 months to 24 May 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
Shropshire +15 38 £530 -3.64%
Birmingham -24 10 £255 -29.66% 5
Dudley - 6 £200 -
Warwickshire 0 5 £585 +17.00% 6
Solihull -3 5 - - 2
Coventry -14 4 £413 -8.33% 2
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £275 -21.43% 3
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 67 (85.90%) Cisco
2 53 (67.95%) WAN
3 51 (65.38%) Firewall
4 48 (61.54%) Aruba
5 47 (60.26%) Network Design
6 46 (58.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 44 (56.41%) VPN
7 44 (56.41%) CheckPoint
8 43 (55.13%) McAfee
8 43 (55.13%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (55.13%) Fortinet
8 43 (55.13%) Cisco ASA
8 43 (55.13%) WAN Optimisation
8 43 (55.13%) FortiGate
9 38 (48.72%) Nokia
9 38 (48.72%) Oracle
10 37 (47.44%) Data Centre
11 31 (39.74%) SC Cleared
11 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
12 18 (23.08%) HP
13 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (16.67%) CCNP
15 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (15.38%) F5
16 11 (14.10%) WAP
17 10 (12.82%) Network Management
18 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
19 8 (10.26%) DHCP
19 8 (10.26%) ITIL
19 8 (10.26%) Windows

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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 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 46 (58.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (55.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.56%) Yammer
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (67.95%) WAN
2 51 (65.38%) Firewall
3 44 (56.41%) VPN
4 43 (55.13%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (10.26%) DHCP
6 8 (10.26%) Internet
6 8 (10.26%) LAN
6 8 (10.26%) MPLS
7 7 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.85%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.56%) BGP
11 2 (2.56%) DNS
11 2 (2.56%) Skype
12 1 (1.28%) OSPF
12 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (3.85%) Retail
2 2 (2.56%) Automotive
2 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Network Engineer
2 37 (47.44%) Design Engineer
2 37 (47.44%) Network Design Engineer
3 34 (43.59%) Implementation Engineer
3 34 (43.59%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 24 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (29.49%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 23 (29.49%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 22 (28.21%) Cloud Engineer
6 22 (28.21%) Firewall Engineer
7 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 13 (16.67%) Architect
9 6 (7.69%) Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Network Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Network Architect
10 5 (6.41%) Incident Engineer
10 5 (6.41%) Network Support
10 5 (6.41%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (47.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (60.26%) Network Design
2 43 (55.13%) WAN Optimisation
3 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.82%) Network Management
5 8 (10.26%) ITIL
6 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
7 6 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.69%) Workflow
8 5 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.41%) Project Management
9 4 (5.13%) Change Control
9 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.13%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.85%) Validation
11 2 (2.56%) Migration
11 2 (2.56%) Service Management
11 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.28%) C
1 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) SC Cleared
1 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (16.67%) CCNP
4 6 (7.69%) CCNA
5 4 (5.13%) CCIE
6 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CCDP
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) VMware NSX
2 3 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (55.13%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (85.90%) Cisco
2 48 (61.54%) Aruba
3 44 (56.41%) CheckPoint
4 43 (55.13%) Fortinet
4 43 (55.13%) McAfee
5 38 (48.72%) Nokia
5 38 (48.72%) Oracle
6 18 (23.08%) HP
7 12 (15.38%) F5
8 6 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 6 (7.69%) BMC
8 6 (7.69%) IBM
8 6 (7.69%) Juniper
9 5 (6.41%) Meraki
10 3 (3.85%) Capita
10 3 (3.85%) Citrix
10 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.85%) VMware
11 2 (2.56%) Apple
11 2 (2.56%) Motorola