Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 102 139
Rank change year-on-year -22 +37 -2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 85 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.83% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 11.56% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 28
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £417 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +23.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £280 £181 £110
90th Percentile £516 £528 £477
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +3.90% +18.46%

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 622 770 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 15.87% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 470 422
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £184 £160 £200
90th Percentile £538 £501 £540
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.28% +101.03% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.64 £12.15 £10.05
90th Percentile £31.08 £44.20 £39.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.48%

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 15 December 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

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 6 months to 15 December 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 -62 32 £475 +7.95% 4
Birmingham +15 21 £338 +80.00% 12
Warwickshire +15 12 £500 +42.86% 4
Coventry -7 4 £450 +140.00% 1
Dudley -2 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £415 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 £201 - 1
Staffordshire -13 2 £275 - 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 54 (63.53%) Firewall
2 47 (55.29%) Cisco
3 44 (51.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (49.41%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (49.41%) WAN
5 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (44.71%) CCNP
6 38 (44.71%) Fortinet
7 35 (41.18%) CheckPoint
8 34 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 33 (38.82%) WAN Optimisation
9 33 (38.82%) McAfee
10 32 (37.65%) Internet
10 32 (37.65%) VPN
11 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
12 28 (32.94%) F5
13 27 (31.76%) Aruba
13 27 (31.76%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (28.24%) ITIL
15 23 (27.06%) Network Load Balancing
16 22 (25.88%) ITIL V3
16 22 (25.88%) Blue Coat
17 19 (22.35%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (22.35%) Network Design
18 17 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
18 17 (20.00%) IBM
18 17 (20.00%) BMC
19 15 (17.65%) MPLS
19 15 (17.65%) CCNA
20 14 (16.47%) HP

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 8 (9.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (51.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (49.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (63.53%) Firewall
2 42 (49.41%) WAN
3 32 (37.65%) Internet
3 32 (37.65%) VPN
4 19 (22.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (17.65%) MPLS
6 14 (16.47%) SNMP
7 13 (15.29%) OSPF
8 12 (14.12%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.12%) VoIP
9 10 (11.76%) DHCP
9 10 (11.76%) LAN
10 8 (9.41%) 802.11
10 8 (9.41%) BGP
10 8 (9.41%) HSRP
10 8 (9.41%) HTTP
10 8 (9.41%) VLAN
11 6 (7.06%) Multicast
11 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
11 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Burp Suite
1 8 (9.41%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Electronics
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (57.65%) Network Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Design Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Network Design Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (9.41%) Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Support
8 4 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Support
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (9.41%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.41%) SCADA
2 8 (9.41%) Wiki
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Kali Linux
3 7 (8.24%) Windows
4 4 (4.71%) Unix
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) WAN Optimisation
2 27 (31.76%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (28.24%) ITIL
4 23 (27.06%) Network Load Balancing
5 22 (25.88%) ITIL V3
6 19 (22.35%) Network Design
7 17 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
8 12 (14.12%) Coaching
9 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (10.59%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 8 (9.41%) OSINT
11 8 (9.41%) Patch Management
11 8 (9.41%) Remediation Plan
11 8 (9.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (9.41%) Security Operations
11 8 (9.41%) Social Engineering
11 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Python
2 11 (12.94%) C
3 10 (11.76%) Java
4 8 (9.41%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.41%) C#
4 8 (9.41%) Lua
4 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.41%) Ruby
5 2 (2.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (44.71%) CCNP
3 34 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
5 15 (17.65%) CCNA
6 9 (10.59%) CCIE
6 9 (10.59%) Degree
7 8 (9.41%) CISSP
7 8 (9.41%) OSCE
8 7 (8.24%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.18%) ACDT
10 1 (1.18%) ACHDS
10 1 (1.18%) ACTC
10 1 (1.18%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.18%) MCDST
10 1 (1.18%) MCSM
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.18%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) FortiGate
2 11 (12.94%) Nessus
3 8 (9.41%) Nmap
4 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (55.29%) Cisco
2 38 (44.71%) Fortinet
3 35 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 33 (38.82%) McAfee
5 28 (32.94%) F5
6 27 (31.76%) Aruba
7 22 (25.88%) Blue Coat
8 17 (20.00%) BMC
8 17 (20.00%) IBM
9 14 (16.47%) HP
10 12 (14.12%) Oracle
11 9 (10.59%) Nokia
12 5 (5.88%) Remedy
13 4 (4.71%) ArcSight
13 4 (4.71%) Brocade
13 4 (4.71%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.71%) Qualys
14 3 (3.53%) Arqiva
14 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
14 3 (3.53%) SAP