Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 137 125
Rank change year-on-year +35 -12 +27
Contract jobs citing Wireless 82 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.12% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.46% 8.16% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 29 20
West Midlands median daily rate £417 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.00% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £181 £110 £155
90th Percentile £523 £489 £391
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.29% +40.00% +29.03%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.33
% change year-on-year - +27.87% +46.64%

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 784 846 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.20% 13.72% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 439 297
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £187 £210
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £39.82
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2017. 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 +41 36 £425 +4.62% 1
Dudley - 12 £350 -
Birmingham +7 11 £188 -25.00% 5
Warwickshire +11 9 £350 - 2
Solihull -8 5 - -
Coventry +12 3 £188 -55.88% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 54 (65.85%) WAN
2 53 (64.63%) Cisco
3 48 (58.54%) Firewall
4 45 (54.88%) VPN
5 36 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (40.24%) CheckPoint
7 31 (37.80%) Network Design
8 30 (36.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
8 30 (36.59%) WAN Optimisation
9 29 (35.37%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (35.37%) Fortinet
9 29 (35.37%) McAfee
10 26 (31.71%) CCNP
11 25 (30.49%) FortiGate
12 24 (29.27%) Data Centre
13 21 (25.61%) Internet
14 19 (23.17%) MPLS
15 18 (21.95%) Nokia
16 17 (20.73%) Aruba
16 17 (20.73%) Network Management
16 17 (20.73%) F5
17 16 (19.51%) DHCP
17 16 (19.51%) Oracle
18 15 (18.29%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (18.29%) LAN
19 14 (17.07%) IBM
19 14 (17.07%) BMC
19 14 (17.07%) Network Load Balancing
19 14 (17.07%) Blue Coat

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 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.10%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (65.85%) WAN
2 48 (58.54%) Firewall
3 45 (54.88%) VPN
4 29 (35.37%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (25.61%) Internet
6 19 (23.17%) MPLS
7 16 (19.51%) DHCP
8 15 (18.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (18.29%) LAN
9 12 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.54%) BGP
11 7 (8.54%) HSRP
11 7 (8.54%) OSPF
11 7 (8.54%) VLAN
12 6 (7.32%) Network Security
12 6 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (4.88%) SAN
14 3 (3.66%) VoIP
14 3 (3.66%) WLAN
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (52.44%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) Implementation Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (18.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (17.07%) Design Engineer
5 14 (17.07%) Network Design Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (9.76%) Network Specialist
8 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
10 4 (4.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) WAP
1 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (3.66%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Windows XP
3 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Network Design
2 30 (36.59%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (20.73%) Network Management
4 14 (17.07%) Network Load Balancing
4 14 (17.07%) Network Packet Analysis
4 14 (17.07%) Service Delivery
5 13 (15.85%) ITIL
6 12 (14.63%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (14.63%) Statistics
6 12 (14.63%) Validation
7 11 (13.41%) ITIL V3
7 11 (13.41%) Service Management
8 10 (12.20%) Problem Management
9 8 (9.76%) Service Design
9 8 (9.76%) Workflow
10 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (7.32%) Coaching
12 5 (6.10%) Project Management
13 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (31.71%) CCNP
3 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) CCIE
5 7 (8.54%) CCNA
6 6 (7.32%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (7.32%) CISSP
7 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.44%) MCP
8 2 (2.44%) MCSE
8 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CCVP
9 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) PMO
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (30.49%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 53 (64.63%) Cisco
2 33 (40.24%) CheckPoint
3 29 (35.37%) Fortinet
3 29 (35.37%) McAfee
4 18 (21.95%) Nokia
5 17 (20.73%) Aruba
5 17 (20.73%) F5
6 16 (19.51%) Oracle
7 14 (17.07%) Blue Coat
7 14 (17.07%) BMC
7 14 (17.07%) IBM
8 11 (13.41%) HP
9 9 (10.98%) Dell
10 5 (6.10%) Lotus
11 4 (4.88%) Juniper
11 4 (4.88%) VMware
12 3 (3.66%) Brocade
12 3 (3.66%) Citrix
12 3 (3.66%) Meru Networks
12 3 (3.66%) Microsoft