Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 118 117
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 +33
Contract jobs citing Wireless 69 58 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.35% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 9.42% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 35
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -2.03% +23.33%
10th Percentile £285 £181 £183
90th Percentile £550 £526 £485
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +296.54% +2.74%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -10.34% -7.64% +15.44%

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 679 616 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.40% 14.29% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 346 433
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £203 £181 £176
90th Percentile £550 £511 £535
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £66.75 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -17 26 £530 +24.71% 1
Birmingham -9 19 £325 +4.84% 8
Warwickshire +11 9 £585 +37.65% 1
Coventry -10 6 £450 +140.00% 3
Solihull -5 5 - - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 46 (66.67%) Cisco
2 44 (63.77%) Firewall
3 38 (55.07%) Aruba
4 36 (52.17%) WAN
5 32 (46.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (44.93%) Fortinet
7 29 (42.03%) Network Design
7 29 (42.03%) CheckPoint
8 28 (40.58%) McAfee
8 28 (40.58%) VPN
8 28 (40.58%) Amazon AWS
8 28 (40.58%) WAN Optimisation
9 26 (37.68%) FortiGate
10 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
10 25 (36.23%) Security Cleared
10 25 (36.23%) Oracle
10 25 (36.23%) Nokia
11 24 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (34.78%) Data Centre
12 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (21.74%) CCNP
14 13 (18.84%) F5
15 12 (17.39%) HP
16 11 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (14.49%) Windows
17 10 (14.49%) Internet
18 9 (13.04%) WAP
19 8 (11.59%) CCNA
20 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
20 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 32 (46.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (40.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.90%) Yammer
4 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (63.77%) Firewall
2 36 (52.17%) WAN
3 28 (40.58%) VPN
4 24 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (14.49%) Internet
6 6 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (8.70%) LAN
7 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.80%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.35%) DHCP
9 3 (4.35%) DNS
9 3 (4.35%) MPLS
9 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.90%) SAN
10 2 (2.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 2 (2.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 21 (30.43%) Design Engineer
2 21 (30.43%) Network Design Engineer
3 20 (28.99%) Implementation Engineer
3 20 (28.99%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 14 (20.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (20.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (18.84%) Architect
5 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 12 (17.39%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 12 (17.39%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 12 (17.39%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (17.39%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Network Design
2 28 (40.58%) WAN Optimisation
3 11 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.70%) Project Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Control
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (7.25%) Network Packet Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.80%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.80%) Network Management
7 4 (5.80%) SIEM
7 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (4.35%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) C
2 2 (2.90%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
1 25 (36.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (21.74%) CCNP
4 8 (11.59%) CCNA
5 6 (8.70%) CCIE
6 3 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.35%) CISSP
7 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) VMware NSX
3 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (37.68%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.35%) Nessus
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) Cisco
2 38 (55.07%) Aruba
3 31 (44.93%) Fortinet
4 29 (42.03%) CheckPoint
5 28 (40.58%) McAfee
6 25 (36.23%) Nokia
6 25 (36.23%) Oracle
7 13 (18.84%) F5
8 12 (17.39%) HP
9 6 (8.70%) Juniper
9 6 (8.70%) Meraki
10 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.25%) BMC
10 5 (7.25%) Huawei
10 5 (7.25%) IBM
10 5 (7.25%) Remedy
11 4 (5.80%) Apple
11 4 (5.80%) Brocade
11 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.80%) VMware