Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 151 133
Rank change year-on-year +57 -18 +18
Contract jobs citing Wireless 97 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.04% 0.88% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 6.52% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 28 19
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £200 £244 £155
90th Percentile £524 £458 £425
England median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.98 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.12% -7.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £19.19 £37.50
% change year-on-year +108.47% -48.83% +85.19%

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 732 706 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.41% 13.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 362 291
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57% +0.43%
10th Percentile £166 £213 £181
90th Percentile £524 £540 £500
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.53 £9.94 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.10 £40.15 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +34 46 £460 +31.43%
Birmingham -8 13 £265 -26.90% 13
Dudley - 10 £200 - 1
Warwickshire +9 7 £508 -0.98% 2
Solihull +4 4 - -
Coventry +6 2 £413 -8.33% 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 3
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 69 (71.13%) Cisco
2 61 (62.89%) WAN
3 59 (60.82%) Firewall
4 51 (52.58%) VPN
5 47 (48.45%) CheckPoint
6 46 (47.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 46 (47.42%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (47.42%) WAN Optimisation
7 45 (46.39%) Fortinet
7 45 (46.39%) McAfee
8 41 (42.27%) Network Design
8 41 (42.27%) FortiGate
9 37 (38.14%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (36.08%) Aruba
11 33 (34.02%) Data Centre
12 32 (32.99%) Cisco Certification
13 28 (28.87%) Nokia
14 26 (26.80%) Internet
14 26 (26.80%) Oracle
15 24 (24.74%) SC Cleared
15 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
16 23 (23.71%) CCNP
17 21 (21.65%) F5
18 20 (20.62%) Network Packet Analysis
18 20 (20.62%) Network Load Balancing
18 20 (20.62%) Blue Coat
18 20 (20.62%) IBM
18 20 (20.62%) HP
18 20 (20.62%) BMC
19 18 (18.56%) Intrusion Detection

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 5 (5.15%) IBM Notes
1 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (47.42%) Amazon AWS
1 46 (47.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (62.89%) WAN
2 59 (60.82%) Firewall
3 51 (52.58%) VPN
4 37 (38.14%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (26.80%) Internet
6 18 (18.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (18.56%) MPLS
7 13 (13.40%) LAN
8 11 (11.34%) DHCP
9 10 (10.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (8.25%) BGP
10 8 (8.25%) HSRP
10 8 (8.25%) OSPF
10 8 (8.25%) VLAN
11 6 (6.19%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
12 4 (4.12%) Network Security
12 4 (4.12%) SAN
13 3 (3.09%) Ethernet
14 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (6.19%) Automotive
2 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (64.95%) Network Engineer
2 29 (29.90%) Design Engineer
2 29 (29.90%) Network Design Engineer
3 27 (27.84%) Implementation Engineer
3 27 (27.84%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 26 (26.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (25.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (21.65%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 19 (19.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 19 (19.59%) Firewall Engineer
8 16 (16.49%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 11 (11.34%) Support Engineer
10 9 (9.28%) Network Support
10 9 (9.28%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (9.28%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (7.22%) Architect
12 7 (7.22%) Incident Engineer
13 6 (6.19%) Analyst
13 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) WAP
2 1 (1.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.02%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.03%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (47.42%) WAN Optimisation
2 41 (42.27%) Network Design
3 20 (20.62%) Network Load Balancing
3 20 (20.62%) Network Packet Analysis
4 18 (18.56%) Network Management
5 15 (15.46%) ITIL
5 15 (15.46%) ITIL V3
6 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
7 10 (10.31%) Performance Metrics
8 9 (9.28%) Incident Management
9 8 (8.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (7.22%) Change Control
10 7 (7.22%) Coaching
10 7 (7.22%) Network Optimisation
11 6 (6.19%) Service Management
11 6 (6.19%) Statistics
11 6 (6.19%) Validation
11 6 (6.19%) Workflow
12 4 (4.12%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (32.99%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (24.74%) SC Cleared
2 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
3 23 (23.71%) CCNP
4 10 (10.31%) CCIE
5 6 (6.19%) CCNA
5 6 (6.19%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (6.19%) CISSP
6 3 (3.09%) CCDP
7 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.03%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (42.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 69 (71.13%) Cisco
2 47 (48.45%) CheckPoint
3 45 (46.39%) Fortinet
3 45 (46.39%) McAfee
4 35 (36.08%) Aruba
5 28 (28.87%) Nokia
6 26 (26.80%) Oracle
7 21 (21.65%) F5
8 20 (20.62%) Blue Coat
8 20 (20.62%) BMC
8 20 (20.62%) HP
8 20 (20.62%) IBM
9 9 (9.28%) Dell
10 5 (5.15%) Lotus
11 4 (4.12%) Juniper
12 2 (2.06%) Capita
12 2 (2.06%) Motorola
13 1 (1.03%) AirMagnet
13 1 (1.03%) Mitel
13 1 (1.03%) ProCurve