Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 112 111
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +28
Contract jobs citing Wireless 66 78 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.59% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.13% 10.76% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 65 33
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £485 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.95% +29.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £188 £229 £280
90th Percentile £538 £545 £534
England median daily rate £390 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +9.59% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.40 - £55.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £27.38
% change year-on-year -29.94% +43.35% -22.87%

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 544 725 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.86% 14.81% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 428 304
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £200 £172
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £19.39 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.07% +15.75% +4.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £10.48
90th Percentile £45.63 £38.38 £71.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year - +0.50% -20.40%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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
Warwickshire +36 32 £450 -23.08% 1
Birmingham +17 14 £244 -4.41%
Solihull +10 9 - -
Shropshire -50 5 £503 -5.19%
Staffordshire +13 2 £200 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 25 (37.88%) Cisco
2 18 (27.27%) CCTV
3 15 (22.73%) C
4 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
5 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
5 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
5 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (19.70%) Citrix
6 12 (18.18%) Firewall
6 12 (18.18%) WAN
7 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (15.15%) NetScaler
8 10 (15.15%) ITIL
8 10 (15.15%) Juniper
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (13.64%) LAN
9 9 (13.64%) e-Learning
9 9 (13.64%) User Experience
9 9 (13.64%) Virgin Media
10 8 (12.12%) Performance Improvement
10 8 (12.12%) Learning Management System
10 8 (12.12%) Aruba
10 8 (12.12%) Network Design
10 8 (12.12%) CCNP
11 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (10.61%) Arqiva
12 6 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (9.09%) Coaching
12 6 (9.09%) Migration

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 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) Firewall
1 12 (18.18%) WAN
2 10 (15.15%) NetScaler
3 9 (13.64%) LAN
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (6.06%) Internet
5 4 (6.06%) MPLS
5 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.55%) SMS
6 3 (4.55%) WLAN
7 2 (3.03%) BGP
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (3.03%) DHCP
7 2 (3.03%) DNS
7 2 (3.03%) HSRP
7 2 (3.03%) OSPF
7 2 (3.03%) SNMP
7 2 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.52%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.52%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Architect
2 11 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Coordinator
4 7 (10.61%) Project Coordinator
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Design Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Programme Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco Network Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Juniper Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Service Management Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) WAP
2 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) CCTV
2 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
3 9 (13.64%) e-Learning
3 9 (13.64%) User Experience
4 8 (12.12%) Learning Management System
5 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.52%) NHS
8 1 (1.52%) SCADA
8 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (15.15%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Network Design
3 8 (12.12%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (9.09%) Coaching
4 6 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (9.09%) Migration
4 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.58%) People Management
5 5 (7.58%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (6.06%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (6.06%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.06%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) C
2 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.52%) C#
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) Lua
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (12.12%) CCNP
5 4 (6.06%) CCDP
5 4 (6.06%) CCIE
5 4 (6.06%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) CCNA
7 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.52%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
8 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.52%) HNC
8 1 (1.52%) ISEB
8 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.52%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) XenApp
2 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Nessus
3 1 (1.52%) Nmap
3 1 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Cisco
2 13 (19.70%) Citrix
3 10 (15.15%) Juniper
4 9 (13.64%) Virgin Media
5 8 (12.12%) Aruba
6 7 (10.61%) Arqiva
7 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.58%) Oracle
9 4 (6.06%) McAfee
9 4 (6.06%) Nokia
10 3 (4.55%) F5
10 3 (4.55%) HP
10 3 (4.55%) Infoblox
10 3 (4.55%) VMware
11 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.52%) Google
12 1 (1.52%) Huawei