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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / West Midlands
Rank 83 111 110
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 33 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 6.48% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 7
Median daily rate £375 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £214 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £408 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.98 £13.87 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -54.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.87 £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £13.87 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.19 £39.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year -23.32% +21.15%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 16 £363 -12.12% 5
Shropshire +33 7 £550 +37.50% 2
Coventry -2 3 £450 +80.00% 1
Warwickshire -2 3 £506 +289.42% 1
Solihull 0 2 £383 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 30 (57.69%) Firewall
3 28 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (50.00%) CCNP
5 21 (40.38%) WAN
6 19 (36.54%) CCNA
7 17 (32.69%) LAN
7 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
8 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 16 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (25.00%) F5
9 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
10 12 (23.08%) Aruba
11 10 (19.23%) VPN
11 10 (19.23%) Network Design
11 10 (19.23%) Fortinet
12 9 (17.31%) OSPF
13 8 (15.38%) BGP
13 8 (15.38%) Juniper
13 8 (15.38%) Windows
13 8 (15.38%) Finance
13 8 (15.38%) Migration
13 8 (15.38%) 802.1X
14 7 (13.46%) Riverbed
14 7 (13.46%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
14 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
14 7 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft

Wireless
Top Related 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 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) Firewall
2 21 (40.38%) WAN
3 17 (32.69%) LAN
4 16 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (19.23%) VPN
7 9 (17.31%) OSPF
8 8 (15.38%) BGP
9 7 (13.46%) Cisco Wireless
9 7 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (11.54%) EIGRP
10 6 (11.54%) Network Security
10 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
11 5 (9.62%) MPLS
11 5 (9.62%) SSL
11 5 (9.62%) VoIP
12 4 (7.69%) 802.11
12 4 (7.69%) ATM
12 4 (7.69%) Internet
12 4 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Automotive
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Information Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Security Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Designer
6 2 (3.85%) ICT Technician
6 2 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Network Support
6 2 (3.85%) Security Architect
6 2 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Network Design
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.77%) Information Security
6 3 (5.77%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.77%) Network Management
6 3 (5.77%) Presales
6 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
1 2 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.92%) C++
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (50.00%) CCNP
3 19 (36.54%) CCNA
4 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
5 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) CCIE
7 4 (7.69%) CCDA
8 3 (5.77%) CCDP
8 3 (5.77%) Degree
9 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.92%) MCITP
10 1 (1.92%) MCSE
10 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
3 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Cisco
2 13 (25.00%) F5
3 12 (23.08%) Aruba
3 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 10 (19.23%) Fortinet
5 8 (15.38%) Juniper
6 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
6 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.46%) Riverbed
7 6 (11.54%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
8 3 (5.77%) EqualLogic
8 3 (5.77%) GFI Software
8 3 (5.77%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) IBM
8 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.77%) Sourcefire
8 3 (5.77%) Symantec
8 3 (5.77%) TippingPoint
8 3 (5.77%) VMware