Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 110 131
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 75 74 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.60% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 10.29% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 33
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +52.38%
10th Percentile £288 £181 £133
90th Percentile £528 £456 £486
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +96.43% +55.56%
England median hourly rate £29.75 £38.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -22.73% +4.76% +28.25%

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 666 719 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.10% 15.53% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 426 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +7.44% +32.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £12.30 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.10 £62.25 £39.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the West Midlands

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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 19 October 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 -40 27 £494 +16.18% 7
Birmingham +10 20 £331 +76.67% 12
Warwickshire +12 7 £500 +42.86% 5
Coventry -14 5 £450 +140.00% 3
Dudley -3 3 £375 +7.14% 2
Solihull -4 3 - -
Herefordshire -13 3 £415 +22.96% 3
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 6
Worcestershire - 1 £201 - 3
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 48 (64.00%) Firewall
2 45 (60.00%) Cisco
3 37 (49.33%) WAN
4 35 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (44.00%) Fortinet
6 32 (42.67%) CCNP
7 31 (41.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 30 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 29 (38.67%) Aruba
9 29 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (37.33%) McAfee
11 27 (36.00%) WAN Optimisation
12 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
13 24 (32.00%) F5
13 24 (32.00%) Internet
14 23 (30.67%) VPN
15 20 (26.67%) Network Design
16 19 (25.33%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (24.00%) ITIL
18 17 (22.67%) Network Load Balancing
19 16 (21.33%) ITIL V3
19 16 (21.33%) FortiGate
19 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
20 14 (18.67%) Intrusion Detection
20 14 (18.67%) Oracle
20 14 (18.67%) IBM
20 14 (18.67%) BMC
20 14 (18.67%) Network Packet Analysis
20 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA

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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 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (41.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (38.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (64.00%) Firewall
2 37 (49.33%) WAN
3 24 (32.00%) Internet
4 23 (30.67%) VPN
5 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (18.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (14.67%) MPLS
7 9 (12.00%) DHCP
7 9 (12.00%) OSPF
8 8 (10.67%) LAN
9 6 (8.00%) SNMP
9 6 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.67%) DMVPN
10 5 (6.67%) IPsec
10 5 (6.67%) Multicast
10 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (5.33%) BGP
11 4 (5.33%) HSRP
11 4 (5.33%) VLAN
12 3 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.33%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Electronics
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Design Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Network Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Network Support
8 3 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) WAP
2 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) SCADA
4 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 20 (26.67%) Network Design
3 19 (25.33%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (24.00%) ITIL
5 17 (22.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 16 (21.33%) ITIL V3
7 14 (18.67%) Network Packet Analysis
8 8 (10.67%) Coaching
8 8 (10.67%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.67%) Network Management
9 5 (6.67%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.33%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) Service Management
10 4 (5.33%) SIEM
10 4 (5.33%) Validation
10 4 (5.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) Python
2 5 (6.67%) C
3 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) Lua
4 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (42.67%) CCNP
3 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.00%) CCNA
6 9 (12.00%) CCIE
7 6 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (8.00%) CISSP
8 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) Degree
10 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.33%) ACDT
10 1 (1.33%) ACHDS
10 1 (1.33%) ACTC
10 1 (1.33%) CCDP
10 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.33%) MCDST
10 1 (1.33%) MCSM
10 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.33%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.33%) Nessus
3 2 (2.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 45 (60.00%) Cisco
2 33 (44.00%) Fortinet
3 30 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 29 (38.67%) Aruba
5 28 (37.33%) McAfee
6 24 (32.00%) F5
7 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
8 14 (18.67%) BMC
8 14 (18.67%) IBM
8 14 (18.67%) Oracle
9 12 (16.00%) HP
9 12 (16.00%) Nokia
10 5 (6.67%) Huawei
10 5 (6.67%) Remedy
11 4 (5.33%) Apple
11 4 (5.33%) ArcSight
11 4 (5.33%) Meraki
11 4 (5.33%) Qualys
12 3 (4.00%) Juniper
12 3 (4.00%) SAP