The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 240 226 299
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +73
Contract jobs citing Wireless 556 575 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.52% 6.90% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 288 180
Median daily rate £370 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 56
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £14.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.49 £42.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-6.33% +69.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireless within the UK.

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless within the UK.

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wireless
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -23 524 £368 +18.54% 137
London -27 189 £400 +23.07% 27
South East +3 165 £350 +10.58% 31
Hampshire +44 64 £380 -1.93% 3
South West +22 47 £375 +22.74% 13
Berkshire -13 47 £408 +42.35% 11
West Midlands +14 35 £330 +1.53% 5
East of England -16 35 £425 +70.00% 18
Reading +9 30 £425 +39.23% 4
City of London +27 29 £413 +17.85% 4
Southampton +34 22 £380 +4.82% 2
Surrey +3 21 £250 -23.07% 6
North West -30 21 £275 -8.33% 15
Hertfordshire +25 18 £425 +61.90% 5
Wiltshire +7 16 £375 +30.43% 2
Scotland -17 14 £205 +9.33% 3
Winchester +2 13 £365 -17.74%
Birmingham +10 12 £370 +5.71% 3
Solihull 0 11 - -
Manchester -21 11 £300 +4.34% 10
Salisbury - 11 £375 -
East Midlands 0 10 £250 -0.99% 6
Yorkshire -10 10 £420 +107.40% 15
East Sussex +4 9 - -
Hemel Hempstead +1 9 £400 - 2
Cambridge -5 9 £688 +103.70% 8
Cambridgeshire -11 9 £688 +111.53% 10
Gloucestershire +8 8 £338 +8.87% 4
Devon +6 8 - - 3
Edinburgh -9 8 £325 +106.34%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for Wireless.

1 633 (58.99%) Cisco
2 483 (45.01%) Firewall
3 445 (41.47%) LAN
4 425 (39.61%) WAN
5 416 (38.77%) Cisco Certification
6 298 (27.77%) CCNP
7 234 (21.81%) ITIL
8 225 (20.97%) Windows
9 218 (20.32%) Cisco ASA
10 189 (17.61%) CCNA
11 187 (17.43%) TCP/IP
11 187 (17.43%) VPN
12 167 (15.56%) VoIP
13 165 (15.38%) Microsoft
14 163 (15.19%) CheckPoint
15 159 (14.82%) Network Security
16 152 (14.17%) Telecoms
17 143 (13.33%) Data Centre
18 132 (12.30%) DNS
18 132 (12.30%) Active Directory
19 131 (12.21%) Cisco Wireless
20 130 (12.12%) Internet
21 127 (11.84%) Finance
22 119 (11.09%) HP
23 118 (11.00%) MPLS
24 116 (10.81%) OSPF
24 116 (10.81%) Security Cleared
24 116 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
25 108 (10.07%) Wi-Fi
25 108 (10.07%) BGP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills 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 52 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.47%) IIS
7 5 (0.47%) JBoss
7 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.28%) CICS
10 2 (0.19%) Node.js
11 1 (0.093%) Apache
11 1 (0.093%) CMS
11 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.093%) WordPress
Applications
1 92 (8.57%) MS Office
2 61 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.65%) MS Project
5 6 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) QuarkXPress
6 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.093%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.093%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.89%) Office 365
2 16 (1.49%) Mimecast
3 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.93%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.47%) SaaS
8 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.37%) IaaS
8 4 (0.37%) PaaS
9 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 483 (45.01%) Firewall
2 445 (41.47%) LAN
3 425 (39.61%) WAN
4 218 (20.32%) Cisco ASA
5 187 (17.43%) TCP/IP
5 187 (17.43%) VPN
6 167 (15.56%) VoIP
7 159 (14.82%) Network Security
8 132 (12.30%) DNS
9 131 (12.21%) Cisco Wireless
10 130 (12.12%) Internet
11 118 (11.00%) MPLS
12 116 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 116 (10.81%) OSPF
13 108 (10.07%) BGP
13 108 (10.07%) Wi-Fi
14 107 (9.97%) DHCP
15 88 (8.20%) WLAN
16 71 (6.62%) EIGRP
17 70 (6.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.75%) FileMaker
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.19%) Big Data
9 2 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.093%) DB2
10 1 (0.093%) GIS
10 1 (0.093%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.093%) MS Access
10 1 (0.093%) MySQL
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.093%) QGIS
10 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.56%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.37%) Selenium
4 3 (0.28%) Hudson
4 3 (0.28%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.19%) JIRA
5 2 (0.19%) JUnit
6 1 (0.093%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.093%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.093%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.093%) Gradle
6 1 (0.093%) Maven
6 1 (0.093%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.093%) Redmine
6 1 (0.093%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.093%) Trac
General
1 152 (14.17%) Telecoms
2 127 (11.84%) Finance
3 31 (2.89%) Retail
4 23 (2.14%) Banking
5 20 (1.86%) Legal
6 17 (1.58%) Electronics
7 10 (0.93%) Billing
8 8 (0.75%) Back Office
9 7 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.56%) Games
10 6 (0.56%) Law
10 6 (0.56%) Local Government
10 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.56%) Marketing
11 5 (0.47%) Front Office
12 4 (0.37%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
15 1 (0.093%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 443 (41.29%) Network Engineer
2 112 (10.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 104 (9.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 95 (8.85%) Analyst
5 86 (8.01%) Senior Network Engineer
6 71 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 66 (6.15%) Architect
8 55 (5.13%) Security Engineer
9 48 (4.47%) Consultant
10 47 (4.38%) Network Support
11 46 (4.29%) Wireless Engineer
12 44 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
12 44 (4.10%) Project Manager
13 39 (3.63%) Network Analyst
13 39 (3.63%) Network Support Engineer
13 39 (3.63%) Software Engineer
14 36 (3.36%) Network Architect
15 35 (3.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 33 (3.08%) Field Engineer
16 33 (3.08%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.47%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.65%) XMPP
3 6 (0.56%) Web Services
4 5 (0.47%) Middleware
4 5 (0.47%) REST
5 4 (0.37%) Android SDK
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.37%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.37%) SOAP
6 3 (0.28%) .NET
6 3 (0.28%) RSS
6 3 (0.28%) WAP
6 3 (0.28%) XML
7 2 (0.19%) CSS
7 2 (0.19%) JSON
7 2 (0.19%) MAPI
7 2 (0.19%) WSDL
7 2 (0.19%) XSD
8 1 (0.093%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.093%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 143 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.10%) Blackberry
5 37 (3.45%) PKI
5 37 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.96%) Handset
8 20 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.68%) VHDL
10 16 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.30%) AS400
11 14 (1.30%) iPad
12 13 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.03%) e-Health
14 10 (0.93%) iPhone
15 8 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.75%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 225 (20.97%) Windows
2 95 (8.85%) Windows Server
3 79 (7.36%) Linux
4 73 (6.80%) Windows 7
5 60 (5.59%) Windows XP
6 57 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (4.10%) Unix
9 36 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.80%) Mac OS X
11 22 (2.05%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.77%) Android
13 16 (1.49%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.03%) CatOS
14 11 (1.03%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.65%) Solaris
17 5 (0.47%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (21.81%) ITIL
2 90 (8.39%) Network Design
3 88 (8.20%) Project Management
4 75 (6.99%) Change Management
5 59 (5.50%) Migration
6 56 (5.22%) Network Management
7 52 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
8 49 (4.57%) Load Balancing
8 49 (4.57%) Software Engineering
9 44 (4.10%) Service Delivery
10 43 (4.01%) Service Management
11 36 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
12 35 (3.26%) Network Architecture
13 33 (3.08%) Information Security
13 33 (3.08%) Problem Management
14 32 (2.98%) Mentoring
15 29 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (2.52%) High Availability
16 27 (2.52%) PRINCE2
17 24 (2.24%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (7.74%) C
2 42 (3.91%) Embedded C
3 27 (2.52%) Python
4 26 (2.42%) C++
5 25 (2.33%) Java
6 17 (1.58%) Perl
7 14 (1.30%) SQL
8 8 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.65%) C#
10 6 (0.56%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.56%) Ruby
10 6 (0.56%) VBA
11 4 (0.37%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.37%) PHP
12 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.19%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.19%) Tcl
13 2 (0.19%) VB
13 2 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 416 (38.77%) Cisco Certification
2 298 (27.77%) CCNP
3 189 (17.61%) CCNA
4 116 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 103 (9.60%) CCIE
6 95 (8.85%) SC Cleared
7 62 (5.78%) Degree
8 32 (2.98%) CCDP
9 27 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.96%) CISSP
10 21 (1.96%) MCP
11 19 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.58%) DV Cleared
12 17 (1.58%) HND
13 16 (1.49%) MCSE
14 13 (1.21%) CCNP Voice
15 12 (1.12%) CCVP
16 10 (0.93%) CCSA
16 10 (0.93%) CWNA
17 9 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.36%) SLA
2 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.65%) QA
5 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.19%) GxP
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.093%) MISRA
8 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.093%) TickIT
8 1 (0.093%) WAI
System Software
1 132 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.86%) UAG
5 18 (1.68%) ISA Server
6 16 (1.49%) vSphere
7 12 (1.12%) XenApp
8 11 (1.03%) Firmware
9 9 (0.84%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.65%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.28%) RACF
13 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.093%) vCloud
15 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (3.08%) CiscoWorks
2 30 (2.80%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.14%) SCCM
4 20 (1.86%) WSUS
5 16 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (1.40%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (1.03%) OpenView
10 10 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
11 9 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.75%) OPNET
13 6 (0.56%) Nagios
14 4 (0.37%) Control-M
14 4 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
14 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 633 (58.99%) Cisco
2 165 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 163 (15.19%) CheckPoint
4 119 (11.09%) HP
5 102 (9.51%) Juniper
6 93 (8.67%) Aruba
7 80 (7.46%) Citrix
8 79 (7.36%) Palo Alto
9 75 (6.99%) F5
10 66 (6.15%) VMware
11 63 (5.87%) SolarWinds
12 56 (5.22%) Fortinet
13 48 (4.47%) Riverbed
14 42 (3.91%) Nokia
15 41 (3.82%) Meraki
16 39 (3.63%) Siemens
17 31 (2.89%) Avaya
18 29 (2.70%) Blue Coat
19 27 (2.52%) BT
19 27 (2.52%) IBM
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Vodafone
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Y Rhyl
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Poole
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - 50 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago