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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 241 211 302
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +91
Contract jobs citing Wireless 552 585 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.08% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.51% 7.31% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 318 187
Median daily rate £375 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 45
Median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.60 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +52.17%

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
8480 8003 7116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5139 4435 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 457 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -24 516 £375 +15.38% 171
London -27 182 £425 +21.42% 51
South East -5 144 £338 +0.74% 36
South West +28 55 £375 +21.85% 14
Hampshire +28 44 £390 -2.50% 6
West Midlands +14 39 £340 +39.38% 8
Berkshire -26 38 £344 +25.00% 8
East of England -18 36 £400 +57.79% 13
City of London +29 25 £440 +15.78% 11
Surrey -1 24 £300 -28.57% 8
East Midlands +20 22 £615 +143.56% 13
Reading -3 22 £408 +33.49% 3
North West -36 22 £280 -6.66% 14
Hertfordshire +15 18 £425 +88.88% 5
Wiltshire -2 15 £375 +30.43% 4
Scotland -5 15 £205 +17.14% 2
Birmingham +10 13 £370 +23.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 13 £625 +212.50% 2
Winchester +1 13 £403 -8.00%
Solihull -4 13 - - 1
Nottingham +9 12 £625 +127.27% 2
Manchester -25 12 £300 +2.12% 8
Bristol +4 11 £370 +15.62% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 11 £450 +26.76% 4
Salisbury - 11 £375 -
Devon +4 10 £300 - 3
Gloucestershire +4 10 £338 +8.87% 3
Wales +10 9 £550 +80.32% 2
East Sussex +9 8 - - 3
Edinburgh -5 8 £325 +106.34%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 646 (59.87%) Cisco
2 507 (46.99%) Firewall
3 449 (41.61%) LAN
4 430 (39.85%) Cisco Certification
5 426 (39.48%) WAN
6 294 (27.25%) CCNP
7 235 (21.78%) ITIL
8 234 (21.69%) Windows
9 213 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
10 209 (19.37%) CCNA
11 190 (17.61%) TCP/IP
12 187 (17.33%) VPN
13 183 (16.96%) CheckPoint
14 170 (15.76%) Network Security
15 169 (15.66%) Microsoft
16 165 (15.29%) VoIP
17 156 (14.46%) Data Centre
18 149 (13.81%) Active Directory
19 145 (13.44%) Telecoms
20 137 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
21 135 (12.51%) Finance
22 130 (12.05%) DNS
22 130 (12.05%) OSPF
22 130 (12.05%) Security Cleared
23 126 (11.68%) MPLS
24 125 (11.58%) Cisco Wireless
25 123 (11.40%) BGP
25 123 (11.40%) Juniper
26 118 (10.94%) Internet
27 117 (10.84%) CCIE

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 50 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.83%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.65%) Mule
9 5 (0.46%) IIS
9 5 (0.46%) JBoss
9 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.28%) CICS
11 2 (0.19%) Node.js
11 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.093%) Apache
12 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.093%) WordPress
Applications
1 78 (7.23%) MS Office
2 76 (7.04%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) MS Project
5 6 (0.56%) QuarkXPress
6 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.093%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.093%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.093%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.89%) Office 365
2 30 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.39%) Mimecast
5 12 (1.11%) Google Apps
6 9 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 9 (0.83%) IaaS
7 7 (0.65%) SaaS
8 6 (0.56%) PaaS
9 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.28%) Google Play
11 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 507 (46.99%) Firewall
2 449 (41.61%) LAN
3 426 (39.48%) WAN
4 213 (19.74%) Cisco ASA
5 190 (17.61%) TCP/IP
6 187 (17.33%) VPN
7 170 (15.76%) Network Security
8 165 (15.29%) VoIP
9 137 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 130 (12.05%) DNS
10 130 (12.05%) OSPF
11 126 (11.68%) MPLS
12 125 (11.58%) Cisco Wireless
13 123 (11.40%) BGP
14 118 (10.94%) Internet
15 109 (10.10%) DHCP
16 99 (9.18%) Wi-Fi
17 89 (8.25%) WLAN
18 71 (6.58%) EIGRP
19 69 (6.39%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.83%) FileMaker
5 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.19%) MySQL
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.093%) Big Data
9 1 (0.093%) DB2
9 1 (0.093%) MS Access
9 1 (0.093%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.56%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.28%) Hudson
4 3 (0.28%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.093%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.093%) AppScan
6 1 (0.093%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.093%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.093%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.093%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.093%) Gradle
6 1 (0.093%) JIRA
6 1 (0.093%) Maven
6 1 (0.093%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.093%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.093%) Subversion
6 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio
General
1 145 (13.44%) Telecoms
2 135 (12.51%) Finance
3 34 (3.15%) Retail
4 26 (2.41%) Banking
5 22 (2.04%) Legal
6 18 (1.67%) Electronics
7 10 (0.93%) Billing
8 9 (0.83%) Back Office
8 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.74%) Automotive
9 8 (0.74%) Marketing
10 7 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Games
11 6 (0.56%) Local Government
12 4 (0.37%) Front Office
12 4 (0.37%) Law
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 439 (40.69%) Network Engineer
2 109 (10.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 104 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 94 (8.71%) Architect
5 93 (8.62%) Analyst
6 81 (7.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 66 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 55 (5.10%) Security Engineer
9 47 (4.36%) Consultant
9 47 (4.36%) Network Support
10 45 (4.17%) Network Architect
11 44 (4.08%) Network Analyst
11 44 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
11 44 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 42 (3.89%) Wireless Engineer
13 37 (3.43%) Software Engineer
14 36 (3.34%) Network Support Engineer
15 34 (3.15%) Field Engineer
16 33 (3.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 32 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.47%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.65%) Web Services
3 6 (0.56%) XMPP
4 5 (0.46%) Middleware
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.46%) REST
5 4 (0.37%) Android SDK
5 4 (0.37%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.37%) SOAP
6 3 (0.28%) RSS
6 3 (0.28%) WAP
6 3 (0.28%) WSDL
6 3 (0.28%) XML
6 3 (0.28%) XSD
7 2 (0.19%) .NET
7 2 (0.19%) CSS
7 2 (0.19%) JSON
7 2 (0.19%) MAPI
7 2 (0.19%) SAML
8 1 (0.093%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 156 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 78 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.82%) PKI
5 40 (3.71%) Blackberry
6 35 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.67%) VHDL
9 15 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.39%) iPad
10 14 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.20%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.11%) AS400
13 11 (1.02%) iPhone
14 10 (0.93%) Handset
15 9 (0.83%) CESG
15 9 (0.83%) e-Health
16 8 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.74%) NHS
17 7 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 234 (21.69%) Windows
2 98 (9.08%) Windows Server
3 76 (7.04%) Linux
4 68 (6.30%) Windows 7
5 56 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 53 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (3.89%) Unix
8 41 (3.80%) Mac OS X
9 39 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.39%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.02%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.74%) CatOS
14 8 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (0.74%) Solaris
15 6 (0.56%) Android
15 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (21.78%) ITIL
2 96 (8.90%) Network Design
3 83 (7.69%) Project Management
4 65 (6.02%) Change Management
5 61 (5.65%) Network Management
6 57 (5.28%) Migration
7 52 (4.82%) Load Balancing
8 51 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
9 50 (4.63%) Service Delivery
10 48 (4.45%) Software Engineering
11 42 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
11 42 (3.89%) Service Management
12 38 (3.52%) Network Architecture
13 37 (3.43%) Information Security
14 29 (2.69%) Change Control
14 29 (2.69%) Mentoring
15 28 (2.59%) PRINCE2
16 26 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
17 24 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (2.22%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 78 (7.23%) C
2 40 (3.71%) Embedded C
3 28 (2.59%) C++
4 25 (2.32%) Python
5 21 (1.95%) Java
6 17 (1.58%) SQL
7 15 (1.39%) Perl
8 11 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.74%) Ruby
10 7 (0.65%) C#
10 7 (0.65%) Embedded C++
11 6 (0.56%) VBA
12 5 (0.46%) PHP
13 3 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.19%) Tcl
14 2 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.093%) XAML
Qualifications
1 430 (39.85%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (27.25%) CCNP
3 209 (19.37%) CCNA
4 130 (12.05%) Security Cleared
5 117 (10.84%) CCIE
6 101 (9.36%) SC Cleared
7 58 (5.38%) Degree
8 39 (3.61%) CISSP
9 35 (3.24%) CCDP
10 28 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.95%) MCP
12 20 (1.85%) DV Cleared
13 19 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.58%) MCSE
15 14 (1.30%) HND
16 11 (1.02%) CCSA
17 10 (0.93%) CCNP Voice
17 10 (0.93%) CEH
18 9 (0.83%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.86%) SLA
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.56%) QA
5 5 (0.46%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.37%) RMADS
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.19%) GxP
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
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
1 149 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.85%) UAG
5 18 (1.67%) ISA Server
6 17 (1.58%) vSphere
7 12 (1.11%) XenApp
8 11 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.65%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.46%) Firmware
10 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.28%) RACF
12 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.19%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.19%) XenServer
14 1 (0.093%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (5.38%) Cisco Prime
2 40 (3.71%) FortiGate
3 37 (3.43%) SCCM
4 19 (1.76%) WSUS
5 17 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
6 15 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (1.30%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.93%) Ansible
8 10 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.93%) Puppet
8 10 (0.93%) Windows Intune
9 9 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (0.83%) HP SIM
9 9 (0.83%) Nagios
9 9 (0.83%) OpenView
9 9 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.56%) OPNET
11 5 (0.46%) Control-M
11 5 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 646 (59.87%) Cisco
2 183 (16.96%) CheckPoint
3 169 (15.66%) Microsoft
4 123 (11.40%) Juniper
5 107 (9.92%) HP
6 97 (8.99%) Aruba
7 90 (8.34%) F5
8 85 (7.88%) Palo Alto
9 83 (7.69%) Citrix
10 82 (7.60%) SolarWinds
11 67 (6.21%) VMware
12 57 (5.28%) Fortinet
13 48 (4.45%) Nokia
13 48 (4.45%) Riverbed
14 40 (3.71%) Meraki
15 33 (3.06%) Siemens
16 32 (2.97%) Avaya
16 32 (2.97%) Blue Coat
17 30 (2.78%) IBM
18 29 (2.69%) Remedy
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £215 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £41 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £220 - 270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago