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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 259 254 277
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Wireless 460 509 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.92% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 6.40% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 310 216
Median daily rate £368 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.55 £37.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-37.69% +62.50%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -10 414 £365 -0.34% 140
London +35 164 £400 +6.66% 30
South East -14 100 £358 -7.74% 35
Hampshire +7 43 £325 -18.75% 3
East of England +1 33 £300 -14.28% 25
City of London +1 30 £425 +3.97% 7
South West +4 27 £231 -32.48% 12
Scotland +7 24 £313 -10.71%
North West -10 24 £400 -5.88% 4
East Midlands +7 23 £138 -24.13% 10
West Midlands -17 21 £325 - 10
Leicestershire +15 18 £138 -15.38% 4
Milton Keynes +33 17 £450 +18.42% 1
Buckinghamshire +31 17 £450 +9.75% 3
Manchester -3 16 £400 +14.28% 2
Berkshire -30 16 £375 +10.29% 11
Surrey +18 13 £165 -58.75% 9
Yorkshire +13 12 £420 +29.23% 13
Hertfordshire +4 12 £229 -53.02% 3
Kegworth - 12 £86 -
Edinburgh +26 10 £375 +20.00%
Southampton -15 10 £388 -3.12%
Cambridge +18 9 £375 -2.59% 17
Bristol +1 9 £575 +74.24% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £375 +20.96% 21
North East -16 9 £328 - 1
Basingstoke +5 8 £174 -22.77%
Reading 0 8 £315 -22.40% 6
Wales -6 8 £400 +23.07%
South Wales +3 7 £400 +23.07%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 631 (60.44%) Cisco
2 457 (43.77%) Firewall
3 417 (39.94%) LAN
4 374 (35.82%) WAN
5 357 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
6 272 (26.05%) CCNP
7 264 (25.29%) Windows
8 252 (24.14%) VPN
9 234 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
10 212 (20.31%) TCP/IP
11 208 (19.92%) CheckPoint
12 189 (18.10%) CCNA
12 189 (18.10%) Network Security
13 185 (17.72%) Microsoft
14 184 (17.62%) Data Centre
15 174 (16.67%) Juniper
16 169 (16.19%) Active Directory
17 165 (15.80%) Finance
18 152 (14.56%) ITIL
19 145 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
20 139 (13.31%) VoIP
21 135 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
22 130 (12.45%) Aruba
22 130 (12.45%) Security Cleared
23 129 (12.36%) Palo Alto
24 126 (12.07%) OSPF
25 125 (11.97%) Cisco Wireless
26 124 (11.88%) DNS
27 122 (11.69%) F5
28 120 (11.49%) DHCP

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 42 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 15 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.15%) Mule
5 12 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (0.67%) IIS
7 3 (0.29%) JBoss
8 2 (0.19%) CMS
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.19%) WordPress
9 1 (0.096%) Confluence
9 1 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.096%) OpenStack
Applications
1 90 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 75 (7.18%) MS Office
3 16 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.19%) InDesign
6 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) assyst
1 3 (0.29%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (5.56%) Office 365
3 46 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.67%) IaaS
5 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.38%) SaaS
6 3 (0.29%) G Suite
6 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.096%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.096%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.096%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.096%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 457 (43.77%) Firewall
2 417 (39.94%) LAN
3 374 (35.82%) WAN
4 252 (24.14%) VPN
5 234 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
6 212 (20.31%) TCP/IP
7 189 (18.10%) Network Security
8 145 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 139 (13.31%) VoIP
10 135 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
11 126 (12.07%) OSPF
12 125 (11.97%) Cisco Wireless
13 124 (11.88%) DNS
14 120 (11.49%) DHCP
15 119 (11.40%) Internet
16 114 (10.92%) BGP
17 99 (9.48%) WLAN
18 86 (8.24%) IPsec
19 78 (7.47%) MPLS
20 77 (7.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.67%) MySQL
5 6 (0.57%) Redis
5 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.48%) MS Access
7 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.096%) Big Data
9 1 (0.096%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.096%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.096%) Power BI
9 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 9 (0.86%) JIRA
2 6 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.29%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.29%) Selenium
5 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.096%) AppScan
6 1 (0.096%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.096%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.096%) GDB
6 1 (0.096%) GitLab
6 1 (0.096%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.096%) RSpec
6 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.096%) WinDbg
General
1 165 (15.80%) Finance
2 76 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.49%) Retail
4 25 (2.39%) Financial Institution
5 21 (2.01%) Banking
6 16 (1.53%) Legal
7 15 (1.44%) Electronics
8 9 (0.86%) Advertising
8 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.86%) Marketing
9 8 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) Games
11 4 (0.38%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Law
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) Military
12 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 359 (34.39%) Network Engineer
2 128 (12.26%) Architect
3 112 (10.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 104 (9.96%) Analyst
5 103 (9.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 84 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 72 (6.90%) Security Engineer
8 66 (6.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 53 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
10 51 (4.89%) Network Architect
11 43 (4.12%) Consultant
12 42 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (4.02%) Network Support
13 35 (3.35%) Network Analyst
14 33 (3.16%) Wireless Engineer
15 31 (2.97%) Administrator
16 30 (2.87%) Desktop Support
17 29 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
18 27 (2.59%) Firewall Engineer
18 27 (2.59%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.14%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.25%) Web Services
3 6 (0.57%) CSS
3 6 (0.57%) ELK Stack
3 6 (0.57%) Middleware
3 6 (0.57%) RESTful
3 6 (0.57%) WAP
4 5 (0.48%) XMPP
5 3 (0.29%) Core Data
6 2 (0.19%) .NET
6 2 (0.19%) HTML
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.096%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.096%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.096%) HTML5
7 1 (0.096%) JMS
7 1 (0.096%) jQuery
7 1 (0.096%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.096%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.096%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 184 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 53 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 35 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.92%) CESG
9 17 (1.63%) NHS
9 17 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.53%) BYOD
10 16 (1.53%) PKI
11 9 (0.86%) CMDB
11 9 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 9 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
12 7 (0.67%) Clustering
12 7 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.67%) Handset
12 7 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 264 (25.29%) Windows
2 91 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 79 (7.57%) Linux
4 73 (6.99%) Windows 7
5 61 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.64%) Unix
8 30 (2.87%) Mac OS X
9 22 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 21 (2.01%) Windows 8
11 18 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 17 (1.63%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.05%) Android
14 8 (0.77%) Solaris
15 6 (0.57%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (14.56%) ITIL
2 96 (9.20%) Change Management
3 76 (7.28%) Network Management
4 75 (7.18%) Network Design
4 75 (7.18%) Project Management
5 66 (6.32%) Load Balancing
6 58 (5.56%) Service Management
7 55 (5.27%) Migration
8 49 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
9 46 (4.41%) Information Security
10 40 (3.83%) Service Delivery
11 36 (3.45%) Incident Management
11 36 (3.45%) Problem Management
12 35 (3.35%) Time Management
13 33 (3.16%) PRINCE2
14 31 (2.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 29 (2.78%) Network Architecture
16 27 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (2.49%) ITIL V3
18 25 (2.39%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (4.69%) C
2 25 (2.39%) Embedded C
3 23 (2.20%) Java
4 22 (2.11%) Python
5 20 (1.92%) C++
6 18 (1.72%) SQL
7 13 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.86%) Embedded C++
9 8 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.67%) Perl
11 4 (0.38%) PHP
11 4 (0.38%) VBScript
12 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.29%) Ruby
13 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.19%) C#
13 2 (0.19%) VB
14 1 (0.096%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.096%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.096%) VBA
Qualifications
1 357 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (26.05%) CCNP
3 189 (18.10%) CCNA
4 130 (12.45%) Security Cleared
5 114 (10.92%) SC Cleared
6 105 (10.06%) CCIE
7 70 (6.70%) Degree
8 47 (4.50%) CISSP
9 40 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (3.64%) CCDP
10 38 (3.64%) MCSE
11 31 (2.97%) CCSA
12 30 (2.87%) JNCIP
13 27 (2.59%) CCSE
14 26 (2.49%) CCDA
15 25 (2.39%) MCP
16 23 (2.20%) MCSA
17 21 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
18 18 (1.72%) ACHDS
18 18 (1.72%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.65%) SLA
2 34 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.86%) RMADS
5 7 (0.67%) QA
6 5 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.29%) ISO27005
7 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.096%) GCP
9 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 169 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 63 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.59%) Firmware
4 27 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (1.63%) ProxySG
5 17 (1.63%) XenServer
6 14 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.34%) vSphere
7 13 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.25%) XenApp
8 9 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.19%) Docker
11 2 (0.19%) LXC
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (6.03%) FortiGate
2 43 (4.12%) Cisco Prime
3 41 (3.93%) SCCM
4 26 (2.49%) Puppet
5 24 (2.30%) Ansible
5 24 (2.30%) Nagios
6 22 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
7 18 (1.72%) Cacti
8 17 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 14 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (1.34%) Nexpose
11 12 (1.15%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.05%) OPNET
13 8 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.57%) Kibana
14 6 (0.57%) logstash
14 6 (0.57%) RSA enVision
14 6 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 631 (60.44%) Cisco
2 208 (19.92%) CheckPoint
3 185 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 174 (16.67%) Juniper
5 130 (12.45%) Aruba
6 129 (12.36%) Palo Alto
7 122 (11.69%) F5
8 105 (10.06%) Citrix
9 99 (9.48%) VMware
10 86 (8.24%) Blue Coat
10 86 (8.24%) HP
11 83 (7.95%) SolarWinds
12 62 (5.94%) Riverbed
13 55 (5.27%) Fortinet
14 50 (4.79%) Apple
15 45 (4.31%) Meraki
16 38 (3.64%) Dell
17 36 (3.45%) Intel Security
18 33 (3.16%) FireEye
19 32 (3.07%) Avaya
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 4 Months +
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Valis IT
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago