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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 211 245 240
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -5
Contract jobs citing Wireless 652 542 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 6.80% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 325 258
Median daily rate £382 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.90 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £36.10 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+70.96% +16.25%

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
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +15 586 £388 +10.71% 164
London +10 219 £440 +6.66% 42
South East +9 147 £375 - 41
West Midlands +14 62 £400 +33.33% 12
South West +34 56 £360 +10.76% 8
Hampshire +4 47 £400 +2.89% 14
East of England +14 35 £275 -15.38% 20
Southampton +26 31 £400 +3.22% 3
East Midlands +19 31 £600 +155.31% 3
Berkshire -2 31 £338 +12.50% 8
Bristol - 28 £550 - 2
Wales +29 20 £558 +53.79% 1
Surrey +4 20 £280 -6.66% 8
Nottinghamshire +11 19 £608 +25.25%
Nottingham +13 18 £615 +26.80%
Belfast +9 18 £363 - 1
County Antrim +9 18 £363 - 1
Northern Ireland +7 18 £363 - 1
Scotland +4 18 £325 +44.44% 2
Solihull +4 17 £265 -11.66%
City of London +21 16 £475 - 7
North West -36 16 £330 +10.00% 22
South Wales +20 14 £408 +14.38% 1
Devon +18 14 £275 -8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 14 £475 +41.79% 3
Reading +13 13 £423 +111.50% 4
Milton Keynes +12 13 £474 +26.46% 1
Yorkshire -8 12 £425 +70.00% 12
Edinburgh +6 11 £350 +64.70% 1
West Sussex +1 11 £365 +43.84% 1

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 724 (60.08%) Cisco
2 562 (46.64%) Firewall
3 499 (41.41%) LAN
4 483 (40.08%) WAN
5 464 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
6 337 (27.97%) CCNP
7 267 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
8 263 (21.83%) Windows
9 245 (20.33%) CCNA
10 239 (19.83%) CheckPoint
11 234 (19.42%) VPN
11 234 (19.42%) Network Security
12 228 (18.92%) TCP/IP
13 213 (17.68%) ITIL
14 200 (16.60%) VoIP
15 189 (15.68%) Microsoft
16 186 (15.44%) Active Directory
16 186 (15.44%) Data Centre
17 185 (15.35%) Security Cleared
18 156 (12.95%) Juniper
19 154 (12.78%) DNS
20 153 (12.70%) Finance
20 153 (12.70%) SC Cleared
21 150 (12.45%) OSPF
22 148 (12.28%) BGP
23 142 (11.78%) Wi-Fi
24 134 (11.12%) DHCP
25 132 (10.95%) Cisco Wireless
26 131 (10.87%) Palo Alto
26 131 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus

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 56 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (1.66%) Mule
3 20 (1.66%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.50%) IIS
9 6 (0.50%) JBoss
10 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.25%) CICS
11 3 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.083%) Confluence
13 1 (0.083%) Umbraco
Applications
1 98 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.80%) MS Office
3 31 (2.57%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.33%) MS Project
7 2 (0.17%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.083%) InDesign
8 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) assyst
3 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.083%) Eikon
4 1 (0.083%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.22%) Office 365
2 65 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.16%) IaaS
5 11 (0.91%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.75%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.58%) SaaS
8 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.50%) PaaS
9 5 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.25%) Google Play
12 1 (0.083%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.083%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 562 (46.64%) Firewall
2 499 (41.41%) LAN
3 483 (40.08%) WAN
4 267 (22.16%) Cisco ASA
5 234 (19.42%) Network Security
5 234 (19.42%) VPN
6 228 (18.92%) TCP/IP
7 200 (16.60%) VoIP
8 154 (12.78%) DNS
9 150 (12.45%) OSPF
10 148 (12.28%) BGP
11 142 (11.78%) Wi-Fi
12 134 (11.12%) DHCP
13 132 (10.95%) Cisco Wireless
14 131 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 129 (10.71%) MPLS
16 114 (9.46%) Internet
17 87 (7.22%) EIGRP
18 81 (6.72%) IP Telephony
18 81 (6.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.50%) MySQL
7 5 (0.41%) MS Access
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.33%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.25%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.083%) DB2
11 1 (0.083%) GIS
11 1 (0.083%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.17%) JIRA
5 1 (0.083%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.083%) AppScan
5 1 (0.083%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.083%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.083%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.083%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.083%) Gradle
5 1 (0.083%) Maven
5 1 (0.083%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.083%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.083%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.083%) RSpec
5 1 (0.083%) Selenium
5 1 (0.083%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (12.70%) Finance
2 127 (10.54%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.74%) Retail
4 27 (2.24%) Banking
5 24 (1.99%) Legal
6 16 (1.33%) Electronics
7 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.83%) Back Office
8 10 (0.83%) Marketing
9 9 (0.75%) Automotive
10 8 (0.66%) Games
11 7 (0.58%) Billing
11 7 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Advertising
12 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.33%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 452 (37.51%) Network Engineer
2 154 (12.78%) Architect
3 109 (9.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 100 (8.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 84 (6.97%) Analyst
6 81 (6.72%) Security Engineer
7 77 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 72 (5.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 69 (5.73%) Support Engineer
10 62 (5.15%) Consultant
10 62 (5.15%) Network Architect
11 56 (4.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 54 (4.48%) Wireless Engineer
13 45 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
14 43 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
15 42 (3.49%) Project Manager
16 39 (3.24%) Network Analyst
17 37 (3.07%) Network Support
18 35 (2.90%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.05%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.66%) Web Services
3 7 (0.58%) Middleware
4 5 (0.41%) CSS
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.41%) REST
4 5 (0.41%) SOAP
4 5 (0.41%) XMPP
5 4 (0.33%) Android SDK
5 4 (0.33%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.25%) RSS
6 3 (0.25%) WSDL
6 3 (0.25%) XML
6 3 (0.25%) XSD
7 2 (0.17%) HTML
7 2 (0.17%) HTML5
7 2 (0.17%) MAPI
7 2 (0.17%) RESTful
7 2 (0.17%) SAML
7 2 (0.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 186 (15.44%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.98%) PKI
5 35 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 26 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.41%) VHDL
9 15 (1.24%) BYOD
9 15 (1.24%) CESG
9 15 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 15 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.00%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.91%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.75%) AS400
12 9 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.75%) Handset
12 9 (0.75%) NHS
13 8 (0.66%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 263 (21.83%) Windows
2 105 (8.71%) Windows Server
3 103 (8.55%) Linux
4 68 (5.64%) Windows 7
5 54 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (3.90%) Mac OS X
6 47 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (3.65%) Unix
8 37 (3.07%) Windows XP
9 31 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.16%) Solaris
12 13 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.00%) Android
14 9 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.41%) CatOS
17 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (17.68%) ITIL
2 96 (7.97%) Network Design
2 96 (7.97%) Project Management
3 92 (7.63%) Change Management
4 73 (6.06%) Network Management
5 60 (4.98%) Load Balancing
6 56 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
7 54 (4.48%) Migration
8 49 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 49 (4.07%) Service Management
9 48 (3.98%) Information Security
10 42 (3.49%) Software Engineering
11 39 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
12 37 (3.07%) Network Architecture
12 37 (3.07%) Penetration Testing
13 36 (2.99%) Change Control
13 36 (2.99%) PRINCE2
14 31 (2.57%) Mentoring
15 30 (2.49%) DevOps
16 28 (2.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (6.56%) C
2 38 (3.15%) Embedded C
3 32 (2.66%) C++
4 25 (2.07%) Python
5 22 (1.83%) Java
5 22 (1.83%) SQL
6 18 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.33%) Perl
8 12 (1.00%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.00%) Ruby
9 7 (0.58%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.50%) C#
10 6 (0.50%) PHP
11 4 (0.33%) VBA
12 3 (0.25%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.17%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 464 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
2 337 (27.97%) CCNP
3 245 (20.33%) CCNA
4 185 (15.35%) Security Cleared
5 153 (12.70%) SC Cleared
6 124 (10.29%) CCIE
7 71 (5.89%) Degree
8 55 (4.56%) CCDP
9 54 (4.48%) CISSP
10 33 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.99%) MCSE
12 23 (1.91%) CCSE
12 23 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.91%) MCP
13 21 (1.74%) JNCIP
14 20 (1.66%) CCDA
14 20 (1.66%) DV Cleared
15 17 (1.41%) DBS Check
16 15 (1.24%) MCSA
17 14 (1.16%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.39%) SLA
2 24 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.33%) RMADS
8 2 (0.17%) GxP
9 1 (0.083%) COBIT
9 1 (0.083%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.083%) QA
9 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) TickIT
9 1 (0.083%) WAI
System Software
1 186 (15.44%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.58%) vSphere
6 15 (1.24%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.08%) ISA Server
8 13 (1.08%) ProxySG
8 13 (1.08%) UAG
9 11 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.66%) Firmware
10 8 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.66%) XenApp
11 7 (0.58%) XenServer
12 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.25%) RACF
14 2 (0.17%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (5.39%) FortiGate
2 52 (4.32%) SCCM
3 47 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (2.57%) Puppet
5 30 (2.49%) Ansible
6 26 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (1.99%) Nagios
8 21 (1.74%) Cacti
9 18 (1.49%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (1.08%) WSUS
12 11 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.75%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.75%) SmokePing
13 9 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.66%) OpenView
15 7 (0.58%) Nexpose
16 6 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
17 5 (0.41%) Control-M
17 5 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 724 (60.08%) Cisco
2 239 (19.83%) CheckPoint
3 189 (15.68%) Microsoft
4 156 (12.95%) Juniper
5 131 (10.87%) Palo Alto
6 127 (10.54%) Aruba
7 118 (9.79%) F5
8 97 (8.05%) Citrix
9 96 (7.97%) HP
10 88 (7.30%) SolarWinds
11 85 (7.05%) VMware
12 72 (5.98%) Fortinet
13 57 (4.73%) Riverbed
14 56 (4.65%) Blue Coat
15 51 (4.23%) Meraki
16 42 (3.49%) Nokia
16 42 (3.49%) Remedy
17 38 (3.15%) Google
18 37 (3.07%) Dell
19 33 (2.74%) Intel Security
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