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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 215 258 241
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -17
Contract jobs citing Wireless 604 537 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 0.92% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 6.62% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 300 274
Median daily rate £375 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £12.60 £11.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.62 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +12.50%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +20 536 £375 +11.11% 177
London +11 205 £420 +5.00% 57
South East 0 127 £375 +11.11% 38
West Midlands +2 51 £420 +46.08% 12
Hampshire +3 43 £400 +4.91% 8
East of England +27 39 £280 -8.57% 19
South West +15 38 £363 +11.53% 15
Scotland +31 28 £275 - 4
Southampton +26 28 £400 +3.22% 1
Berkshire -3 26 £375 +22.95% 10
East Midlands +11 24 £300 -14.28% 4
Yorkshire +6 24 £380 +52.00% 14
North West -5 19 £320 +6.66% 16
Bristol - 19 £550 - 6
City of London +11 17 £475 +5.55% 9
Northern Ireland +6 16 £363 -
County Antrim +6 16 £363 -
Belfast +6 16 £363 -
Milton Keynes +18 15 £475 +18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 15 £475 +36.69% 6
Cambridgeshire +25 14 - - 10
Edinburgh +15 13 £344 +37.50%
Surrey +7 13 £195 -29.09% 7
Solihull +5 13 £265 -
Wales +31 12 £408 +12.41% 2
Cambridge +26 12 - - 6
Reading +17 12 £428 +31.61% 5
West Yorkshire +10 12 £370 +12.97% 9
Kent +3 12 £200 -38.46% 1
Hertfordshire +15 10 £360 -34.54% 2

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 714 (61.39%) Cisco
2 536 (46.09%) Firewall
3 472 (40.58%) LAN
4 457 (39.29%) WAN
5 438 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
6 322 (27.69%) CCNP
7 279 (23.99%) Cisco ASA
8 257 (22.10%) Windows
9 241 (20.72%) VPN
10 238 (20.46%) TCP/IP
11 231 (19.86%) CCNA
12 227 (19.52%) CheckPoint
13 225 (19.35%) Network Security
14 195 (16.77%) ITIL
15 189 (16.25%) Microsoft
16 183 (15.74%) Data Centre
17 178 (15.31%) VoIP
18 174 (14.96%) Active Directory
19 167 (14.36%) Juniper
20 166 (14.27%) Security Cleared
21 160 (13.76%) Finance
22 148 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
23 147 (12.64%) OSPF
24 145 (12.47%) BGP
25 143 (12.30%) Wi-Fi
26 141 (12.12%) Cisco Wireless
27 139 (11.95%) CCIE
28 136 (11.69%) Aruba
29 134 (11.52%) SC Cleared
30 132 (11.35%) Palo Alto

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 54 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 31 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 20 (1.72%) Mule
5 19 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.69%) IIS
10 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.26%) CMS
12 2 (0.17%) CICS
12 2 (0.17%) JBoss
12 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.086%) Apache
13 1 (0.086%) Confluence
13 1 (0.086%) Tomcat
Applications
1 98 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 79 (6.79%) MS Office
3 22 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.17%) InDesign
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.26%) assyst
2 3 (0.26%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.086%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.45%) Office 365
2 62 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.20%) IaaS
5 9 (0.77%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.60%) Google Apps
6 7 (0.60%) SaaS
7 6 (0.52%) PaaS
8 5 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.086%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.086%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.086%) Trello
9 1 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 536 (46.09%) Firewall
2 472 (40.58%) LAN
3 457 (39.29%) WAN
4 279 (23.99%) Cisco ASA
5 241 (20.72%) VPN
6 238 (20.46%) TCP/IP
7 225 (19.35%) Network Security
8 178 (15.31%) VoIP
9 148 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 147 (12.64%) OSPF
11 145 (12.47%) BGP
12 143 (12.30%) Wi-Fi
13 141 (12.12%) Cisco Wireless
14 128 (11.01%) DNS
15 121 (10.40%) MPLS
16 120 (10.32%) DHCP
17 117 (10.06%) Internet
18 85 (7.31%) WLAN
19 84 (7.22%) EIGRP
20 81 (6.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.60%) MySQL
6 6 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.52%) MS Access
7 4 (0.34%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.26%) FileMaker
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.086%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.60%) JIRA
2 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.34%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.34%) Selenium
4 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.086%) AppScan
6 1 (0.086%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.086%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.086%) Gradle
6 1 (0.086%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.086%) Maven
6 1 (0.086%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.086%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.086%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.086%) RSpec
6 1 (0.086%) Subversion
6 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 160 (13.76%) Finance
2 103 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.75%) Retail
4 28 (2.41%) Banking
5 22 (1.89%) Electronics
6 21 (1.81%) Legal
7 13 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.03%) Marketing
9 10 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.77%) Automotive
10 9 (0.77%) Games
11 8 (0.69%) Back Office
12 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.52%) Advertising
13 6 (0.52%) Billing
14 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.26%) Law
14 3 (0.26%) Local Government
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 436 (37.49%) Network Engineer
2 145 (12.47%) Architect
3 124 (10.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 116 (9.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 85 (7.31%) Analyst
6 74 (6.36%) Security Engineer
7 68 (5.85%) Network Security Engineer
7 68 (5.85%) Support Engineer
8 66 (5.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 64 (5.50%) Network Architect
10 58 (4.99%) Wireless Engineer
11 55 (4.73%) Consultant
12 48 (4.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 41 (3.53%) Firewall Engineer
13 41 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (3.18%) Network Analyst
14 37 (3.18%) Project Manager
14 37 (3.18%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 33 (2.84%) Network Support
16 30 (2.58%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.65%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.77%) Web Services
3 6 (0.52%) Middleware
4 4 (0.34%) CSS
4 4 (0.34%) XMPP
5 3 (0.26%) Core Data
5 3 (0.26%) OpenEmbedded
5 3 (0.26%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.26%) WAP
5 3 (0.26%) WSDL
5 3 (0.26%) XML
5 3 (0.26%) XSD
5 3 (0.26%) Yocto
6 2 (0.17%) HTML
6 2 (0.17%) HTML5
6 2 (0.17%) JSON
6 2 (0.17%) RESTful
6 2 (0.17%) SAML
7 1 (0.086%) .NET
7 1 (0.086%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.99%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.35%) Blackberry
4 39 (3.35%) PKI
5 20 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (1.55%) CESG
8 16 (1.38%) BYOD
9 15 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.95%) Driving Licence
11 10 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.77%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.77%) VHDL
13 8 (0.69%) NHS
13 8 (0.69%) Telematics
14 7 (0.60%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 257 (22.10%) Windows
2 102 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 88 (7.57%) Linux
4 64 (5.50%) Windows 7
5 57 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 37 (3.18%) Unix
9 30 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (2.58%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.72%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.86%) Android
12 10 (0.86%) Solaris
12 10 (0.86%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.26%) CentOS
16 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (16.77%) ITIL
2 109 (9.37%) Change Management
3 96 (8.25%) Network Design
4 83 (7.14%) Project Management
5 81 (6.96%) Network Management
6 62 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
7 61 (5.25%) Load Balancing
8 51 (4.39%) Information Security
9 50 (4.30%) Migration
10 44 (3.78%) Service Management
11 40 (3.44%) Penetration Testing
11 40 (3.44%) Service Delivery
12 35 (3.01%) Software Engineering
13 34 (2.92%) PRINCE2
14 33 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (2.67%) Change Control
15 31 (2.67%) Mentoring
15 31 (2.67%) Network Architecture
16 30 (2.58%) DevOps
17 28 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (5.85%) C
2 36 (3.10%) C++
3 31 (2.67%) Embedded C
4 26 (2.24%) Python
5 25 (2.15%) Java
5 25 (2.15%) SQL
6 19 (1.63%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.46%) Perl
8 12 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 12 (1.03%) Ruby
9 9 (0.77%) Embedded C++
10 7 (0.60%) C#
10 7 (0.60%) PHP
11 3 (0.26%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.17%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.17%) Tcl
13 1 (0.086%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.086%) R
Qualifications
1 438 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
2 322 (27.69%) CCNP
3 231 (19.86%) CCNA
4 166 (14.27%) Security Cleared
5 139 (11.95%) CCIE
6 134 (11.52%) SC Cleared
7 64 (5.50%) Degree
8 59 (5.07%) CCDP
9 55 (4.73%) CISSP
10 26 (2.24%) CCSE
11 25 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (1.98%) JNCIP
13 22 (1.89%) MCP
14 20 (1.72%) MCSE
15 19 (1.63%) CCDA
15 19 (1.63%) DV Cleared
16 18 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.46%) MCSA
18 15 (1.29%) CCSA
18 15 (1.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.33%) SLA
2 25 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.52%) QA
5 6 (0.52%) RMADS
6 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.086%) COBIT
8 1 (0.086%) GCP
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 174 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.46%) Firmware
5 16 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (1.38%) vSphere
6 15 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.03%) ProxySG
8 12 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.69%) XenServer
10 7 (0.60%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.60%) UAG
10 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.60%) XenApp
11 5 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.17%) RACF
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (5.33%) FortiGate
2 50 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
3 44 (3.78%) SCCM
4 31 (2.67%) Puppet
5 30 (2.58%) Ansible
6 26 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (2.06%) Cacti
7 24 (2.06%) Nagios
8 21 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
9 16 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (0.95%) Nexpose
13 10 (0.86%) SmokePing
14 8 (0.69%) OpenView
14 8 (0.69%) WSUS
15 7 (0.60%) HP SIM
15 7 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 5 (0.43%) Amdocs OSS
16 5 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 714 (61.39%) Cisco
2 227 (19.52%) CheckPoint
3 189 (16.25%) Microsoft
4 167 (14.36%) Juniper
5 136 (11.69%) Aruba
6 132 (11.35%) Palo Alto
7 114 (9.80%) F5
8 99 (8.51%) Citrix
9 93 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 85 (7.31%) HP
11 78 (6.71%) VMware
12 67 (5.76%) Fortinet
13 61 (5.25%) Riverbed
14 59 (5.07%) Blue Coat
15 56 (4.82%) Meraki
16 44 (3.78%) Remedy
17 39 (3.35%) Intel Security
18 34 (2.92%) Dell
19 33 (2.84%) Apple
19 33 (2.84%) Google
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wimborne, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PSTG Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Networking People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago