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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 224 231 268
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +37
Contract jobs citing Wireless 591 547 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.98% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 6.79% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 319 226
Median daily rate £375 £345 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £189 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £311 £305
% change year-on-year
+20.48% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 42
Median hourly rate £36.75 £32.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +58.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £15.15 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £40.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +64.70%

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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -2 554 £375 +7.14% 156
London +7 201 £433 +15.33% 48
South East -1 147 £375 - 35
South West +43 58 £370 +22.31% 11
West Midlands +12 52 £360 +19.91% 12
Hampshire +1 43 £375 -3.22% 9
Berkshire -10 38 £375 +25.00% 13
East of England +4 31 £300 -4.00% 24
East Midlands +20 29 £600 +160.86% 6
Bristol +33 26 £475 +61.01% 6
Reading +4 20 £418 +36.77% 4
City of London +26 19 £445 +9.20% 10
Southampton +26 19 £375 -3.22%
Nottinghamshire +17 19 £608 +25.25% 3
North West -46 19 £293 -2.50% 5
Nottingham +15 18 £615 +26.80% 3
Wales +27 17 £583 +63.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 15 £474 +41.34% 1
Birmingham +2 15 £350 +16.66% 7
Surrey -3 14 £343 -2.14% 6
Solihull -6 14 £110 -63.33% 2
Devon +14 13 £275 -
Yorkshire 0 13 £420 +68.00% 12
West Sussex -10 13 £350 +84.21% 1
Hertfordshire +27 12 £425 +88.88% 6
South Wales +22 12 £463 +41.22% 1
Milton Keynes +13 12 £474 +26.46%
East Sussex +21 11 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 11 £338 +6.29% 2
Slough +9 10 £338 - 1

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 664 (59.61%) Cisco
2 512 (45.96%) Firewall
3 457 (41.02%) LAN
4 444 (39.86%) WAN
5 431 (38.69%) Cisco Certification
6 301 (27.02%) CCNP
7 243 (21.81%) Windows
8 223 (20.02%) CCNA
9 222 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
10 217 (19.48%) ITIL
11 207 (18.58%) VPN
12 204 (18.31%) Network Security
13 203 (18.22%) CheckPoint
14 192 (17.24%) TCP/IP
15 181 (16.25%) VoIP
16 173 (15.53%) Data Centre
17 170 (15.26%) Microsoft
18 163 (14.63%) Active Directory
19 160 (14.36%) Security Cleared
20 143 (12.84%) Finance
21 138 (12.39%) BGP
22 135 (12.12%) OSPF
22 135 (12.12%) DNS
22 135 (12.12%) Telecoms
23 132 (11.85%) Juniper
24 131 (11.76%) MPLS
25 130 (11.67%) Cisco Wireless
26 128 (11.49%) SC Cleared
27 127 (11.40%) Cisco Nexus
28 118 (10.59%) Wi-Fi

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 51 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (1.80%) Mule
4 15 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.35%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.54%) IIS
8 6 (0.54%) JBoss
9 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.27%) CICS
11 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.090%) Apache
12 1 (0.090%) WordPress
Applications
1 94 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.91%) MS Office
3 30 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) MS Project
7 2 (0.18%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.27%) assyst
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.090%) Eikon
4 1 (0.090%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.30%) Office 365
2 50 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.08%) IaaS
4 12 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 11 (0.99%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.54%) PaaS
6 6 (0.54%) SaaS
7 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 512 (45.96%) Firewall
2 457 (41.02%) LAN
3 444 (39.86%) WAN
4 222 (19.93%) Cisco ASA
5 207 (18.58%) VPN
6 204 (18.31%) Network Security
7 192 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 181 (16.25%) VoIP
9 138 (12.39%) BGP
10 135 (12.12%) DNS
10 135 (12.12%) OSPF
11 131 (11.76%) MPLS
12 130 (11.67%) Cisco Wireless
13 127 (11.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 118 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
15 114 (10.23%) DHCP
16 109 (9.78%) Internet
17 82 (7.36%) EIGRP
18 73 (6.55%) Cisco IOS
19 69 (6.19%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.54%) MySQL
6 5 (0.45%) MS Access
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (0.36%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.27%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.090%) DB2
10 1 (0.090%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.45%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.27%) Hudson
5 2 (0.18%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.090%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.090%) AppScan
6 1 (0.090%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.090%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.090%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.090%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.090%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.090%) JIRA
6 1 (0.090%) Maven
6 1 (0.090%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.090%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.090%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.090%) Selenium
6 1 (0.090%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.090%) Subversion
General
1 143 (12.84%) Finance
2 135 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.96%) Retail
4 25 (2.24%) Banking
5 22 (1.97%) Legal
6 13 (1.17%) Electronics
7 10 (0.90%) Back Office
7 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.81%) Billing
9 8 (0.72%) Automotive
10 7 (0.63%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Games
12 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Law
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 439 (39.41%) Network Engineer
2 128 (11.49%) Architect
3 104 (9.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 96 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 81 (7.27%) Analyst
6 75 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
7 67 (6.01%) Security Engineer
8 65 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 57 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
10 52 (4.67%) Consultant
11 51 (4.58%) Network Architect
12 50 (4.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 49 (4.40%) Wireless Engineer
14 42 (3.77%) Firewall Engineer
14 42 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
14 42 (3.77%) Project Manager
15 39 (3.50%) Network Analyst
15 39 (3.50%) Network Support
16 38 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (3.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.01%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.63%) Middleware
3 6 (0.54%) Web Services
3 6 (0.54%) XMPP
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.45%) REST
4 5 (0.45%) SOAP
5 4 (0.36%) Android SDK
5 4 (0.36%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.27%) RSS
6 3 (0.27%) WSDL
6 3 (0.27%) XML
6 3 (0.27%) XSD
7 2 (0.18%) CSS
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) MAPI
7 2 (0.18%) SAML
7 2 (0.18%) WAP
8 1 (0.090%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.090%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 173 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.67%) PKI
5 32 (2.87%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
7 23 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.62%) VHDL
9 14 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.90%) AS400
13 9 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.81%) Handset
14 8 (0.72%) CESG
14 8 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.72%) NHS
14 8 (0.72%) Telematics
15 7 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 243 (21.81%) Windows
2 91 (8.17%) Linux
2 91 (8.17%) Windows Server
3 64 (5.75%) Windows 7
4 51 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (4.40%) Mac OS X
6 44 (3.95%) Unix
7 41 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (3.68%) Windows XP
8 31 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.35%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.17%) Solaris
12 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.72%) Android
14 8 (0.72%) CatOS
15 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (19.48%) ITIL
2 101 (9.07%) Network Design
3 85 (7.63%) Project Management
4 77 (6.91%) Change Management
5 66 (5.92%) Network Management
6 59 (5.30%) Load Balancing
7 56 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
8 55 (4.94%) Migration
9 48 (4.31%) Information Security
9 48 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 44 (3.95%) Software Engineering
11 38 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
12 37 (3.32%) Network Architecture
12 37 (3.32%) Service Management
13 33 (2.96%) Change Control
13 33 (2.96%) PRINCE2
14 32 (2.87%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (2.69%) Mentoring
16 26 (2.33%) DevOps
16 26 (2.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 75 (6.73%) C
2 38 (3.41%) Embedded C
3 27 (2.42%) C++
4 26 (2.33%) SQL
5 24 (2.15%) Python
6 20 (1.80%) Java
7 16 (1.44%) Perl
7 16 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.99%) Ruby
10 7 (0.63%) C#
11 6 (0.54%) Embedded C++
11 6 (0.54%) PHP
11 6 (0.54%) VBA
12 3 (0.27%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.18%) Tcl
14 1 (0.090%) Korn
Qualifications
1 431 (38.69%) Cisco Certification
2 301 (27.02%) CCNP
3 223 (20.02%) CCNA
4 160 (14.36%) Security Cleared
5 128 (11.49%) SC Cleared
6 115 (10.32%) CCIE
7 66 (5.92%) Degree
8 54 (4.85%) CISSP
9 43 (3.86%) CCDP
10 33 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.06%) MCP
11 23 (2.06%) MCSE
12 21 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.80%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.62%) CCSE
15 14 (1.26%) CCDA
15 14 (1.26%) DBS Check
15 14 (1.26%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.17%) CEH
16 13 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.12%) SLA
2 17 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.45%) QA
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.36%) RMADS
8 2 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.18%) GxP
9 1 (0.090%) COBIT
9 1 (0.090%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.090%) TickIT
9 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 163 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.62%) vSphere
6 15 (1.35%) ISA Server
6 15 (1.35%) UAG
7 12 (1.08%) ProxySG
7 12 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.99%) XenApp
9 10 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.36%) XenServer
13 3 (0.27%) Firmware
13 3 (0.27%) RACF
14 2 (0.18%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (5.03%) FortiGate
2 54 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
2 54 (4.85%) SCCM
3 24 (2.15%) Ansible
3 24 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (2.15%) Puppet
4 19 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
5 16 (1.44%) Nagios
6 14 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.26%) WSUS
7 13 (1.17%) Cacti
8 11 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.99%) OpenView
9 10 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (0.72%) OPNET
12 7 (0.63%) Nexpose
12 7 (0.63%) SmokePing
13 5 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 664 (59.61%) Cisco
2 203 (18.22%) CheckPoint
3 170 (15.26%) Microsoft
4 132 (11.85%) Juniper
5 106 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 104 (9.34%) F5
7 101 (9.07%) Aruba
8 92 (8.26%) HP
9 85 (7.63%) Citrix
9 85 (7.63%) SolarWinds
10 77 (6.91%) VMware
11 63 (5.66%) Fortinet
12 50 (4.49%) Nokia
13 49 (4.40%) Riverbed
14 44 (3.95%) Blue Coat
15 42 (3.77%) Meraki
16 41 (3.68%) Remedy
17 40 (3.59%) Google
18 31 (2.78%) Siemens
19 30 (2.69%) Intel Security
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Tech
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Vadis People
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £100 - 250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Redrock Consulting Ltd
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