The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 237 242 259
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing Wireless 521 468 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 6.06% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 229 173
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £342
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 85 65
Average hourly rate £38.50 £23.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.39% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+54.00% +11.11%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireless within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 487 £358 +11.71% 183
London +9 177 £364 +9.81% 51
South East +43 158 £361 +12.89% 48
Hampshire +38 57 £400 +42.85% 9
Berkshire -6 48 £340 +6.25% 24
North West +3 37 £425 +41.66% 17
East of England -8 35 £350 +36.18% 23
South West +9 29 £350 +12.90% 13
Surrey +8 29 £425 +45.29% 5
Southampton +39 24 £400 -11.11%
Reading +6 23 £308 -38.50% 10
City of London +4 21 £400 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire -18 20 £320 +47.97% 12
Scotland +6 18 £350 +268.42% 4
West Midlands -7 18 £375 -10.44% 10
Manchester -3 16 £363 - 5
Cambridgeshire +15 13 £351 +0.28% 10
Bristol +6 12 £330 -5.71% 5
Cheshire -3 12 £513 +64.00% 8
East Midlands -12 12 £288 -29.87% 7
Oxfordshire +9 11 £323 -17.30% 1
Hertfordshire +7 11 £488 +62.50% 7
Warrington - 11 £513 -
Birmingham +3 9 £388 -8.28% 2
Glasgow +16 8 £350 +268.42% 2
Newbury +5 8 £313 +9.17% 1
Slough +4 8 £370 +26.49% 2
Cambridge -1 8 £467 +33.42% 10
West Yorkshire -12 8 £320 -1.53% 9
Guildford +8 7 £425 +45.29%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless.

1 573 (57.76%) Cisco
2 430 (43.35%) Firewall
3 371 (37.40%) LAN
4 351 (35.38%) WAN
5 346 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
6 242 (24.40%) CCNP
7 235 (23.69%) Windows
8 207 (20.87%) VPN
9 190 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
10 178 (17.94%) ITIL
11 173 (17.44%) CCNA
12 172 (17.34%) Microsoft
13 152 (15.32%) Active Directory
14 148 (14.92%) TCP/IP
15 146 (14.72%) DNS
16 143 (14.42%) VoIP
17 142 (14.31%) Data Centre
18 141 (14.21%) Telecoms
19 137 (13.81%) Cisco Wireless
20 134 (13.51%) CheckPoint
21 126 (12.70%) Network Security
22 121 (12.20%) Juniper
22 121 (12.20%) Finance
23 120 (12.10%) Internet
24 118 (11.90%) DHCP
24 118 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
25 110 (11.09%) Wi-Fi
25 110 (11.09%) HP
26 109 (10.99%) OSPF
27 106 (10.69%) MPLS

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 57 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 28 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.60%) IIS
8 6 (0.60%) JBoss
9 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.30%) CMS
11 3 (0.30%) Node.js
12 1 (0.10%) Confluence
12 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (9.88%) MS Office
2 73 (7.36%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.71%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.32%) Office 365
2 18 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.31%) Mimecast
4 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.91%) IaaS
6 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.71%) SaaS
8 6 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 6 (0.60%) PaaS
8 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.50%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (0.40%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 430 (43.35%) Firewall
2 371 (37.40%) LAN
3 351 (35.38%) WAN
4 207 (20.87%) VPN
5 190 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
6 148 (14.92%) TCP/IP
7 146 (14.72%) DNS
8 143 (14.42%) VoIP
9 137 (13.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 126 (12.70%) Network Security
11 120 (12.10%) Internet
12 118 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 118 (11.90%) DHCP
13 110 (11.09%) Wi-Fi
14 109 (10.99%) OSPF
15 106 (10.69%) MPLS
16 100 (10.08%) BGP
16 100 (10.08%) WLAN
17 70 (7.06%) VLAN
18 62 (6.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.60%) FileMaker
4 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.20%) Big Data
7 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.10%) DTS
8 1 (0.10%) GIS
8 1 (0.10%) MySQL
8 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.10%) QGIS
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.60%) Hudson
4 5 (0.50%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.40%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.30%) JIRA
6 3 (0.30%) Selenium
7 2 (0.20%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.20%) JUnit
7 2 (0.20%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.10%) Ant
8 1 (0.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.10%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.10%) Maven
8 1 (0.10%) Subversion
8 1 (0.10%) Xcode
General
1 141 (14.21%) Telecoms
2 121 (12.20%) Finance
3 22 (2.22%) Banking
4 18 (1.81%) Retail
5 13 (1.31%) Electronics
5 13 (1.31%) Legal
6 11 (1.11%) Billing
7 8 (0.81%) Local Government
8 7 (0.71%) Advertising
9 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.60%) Law
9 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.60%) Marketing
10 5 (0.50%) Automotive
10 5 (0.50%) Back Office
10 5 (0.50%) Front Office
10 5 (0.50%) German Language
11 3 (0.30%) Games
11 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 369 (37.20%) Network Engineer
2 117 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 106 (10.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 105 (10.58%) Analyst
5 89 (8.97%) Support Engineer
6 61 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
7 60 (6.05%) Architect
8 58 (5.85%) Network Support
9 57 (5.75%) Project Manager
10 47 (4.74%) Network Support Engineer
11 34 (3.43%) Security Engineer
12 33 (3.33%) Network Analyst
13 32 (3.23%) Wireless Engineer
14 31 (3.13%) Cisco Support
14 31 (3.13%) Consultant
15 30 (3.02%) Network Security Engineer
16 29 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (2.82%) Network Architect
18 27 (2.72%) Administrator
18 27 (2.72%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.54%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.61%) Web Services
3 9 (0.91%) WAP
4 8 (0.81%) XMPP
5 6 (0.60%) .NET
6 5 (0.50%) Ember.js
6 5 (0.50%) Grails
6 5 (0.50%) Middleware
6 5 (0.50%) REST
6 5 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (0.50%) Spring
7 3 (0.30%) CSS
7 3 (0.30%) HTML
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.30%) SOAP
7 3 (0.30%) WSDL
7 3 (0.30%) XML
7 3 (0.30%) XSD
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 142 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 48 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.02%) PKI
7 22 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.12%) Handset
9 17 (1.71%) iPad
10 16 (1.61%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.61%) e-Health
10 16 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.41%) Statistics
12 13 (1.31%) iPhone
13 12 (1.21%) NHS
14 10 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.91%) AS400
16 8 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 235 (23.69%) Windows
2 95 (9.58%) Windows Server
3 88 (8.87%) Linux
4 87 (8.77%) Windows 7
5 59 (5.95%) Windows XP
6 57 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (4.64%) Unix
8 34 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (3.02%) Android
11 22 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 20 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.51%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.11%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.71%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.60%) CatOS
18 5 (0.50%) Solaris
18 5 (0.50%) VMS
19 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (17.94%) ITIL
2 75 (7.56%) Network Design
2 75 (7.56%) Project Management
3 70 (7.06%) Load Balancing
4 57 (5.75%) Migration
5 51 (5.14%) Network Management
6 48 (4.84%) Change Management
7 44 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
8 40 (4.03%) Service Management
9 37 (3.73%) Network Architecture
10 36 (3.63%) Service Delivery
11 34 (3.43%) High Availability
11 34 (3.43%) Kalman Filter
12 33 (3.33%) Information Security
12 33 (3.33%) PRINCE2
13 32 (3.23%) Software Engineering
14 29 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (2.52%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.35%) C
2 35 (3.53%) Embedded C
3 28 (2.82%) Python
4 26 (2.62%) SQL
5 20 (2.02%) C++
5 20 (2.02%) Java
6 12 (1.21%) Perl
7 10 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.91%) Embedded C++
9 7 (0.71%) Ruby
9 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.50%) C#
11 4 (0.40%) VB
12 3 (0.30%) PHP
12 3 (0.30%) VBA
12 3 (0.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 346 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (24.40%) CCNP
3 173 (17.44%) CCNA
4 87 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 72 (7.26%) SC Cleared
6 70 (7.06%) CCIE
7 53 (5.34%) Degree
8 29 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.42%) CISSP
10 21 (2.12%) MCSE
11 19 (1.92%) CCVP
11 19 (1.92%) HND
12 16 (1.61%) MCP
13 15 (1.51%) CCSA
13 15 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.21%) CCDP
14 12 (1.21%) CCNP Voice
15 11 (1.11%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (1.01%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (9.78%) SLA
2 15 (1.51%) QA
3 13 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.30%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) MISRA
7 1 (0.10%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 152 (15.32%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.02%) Firmware
3 20 (2.02%) Hyper-V
3 20 (2.02%) vSphere
4 15 (1.51%) XenApp
5 11 (1.11%) ISA Server
6 9 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.71%) UAG
9 4 (0.40%) Samba
9 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.30%) NFS
10 3 (0.30%) XenServer
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (3.53%) CiscoWorks
2 25 (2.52%) SCCM
3 21 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 18 (1.81%) WSUS
5 16 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.61%) OpenView
6 14 (1.41%) AirWatch
6 14 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.41%) Nagios
7 13 (1.31%) Cisco UCCE
7 13 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.11%) OPNET
8 11 (1.11%) Puppet
9 10 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.40%) Cacti
12 3 (0.30%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 573 (57.76%) Cisco
2 172 (17.34%) Microsoft
3 134 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 121 (12.20%) Juniper
5 110 (11.09%) HP
6 92 (9.27%) F5
7 84 (8.47%) VMware
8 76 (7.66%) Palo Alto
9 73 (7.36%) Citrix
10 72 (7.26%) Aruba
11 61 (6.15%) SolarWinds
12 42 (4.23%) Riverbed
13 33 (3.33%) Nokia
14 31 (3.13%) Fortinet
15 30 (3.02%) Blue Coat
16 26 (2.62%) Meraki
16 26 (2.62%) Siemens
17 25 (2.52%) Huawei
17 25 (2.52%) Symantec
18 24 (2.42%) Oracle
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Posted: Yesterday
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AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
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Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum £250.00 - £300.00 Day Rate
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Rate: £175 - £250 per day
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East London
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: From £35,609 to £40,082 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich
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Rate: £16.00 per annum
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Kent
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £Comp
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Cambridge
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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Cambridge
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Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + negotiable
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