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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
UK
Rank 214 237 243
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 519 527 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.01% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 6.97% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 291 220
Median daily rate £360 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 85
Median hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.55 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+0.70% +37.86%

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
6797 7566 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.55% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4474 4313
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 315 455
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +9 456 £363 +3.57% 165
London +2 169 £375 - 48
South East -16 114 £358 +2.14% 35
Hampshire +2 57 £400 +3.22% 13
South West +24 39 £250 -30.55% 8
Scotland +44 33 £324 -7.50% 4
West Midlands +24 31 £375 +50.00% 20
East of England -2 28 £195 -56.17% 31
City of London 0 23 £350 -9.67% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 22 £360 +37.14%
Tyne and Wear +6 22 £360 +37.14%
North East +2 22 £360 +37.14%
North West +21 21 £375 +11.11% 10
Buckinghamshire +10 20 £475 +69.64% 1
Berkshire -18 20 £264 -24.64% 7
Yorkshire +16 17 £400 +25.00% 8
Milton Keynes +14 16 £475 +46.15% 1
Birmingham +9 16 £363 +31.81% 9
Manchester +11 15 £413 +15.78% 5
East Midlands +5 15 £250 +14.28% 5
Bristol +3 14 £320 -11.11% 2
Hook - 14 £425 -
South Wales +18 13 £375 +13.20%
Wales +15 13 £375 +13.20%
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £369 -21.03% 16
Surrey -1 12 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire -2 11 £195 -58.94% 7
Aberdeen - 11 £390 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £324 -
West Yorkshire +23 9 £400 +25.00% 4

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 610 (62.44%) Cisco
2 446 (45.65%) Firewall
3 418 (42.78%) LAN
4 392 (40.12%) WAN
5 385 (39.41%) Cisco Certification
6 281 (28.76%) CCNP
7 251 (25.69%) CheckPoint
8 238 (24.36%) Windows
9 236 (24.16%) VPN
10 202 (20.68%) TCP/IP
11 198 (20.27%) Juniper
12 193 (19.75%) ITIL
13 181 (18.53%) Security Cleared
14 178 (18.22%) CCNA
15 177 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
16 167 (17.09%) Active Directory
17 165 (16.89%) F5
18 164 (16.79%) Microsoft
19 152 (15.56%) HP
20 150 (15.35%) SC Cleared
21 149 (15.25%) Data Centre
22 144 (14.74%) Network Security
23 139 (14.23%) Finance
24 137 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
25 131 (13.41%) CCIE
26 129 (13.20%) Aruba
27 116 (11.87%) OSPF
28 112 (11.46%) Network Design
29 109 (11.16%) MPLS
29 109 (11.16%) BGP

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 29 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 8 (0.82%) IIS
7 7 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.10%) Drupal
11 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 95 (9.72%) MS Office
2 80 (8.19%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) assyst
1 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.20%) Office 365
2 37 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.41%) Akamai
5 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.31%) SaaS
7 2 (0.20%) G Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 446 (45.65%) Firewall
2 418 (42.78%) LAN
3 392 (40.12%) WAN
4 236 (24.16%) VPN
5 202 (20.68%) TCP/IP
6 177 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
7 144 (14.74%) Network Security
8 137 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 116 (11.87%) OSPF
10 109 (11.16%) BGP
10 109 (11.16%) MPLS
11 103 (10.54%) DNS
12 93 (9.52%) DHCP
12 93 (9.52%) Internet
12 93 (9.52%) VoIP
13 89 (9.11%) Cisco Wireless
14 80 (8.19%) Wi-Fi
15 79 (8.09%) WLAN
16 70 (7.16%) BIG-IP
17 69 (7.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.92%) Redis
3 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.72%) MySQL
5 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.10%) Big Data
7 1 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.51%) JIRA
4 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.20%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.10%) AppScan
6 1 (0.10%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.10%) GDB
6 1 (0.10%) GitLab
6 1 (0.10%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) WinDbg
General
1 139 (14.23%) Finance
2 99 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.07%) Retail
4 27 (2.76%) Banking
5 21 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.05%) Legal
7 12 (1.23%) Electronics
8 9 (0.92%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
10 6 (0.61%) Marketing
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
12 4 (0.41%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Avionics
14 2 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 364 (37.26%) Network Engineer
2 131 (13.41%) Analyst
3 93 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 87 (8.90%) Support Engineer
5 86 (8.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 72 (7.37%) Architect
7 51 (5.22%) Network Analyst
8 50 (5.12%) Network Support
8 50 (5.12%) Security Engineer
9 47 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 47 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
10 40 (4.09%) Support Analyst
11 37 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
12 36 (3.68%) Network Architect
13 34 (3.48%) Network Support Engineer
14 33 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (3.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 27 (2.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 26 (2.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 25 (2.56%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (7.37%) 802.1X
2 22 (2.25%) Web Services
3 9 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (0.92%) XMPP
4 8 (0.82%) RESTful
5 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.72%) WAP
6 4 (0.41%) CSS
7 3 (0.31%) XML
8 2 (0.20%) .NET
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) Middleware
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.20%) WSDL
8 2 (0.20%) XSD
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.10%) jQuery
9 1 (0.10%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.10%) REST
9 1 (0.10%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 149 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 51 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 37 (3.79%) Blackberry
6 31 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (2.66%) RSA SecurID
8 19 (1.94%) CMDB
8 19 (1.94%) Smartphone
9 16 (1.64%) CESG
9 16 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.43%) NHS
11 11 (1.13%) PKI
12 10 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
13 9 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.92%) Handset
13 9 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 238 (24.36%) Windows
2 90 (9.21%) Windows 7
3 80 (8.19%) Linux
4 66 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 52 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (3.68%) Unix
8 35 (3.58%) Mac OS X
9 31 (3.17%) Android
10 27 (2.76%) Windows 10
11 26 (2.66%) Windows 8
12 21 (2.15%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.13%) CatOS
15 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.82%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.31%) NetWare
17 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (19.75%) ITIL
2 112 (11.46%) Network Design
3 93 (9.52%) Service Management
4 72 (7.37%) Network Management
5 69 (7.06%) Load Balancing
6 68 (6.96%) Information Security
7 65 (6.65%) Project Management
8 57 (5.83%) Change Management
9 53 (5.42%) ITSM
10 52 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
11 48 (4.91%) Migration
12 46 (4.71%) Problem Management
13 44 (4.50%) Service Delivery
14 41 (4.20%) Incident Management
15 37 (3.79%) Time Management
16 35 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
18 29 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (2.76%) Configuration Management
20 24 (2.46%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (4.61%) C
2 37 (3.79%) Python
3 23 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.54%) Java
5 14 (1.43%) C++
5 14 (1.43%) Embedded C
6 13 (1.33%) Perl
7 12 (1.23%) SQL
8 11 (1.13%) VBScript
9 6 (0.61%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.51%) PHP
11 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.31%) C#
12 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.20%) Ruby
14 1 (0.10%) Lisp
14 1 (0.10%) Tcl
14 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 385 (39.41%) Cisco Certification
2 281 (28.76%) CCNP
3 181 (18.53%) Security Cleared
4 178 (18.22%) CCNA
5 150 (15.35%) SC Cleared
6 131 (13.41%) CCIE
7 89 (9.11%) Degree
8 69 (7.06%) CCSA
9 61 (6.24%) CCDP
10 59 (6.04%) CCSE
11 46 (4.71%) JNCIE
12 45 (4.61%) JNCIA
13 43 (4.40%) CCIP
13 43 (4.40%) CISSP
14 36 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (3.07%) MCSE
16 29 (2.97%) HP ASE
16 29 (2.97%) HP MASE
17 24 (2.46%) DV Cleared
18 21 (2.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.83%) SLA
2 26 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.33%) RMADS
5 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.51%) QA
5 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.31%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 167 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 69 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.66%) Firmware
5 24 (2.46%) vSphere
6 19 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (1.74%) ProxySG
8 16 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.43%) XenServer
10 12 (1.23%) XenApp
11 9 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.82%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.41%) Docker
14 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.31%) LXC
15 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.20%) KVM
16 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 88 (9.01%) FortiGate
2 50 (5.12%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.38%) SCCM
4 22 (2.25%) Nagios
5 15 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.13%) RSA enVision
9 10 (1.02%) Nexpose
9 10 (1.02%) QRadar
10 9 (0.92%) Kibana
10 9 (0.92%) logstash
10 9 (0.92%) Puppet
11 8 (0.82%) OPNET
11 8 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.61%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.61%) Cacti
13 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 610 (62.44%) Cisco
2 251 (25.69%) CheckPoint
3 198 (20.27%) Juniper
4 165 (16.89%) F5
5 164 (16.79%) Microsoft
6 152 (15.56%) HP
7 129 (13.20%) Aruba
8 102 (10.44%) VMware
9 98 (10.03%) Riverbed
10 94 (9.62%) Citrix
11 87 (8.90%) Fortinet
12 84 (8.60%) Palo Alto
13 78 (7.98%) SolarWinds
14 63 (6.45%) Apple
15 61 (6.24%) Blue Coat
16 57 (5.83%) Dell
17 29 (2.97%) Avaya
18 27 (2.76%) Symantec
19 24 (2.46%) Intel Security
20 23 (2.35%) LogRhythm
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