Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 188 216
Rank change year-on-year +2 +28 -28
Contract jobs citing Wireless 39 89 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.65% 1.00% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 9.21% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 66 46
Central London median daily rate £350 £441 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.68% +41.77% -22.19%
10th Percentile £123 £193 £128
90th Percentile £514 £566 £506
London median daily rate £395 £413 £330
% change year-on-year -4.24% +25.00% -13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.96% +12.66% -64.09%
London median hourly rate £18.70 £24.23 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.82% +7.69% +60.71%

Wireless is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 654 966 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.96% 10.87% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 722 748
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 17
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.80 £28.10 £22.20
London median hourly rate £19.46 £24.23 £19.32
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.41% -11.06%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 29 £350 -22.65% 15
West End of London +46 4 £275 -31.25%
City of Westminster +3 3 £363 -6.45%
Wireless
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 19 (48.72%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) Firewall
2 14 (35.90%) WAN
3 13 (33.33%) LAN
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (25.64%) BGP
5 10 (25.64%) CCNP
5 10 (25.64%) VPN
5 10 (25.64%) Windows
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
7 8 (20.51%) WLAN
7 8 (20.51%) OSPF
8 7 (17.95%) VoIP
8 7 (17.95%) IPsec
8 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
8 7 (17.95%) Multicast
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) Office 365
9 6 (15.38%) HSRP
9 6 (15.38%) SCCM
9 6 (15.38%) Network Security
9 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
9 6 (15.38%) IP Telephony

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Azure
3 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.13%) SaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Firewall
1 14 (35.90%) WAN
2 13 (33.33%) LAN
3 10 (25.64%) BGP
3 10 (25.64%) VPN
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 8 (20.51%) OSPF
5 8 (20.51%) WLAN
6 7 (17.95%) IPsec
6 7 (17.95%) Multicast
6 7 (17.95%) VoIP
7 6 (15.38%) HSRP
7 6 (15.38%) IP Telephony
7 6 (15.38%) Network Security
7 6 (15.38%) VRRP
8 5 (12.82%) DHCP
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (12.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) IT Support
6 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Junior
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.56%) D3.js
1 1 (2.56%) ggplot
1 1 (2.56%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Digital Signage
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
1 6 (15.38%) Statistics
2 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Management
4 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.13%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Design
5 2 (5.13%) SIEM
5 2 (5.13%) SOA
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Python
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) R
2 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNP
3 7 (17.95%) Degree
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 2 (5.13%) Dell Certification
6 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.56%) NetVault Backup
2 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.26%) Dell
6 3 (7.69%) F5
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (5.13%) Aruba
7 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.13%) Intel
7 2 (5.13%) Meraki
7 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.13%) VMware
8 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) Huawei
8 1 (2.56%) Mitel
8 1 (2.56%) NetScout