Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 245 196
Rank change year-on-year +57 -49 +28
Contract jobs citing Wireless 87 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.03% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.42% 4.37% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 35
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £130 £156 £129
90th Percentile £678 £490 £545
London median daily rate £425 £401 £398
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.75% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Central London median hourly rate £26.75 - £21.75
10th Percentile £21.98 - £14.48
90th Percentile £32.53 - £28.43
London median hourly rate £18.70 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.52% -55.00% -29.41%

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 924 1,143 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 881 627
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%

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 26 June 2019.

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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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 26 June 2019. 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 +45 70 £450 +12.50% 8
West End of London +10 6 £500 +50.94%
City of Westminster -12 6 £575 +21.05%
Southwark -31 2 £300 +84.62%
Wireless
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 50 (57.47%) Cisco
2 36 (41.38%) Firewall
3 34 (39.08%) WAN
4 31 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (34.48%) Windows
6 27 (31.03%) LAN
7 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
7 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
8 24 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 21 (24.14%) VPN
10 20 (22.99%) Data Centre
10 20 (22.99%) Palo Alto
11 19 (21.84%) DNS
11 19 (21.84%) BGP
11 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
12 18 (20.69%) CCIE
13 17 (19.54%) CheckPoint
13 17 (19.54%) ITIL
13 17 (19.54%) OSPF
13 17 (19.54%) Finance
14 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
15 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (17.24%) Office 365
15 15 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (16.09%) Windows 10
16 14 (16.09%) Network Management
16 14 (16.09%) Network Security
16 14 (16.09%) DHCP
17 13 (14.94%) F5
17 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS

Wireless
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 9 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (17.24%) Office 365
2 13 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.30%) G Suite
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (41.38%) Firewall
2 34 (39.08%) WAN
3 27 (31.03%) LAN
4 24 (27.59%) TCP/IP
5 21 (24.14%) VPN
6 19 (21.84%) BGP
6 19 (21.84%) DNS
7 17 (19.54%) OSPF
8 15 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (16.09%) DHCP
9 14 (16.09%) Network Security
10 12 (13.79%) Internet
11 10 (11.49%) Cisco Wireless
11 10 (11.49%) MPLS
11 10 (11.49%) VoIP
12 9 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (10.34%) Cisco ISE
12 9 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (10.34%) Multicast
12 9 (10.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.60%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.15%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.15%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.39%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Desktop Support
3 13 (14.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Analyst
5 9 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) 802.1X
2 6 (6.90%) YAML
3 4 (4.60%) JSON
3 4 (4.60%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.30%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) Spring
5 1 (1.15%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.99%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.75%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.60%) Tandem
4 3 (3.45%) iPad
4 3 (3.45%) PKI
4 3 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.30%) CCTV
5 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.15%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.48%) Windows
2 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
3 14 (16.09%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.20%) Linux
6 6 (6.90%) Mac OS X
7 5 (5.75%) Android
7 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.60%) Unix
9 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (2.30%) VMS
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) ITIL
2 14 (16.09%) Network Management
3 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.49%) Project Management
5 8 (9.20%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.90%) B2B
6 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (5.75%) DevOps
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.60%) Change Management
8 4 (4.60%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (4.60%) ITSM
8 4 (4.60%) Microservices
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) Python
2 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) Perl
4 1 (1.15%) R
4 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (20.69%) CCIE
3 10 (11.49%) CCNP
4 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) CCNA
6 5 (5.75%) Degree
7 4 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (4.60%) MCP
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.30%) ACDT
9 2 (2.30%) ACHDS
9 2 (2.30%) ACTC
9 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.30%) MCDST
9 2 (2.30%) MCSA
9 2 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) Ansible
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.30%) Cacti
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.30%) Iperf
3 2 (2.30%) Nagios
3 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Grafana
4 1 (1.15%) Graphite
4 1 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.15%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.15%) vMotion
4 1 (1.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 50 (57.47%) Cisco
2 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.99%) Palo Alto
4 17 (19.54%) CheckPoint
5 13 (14.94%) F5
6 11 (12.64%) SolarWinds
7 10 (11.49%) Juniper
8 8 (9.20%) Apple
8 8 (9.20%) Meraki
8 8 (9.20%) Riverbed
8 8 (9.20%) VMware
9 7 (8.05%) Google
10 6 (6.90%) Aruba
11 5 (5.75%) Citrix
11 5 (5.75%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.75%) Splunk
12 4 (4.60%) Arista
12 4 (4.60%) Dell
12 4 (4.60%) Ivanti
13 3 (3.45%) Extreme Networks