Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 September 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 106 171
Rank change year-on-year -60 +65 +36
Contract jobs citing Wireless 12 13 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.73% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 5.58% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 45
10th Percentile £164 £316 £100
25th Percentile £178 £322 £123
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £355
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% +2.11% -5.96%
75th Percentile £438 £397 £481
90th Percentile £480 £414 £588
Central London median daily rate £303 £363 £355
% change year-on-year -16.55% +2.11% -5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £46.38 £29.75
Median % change year-on-year - +55.88% -
Central London median hourly rate - £46.38 £29.75
% change year-on-year - +55.88% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 321 233 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.76% 13.08% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 177 525
10th Percentile £325 £302 £206
25th Percentile £413 £411 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £691 £638 £666
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 16
10th Percentile £16.20 £28.20 £12.88
25th Percentile £21.00 £36.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.75 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -40.40% +81.93% +10.96%
75th Percentile £37.75 £56.50 £38.78
90th Percentile " £59.65 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.40% +79.76% +12.30%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Wireless in the City of London

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Wireless in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (25.00%) Signal Processing
4 3 (25.00%) Azure
4 3 (25.00%) Meraki
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Social Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (16.67%) SD-WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) IaaS
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Azure
2 2 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) SD-WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) 3GPP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Intranet
5 1 (8.33%) LTE
5 1 (8.33%) MIMO
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (16.67%) Multimedia
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Audio Visual Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Audio Visual Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IP Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft 365 Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Verilog
3 1 (8.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Signal Processing
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Bill of Materials
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
1 1 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Meraki
4 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (8.33%) Arista
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
5 1 (8.33%) Intel
5 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Xilinx