Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 146 178
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 +35
Contract jobs citing Wireless 18 17 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.48% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 5.03% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 48
10th Percentile £206 £298 £187
25th Percentile £341 £341 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £413
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% +3.13%
75th Percentile £600 £500 £500
90th Percentile £750 £594 £556
Central London median daily rate £425 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £37.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year - +67.78% -
Central London median hourly rate - £37.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +67.78% -

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 273 338 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.05% 9.64% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 244 562
10th Percentile £336 £206 £203
25th Percentile £405 £338 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 19
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.76
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +41.11% +18.42%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £43.37
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £21.75
% change year-on-year -47.59% +38.16% +16.31%

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

Wireless
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 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in the City of London

Wireless
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 7 May 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 13 (72.22%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) vSphere
5 8 (44.44%) IBM
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 7 (38.89%) DB2
6 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
6 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
7 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
8 5 (27.78%) RHCA
8 5 (27.78%) Juniper
8 5 (27.78%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (27.78%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (22.22%) Network Security
9 4 (22.22%) Azure
10 3 (16.67%) AWS
10 3 (16.67%) Banking
10 3 (16.67%) Windows

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 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 3 (16.67%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (5.56%) GCP
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) SD-WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) Multicast
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) 5G
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) InfiniBand
7 1 (5.56%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix Architect
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Architect
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Network Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Payments Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Payments Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (11.11%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Verilog
3 1 (5.56%) VHDL
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (11.11%) Architecture Roadmap
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) RHCA
1 5 (27.78%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) CCSA
3 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SEPA
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) vSphere
3 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.56%) Docker
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 8 (44.44%) IBM
5 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 5 (27.78%) Juniper
7 2 (11.11%) Arista
7 2 (11.11%) Aruba
7 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.56%) Google
8 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.56%) Meraki
8 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.56%) Splunk
8 1 (5.56%) Xilinx