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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 146 170
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 18 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 4.03% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 27
Median daily rate £363 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.53% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £366 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £547 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.93% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.42%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 471 737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 13.99% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 1008 1569
Median daily rate £427 £469 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.90% +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 43
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £16.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 28 (63.64%) Cisco
2 25 (56.82%) WAN
2 25 (56.82%) LAN
2 25 (56.82%) Firewall
3 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
4 16 (36.36%) OSPF
4 16 (36.36%) BGP
5 14 (31.82%) VPN
5 14 (31.82%) CCNP
6 13 (29.55%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
9 9 (20.45%) Network Security
9 9 (20.45%) Palo Alto
9 9 (20.45%) CheckPoint
9 9 (20.45%) ITIL
9 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
10 8 (18.18%) Migration
10 8 (18.18%) VoIP
10 8 (18.18%) WLAN
10 8 (18.18%) EIGRP
10 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 8 (18.18%) Investment Management
10 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (18.18%) Network Management
11 7 (15.91%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus

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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 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) Firewall
1 25 (56.82%) LAN
1 25 (56.82%) WAN
2 16 (36.36%) BGP
2 16 (36.36%) OSPF
3 14 (31.82%) VPN
4 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 9 (20.45%) Network Security
6 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (18.18%) EIGRP
6 8 (18.18%) VoIP
6 8 (18.18%) WLAN
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (15.91%) Structured Cabling
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (13.64%) Internet
8 6 (13.64%) iSCSI
8 6 (13.64%) MPLS
8 6 (13.64%) SAN
8 6 (13.64%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Games
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
1 11 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Support Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) IT Support
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco Support
4 6 (13.64%) IT Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Support
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Voice Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Voice Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) NHS
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) CCTV
4 2 (4.55%) Handset
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.27%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.82%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Investment Management
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
2 8 (18.18%) Network Management
3 5 (11.36%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.82%) Change Management
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.55%) Email Filtering
6 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.55%) ITSM
6 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
6 2 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.82%) CCNP
3 7 (15.91%) CCIE
3 7 (15.91%) CCNA
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (4.55%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCDA
6 1 (2.27%) CCDP
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE Security
6 1 (2.27%) CCSA
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) MCDST
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Cisco
2 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
3 9 (20.45%) CheckPoint
3 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Palo Alto
4 7 (15.91%) Avaya
5 6 (13.64%) Arista
5 6 (13.64%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.09%) Dell
6 4 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Citrix
7 3 (6.82%) F5
7 3 (6.82%) Juniper
7 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.82%) Symantec
7 3 (6.82%) VMware
8 2 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (4.55%) Nokia
8 2 (4.55%) Siemens
8 2 (4.55%) Toshiba