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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 2 July 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 79 87
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +17
Contract jobs citing Wireless 64 42 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.55% 2.09% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.91% 10.85% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 26
10th Percentile £231 £240 £276
25th Percentile £302 £325 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £491 - £469
90th Percentile £575 £438 £544
England median daily rate £418 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +9.87% - +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
10th Percentile - £17.84 -
25th Percentile - £19.89 £45.75
Median hourly rate £28.41 £36.25 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.63% -22.04% -7.00%
75th Percentile - £50.06 £47.25
90th Percentile - £50.50 -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +15.38%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 460 387 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.34% 19.24% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 198 189
10th Percentile £200 £168 £205
25th Percentile £313 £270 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £488
90th Percentile £630 £571 £540
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 21
10th Percentile - £13.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.99 £18.27 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +17.87% -10.14%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.22 £19.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £45.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
% change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Wireless in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireless in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Wireless in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the East of England region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -5 27 £450 +24.14% 19
Hertfordshire +1 18 £313 -22.36% 7
Essex -2 10 £450 +40.63% 2
Suffolk -3 5 £415 - 2
Norfolk +3 4 £190 - 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 31 (48.44%) Cisco
2 29 (45.31%) Firewall
3 22 (34.38%) WAN
4 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (29.69%) Social Skills
6 17 (26.56%) VPN
6 17 (26.56%) LAN
7 14 (21.88%) Windows
7 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (20.31%) CCNP
8 13 (20.31%) Telecoms
9 12 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
10 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
11 10 (15.63%) Windows 10
12 9 (14.06%) Skype
12 9 (14.06%) Network Security
12 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.06%) Juniper
12 9 (14.06%) MPLS
12 9 (14.06%) Python
12 9 (14.06%) SD-WAN
13 8 (12.50%) Public Sector
13 8 (12.50%) 3GPP
13 8 (12.50%) OSPF
13 8 (12.50%) BGP
13 8 (12.50%) Skype for Business
13 8 (12.50%) Network Management
13 8 (12.50%) Palo Alto
14 7 (10.94%) Windows Server
14 7 (10.94%) Translating Business Requirements

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (6.25%) Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (3.13%) Azure Storage
4 2 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (45.31%) Firewall
2 22 (34.38%) WAN
3 17 (26.56%) LAN
3 17 (26.56%) VPN
4 9 (14.06%) MPLS
4 9 (14.06%) Network Security
4 9 (14.06%) SD-WAN
4 9 (14.06%) Skype
5 8 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 8 (12.50%) BGP
5 8 (12.50%) OSPF
6 7 (10.94%) Internet
6 7 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (9.38%) Broadband
7 6 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.81%) DNS
8 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.25%) IPsec
9 4 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (6.25%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
1 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (29.69%) Social Skills
2 13 (20.31%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.50%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Network Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) Tester
3 5 (7.81%) Analyst
3 5 (7.81%) Network Specialist
3 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
3 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) IT Support
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.69%) Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Firewall Architect
5 3 (4.69%) IP Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.13%) Consultant
6 2 (3.13%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.25%) iPhone
1 4 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.13%) NHS
2 2 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) Anti-Spyware
3 1 (1.56%) IoT
3 1 (1.56%) NB-IoT
3 1 (1.56%) PDA
3 1 (1.56%) SCADA
3 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Windows 10
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.38%) Android
5 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (12.50%) Network Management
3 7 (10.94%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 5 (7.81%) Network Design
5 5 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.25%) Change Management
6 4 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (4.69%) Coaching
7 3 (4.69%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.69%) Presales
7 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Defect Management
8 2 (3.13%) DevOps
8 2 (3.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) Python
2 6 (9.38%) C
3 4 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.31%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.94%) CCNA
4 7 (10.94%) Degree
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.25%) CCDP
7 3 (4.69%) CCDE
7 3 (4.69%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.13%) CCIE
9 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.56%) CEH
9 1 (1.56%) CISSP
9 1 (1.56%) ISEB
9 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) NIST
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.69%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.13%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) SmoothWall
3 2 (3.13%) Terraform
3 2 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.56%) Observium
4 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 31 (48.44%) Cisco
2 9 (14.06%) Juniper
3 8 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.81%) Fortinet
5 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.25%) Apple
6 4 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (4.69%) VMware
8 2 (3.13%) Aruba
8 2 (3.13%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.13%) HP
8 2 (3.13%) Meraki
8 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.13%) Sophos
8 2 (3.13%) Veeam
8 2 (3.13%) Veritas
8 2 (3.13%) Zscaler
9 1 (1.56%) BT