Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 326 468 515
Rank change year-on-year +142 +47 -106
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 398 437 383
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.40% 3.89% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 306 250
Median daily rate £400 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.49% -8.67%
10th Percentile £183 £168 £161
90th Percentile £538 £544 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +8.11% +13.85% -7.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 20
Median hourly rate £36.38 £27.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.72% -20.00% +77.63%
10th Percentile £13.57 £17.30 £17.75
90th Percentile £51.13 £66.81 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £36.38 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +45.50% -25.93% +73.08%

Wi-Fi 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,371 11,229 12,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 12.67% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,385 6,962 7,657
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £181 £206 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 500 662
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi in England.

Daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wi-Fi in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi in England.

Hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wi-Fi in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the England region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
London +110 127 £383 -4.38% 26
East of England +85 94 £450 +20.00% 18
North of England +77 64 £305 -12.86% 27
South East +86 62 £450 +20.00% 24
Yorkshire +61 37 £310 -13.89% 5
Midlands +42 27 £300 -16.67% 14
South West +6 22 £360 +2.86% 5
North West +36 21 £215 -33.85% 18
West Midlands +50 18 £288 -20.14% 9
East Midlands +20 9 £313 +20.19% 5
North East +32 6 £283 -4.15% 4
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 England region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 160 (40.20%) LAN
2 154 (38.69%) WAN
3 107 (26.88%) Cisco
4 98 (24.62%) Windows
4 98 (24.62%) Firewall
5 85 (21.36%) Microsoft
6 74 (18.59%) Active Directory
7 72 (18.09%) Linux
8 71 (17.84%) VPN
9 69 (17.34%) DHCP
10 66 (16.58%) Wireless
10 66 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
11 65 (16.33%) Office 365
12 61 (15.33%) TCP/IP
13 54 (13.57%) Azure
14 53 (13.32%) Data Centre
15 52 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (13.07%) Telecoms
16 50 (12.56%) Ethernet
17 48 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (12.06%) Device Driver
18 47 (11.81%) DNS
19 46 (11.56%) IPv4
20 44 (11.06%) Internet
21 43 (10.80%) MPLS
21 43 (10.80%) IPv6
21 43 (10.80%) Network Security
22 42 (10.55%) Android
23 40 (10.05%) Broadband
23 40 (10.05%) Python

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (5.03%) Skype for Business
2 19 (4.77%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.01%) IIS
6 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.75%) Confluence
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (9.05%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Houdini
6 1 (0.25%) Maya
6 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) Line 500
2 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.33%) Office 365
2 54 (13.57%) Azure
3 22 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (4.02%) AWS
5 14 (3.52%) SaaS
6 12 (3.02%) IaaS
7 11 (2.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.50%) Akamai
8 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) GCP
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (40.20%) LAN
2 154 (38.69%) WAN
3 98 (24.62%) Firewall
4 71 (17.84%) VPN
5 69 (17.34%) DHCP
6 66 (16.58%) Wireless
7 61 (15.33%) TCP/IP
8 50 (12.56%) Ethernet
9 47 (11.81%) DNS
10 46 (11.56%) IPv4
11 44 (11.06%) Internet
12 43 (10.80%) IPv6
12 43 (10.80%) MPLS
12 43 (10.80%) Network Security
13 40 (10.05%) Broadband
14 35 (8.79%) Wireshark
15 32 (8.04%) HTTP
16 30 (7.54%) WLAN
17 29 (7.29%) HTTPS
18 27 (6.78%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon QuickSight
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.02%) JIRA
3 10 (2.51%) Selenium
4 7 (1.76%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.51%) Ant
5 6 (1.51%) Hudson
5 6 (1.51%) Maven
6 5 (1.26%) Redmine
7 4 (1.01%) LabVIEW
7 4 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.75%) TestRail
9 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (13.07%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.28%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.27%) Finance
4 9 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.26%) Retail
5 7 (1.76%) Electronics
6 6 (1.51%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Advertising
7 4 (1.01%) Banking
7 4 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (15.08%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.05%) Developer
3 34 (8.54%) Analyst
3 34 (8.54%) Architect
4 33 (8.29%) Technical Leader
5 25 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 23 (5.78%) C Developer
7 21 (5.28%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (4.77%) Linux Developer
10 11 (2.76%) Designer
10 11 (2.76%) Network Manager
10 11 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (2.51%) IT Engineer
11 10 (2.51%) Network Architect
11 10 (2.51%) Service Analyst
11 10 (2.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (2.26%) Embedded Engineer
12 9 (2.26%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.29%) Yocto
2 27 (6.78%) POSIX
3 24 (6.03%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.76%) JSON
5 6 (1.51%) Java SE
5 6 (1.51%) XML
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) LDAP
6 2 (0.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) Django
7 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.25%) OAuth
7 1 (0.25%) OpenID
7 1 (0.25%) RESTful
7 1 (0.25%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.32%) Data Centre
2 52 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (12.06%) Device Driver
4 29 (7.29%) Video\Live Streaming
5 15 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.51%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.51%) Replication
7 10 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.01%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.76%) Social Media
9 7 (1.76%) User Experience
10 6 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.51%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.26%) Clustering
11 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.26%) SCADA
12 4 (1.01%) PMI
13 3 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 98 (24.62%) Windows
2 72 (18.09%) Linux
3 42 (10.55%) Android
4 29 (7.29%) Windows 10
5 25 (6.28%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.53%) Apple iOS
6 22 (5.53%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (5.28%) Windows 7
8 20 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (4.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 15 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (3.27%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.26%) Unix
15 4 (1.01%) ThreadX
15 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (9.80%) Service Delivery
3 35 (8.79%) Migration
3 35 (8.79%) Technical Leadership
4 34 (8.54%) Project Management
5 33 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (8.04%) ITIL
6 32 (8.04%) Network Design
7 31 (7.79%) Software Architecture
8 24 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (4.02%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.02%) Project Delivery
10 16 (4.02%) Test Automation
11 14 (3.52%) Network Management
11 14 (3.52%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.02%) Incident Management
12 12 (3.02%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.02%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (2.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.05%) C
1 40 (10.05%) Python
2 15 (3.77%) Embedded C
3 13 (3.27%) SQL
4 10 (2.51%) Java
5 9 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.51%) C++
6 6 (1.51%) Java 8
7 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.75%) C#
8 3 (0.75%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) F#
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.54%) CCNP
4 33 (8.29%) SC Cleared
5 30 (7.54%) CCNA
6 15 (3.77%) Degree
7 10 (2.51%) CCIE
8 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.76%) MCP
9 5 (1.26%) CREST Certified
10 4 (1.01%) CCDP
10 4 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.75%) HND
11 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.75%) MCSE
11 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.50%) BICSI Certification
12 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.02%) SLA
2 5 (1.26%) GDPR
3 3 (0.75%) COBIT
3 3 (0.75%) NCSC
4 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) NIST
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.51%) Firmware
5 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.01%) XenApp
6 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (7.29%) SCCM
2 17 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.26%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.26%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.01%) Puppet
7 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.50%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.50%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.50%) systemd
7 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.50%) vRealize
8 1 (0.25%) Ansible
8 1 (0.25%) logstash
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 107 (26.88%) Cisco
2 85 (21.36%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.79%) Meraki
4 28 (7.04%) Citrix
4 28 (7.04%) VMware
5 24 (6.03%) CheckPoint
6 19 (4.77%) Apple
6 19 (4.77%) Palo Alto
7 17 (4.27%) Juniper
8 14 (3.52%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.02%) F5
10 11 (2.76%) Google
10 11 (2.76%) Riverbed
10 11 (2.76%) Samsung
11 10 (2.51%) Aruba
12 9 (2.26%) Avaya
12 9 (2.26%) BT
12 9 (2.26%) HP
12 9 (2.26%) Remedy
12 9 (2.26%) SAP