Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 457 485 416
Rank change year-on-year +28 -69 +38
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 411 420 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 3.38% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 258 278
England median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £153 £179 £187
90th Percentile £552 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 52
England median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +11.11% -55.00%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.20 £10.03
90th Percentile £66.81 £49.00 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £24.96 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +55.97% -11.11% -55.00%

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 10,475 12,411 11,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.59% 13.48% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,508 7,687 7,190
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +2.55% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 674 656
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.57% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.09 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.88% -18.00%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor 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 22 May 2019. 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 +2 146 £413 +3.13% 19
South East 0 88 £425 +3.03% 19
North of England +19 50 £360 +44.00% 13
Midlands +32 45 £325 +20.37% 9
South West -2 42 £350 +7.69% 6
East of England +20 40 £381 +8.93% 15
East Midlands +37 24 £260 -35.00% 2
North West +16 23 £288 -4.17% 6
West Midlands +2 21 £370 +38.32% 7
Yorkshire +19 19 £425 +1.49% 7
North East +4 8 £295 +35.63%
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 155 (37.71%) LAN
2 153 (37.23%) Cisco
3 144 (35.04%) WAN
4 141 (34.31%) Firewall
5 116 (28.22%) Windows
6 96 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (22.14%) Active Directory
8 83 (20.19%) Office 365
9 75 (18.25%) Wireless
10 74 (18.00%) Microsoft
11 71 (17.27%) CCNP
12 69 (16.79%) VPN
13 63 (15.33%) Data Centre
14 59 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (12.65%) F5
16 50 (12.17%) DNS
16 50 (12.17%) CheckPoint
16 50 (12.17%) Linux
17 49 (11.92%) Windows 10
18 47 (11.44%) ITIL
18 47 (11.44%) VoIP
18 47 (11.44%) Network Security
19 45 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (10.95%) VMware
19 45 (10.95%) Palo Alto
20 44 (10.71%) Windows Server
20 44 (10.71%) OSPF
21 43 (10.46%) MPLS
21 43 (10.46%) Telecoms
21 43 (10.46%) Internet

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 22 (5.35%) Skype for Business
2 20 (4.87%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.46%) IIS
5 5 (1.22%) WordPress
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Site Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (20.19%) Office 365
2 59 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.19%) Mimecast
6 8 (1.95%) SaaS
7 5 (1.22%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.97%) IaaS
9 3 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.73%) PaaS
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.24%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Linode
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (37.71%) LAN
2 144 (35.04%) WAN
3 141 (34.31%) Firewall
4 75 (18.25%) Wireless
5 69 (16.79%) VPN
6 50 (12.17%) DNS
7 47 (11.44%) Network Security
7 47 (11.44%) VoIP
8 45 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
9 44 (10.71%) OSPF
10 43 (10.46%) Internet
10 43 (10.46%) MPLS
11 39 (9.49%) BGP
12 37 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 36 (8.76%) TCP/IP
14 35 (8.52%) DHCP
15 30 (7.30%) Cisco ISE
16 27 (6.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 26 (6.33%) Skype
18 24 (5.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.16%) MySQL
2 11 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.46%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.49%) Big Data
4 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.24%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (3.65%) JIRA
2 8 (1.95%) GDB
3 3 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.49%) GCC
4 2 (0.49%) GoogleTest
4 2 (0.49%) Hudson
4 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.49%) JUnit
4 2 (0.49%) Mockito
5 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.24%) TestRail
5 1 (0.24%) Trac
5 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (10.46%) Telecoms
2 36 (8.76%) Finance
3 25 (6.08%) Retail
4 11 (2.68%) Electronics
5 10 (2.43%) Banking
6 8 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.22%) French Language
7 5 (1.22%) Legal
8 4 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (20.92%) Network Engineer
2 42 (10.22%) Analyst
3 37 (9.00%) Architect
4 30 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (7.06%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.84%) Security Engineer
7 23 (5.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.87%) Senior Network Engineer
10 17 (4.14%) Consultant
10 17 (4.14%) Developer
11 16 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (3.41%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.41%) Network Architect
14 11 (2.68%) Field Engineer
14 11 (2.68%) Network Manager
15 10 (2.43%) Security Consultant
15 10 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.03%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.41%) .NET
3 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.19%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.19%) Classic ASP
5 5 (1.22%) JSON
5 5 (1.22%) YAML
6 4 (0.97%) HTML
6 4 (0.97%) XMPP
7 3 (0.73%) Web Services
8 2 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.49%) JNI
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
8 2 (0.49%) Qt
8 2 (0.49%) React
8 2 (0.49%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.49%) STL
8 2 (0.49%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cordova
9 1 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.92%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.70%) User Experience
8 6 (1.46%) CCTV
8 6 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.46%) FMCG
8 6 (1.46%) NHS
8 6 (1.46%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.22%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.22%) PKI
10 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.97%) iPad
10 4 (0.97%) iPhone
10 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.73%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 116 (28.22%) Windows
2 50 (12.17%) Linux
3 49 (11.92%) Windows 10
4 44 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 27 (6.57%) Android
6 18 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.14%) Apple iOS
7 17 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
9 9 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.95%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.95%) Unix
11 7 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.46%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.46%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.44%) ITIL
2 38 (9.25%) Migration
3 35 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 32 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (7.79%) Load Balancing
5 27 (6.57%) Change Management
5 27 (6.57%) Network Management
6 23 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (5.35%) Project Management
8 21 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (3.41%) B2B
9 14 (3.41%) Network Design
10 13 (3.16%) Asset Management
10 13 (3.16%) Security Management
11 12 (2.92%) Problem Management
11 12 (2.92%) Web Development
12 11 (2.68%) Service Management
12 11 (2.68%) Software Delivery
12 11 (2.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.81%) Python
2 18 (4.38%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.38%) SQL
3 16 (3.89%) C
4 13 (3.16%) Java
5 11 (2.68%) C++
6 8 (1.95%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.22%) Perl
7 5 (1.22%) VBScript
8 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.97%) PHP
8 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.73%) C#
9 3 (0.73%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.49%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.49%) Go
10 2 (0.49%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (17.27%) CCNP
3 40 (9.73%) CCNA
4 39 (9.49%) Security Cleared
5 28 (6.81%) SC Cleared
6 21 (5.11%) Degree
7 20 (4.87%) CCIE
8 10 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.70%) CISSP
10 7 (1.70%) MCSE
11 6 (1.46%) OSCP
12 5 (1.22%) JNCIE
13 4 (0.97%) CCDP
13 4 (0.97%) CCIE Wireless
13 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.73%) CCSA
14 3 (0.73%) CCSP
14 3 (0.73%) OSCE
14 3 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.19%) GDPR
3 8 (1.95%) PMO
4 7 (1.70%) SLA
5 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.49%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 91 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.92%) Firmware
4 11 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.68%) ProxySG
5 8 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.73%) Docker
8 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.49%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (7.54%) SCCM
2 17 (4.14%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.41%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.92%) Ansible
5 10 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.95%) Cacti
6 8 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.95%) TrustSec
7 6 (1.46%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.46%) Nagios
8 4 (0.97%) Puppet
9 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.73%) SCOM
9 3 (0.73%) Terraform
9 3 (0.73%) WSUS
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 153 (37.23%) Cisco
2 74 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 52 (12.65%) F5
4 50 (12.17%) CheckPoint
5 45 (10.95%) Palo Alto
5 45 (10.95%) VMware
6 36 (8.76%) Juniper
7 34 (8.27%) Meraki
8 23 (5.60%) SolarWinds
9 20 (4.87%) HP
10 17 (4.14%) Fortinet
11 16 (3.89%) Aruba
12 15 (3.65%) Samsung
13 14 (3.41%) Citrix
14 13 (3.16%) Aerohive Networks
15 12 (2.92%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.19%) Apple
17 7 (1.70%) BT
17 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
17 7 (1.70%) Symantec