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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 28 May 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 299 352 317
Rank change year-on-year +53 -35 +156
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 590 305 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 5.68% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 187 218
10th Percentile £162 £173 £180
25th Percentile £225 £284 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £488
90th Percentile £660 £674 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 31 23
10th Percentile - £12.00 £12.55
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £16.38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £21.88
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -31.43% -18.98%
75th Percentile £18.75 £21.00 £45.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £23.00 £50.55
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.73% -31.29% -9.67%

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 8,006 5,367 5,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.28% 11.32% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,284 3,470 3,446
10th Percentile £225 £225 £185
25th Percentile £384 £347 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £443 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.99% +4.12% -2.86%
75th Percentile £619 £538 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 250 273
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.43 £13.41
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.21 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.02% +10.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £48.48 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.20 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +27.26%

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 28 May 2022.

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
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 28 May 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
South East +31 165 £413 +20.44% 33
London -93 124 £419 -5.37% 28
North of England +7 94 £400 +60.00% 43
East of England +13 68 £225 -40.00% 30
Midlands +12 60 £193 -22.06% 23
North West -17 48 £325 +17.33% 25
West Midlands -4 44 £180 -40.00% 17
South West -19 43 £375 - 28
Yorkshire -21 31 £450 +73.41% 14
North East +2 16 £525 +337.50% 4
East Midlands -5 15 £225 +87.50% 6
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 210 (35.59%) WAN
2 208 (35.25%) Cisco
3 207 (35.08%) LAN
4 181 (30.68%) Microsoft
5 159 (26.95%) Firewall
6 148 (25.08%) Social Skills
7 140 (23.73%) Microsoft 365
8 132 (22.37%) Windows
9 124 (21.02%) Wireless
10 119 (20.17%) Active Directory
11 112 (18.98%) Azure
12 104 (17.63%) VPN
13 96 (16.27%) ITIL
14 88 (14.92%) Telecoms
15 83 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
16 82 (13.90%) Retail
16 82 (13.90%) Data Centre
17 75 (12.71%) Citrix
17 75 (12.71%) Project Management
18 68 (11.53%) Project Delivery
19 67 (11.36%) DNS
20 64 (10.85%) DHCP
21 61 (10.34%) VMware
21 61 (10.34%) Network Security
21 61 (10.34%) Public Sector
22 60 (10.17%) Windows 10
22 60 (10.17%) Apple iOS
23 58 (9.83%) Meraki
24 57 (9.66%) SLA
25 54 (9.15%) BGP

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 30 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.36%) Confluence
4 5 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) MTS
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (4.75%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.17%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 140 (23.73%) Microsoft 365
2 112 (18.98%) Azure
3 39 (6.61%) AWS
3 39 (6.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (4.58%) IaaS
5 21 (3.56%) SaaS
6 20 (3.39%) OneDrive
7 16 (2.71%) PaaS
8 11 (1.86%) GCP
9 5 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (0.68%) AWS Direct Connect
10 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.34%) Nutanix
11 2 (0.34%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Key Vault
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.17%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 210 (35.59%) WAN
2 207 (35.08%) LAN
3 159 (26.95%) Firewall
4 124 (21.02%) Wireless
5 104 (17.63%) VPN
6 67 (11.36%) DNS
7 64 (10.85%) DHCP
8 61 (10.34%) Network Security
9 54 (9.15%) BGP
10 53 (8.98%) SD-WAN
11 50 (8.47%) LTE
11 50 (8.47%) OSPF
12 48 (8.14%) TCP/IP
13 47 (7.97%) VoLTE
14 46 (7.80%) Internet
15 41 (6.95%) MPLS
16 35 (5.93%) 3G
17 34 (5.76%) VLAN
17 34 (5.76%) VoIP
17 34 (5.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.36%) MySQL
3 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.51%) Big Data
5 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.34%) DTS
6 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.17%) MS Access
6 1 (0.17%) Power BI
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (2.71%) JIRA
2 6 (1.02%) TestRail
3 5 (0.85%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.34%) GitLab
5 2 (0.34%) Hudson
5 2 (0.34%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.17%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.17%) Redmine
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 148 (25.08%) Social Skills
2 88 (14.92%) Telecoms
3 82 (13.90%) Retail
4 61 (10.34%) Public Sector
5 49 (8.31%) Finance
6 28 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.56%) Local Government
8 13 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.86%) Electronics
10 9 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.85%) Banking
13 4 (0.68%) Marketing
14 3 (0.51%) Legal
14 3 (0.51%) Military
15 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.17%) Automotive
16 1 (0.17%) Billing
16 1 (0.17%) Law
16 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (16.27%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.36%) Project Manager
3 64 (10.85%) Analyst
4 60 (10.17%) Architect
5 40 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
6 38 (6.44%) Service Analyst
6 38 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 33 (5.59%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (4.41%) Network Architect
11 25 (4.24%) Voice Project Manager
12 18 (3.05%) Infrastructure Manager
13 17 (2.88%) Senior Network Engineer
14 16 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
14 16 (2.71%) Desktop Support
14 16 (2.71%) IT Support
15 15 (2.54%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (2.54%) PMO Manager
15 15 (2.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.05%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.19%) XMPP
3 6 (1.02%) Web Services
4 5 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.17%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.17%) HTML
5 1 (0.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.08%) Digital Signage
4 25 (4.24%) NHS
5 20 (3.39%) IoT
6 13 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.69%) BYOD
7 10 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.53%) CCTV
8 9 (1.53%) iPad
9 8 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.19%) Clustering
10 7 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.19%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.19%) HACMP
10 7 (1.19%) PKI
11 6 (1.02%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (22.37%) Windows
2 60 (10.17%) Apple iOS
2 60 (10.17%) Windows 10
3 36 (6.10%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.76%) Windows 7
5 24 (4.07%) Linux
6 21 (3.56%) Android
7 11 (1.86%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.19%) AIX
9 7 (1.19%) Unix
10 6 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.51%) VMS
13 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.27%) ITIL
2 75 (12.71%) Project Management
3 68 (11.53%) Project Delivery
4 53 (8.98%) Proactive Monitoring
5 48 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (7.80%) Incident Management
7 43 (7.29%) PRINCE2
8 41 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 38 (6.44%) CRM
10 36 (6.10%) Migration
11 35 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (5.76%) Agile
13 33 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (5.42%) Service Management
15 30 (5.08%) ITIL V3
16 28 (4.75%) Load Balancing
16 28 (4.75%) Network Design
16 28 (4.75%) Workshop Facilitation
17 26 (4.41%) Risk Register
18 24 (4.07%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (8.98%) SQL
2 27 (4.58%) C
3 25 (4.24%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.22%) Python
5 9 (1.53%) VBScript
6 8 (1.36%) VB
7 7 (1.19%) C++
8 6 (1.02%) Go
9 5 (0.85%) Rust
10 4 (0.68%) Perl
11 3 (0.51%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) Bash
12 2 (0.34%) Java
13 1 (0.17%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.17%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) Ruby
13 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (8.47%) CCNP
3 45 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 41 (6.95%) SC Cleared
5 38 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (5.93%) Degree
7 34 (5.76%) CCNA
8 27 (4.58%) MCSA
9 26 (4.41%) A+ Certification
10 23 (3.90%) CCIE
11 15 (2.54%) CCDP
12 10 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.36%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.19%) CCIE Wireless
14 7 (1.19%) CISSP
14 7 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.19%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.19%) MCSE
15 5 (0.85%) FFIEC
16 4 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.66%) SLA
2 16 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.54%) PMO
4 9 (1.53%) GDPR
4 9 (1.53%) NIST
5 8 (1.36%) NIST 800
5 8 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.19%) QA
7 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.34%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.34%) COBIT
8 2 (0.34%) COSHH
8 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.34%) NCSC
9 1 (0.17%) AUTOSAR
9 1 (0.17%) DICOM
9 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.17%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 50 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (2.20%) BitLocker
5 10 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.69%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.53%) Firmware
7 7 (1.19%) Docker
7 7 (1.19%) PowerHA
7 7 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.02%) vSphere
9 5 (0.85%) iptables
9 5 (0.85%) KVM
9 5 (0.85%) Xen
10 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (8.98%) SCCM
2 29 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.69%) AirWatch
3 10 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.36%) AppManager
5 6 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.85%) CASB
7 3 (0.51%) Nessus
7 3 (0.51%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.34%) Cacti
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.34%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) Iperf
9 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 208 (35.25%) Cisco
2 181 (30.68%) Microsoft
3 75 (12.71%) Citrix
4 61 (10.34%) VMware
5 58 (9.83%) Meraki
6 44 (7.46%) Palo Alto
7 42 (7.12%) Aruba
7 42 (7.12%) ServiceNow
8 37 (6.27%) Juniper
9 32 (5.42%) Remedy
10 27 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 27 (4.58%) Fortinet
10 27 (4.58%) SolarWinds
11 26 (4.41%) Ericsson
12 23 (3.90%) F5
12 23 (3.90%) Google
13 19 (3.22%) Apple
14 18 (3.05%) Ekahau
15 16 (2.71%) HP
16 13 (2.20%) McAfee