Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 432 367 419
Rank change year-on-year -65 +52 +11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 491 594 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 4.72% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 361 354
England median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £153 £162 £188
90th Percentile £549 £525 £625
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 79 31
England median hourly rate £16.81 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% +1.32% -12.69%
10th Percentile £10.65 £13.72 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £46.60 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.45 £19.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +2.34% -13.64%

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 12,465 12,580 15,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.76% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,541 7,743 9,293
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £221
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 652 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.60 £11.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £23.50
% change year-on-year -0.65% -18.62% +17.50%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -73 158 £375 -6.25% 55
South East +3 109 £363 -3.33% 41
Midlands -19 66 £331 -9.25% 33
North of England -6 61 £362 +80.79% 57
East of England -15 61 £333 +2.31% 34
West Midlands -27 54 £300 -22.58% 22
South West -49 32 £350 +12.00% 25
Yorkshire 0 25 £400 +166.67% 30
North West -19 24 £325 +96.37% 19
North East +8 12 £230 -6.12% 8
East Midlands -2 12 £350 +41.41% 11
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 196 (39.92%) Cisco
2 174 (35.44%) LAN
3 168 (34.22%) WAN
4 137 (27.90%) Firewall
5 129 (26.27%) Windows
6 108 (22.00%) Wireless
7 106 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (14.87%) Active Directory
8 73 (14.87%) Data Centre
9 72 (14.66%) ITIL
10 71 (14.46%) VPN
11 68 (13.85%) Linux
12 67 (13.65%) VoIP
13 65 (13.24%) DNS
14 62 (12.63%) CCNP
14 62 (12.63%) Office 365
15 61 (12.42%) Microsoft
16 56 (11.41%) Network Security
16 56 (11.41%) Windows 10
17 54 (11.00%) Project Management
18 51 (10.39%) Finance
19 50 (10.18%) Juniper
20 49 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
21 48 (9.78%) VMware
22 45 (9.16%) Telecoms
22 45 (9.16%) CheckPoint
22 45 (9.16%) Internet
22 45 (9.16%) CCNA
22 45 (9.16%) DHCP

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 16 (3.26%) Skype for Business
2 15 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon Alexa
6 4 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.63%) Office 365
2 41 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.22%) SaaS
5 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.81%) G Suite
5 4 (0.81%) IaaS
5 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.41%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
8 1 (0.20%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 174 (35.44%) LAN
2 168 (34.22%) WAN
3 137 (27.90%) Firewall
4 108 (22.00%) Wireless
5 71 (14.46%) VPN
6 67 (13.65%) VoIP
7 65 (13.24%) DNS
8 56 (11.41%) Network Security
9 48 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 45 (9.16%) DHCP
10 45 (9.16%) Internet
11 41 (8.35%) Bluetooth
12 39 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (7.94%) MPLS
13 36 (7.33%) BGP
13 36 (7.33%) TCP/IP
14 34 (6.92%) WLAN
15 32 (6.52%) OSPF
16 25 (5.09%) Broadband
16 25 (5.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.41%) Big Data
3 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.41%) SQLite
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.20%) Power BI
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.44%) JIRA
4 8 (1.63%) GCC
5 5 (1.02%) GDB
6 3 (0.61%) GoogleTest
6 3 (0.61%) JUnit
6 3 (0.61%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.61%) Mockito
6 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) Gradle
8 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (10.39%) Finance
2 45 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 36 (7.33%) Retail
4 12 (2.44%) Electronics
5 10 (2.04%) Law
6 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.02%) Games
8 4 (0.81%) Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Marketing
8 4 (0.81%) Publishing
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (20.98%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.00%) Project Manager
3 52 (10.59%) Analyst
4 37 (7.54%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 30 (6.11%) IT Support
6 24 (4.89%) Architect
6 24 (4.89%) Infrastructure Manager
7 22 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 22 (4.48%) IT Engineer
7 22 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 21 (4.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 21 (4.28%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (3.87%) Developer
9 19 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (3.87%) Wireless Engineer
10 17 (3.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 16 (3.26%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (3.26%) Network Analyst
11 16 (3.26%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.63%) JSON
3 7 (1.43%) Ajax
3 7 (1.43%) CGI
3 7 (1.43%) HTML
4 6 (1.22%) Qt
5 4 (0.81%) LAMP
5 4 (0.81%) LDAP
5 4 (0.81%) Yocto
6 3 (0.61%) JNI
6 3 (0.61%) Middleware
6 3 (0.61%) STL
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.41%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (0.41%) PhoneGap
7 2 (0.41%) React Native
8 1 (0.20%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.87%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.63%) Device Driver
6 8 (1.63%) iPad
6 8 (1.63%) iPhone
7 7 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.43%) Media Streaming
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.22%) FMCG
9 5 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.02%) Social Media
10 4 (0.81%) Digital Signage
10 4 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 129 (26.27%) Windows
2 68 (13.85%) Linux
3 56 (11.41%) Windows 10
4 39 (7.94%) Windows 7
5 36 (7.33%) Windows Server
6 34 (6.92%) Android
7 20 (4.07%) Apple iOS
8 19 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (3.46%) Unix
9 17 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.83%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.61%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.66%) ITIL
2 54 (11.00%) Project Management
3 49 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (8.76%) Migration
5 35 (7.13%) Software Engineering
6 34 (6.92%) PRINCE2
7 32 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (5.91%) Service Management
9 27 (5.50%) Load Balancing
10 21 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (4.28%) Network Management
10 21 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.07%) Change Control
11 20 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (3.87%) Network Architecture
13 18 (3.67%) Network Design
14 17 (3.46%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.46%) Scrum
15 15 (3.05%) Collaborative Working
15 15 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.74%) C
2 35 (7.13%) Python
3 32 (6.52%) C++
4 18 (3.67%) Embedded C
5 17 (3.46%) Perl
6 14 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.85%) SQL
7 11 (2.24%) Java
8 10 (2.04%) Embedded C++
9 9 (1.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.02%) Go
11 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.81%) C#
12 2 (0.41%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.41%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.20%) Lisp
13 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (12.63%) CCNP
3 45 (9.16%) CCNA
4 38 (7.74%) Security Cleared
5 32 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.28%) Degree
7 18 (3.67%) CCIE
8 13 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.43%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.43%) Postgraduate
11 6 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.02%) CCDE
12 5 (1.02%) CCDP
12 5 (1.02%) MCSE
13 4 (0.81%) MCP
13 4 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.26%) SLA
2 13 (2.65%) QA
3 7 (1.43%) GDPR
4 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.41%) COBIT
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (14.87%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.44%) Firmware
4 10 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.63%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.22%) XenApp
7 5 (1.02%) Docker
8 4 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.61%) vSphere
10 2 (0.41%) iptables
10 2 (0.41%) Postfix
10 2 (0.41%) Samba
10 2 (0.41%) Squid
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.48%) SCCM
2 9 (1.83%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.81%) Nessus
6 4 (0.81%) QRadar
7 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.61%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.41%) Ansible
8 2 (0.41%) CASB
8 2 (0.41%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.20%) Kibana
9 1 (0.20%) logstash
9 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 196 (39.92%) Cisco
2 61 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.18%) Juniper
4 48 (9.78%) VMware
5 45 (9.16%) CheckPoint
6 43 (8.76%) Palo Alto
7 39 (7.94%) Meraki
8 31 (6.31%) Aruba
9 28 (5.70%) Citrix
10 26 (5.30%) F5
11 21 (4.28%) Fortinet
12 19 (3.87%) HP
13 15 (3.05%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.85%) Google
15 12 (2.44%) BT
16 11 (2.24%) Symantec
17 10 (2.04%) Blue Coat
17 10 (2.04%) Qualys
18 9 (1.83%) Apple
18 9 (1.83%) Ericsson