Period
to 28 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 378 293 366
Rank change year-on-year -85 +73 +85
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 431 229 514
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.82% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.51% 6.24% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 123 313
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
25th Percentile £256 £241 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £488 £450 £475
90th Percentile £575 £533 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 26
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £35.25
25th Percentile £12.00 £11.13 £41.69
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year -30.77% -57.97% +148.13%
75th Percentile £13.75 £33.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £20.51 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £19.38 £46.40
% change year-on-year -30.32% -58.24% +170.48%

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 7,817 3,668 10,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.43% 13.15% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,095 2,344 6,404
10th Percentile £213 £213 £192
25th Percentile £358 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 163 502
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.51
25th Percentile £13.70 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year -34.89% +25.40% +32.21%
75th Percentile £48.62 £45.13 £47.22
90th Percentile £63.75 £54.80 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £31.25 £25.12
% change year-on-year -30.40% +24.40% +33.90%

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 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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 -133 131 £403 -7.89% 49
South East -58 87 £419 +14.01% 49
East of England -42 52 £375 +25.00% 29
Midlands -35 48 £190 -15.56% 40
South West -20 47 £338 +3.85% 28
North of England -60 43 £325 +3.17% 64
West Midlands -36 38 £350 +75.00% 20
Yorkshire -32 18 £263 -25.00% 32
North West -47 14 £223 -26.08% 25
North East - 11 £550 - 7
East Midlands -35 10 £188 -31.82% 20
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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.

1 114 (26.45%) WAN
2 111 (25.75%) LAN
3 109 (25.29%) Cisco
4 102 (23.67%) Firewall
5 100 (23.20%) Microsoft
6 99 (22.97%) Windows
7 93 (21.58%) Microsoft 365
8 85 (19.72%) Wireless
9 79 (18.33%) Social Skills
10 74 (17.17%) ITIL
10 74 (17.17%) VPN
10 74 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (16.24%) Active Directory
12 59 (13.69%) Telecoms
13 51 (11.83%) Windows 10
14 50 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (11.37%) CCNA
16 48 (11.14%) Microsoft Office
17 47 (10.90%) Linux
17 47 (10.90%) Python
18 46 (10.67%) TCP/IP
19 45 (10.44%) Azure
20 44 (10.21%) SCCM
20 44 (10.21%) Retail
20 44 (10.21%) Citrix
20 44 (10.21%) VoIP
21 42 (9.74%) CCNP
21 42 (9.74%) VMware
22 41 (9.51%) Meraki
23 39 (9.05%) 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 22 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.55%) Confluence
5 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (11.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.23%) PlantUML
6 1 (0.23%) Simulink
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) assyst
2 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 93 (21.58%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (10.44%) Azure
3 23 (5.34%) AWS
4 16 (3.71%) SaaS
5 13 (3.02%) OneDrive
6 12 (2.78%) IaaS
7 8 (1.86%) PaaS
8 6 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.93%) GCP
9 4 (0.93%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.46%) Datadog
11 2 (0.46%) GitHub
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Direct Connect
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.23%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.23%) Route 53
12 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 114 (26.45%) WAN
2 111 (25.75%) LAN
3 102 (23.67%) Firewall
4 85 (19.72%) Wireless
5 74 (17.17%) VPN
6 46 (10.67%) TCP/IP
7 44 (10.21%) VoIP
8 39 (9.05%) DHCP
9 37 (8.58%) DNS
10 36 (8.35%) Internet
11 31 (7.19%) Bluetooth
12 27 (6.26%) MPLS
12 27 (6.26%) SD-WAN
12 27 (6.26%) VLAN
13 26 (6.03%) Network Security
14 23 (5.34%) Ethernet
15 20 (4.64%) IPv6
16 19 (4.41%) IPv4
16 19 (4.41%) WLAN
17 18 (4.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (1.39%) MySQL
3 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (6.26%) JIRA
2 14 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.09%) GDB
4 8 (1.86%) GitLab
5 6 (1.39%) TestRail
6 5 (1.16%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.46%) GCC
8 2 (0.46%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.46%) JUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Mockito
8 2 (0.46%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.23%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (18.33%) Social Skills
2 59 (13.69%) Telecoms
3 44 (10.21%) Retail
4 32 (7.42%) Finance
5 28 (6.50%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.02%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (2.78%) Electronics
9 10 (2.32%) Banking
10 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.62%) Marketing
12 6 (1.39%) Publishing
13 5 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.70%) Military
15 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.46%) Back Office
15 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.46%) Local Government
16 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (15.08%) Network Engineer
2 45 (10.44%) Analyst
3 34 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 31 (7.19%) Architect
4 31 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.57%) Service Analyst
7 23 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (4.64%) Test Engineer
9 19 (4.41%) Field Engineer
10 17 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.94%) IT Manager
11 16 (3.71%) Python Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Bluetooth Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.48%) Network Field Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.48%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.09%) XMPP
3 6 (1.39%) Web Services
4 5 (1.16%) Middleware
4 5 (1.16%) RESTful
5 3 (0.70%) REST
5 3 (0.70%) SOAP
5 3 (0.70%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.46%) Android NDK
6 2 (0.46%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.46%) Ionic Framework
6 2 (0.46%) JNI
6 2 (0.46%) JSON
6 2 (0.46%) LDAP
6 2 (0.46%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.46%) Qt
6 2 (0.46%) React Native
6 2 (0.46%) STL
6 2 (0.46%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (4.18%) Digital Signage
4 15 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.25%) PKI
6 13 (3.02%) User Experience
7 11 (2.55%) NHS
8 10 (2.32%) CCTV
8 10 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.09%) BYOD
9 9 (2.09%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.62%) iPad
11 7 (1.62%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.39%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (22.97%) Windows
2 51 (11.83%) Windows 10
3 47 (10.90%) Linux
4 32 (7.42%) Android
5 29 (6.73%) Apple iOS
6 28 (6.50%) Windows Server
7 20 (4.64%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (1.86%) Unix
9 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.62%) OpenWrt
11 6 (1.39%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.46%) CentOS
13 2 (0.46%) Debian
13 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) Slackware
14 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.17%) ITIL
2 50 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (8.12%) Test Automation
4 34 (7.89%) Incident Management
5 33 (7.66%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (6.96%) Project Management
8 24 (5.57%) Software Testing
9 23 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (5.10%) Project Delivery
10 22 (5.10%) Software Engineering
11 20 (4.64%) Migration
12 19 (4.41%) Decision-Making
13 17 (3.94%) CRM
13 17 (3.94%) Scrum
13 17 (3.94%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.71%) Test Scripting
15 15 (3.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.90%) Python
2 36 (8.35%) C
3 23 (5.34%) SQL
4 15 (3.48%) C++
5 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.78%) Java
7 8 (1.86%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.86%) Go
7 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.39%) VB
8 6 (1.39%) VBScript
9 5 (1.16%) Rust
10 4 (0.93%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
11 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.46%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.46%) C#
12 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.46%) Perl
12 2 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 74 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (11.37%) CCNA
3 42 (9.74%) CCNP
4 39 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (8.58%) Degree
6 27 (6.26%) MCSA
7 22 (5.10%) Security Cleared
8 21 (4.87%) A+ Certification
9 17 (3.94%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.02%) CISSP
11 12 (2.78%) MCSE
12 11 (2.55%) CCIE
13 10 (2.32%) CCDP
14 9 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.86%) MCP
16 5 (1.16%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.93%) CCIE Wireless
17 4 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.39%) JTAG
4 5 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.16%) PMO
5 3 (0.70%) NCSC
5 3 (0.70%) QA
6 2 (0.46%) GDPR
6 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.46%) NIST
7 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (16.24%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.87%) Firmware
4 8 (1.86%) Docker
5 7 (1.62%) BitLocker
5 7 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.16%) iptables
7 5 (1.16%) KVM
7 5 (1.16%) Xen
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.46%) vSphere
10 1 (0.23%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.23%) Corosync
10 1 (0.23%) DRBD
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (10.21%) SCCM
2 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.55%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.39%) AppManager
5 5 (1.16%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.46%) Ansible
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.46%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) Packer
8 2 (0.46%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.46%) Puppet
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
8 2 (0.46%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 109 (25.29%) Cisco
2 100 (23.20%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.21%) Citrix
4 42 (9.74%) VMware
5 41 (9.51%) Meraki
6 31 (7.19%) ServiceNow
7 28 (6.50%) Aruba
8 20 (4.64%) HP
9 19 (4.41%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.18%) Juniper
11 16 (3.71%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.02%) Apple
13 12 (2.78%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.55%) F5
15 10 (2.32%) Ruckus Wireless
16 8 (1.86%) Atlassian
16 8 (1.86%) Ekahau
17 7 (1.62%) Fortinet
17 7 (1.62%) Google
17 7 (1.62%) Infoblox