Period
to 8 May 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 8 May 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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 352 318 457
Rank change year-on-year -34 +139 +40
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 274 346 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.74% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 5.53% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 237 264
10th Percentile £138 £180 £153
25th Percentile £250 £275 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £420 £375
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +3.36%
75th Percentile £510 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £530 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 25
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.55 £16.30
25th Percentile £15.00 £18.13 £22.42
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00% +22.25%
75th Percentile £21.00 £47.13 £66.81
90th Percentile £40.50 £51.20 "
UK median hourly rate £15.70 £22.50 £24.91
% change year-on-year -30.22% -9.67% +24.55%

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 5,050 6,256 10,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.29% 13.43% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,273 3,877 6,693
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
75th Percentile £530 £527 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 332 465
10th Percentile £12.56 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +26.19% +12.00% +0.27%

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 May 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 8 May 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 8 May 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 -50 81 £430 +14.67% 30
South East +74 76 £325 -29.54% 33
North of England +17 42 £200 -34.43% 36
South West +61 36 £375 +4.17% 16
East of England -36 24 £375 -16.67% 16
North West +20 22 £188 -12.79% 16
Yorkshire +6 17 £203 -37.69% 17
Midlands +15 12 £247 +9.78% 19
West Midlands +3 9 £300 +40.85% 11
North East +29 7 £120 -57.56% 3
East Midlands +18 3 £120 -56.36% 8
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 8 May 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 87 (31.75%) Cisco
2 77 (28.10%) Microsoft
3 76 (27.74%) Telecoms
4 72 (26.28%) Windows
5 67 (24.45%) LAN
6 65 (23.72%) Social Skills
7 60 (21.90%) Firewall
8 58 (21.17%) Wireless
9 57 (20.80%) WAN
9 57 (20.80%) Azure
10 56 (20.44%) Microsoft 365
11 54 (19.71%) Active Directory
12 53 (19.34%) VPN
13 50 (18.25%) ITIL
14 46 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (15.69%) Python
16 40 (14.60%) Meraki
17 38 (13.87%) Project Delivery
18 37 (13.50%) Linux
19 35 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (12.41%) 4G
21 32 (11.68%) Project Management
22 31 (11.31%) PRINCE2
22 31 (11.31%) Public Sector
23 30 (10.95%) 3G
23 30 (10.95%) VoLTE
23 30 (10.95%) LTE
23 30 (10.95%) Test Automation
24 29 (10.58%) Data Centre
25 28 (10.22%) Remedy

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 9 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.55%) Confluence
3 2 (0.73%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.80%) Azure
2 56 (20.44%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (8.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (6.20%) AWS
5 16 (5.84%) SaaS
6 4 (1.46%) IaaS
6 4 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.09%) Azure Sentinel
7 3 (1.09%) PaaS
8 2 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.73%) GCP
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.36%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Serverless
9 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (24.45%) LAN
2 60 (21.90%) Firewall
3 58 (21.17%) Wireless
4 57 (20.80%) WAN
5 53 (19.34%) VPN
6 34 (12.41%) 4G
7 30 (10.95%) 3G
7 30 (10.95%) LTE
7 30 (10.95%) VoLTE
8 28 (10.22%) TCP/IP
9 27 (9.85%) 2G
10 25 (9.12%) VoIP
11 24 (8.76%) MPLS
12 23 (8.39%) DHCP
13 22 (8.03%) DNS
14 21 (7.66%) SD-WAN
15 18 (6.57%) Internet
16 17 (6.20%) Broadband
16 17 (6.20%) VLAN
17 16 (5.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) Ingres
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) Power BI
4 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.93%) JIRA
2 14 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.38%) GDB
4 10 (3.65%) GitLab
5 4 (1.46%) TestRail
6 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.73%) GCC
7 2 (0.73%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.73%) JUnit
7 2 (0.73%) Mockito
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.36%) Selenium
8 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (27.74%) Telecoms
2 65 (23.72%) Social Skills
3 31 (11.31%) Public Sector
4 21 (7.66%) Finance
5 18 (6.57%) Electronics
5 18 (6.57%) Retail
6 15 (5.47%) Marketing
7 13 (4.74%) Manufacturing
8 11 (4.01%) Publishing
9 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.82%) Banking
10 5 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.09%) Legal
12 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
12 1 (0.36%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (15.33%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.14%) Project Manager
3 31 (11.31%) Architect
4 25 (9.12%) Voice Project Manager
5 23 (8.39%) Analyst
6 20 (7.30%) Consultant
7 17 (6.20%) Network Architect
7 17 (6.20%) Telecoms Manager
8 16 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.84%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 15 (5.47%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 13 (4.74%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.38%) Test Engineer
12 11 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (4.01%) Embedded Engineer
12 11 (4.01%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
13 10 (3.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 10 (3.65%) IT Support
13 10 (3.65%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.82%) HTML
3 4 (1.46%) JSON
4 2 (0.73%) JNI
4 2 (0.73%) Qt
4 2 (0.73%) REST
4 2 (0.73%) STL
5 1 (0.36%) POSIX
5 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) Spring
5 1 (0.36%) Swagger
5 1 (0.36%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.36%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.36%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) XMPP
5 1 (0.36%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.58%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.22%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.47%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.01%) Social Media
5 10 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.55%) iPad
8 5 (1.82%) NHS
9 4 (1.46%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.09%) CCTV
10 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (1.09%) User Experience
10 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.73%) MPEG
11 2 (0.73%) PKI
11 2 (0.73%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 72 (26.28%) Windows
2 37 (13.50%) Linux
3 24 (8.76%) Android
3 24 (8.76%) Windows 10
4 21 (7.66%) Windows Mobile
5 16 (5.84%) Apple iOS
6 14 (5.11%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.74%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.01%) OpenWrt
9 10 (3.65%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.73%) Unix
12 1 (0.36%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Debian
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.25%) ITIL
2 38 (13.87%) Project Delivery
3 35 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (11.68%) Project Management
5 31 (11.31%) PRINCE2
6 30 (10.95%) Test Automation
7 27 (9.85%) ITIL V3
8 22 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (7.30%) Network Management
9 20 (7.30%) Scrum
10 19 (6.93%) Software Engineering
11 18 (6.57%) Incident Management
11 18 (6.57%) Migration
12 17 (6.20%) Network Architecture
13 14 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.11%) Programme Management
13 14 (5.11%) Test Strategy
14 13 (4.74%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (4.74%) Mentoring
14 13 (4.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.69%) Python
2 28 (10.22%) C
3 10 (3.65%) Bash Shell
3 10 (3.65%) Shell Script
3 10 (3.65%) SQL
4 9 (3.28%) C++
5 7 (2.55%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.19%) Java
7 5 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.46%) Go
9 3 (1.09%) Tcl
10 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.73%) Perl
11 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (16.79%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 25 (9.12%) CCNA
4 22 (8.03%) CCNP
4 22 (8.03%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.57%) Degree
5 18 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.01%) A+ Certification
6 11 (4.01%) MCSA
7 10 (3.65%) CCIE
8 6 (2.19%) CCDP
8 6 (2.19%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.46%) CISSP
10 4 (1.46%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.09%) CCDE
11 3 (1.09%) CCSP
11 3 (1.09%) CISM
12 2 (0.73%) CCSA
12 2 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.65%) JTAG
2 8 (2.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.73%) GDPR
3 2 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) IFRS
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (19.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.19%) Docker
3 6 (2.19%) Firmware
4 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.73%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (4.74%) SCCM
3 11 (4.01%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.92%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.92%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.46%) Nessus
6 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.36%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) AssetCenter
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) Iperf
7 1 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.36%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 87 (31.75%) Cisco
2 77 (28.10%) Microsoft
3 40 (14.60%) Meraki
4 28 (10.22%) Remedy
5 26 (9.49%) Ericsson
6 24 (8.76%) CheckPoint
7 19 (6.93%) Palo Alto
8 17 (6.20%) Aruba
8 17 (6.20%) HP
9 16 (5.84%) VMware
10 15 (5.47%) Samsung
10 15 (5.47%) ServiceNow
11 14 (5.11%) Citrix
11 14 (5.11%) SAP
12 11 (4.01%) F5
13 10 (3.65%) Juniper
14 9 (3.28%) Avaya
14 9 (3.28%) Fortinet
15 7 (2.55%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.55%) WatchGuard