Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 412 411
Rank change year-on-year -30 -1 -21
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 483 550 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 4.27% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 332 320
England median daily rate £360 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -11.95% +2.58%
10th Percentile £160 £162 £163
90th Percentile £525 £525 £581
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +2.86% -9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 69 41
England median hourly rate £19.39 £34.08 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.12% +79.37% -15.08%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.60 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £34.10 £19.63
% change year-on-year -43.71% +73.73% -12.78%

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 12,419 12,878 14,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.56% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,550 8,004 8,664
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 657 731
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +8.60%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.10 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -85 147 £394 -1.56% 47
South East -28 94 £350 -6.67% 37
North of England +18 77 £395 +97.50% 49
Midlands -31 65 £360 +37.14% 28
South West -11 50 £350 +22.81% 25
West Midlands -21 50 £360 +33.33% 22
East of England -21 49 £329 -6.07% 33
North West +4 36 £350 +102.60% 18
Yorkshire +13 34 £395 +182.14% 28
East Midlands +11 15 £325 +25.00% 6
North East -2 7 £600 +65.52% 3
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 178 (36.85%) LAN
2 174 (36.02%) WAN
2 174 (36.02%) Cisco
3 157 (32.51%) Firewall
4 140 (28.99%) Windows
5 104 (21.53%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (20.50%) Wireless
7 93 (19.25%) Active Directory
8 76 (15.73%) CCNP
9 74 (15.32%) Office 365
10 72 (14.91%) Microsoft
11 71 (14.70%) VPN
11 71 (14.70%) Linux
12 64 (13.25%) Data Centre
13 60 (12.42%) DNS
13 60 (12.42%) Network Security
14 58 (12.01%) Windows 10
15 57 (11.80%) VMware
16 56 (11.59%) VoIP
16 56 (11.59%) Windows Server
17 54 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (11.18%) ITIL
18 50 (10.35%) CheckPoint
19 48 (9.94%) TCP/IP
20 46 (9.52%) Juniper
20 46 (9.52%) Security Cleared
21 45 (9.32%) Project Management
22 43 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
22 43 (8.90%) DHCP
22 43 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 20 (4.14%) Skype for Business
2 17 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.62%) IIS
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 74 (15.32%) Office 365
2 43 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.24%) IaaS
5 6 (1.24%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.04%) Amazon Alexa
6 5 (1.04%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.83%) PaaS
7 4 (0.83%) SaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.41%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.41%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) G Suite
10 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 178 (36.85%) LAN
2 174 (36.02%) WAN
3 157 (32.51%) Firewall
4 99 (20.50%) Wireless
5 71 (14.70%) VPN
6 60 (12.42%) DNS
6 60 (12.42%) Network Security
7 56 (11.59%) VoIP
8 48 (9.94%) TCP/IP
9 43 (8.90%) DHCP
10 42 (8.70%) Bluetooth
10 42 (8.70%) OSPF
11 41 (8.49%) BGP
11 41 (8.49%) Internet
12 40 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (7.87%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (7.45%) WLAN
15 32 (6.63%) Broadband
15 32 (6.63%) MPLS
16 25 (5.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.83%) MySQL
3 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.41%) GIS
3 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.21%) Big Data
4 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.31%) JIRA
3 15 (3.11%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.07%) GCC
5 5 (1.04%) GDB
5 5 (1.04%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.04%) JUnit
5 5 (1.04%) Mockito
6 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.21%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Gradle
7 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (7.45%) Finance
1 36 (7.45%) Retail
2 30 (6.21%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.48%) Electronics
4 10 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.66%) Law
6 4 (0.83%) Marketing
7 3 (0.62%) Automotive
7 3 (0.62%) Banking
7 3 (0.62%) Legal
7 3 (0.62%) Publishing
8 2 (0.41%) Local Government
8 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 64 (13.25%) Analyst
3 48 (9.94%) Project Manager
4 36 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 32 (6.63%) IT Support
6 26 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 25 (5.18%) Security Engineer
8 24 (4.97%) IT Engineer
9 22 (4.55%) Architect
10 21 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
11 19 (3.93%) Developer
11 19 (3.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 19 (3.93%) Support Analyst
12 17 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
12 17 (3.52%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (3.31%) Embedded Engineer
14 15 (3.11%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.11%) Software Engineer
15 14 (2.90%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.21%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.07%) JSON
3 7 (1.45%) Ajax
3 7 (1.45%) CGI
3 7 (1.45%) HTML
4 6 (1.24%) Qt
5 5 (1.04%) JNI
5 5 (1.04%) Middleware
5 5 (1.04%) STL
6 3 (0.62%) XML
7 2 (0.41%) .NET
7 2 (0.41%) Flash
7 2 (0.41%) LDAP
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.41%) SOAP
7 2 (0.41%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.41%) Yocto
8 1 (0.21%) Core Data
8 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.90%) FMCG
3 14 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.48%) Device Driver
5 11 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.86%) iPad
7 8 (1.66%) iPhone
7 8 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.45%) Media Streaming
9 6 (1.24%) PMI
10 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.04%) MPEG
11 4 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.62%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (28.99%) Windows
2 71 (14.70%) Linux
3 58 (12.01%) Windows 10
4 56 (11.59%) Windows Server
5 36 (7.45%) Windows 7
6 31 (6.42%) Android
7 25 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (4.14%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (3.11%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.90%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (2.28%) Unix
12 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.45%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (11.18%) ITIL
1 54 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
2 45 (9.32%) Project Management
3 37 (7.66%) Migration
4 29 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 27 (5.59%) Software Engineering
6 26 (5.38%) Load Balancing
6 26 (5.38%) Network Management
7 25 (5.18%) PRINCE2
7 25 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.14%) Change Management
9 20 (4.14%) Service Management
10 19 (3.93%) Change Control
11 17 (3.52%) Collaborative Working
11 17 (3.52%) Scrum
12 16 (3.31%) Computer Science
13 15 (3.11%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.70%) Python
2 33 (6.83%) C
3 29 (6.00%) C++
4 15 (3.11%) Perl
5 14 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.69%) Embedded C
7 12 (2.48%) Java
8 9 (1.86%) Embedded C++
8 9 (1.86%) Go
9 8 (1.66%) SQL
10 7 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.62%) C#
12 2 (0.41%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.21%) Groovy
13 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (21.53%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (15.73%) CCNP
3 46 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 42 (8.70%) CCNA
5 35 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 29 (6.00%) Degree
7 20 (4.14%) CCIE
8 14 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.07%) CCDP
9 10 (2.07%) DBS Check
9 10 (2.07%) MCSE
10 7 (1.45%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.45%) Postgraduate
10 7 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.24%) CCSA
12 5 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.04%) MCP
12 5 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.90%) GDPR
1 14 (2.90%) SLA
2 12 (2.48%) QA
3 11 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.24%) PMO
5 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 93 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.73%) Firmware
4 16 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.07%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.86%) Docker
7 5 (1.04%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.04%) XenApp
8 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.62%) vSphere
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (5.18%) SCCM
2 8 (1.66%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (0.83%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.62%) QRadar
5 3 (0.62%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.41%) CASB
6 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 174 (36.02%) Cisco
2 72 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 57 (11.80%) VMware
4 50 (10.35%) CheckPoint
5 46 (9.52%) Juniper
6 42 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 38 (7.87%) F5
8 31 (6.42%) Meraki
9 27 (5.59%) Citrix
10 25 (5.18%) Aruba
11 20 (4.14%) Fortinet
12 19 (3.93%) HP
13 15 (3.11%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.90%) Symantec
15 13 (2.69%) Blue Coat
16 11 (2.28%) Google
17 10 (2.07%) Aerohive Networks
18 9 (1.86%) Apple
18 9 (1.86%) Riverbed
19 8 (1.66%) Dell