Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 376 340 441
Rank change year-on-year -36 +101 +31
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 350 219 444
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 5.05% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 140 267
10th Percentile £165 £171 £143
25th Percentile £298 £250 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £378 £406 £375
Median % change year-on-year -7.08% +8.33% -0.66%
75th Percentile £530 £488 £488
90th Percentile £630 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £389 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.75% +6.67% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 19
10th Percentile " £17.05 £15.40
25th Percentile £12.00 £19.31 £20.06
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% -37.50% +114.16%
75th Percentile £20.62 £38.44 £50.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £47.60 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £22.19 £28.00
% change year-on-year -39.15% -20.76% +75.00%

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 6,454 4,338 10,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.00% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,155 2,721 6,764
10th Percentile £233 £205 £200
25th Percentile £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £550 £549 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 195 477
10th Percentile £11.95 £14.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.30 £51.45 £50.35
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +18.14%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -88 116 £450 +29.50% 46
South East +13 77 £344 -23.61% 60
North of England -20 48 £413 +16.86% 79
South West +16 41 £375 +8.70% 22
East of England -31 41 £375 -20.63% 18
Midlands -29 20 £210 -7.69% 37
Yorkshire -12 19 £275 -32.52% 28
North East +10 17 £255 -38.41% 9
West Midlands -30 17 £300 +93.55% 19
North West -21 16 £255 +18.60% 42
East Midlands -20 3 £120 -60.00% 18
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 107 (30.57%) Cisco
2 86 (24.57%) LAN
2 86 (24.57%) Firewall
3 84 (24.00%) WAN
4 83 (23.71%) Microsoft
5 80 (22.86%) Windows
6 74 (21.14%) Microsoft 365
7 73 (20.86%) Telecoms
8 71 (20.29%) Wireless
9 67 (19.14%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (18.29%) Azure
11 63 (18.00%) Social Skills
12 59 (16.86%) VPN
13 56 (16.00%) ITIL
13 56 (16.00%) Meraki
14 55 (15.71%) Linux
14 55 (15.71%) Active Directory
15 50 (14.29%) Python
16 46 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (12.57%) CCNA
18 39 (11.14%) DHCP
18 39 (11.14%) TCP/IP
19 38 (10.86%) Retail
19 38 (10.86%) Test Automation
20 37 (10.57%) C
21 35 (10.00%) VoIP
21 35 (10.00%) Windows 10
22 34 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
22 34 (9.71%) Android
23 32 (9.14%) DNS

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 13 (3.71%) Confluence
2 10 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (21.14%) Microsoft 365
2 64 (18.29%) Azure
3 27 (7.71%) AWS
4 21 (6.00%) SaaS
5 19 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.29%) IaaS
7 6 (1.71%) GCP
7 6 (1.71%) PaaS
8 5 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.14%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.86%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.57%) Datadog
11 2 (0.57%) GitHub
12 1 (0.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.29%) Route 53
12 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (24.57%) Firewall
1 86 (24.57%) LAN
2 84 (24.00%) WAN
3 71 (20.29%) Wireless
4 59 (16.86%) VPN
5 39 (11.14%) DHCP
5 39 (11.14%) TCP/IP
6 35 (10.00%) VoIP
7 32 (9.14%) DNS
8 29 (8.29%) Internet
9 28 (8.00%) Bluetooth
10 23 (6.57%) IPv6
11 22 (6.29%) MPLS
12 20 (5.71%) Network Security
12 20 (5.71%) VLAN
13 19 (5.43%) Broadband
14 18 (5.14%) WLAN
15 17 (4.86%) SD-WAN
16 16 (4.57%) Multicast
16 16 (4.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.43%) MySQL
2 12 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.29%) Ingres
6 1 (0.29%) Metadata
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (7.71%) JIRA
2 17 (4.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.43%) GDB
4 11 (3.14%) GitLab
5 8 (2.29%) TestRail
6 4 (1.14%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.86%) GCC
7 3 (0.86%) GoogleTest
7 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.86%) JUnit
7 3 (0.86%) Mockito
7 3 (0.86%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.57%) Subversion
8 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.29%) Selenium
9 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (20.86%) Telecoms
2 63 (18.00%) Social Skills
3 38 (10.86%) Retail
4 32 (9.14%) Finance
5 23 (6.57%) Public Sector
6 19 (5.43%) Electronics
7 14 (4.00%) Marketing
7 14 (4.00%) Publishing
8 13 (3.71%) Manufacturing
9 12 (3.43%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.86%) Banking
12 8 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.86%) Back Office
13 3 (0.86%) Legal
14 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.57%) Local Government
15 1 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.29%) Law
15 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (14.00%) Network Engineer
2 38 (10.86%) Architect
3 30 (8.57%) Analyst
4 24 (6.86%) Project Manager
5 21 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (5.43%) Test Engineer
7 18 (5.14%) Consultant
7 18 (5.14%) Embedded Engineer
7 18 (5.14%) Python Engineer
7 18 (5.14%) Software Engineer
8 17 (4.86%) Field Engineer
9 16 (4.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 14 (4.00%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (4.00%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.71%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (3.43%) Bluetooth Engineer
12 12 (3.43%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (3.14%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.43%) HTML
3 4 (1.14%) Middleware
3 4 (1.14%) REST
3 4 (1.14%) RESTful
4 3 (0.86%) JNI
4 3 (0.86%) JSON
4 3 (0.86%) Qt
4 3 (0.86%) SOAP
4 3 (0.86%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.86%) STL
4 3 (0.86%) Web Services
4 3 (0.86%) XMPP
5 2 (0.57%) Android NDK
5 2 (0.57%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (0.57%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (0.57%) LDAP
5 2 (0.57%) PhoneGap
5 2 (0.57%) React Native
5 2 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.29%) Digital Signage
4 13 (3.71%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.43%) iPad
5 12 (3.43%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.57%) Social Media
7 8 (2.29%) User Experience
8 7 (2.00%) Device Driver
8 7 (2.00%) PKI
9 5 (1.43%) BYOD
9 5 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.14%) NHS
10 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.86%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.86%) Windows
2 55 (15.71%) Linux
3 35 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 34 (9.71%) Android
5 31 (8.86%) Apple iOS
6 26 (7.43%) Windows Server
7 19 (5.43%) Embedded Linux
8 18 (5.14%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (2.86%) OpenWrt
11 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.71%) Unix
12 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.57%) Debian
14 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.29%) AIX
15 1 (0.29%) HPUX
15 1 (0.29%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.00%) ITIL
2 46 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.86%) Test Automation
4 34 (9.71%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (7.43%) Incident Management
6 25 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (7.14%) Project Management
6 25 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 24 (6.86%) Project Delivery
8 23 (6.57%) Software Testing
9 22 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (6.00%) Migration
10 21 (6.00%) Scrum
11 18 (5.14%) Decision-Making
12 16 (4.57%) CRM
12 16 (4.57%) PRINCE2
13 15 (4.29%) Business Continuity
13 15 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.29%) Python
2 37 (10.57%) C
3 29 (8.29%) SQL
4 16 (4.57%) C++
5 13 (3.71%) Java
6 9 (2.57%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.57%) Go
6 9 (2.57%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.57%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.14%) Rust
9 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.86%) Tcl
9 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.57%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.57%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.57%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (19.14%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (12.57%) CCNA
3 31 (8.86%) CCNP
4 28 (8.00%) Degree
5 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (5.71%) MCSA
7 18 (5.14%) Security Cleared
8 16 (4.57%) CCIE
9 13 (3.71%) A+ Certification
9 13 (3.71%) CISSP
9 13 (3.71%) SC Cleared
10 9 (2.57%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (2.00%) CCDP
11 7 (2.00%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.71%) CCSP
12 6 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.71%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.43%) MCSE
14 4 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.14%) SLA
2 9 (2.57%) JTAG
3 6 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.14%) GDPR
4 4 (1.14%) QA
5 3 (0.86%) NCSC
6 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.57%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.29%) IFRS
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.86%) Firmware
3 9 (2.57%) Docker
4 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.14%) iptables
6 4 (1.14%) KVM
6 4 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.14%) Xen
7 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 21 (6.00%) SCCM
2 13 (3.71%) AirWatch
3 10 (2.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 10 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (2.57%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.86%) Nessus
6 2 (0.57%) Iperf
6 2 (0.57%) Nagios
6 2 (0.57%) Packer
6 2 (0.57%) SCOM
6 2 (0.57%) Terraform
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.29%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 107 (30.57%) Cisco
2 83 (23.71%) Microsoft
3 56 (16.00%) Meraki
4 29 (8.29%) CheckPoint
5 23 (6.57%) Aruba
6 22 (6.29%) Citrix
7 20 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 17 (4.86%) ServiceNow
9 16 (4.57%) HP
10 15 (4.29%) Juniper
10 15 (4.29%) VMware
11 13 (3.71%) F5
11 13 (3.71%) SAP
12 12 (3.43%) Fortinet
12 12 (3.43%) Samsung
13 9 (2.57%) Remedy
13 9 (2.57%) Riverbed
14 8 (2.29%) Atlassian
14 8 (2.29%) Avaya
14 8 (2.29%) SolarWinds