Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 363 451
Rank change year-on-year +86 +88 -71
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 232 520 487
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.67% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 5.06% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 323 284
Median daily rate £325 £368 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +2.08% +2.86%
10th Percentile £170 £166 £157
90th Percentile £513 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £325 £363 £355
% change year-on-year -10.34% +2.11% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 39
Median hourly rate £19.50 £46.40 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.97% +148.13% -28.08%
10th Percentile £10.00 £29.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £46.40 £17.16
% change year-on-year -57.97% +170.48% -34.02%

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 3,653 10,268 12,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 13.26% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,131 6,268 7,580
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £213 £195 £200
90th Percentile £625 £601 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 521 599
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £19.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +41.86% +3.66%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.15% +49.58% -

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +75 81 £450 +12.50% 22
South East +139 53 £315 -21.25% 16
East of England +101 50 £300 -4.00% 15
North of England +69 21 £315 +28.57% 15
South West +100 16 £325 -21.21% 15
Midlands +28 13 £225 -35.71% 12
North West +65 11 £301 +33.78% 8
Yorkshire +53 10 £350 +34.62% 6
West Midlands +35 7 £200 -50.00% 9
East Midlands +21 5 £275 -0.90% 3
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 56 (24.14%) Firewall
2 54 (23.28%) WAN
3 52 (22.41%) LAN
3 52 (22.41%) Microsoft
4 47 (20.26%) Cisco
5 40 (17.24%) Azure
6 39 (16.81%) Telecoms
7 38 (16.38%) Wireless
7 38 (16.38%) C
7 38 (16.38%) Windows
8 37 (15.95%) VPN
9 34 (14.66%) Linux
10 31 (13.36%) ITIL
11 30 (12.93%) Office 365
11 30 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 25 (10.78%) Python
14 24 (10.34%) Project Management
14 24 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (9.91%) TCP/IP
16 22 (9.48%) DHCP
16 22 (9.48%) Android
17 21 (9.05%) ITIL V3
17 21 (9.05%) Bluetooth
17 21 (9.05%) PRINCE2
18 20 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (8.62%) 3G
18 20 (8.62%) 4G
19 19 (8.19%) Apple iOS
19 19 (8.19%) 802.1X

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 8 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.02%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.16%) Apache
4 3 (1.29%) Confluence
4 3 (1.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.24%) Azure
2 30 (12.93%) Office 365
3 15 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (6.03%) AWS
5 8 (3.45%) GitHub
6 5 (2.16%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.72%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.29%) Logic Apps
8 3 (1.29%) SaaS
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.86%) Serverless
10 1 (0.43%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.43%) Firebase
10 1 (0.43%) GCP
10 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.14%) Firewall
2 54 (23.28%) WAN
3 52 (22.41%) LAN
4 38 (16.38%) Wireless
5 37 (15.95%) VPN
6 24 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (9.91%) TCP/IP
8 22 (9.48%) DHCP
9 21 (9.05%) Bluetooth
10 20 (8.62%) 3G
10 20 (8.62%) 4G
11 18 (7.76%) 2G
12 17 (7.33%) 802.11
13 16 (6.90%) LTE
14 15 (6.47%) DNS
14 15 (6.47%) VoLTE
15 14 (6.03%) Broadband
15 14 (6.03%) IPv6
15 14 (6.03%) VoIP
16 12 (5.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.86%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) Power BI
4 1 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (6.90%) JIRA
2 5 (2.16%) GDB
3 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.29%) GitLab
3 3 (1.29%) TestRail
4 2 (0.86%) GCC
4 2 (0.86%) GoogleTest
4 2 (0.86%) JUnit
4 2 (0.86%) Mockito
5 1 (0.43%) Appium
5 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.43%) fastlane
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Redmine
5 1 (0.43%) Trac
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.43%) Xcode
General
1 39 (16.81%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.47%) Retail
3 14 (6.03%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.74%) Electronics
5 8 (3.45%) Finance
6 5 (2.16%) German Language
7 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.29%) Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.86%) French Language
9 2 (0.86%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (17.24%) Network Engineer
2 22 (9.48%) Architect
3 21 (9.05%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.90%) Analyst
5 15 (6.47%) Voice Project Manager
6 13 (5.60%) Network Architect
7 10 (4.31%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.31%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (3.02%) Developer
9 7 (3.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (3.02%) Telecoms Manager
9 7 (3.02%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 6 (2.59%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (2.59%) Designer
10 6 (2.59%) Desktop Support
10 6 (2.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.19%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.31%) POSIX
3 6 (2.59%) Yocto
4 3 (1.29%) Android SDK
4 3 (1.29%) LAMP
4 3 (1.29%) Memcached
4 3 (1.29%) Middleware
5 2 (0.86%) JNI
5 2 (0.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.86%) Qt
5 2 (0.86%) STL
6 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.43%) Flash
6 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.43%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.43%) REST
6 1 (0.43%) RESTful
6 1 (0.43%) SOAP
6 1 (0.43%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.76%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.47%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.17%) Device Driver
5 10 (4.31%) Digital Signage
5 10 (4.31%) User Experience
6 9 (3.88%) Media Streaming
7 8 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 7 (3.02%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.16%) NHS
9 5 (2.16%) Social Media
10 4 (1.72%) iPad
10 4 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.29%) FMCG
11 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.86%) CCTV
12 2 (0.86%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.38%) Windows
2 34 (14.66%) Linux
3 22 (9.48%) Android
4 19 (8.19%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.17%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.31%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (2.59%) Unix
10 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.29%) Tizen
12 2 (0.86%) OpenWrt
12 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.36%) ITIL
2 30 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (10.34%) Project Management
4 21 (9.05%) ITIL V3
4 21 (9.05%) PRINCE2
5 19 (8.19%) Project Delivery
6 16 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.74%) Network Design
7 11 (4.74%) Test Automation
7 11 (4.74%) Workshop Facilitation
8 9 (3.88%) Android Development
8 9 (3.88%) Business Case
8 9 (3.88%) Content Management
8 9 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.88%) Image Processing
8 9 (3.88%) Performance Testing
8 9 (3.88%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.38%) C
2 25 (10.78%) Python
3 16 (6.90%) C++
4 10 (4.31%) SQL
5 6 (2.59%) Embedded C
5 6 (2.59%) Java
6 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.86%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.86%) Perl
6 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.86%) Tcl
7 1 (0.43%) Go
7 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.43%) R
7 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (6.90%) CCNP
3 12 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.74%) CCNA
5 9 (3.88%) CISSP
6 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.02%) Degree
8 5 (2.16%) MCSA
8 5 (2.16%) MCSE
9 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.29%) CCIE
9 3 (1.29%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.29%) HP APS
9 3 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.86%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.86%) APMP
10 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.02%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 4 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.86%) JTAG
5 1 (0.43%) GDPR
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.59%) Firmware
4 5 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.72%) Squid
6 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.86%) Docker
7 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.31%) SCCM
2 6 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.59%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.16%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.29%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (1.29%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.29%) Iperf
5 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.26%) Cisco
3 18 (7.76%) CheckPoint
4 17 (7.33%) Palo Alto
5 16 (6.90%) F5
5 16 (6.90%) Remedy
6 15 (6.47%) Citrix
6 15 (6.47%) HP
7 14 (6.03%) Ericsson
8 12 (5.17%) VMware
9 10 (4.31%) Meraki
9 10 (4.31%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.88%) Dell
11 8 (3.45%) EMC
11 8 (3.45%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.45%) Juniper
11 8 (3.45%) Splunk
12 7 (3.02%) Arista
12 7 (3.02%) WatchGuard
13 6 (2.59%) Samsung