Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 275 334 438
Rank change year-on-year +59 +104 +19
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 303 474 460
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.72% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 5.25% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 317 313
Median daily rate £338 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +7.06%
10th Percentile £159 £180 £153
90th Percentile £538 £530 £510
UK median daily rate £338 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.70 £24.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.18% +83.46% -23.94%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £15.46 £46.00 £24.91
% change year-on-year -66.39% +84.66% -23.94%

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 4,264 9,033 11,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.40% 13.73% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 5,638 7,165
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 482 509
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.51% +19.44% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.04%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +32 90 £428 +14.00% 24
South East +129 82 £315 -23.64% 28
East of England +68 53 £300 -28.57% 10
North of England +52 36 £277 -3.65% 23
South West +94 26 £338 -11.18% 17
North West +61 23 £275 -8.33% 9
Midlands +37 13 £288 -8.00% 16
Yorkshire +14 13 £325 +13.04% 10
West Midlands +30 7 £224 -37.04% 6
East Midlands +25 5 £413 +32.00% 10
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 82 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 78 (25.74%) Firewall
3 77 (25.41%) WAN
4 75 (24.75%) LAN
5 67 (22.11%) Cisco
6 62 (20.46%) Telecoms
7 58 (19.14%) Windows
8 55 (18.15%) ITIL
9 54 (17.82%) Azure
10 49 (16.17%) Wireless
11 48 (15.84%) VPN
12 46 (15.18%) C
12 46 (15.18%) Active Directory
13 44 (14.52%) Project Delivery
14 43 (14.19%) Project Management
15 41 (13.53%) Linux
16 39 (12.87%) PRINCE2
16 39 (12.87%) ITIL V3
16 39 (12.87%) Office 365
17 38 (12.54%) Python
18 36 (11.88%) Management Information System
19 34 (11.22%) 4G
20 33 (10.89%) VoLTE
20 33 (10.89%) LTE
20 33 (10.89%) Microsoft Project
20 33 (10.89%) TCP/IP
20 33 (10.89%) Remedy
20 33 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
21 32 (10.56%) Ericsson
21 32 (10.56%) 3G

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 12 (3.96%) Skype for Business
2 10 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.99%) Confluence
3 3 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (10.89%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.82%) Azure
2 39 (12.87%) Office 365
3 20 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (5.94%) AWS
5 8 (2.64%) GitHub
6 7 (2.31%) SaaS
7 5 (1.65%) Power Automate
7 5 (1.65%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.99%) Logic Apps
8 3 (0.99%) Serverless
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.66%) IaaS
9 2 (0.66%) PaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.33%) GCP
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (25.74%) Firewall
2 77 (25.41%) WAN
3 75 (24.75%) LAN
4 49 (16.17%) Wireless
5 48 (15.84%) VPN
6 34 (11.22%) 4G
7 33 (10.89%) LTE
7 33 (10.89%) TCP/IP
7 33 (10.89%) VoLTE
8 32 (10.56%) 2G
8 32 (10.56%) 3G
9 31 (10.23%) VoIP
10 22 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (7.26%) MPLS
11 21 (6.93%) DHCP
12 20 (6.60%) 802.11
13 19 (6.27%) IPv6
13 19 (6.27%) VLAN
14 18 (5.94%) Bluetooth
15 15 (4.95%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.32%) MySQL
2 3 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.66%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.66%) Power BI
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (6.27%) JIRA
2 8 (2.64%) GDB
3 6 (1.98%) GitLab
4 5 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.99%) GCC
6 3 (0.99%) GoogleTest
6 3 (0.99%) JUnit
6 3 (0.99%) Mockito
6 3 (0.99%) TestRail
7 1 (0.33%) Appium
7 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.33%) fastlane
7 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.33%) Redmine
7 1 (0.33%) Trac
7 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.33%) Xcode
General
1 62 (20.46%) Telecoms
2 28 (9.24%) Public Sector
3 23 (7.59%) Retail
4 11 (3.63%) Finance
5 10 (3.30%) Electronics
6 6 (1.98%) Banking
6 6 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.32%) German Language
7 4 (1.32%) Marketing
7 4 (1.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (18.81%) Network Engineer
2 40 (13.20%) Project Manager
3 32 (10.56%) Voice Project Manager
4 30 (9.90%) Architect
5 28 (9.24%) Analyst
6 18 (5.94%) Network Architect
6 18 (5.94%) Telecoms Manager
6 18 (5.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 15 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (3.96%) Test Engineer
9 10 (3.30%) Developer
10 9 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (2.97%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 8 (2.64%) Consultant
11 8 (2.64%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.64%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (2.64%) IT Engineer
12 7 (2.31%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.92%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.97%) POSIX
3 6 (1.98%) Yocto
4 3 (0.99%) JNI
4 3 (0.99%) Middleware
4 3 (0.99%) Qt
4 3 (0.99%) STL
5 2 (0.66%) Android SDK
5 2 (0.66%) JSON
5 2 (0.66%) REST
5 2 (0.66%) SOAP
6 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.33%) RESTful
6 1 (0.33%) Swagger
6 1 (0.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.88%) Management Information System
2 32 (10.56%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.96%) Digital Signage
5 12 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (3.30%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.30%) Media Streaming
7 7 (2.31%) CCTV
8 6 (1.98%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.65%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.65%) User Experience
10 4 (1.32%) iPad
10 4 (1.32%) Social Media
10 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.99%) MPEG
11 3 (0.99%) NHS
11 3 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.14%) Windows
2 41 (13.53%) Linux
3 24 (7.92%) Android
4 20 (6.60%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.95%) Windows Mobile
6 13 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.96%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.64%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (2.31%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.65%) OpenWrt
11 4 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.99%) Unix
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.15%) ITIL
2 44 (14.52%) Project Delivery
3 43 (14.19%) Project Management
4 39 (12.87%) ITIL V3
4 39 (12.87%) PRINCE2
5 31 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.27%) Test Automation
8 17 (5.61%) Workshop Facilitation
9 15 (4.95%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.62%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.63%) Network Design
11 11 (3.63%) Scrum
11 11 (3.63%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.63%) TDD
12 10 (3.30%) Android Development
12 10 (3.30%) Content Management
12 10 (3.30%) Network Architecture
12 10 (3.30%) Network Management
13 9 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.18%) C
2 38 (12.54%) Python
3 19 (6.27%) C++
4 10 (3.30%) SQL
5 9 (2.97%) Java
6 7 (2.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.98%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.65%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.32%) Perl
9 4 (1.32%) Tcl
10 2 (0.66%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.33%) Go
11 1 (0.33%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.33%) PHP
11 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (8.58%) CCNP
3 24 (7.92%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.27%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.62%) CCNA
5 14 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.30%) MCSA
7 9 (2.97%) CISSP
8 8 (2.64%) A+ Certification
8 8 (2.64%) Degree
9 6 (1.98%) CCIE
9 6 (1.98%) MCSE
10 4 (1.32%) CCDP
11 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.99%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.66%) HP APS
12 2 (0.66%) ISEB
12 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.65%) JTAG
3 5 (1.65%) QA
3 5 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.32%) Firmware
5 3 (0.99%) Docker
5 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.30%) SCCM
2 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.98%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.98%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.99%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (0.99%) Iperf
5 3 (0.99%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.66%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.33%) Nessus
7 1 (0.33%) Terraform
7 1 (0.33%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 67 (22.11%) Cisco
3 33 (10.89%) Remedy
4 32 (10.56%) Ericsson
5 23 (7.59%) HP
5 23 (7.59%) Palo Alto
6 22 (7.26%) VMware
7 20 (6.60%) CheckPoint
8 19 (6.27%) Meraki
9 16 (5.28%) Citrix
9 16 (5.28%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.95%) F5
11 14 (4.62%) WatchGuard
12 13 (4.29%) Juniper
13 9 (2.97%) EMC
13 9 (2.97%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.97%) ServiceNow
14 8 (2.64%) Arista
14 8 (2.64%) Samsung
14 8 (2.64%) Splunk