Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 390 376
Rank change year-on-year -49 -14 +118
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 459 518 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 3.89% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 303 350
England median daily rate £335 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.99% +2.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £150 £159 £170
90th Percentile £529 £575 £551
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 48
England median hourly rate £32.75 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.14% -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.05 £10.36 £13.92
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.00 £46.85
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +73.68% -15.56% +15.38%

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 12,390 13,333 13,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 14.81% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,707 8,158 7,988
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 679 838
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +0.28% +9.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.60
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.78% - +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -32 196 £375 -5.06% 34
South East -37 85 £368 +5.00% 32
Midlands +22 65 £240 -36.00% 21
East of England -4 54 £350 +7.69% 28
West Midlands +31 51 £213 -52.78% 17
North of England -27 33 £200 -52.94% 48
South West -9 28 £238 -13.64% 21
North West -44 21 £180 -60.00% 20
East Midlands -4 14 £260 -16.13% 4
Yorkshire -1 8 £140 -62.67% 23
North East +48 5 £275 +29.41% 5
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 172 (37.47%) LAN
2 148 (32.24%) WAN
3 130 (28.32%) Cisco
4 123 (26.80%) Windows
5 81 (17.65%) Wireless
6 73 (15.90%) VPN
7 69 (15.03%) Microsoft
7 69 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
8 67 (14.60%) Firewall
9 66 (14.38%) Active Directory
10 61 (13.29%) Office 365
11 57 (12.42%) Android
12 56 (12.20%) Telecoms
13 49 (10.68%) DNS
14 47 (10.24%) Project Management
14 47 (10.24%) Windows Server
15 46 (10.02%) MPLS
15 46 (10.02%) CCNA
15 46 (10.02%) Security Cleared
16 43 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
17 42 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (8.93%) Bluetooth
18 41 (8.93%) Data Centre
19 40 (8.71%) SC Cleared
20 39 (8.50%) VMware
21 38 (8.28%) ITIL
21 38 (8.28%) DHCP
22 37 (8.06%) Linux
23 36 (7.84%) CCNP
23 36 (7.84%) Windows 7

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 21 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.09%) Apache
6 2 (0.44%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Moodle
Applications
1 43 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 61 (13.29%) Office 365
2 26 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.40%) SaaS
5 10 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.31%) G Suite
7 4 (0.87%) IaaS
7 4 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.87%) PaaS
8 3 (0.65%) Akamai
8 3 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.65%) Yammer
9 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 172 (37.47%) LAN
2 148 (32.24%) WAN
3 81 (17.65%) Wireless
4 73 (15.90%) VPN
5 67 (14.60%) Firewall
6 49 (10.68%) DNS
7 46 (10.02%) MPLS
8 41 (8.93%) Bluetooth
9 38 (8.28%) DHCP
10 34 (7.41%) VoIP
11 33 (7.19%) Internet
12 27 (5.88%) TCP/IP
13 26 (5.66%) WLAN
14 23 (5.01%) 4G
15 22 (4.79%) 3G
16 21 (4.58%) Ethernet
17 20 (4.36%) VLAN
18 19 (4.14%) SSL
19 18 (3.92%) Skype
20 17 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.53%) Big Data
2 6 (1.31%) MySQL
2 6 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) MS Access
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (3.27%) Android Studio
2 8 (1.74%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.74%) IntelliJ
3 5 (1.09%) Gradle
3 5 (1.09%) JIRA
4 4 (0.87%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.44%) Babel
5 2 (0.44%) CocoaPods
5 2 (0.44%) Grunt
5 2 (0.44%) gulp
5 2 (0.44%) webpack
5 2 (0.44%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.22%) GCC
6 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.22%) PEAR
6 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 32 (6.97%) Finance
3 23 (5.01%) Retail
4 17 (3.70%) Electronics
5 7 (1.53%) Automotive
6 6 (1.31%) Banking
7 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.09%) Marketing
8 4 (0.87%) Legal
8 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (15.90%) Network Engineer
2 48 (10.46%) Project Manager
3 43 (9.37%) Architect
4 40 (8.71%) Analyst
5 30 (6.54%) Support Engineer
6 25 (5.45%) Network Architect
7 24 (5.23%) Developer
8 19 (4.14%) IT Support
9 18 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 18 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.70%) Desktop Support
10 17 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (3.70%) Wireless Engineer
11 16 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.27%) Embedded Engineer
12 15 (3.27%) Software Engineer
13 14 (3.05%) Android Engineer
14 13 (2.83%) Consultant
14 13 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.14%) JSON
2 18 (3.92%) REST
3 13 (2.83%) 802.1X
4 10 (2.18%) Android SDK
5 9 (1.96%) .NET
5 9 (1.96%) XML
6 7 (1.53%) LAMP
7 6 (1.31%) LDAP
8 5 (1.09%) OAuth
8 5 (1.09%) Web Services
9 3 (0.65%) Laravel
9 3 (0.65%) Material Design
9 3 (0.65%) WAP
10 2 (0.44%) Cocoa
10 2 (0.44%) Core Data
10 2 (0.44%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.44%) LESS
10 2 (0.44%) Redux
10 2 (0.44%) Sass
10 2 (0.44%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.92%) User Experience
4 15 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (3.05%) Smart Home
6 11 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.18%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.96%) CCTV
8 9 (1.96%) CMDB
9 8 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.74%) NHS
10 7 (1.53%) iPhone
10 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.31%) EPoS
12 5 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.09%) Social Media
13 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.80%) Windows
2 57 (12.42%) Android
3 47 (10.24%) Windows Server
4 37 (8.06%) Linux
5 36 (7.84%) Windows 7
6 35 (7.63%) Windows 10
7 30 (6.54%) Apple iOS
8 19 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.61%) Mac OS
11 11 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (1.96%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.31%) Unix
15 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.65%) CentOS
16 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (10.24%) Project Management
2 42 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (8.28%) ITIL
4 27 (5.88%) Migration
5 23 (5.01%) Network Management
6 21 (4.58%) PRINCE2
6 21 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.14%) IT Strategy
7 19 (4.14%) Software Engineering
8 17 (3.70%) DevOps
8 17 (3.70%) Service Management
9 16 (3.49%) Android Development
10 13 (2.83%) Asset Management
10 13 (2.83%) Break/Fix
11 12 (2.61%) ITSM
11 12 (2.61%) Scrum
12 11 (2.40%) Presales
12 11 (2.40%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.18%) Analytics
13 10 (2.18%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.45%) C
2 21 (4.58%) Java
3 19 (4.14%) Python
4 16 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.27%) SQL
6 11 (2.40%) C++
6 11 (2.40%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.53%) Perl
8 6 (1.31%) PHP
9 5 (1.09%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.87%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.65%) R
12 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.44%) ES6
12 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.22%) AWK
13 1 (0.22%) C#
13 1 (0.22%) Tcl
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (15.03%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (10.02%) CCNA
2 46 (10.02%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 36 (7.84%) CCNP
5 25 (5.45%) Degree
6 23 (5.01%) CCIE
7 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.53%) CWNA
9 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.09%) PMP
10 4 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.87%) JNCIE
10 4 (0.87%) MCSE
10 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.14%) SLA
2 9 (1.96%) QA
3 6 (1.31%) PMO
4 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (14.38%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.49%) Firmware
4 11 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.31%) XenApp
6 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.87%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 4 (0.87%) iptables
7 4 (0.87%) Postfix
7 4 (0.87%) Samba
7 4 (0.87%) Squid
8 3 (0.65%) Docker
8 3 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.65%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (3.92%) SCCM
2 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.74%) Nagios
4 7 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.31%) SCOM
6 5 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.87%) Nessus
7 4 (0.87%) Nmap
8 3 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.65%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.44%) Cacti
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.44%) OpenNMS
9 2 (0.44%) Puppet
9 2 (0.44%) RANCID
9 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 130 (28.32%) Cisco
2 69 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.50%) VMware
4 35 (7.63%) Juniper
5 28 (6.10%) Aruba
6 26 (5.66%) Citrix
7 25 (5.45%) HP
8 19 (4.14%) Meraki
9 13 (2.83%) Samsung
10 12 (2.61%) Remedy
11 11 (2.40%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.18%) Dell
12 10 (2.18%) Palo Alto
12 10 (2.18%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.96%) Apple
14 8 (1.74%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.74%) Extreme Networks
14 8 (1.74%) F5
14 8 (1.74%) Symantec
15 7 (1.53%) Sigfox