Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 381 442 382
Rank change year-on-year +61 -60 +61
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 493 489 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 3.98% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 275 360
England median daily rate £365 £365 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.39% -10.00%
10th Percentile £155 £150 £171
90th Percentile £540 £570 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £351
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.28% -12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 71
England median hourly rate £46.40 £16.81 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.03% -7.13% -23.79%
10th Percentile £18.87 £10.65 £13.61
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £46.20 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year +188.75% -13.04% -26.40%

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 10,590 12,284 12,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.16% 13.29% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,502 7,495 7,598
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 638 667
England median hourly rate £25.31 £20.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.55% +9.53% -22.30%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +5.26% -22.45%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +75 189 £395 -1.25% 53
South East +7 99 £400 +2.56% 34
North of England +37 73 £245 -32.07% 47
Midlands +41 58 £313 +4.17% 14
East of England -1 38 £313 -6.02% 51
North West +26 36 £225 -33.33% 25
Yorkshire +38 32 £288 -29.45% 16
West Midlands +20 30 £370 +59.14% 8
East Midlands +40 28 £245 -30.00% 6
South West -20 21 £505 +44.29% 31
North East +17 5 - - 6
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 184 (37.32%) LAN
2 183 (37.12%) Cisco
3 169 (34.28%) Windows
4 168 (34.08%) WAN
5 137 (27.79%) Firewall
6 126 (25.56%) Active Directory
7 113 (22.92%) Office 365
8 101 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
9 98 (19.88%) Microsoft
10 92 (18.66%) Wireless
11 91 (18.46%) Azure
12 89 (18.05%) VPN
13 75 (15.21%) VoIP
14 70 (14.20%) DNS
15 66 (13.39%) CCNP
15 66 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (11.97%) Data Centre
17 57 (11.56%) Linux
17 57 (11.56%) Telecoms
18 55 (11.16%) Migration
18 55 (11.16%) ITIL
19 54 (10.95%) DHCP
19 54 (10.95%) CCNA
20 53 (10.75%) Android
20 53 (10.75%) Windows 10
21 51 (10.34%) Windows Server
22 50 (10.14%) TCP/IP
22 50 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
23 49 (9.94%) Azure Active Directory
24 46 (9.33%) Internet

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 23 (4.67%) Skype for Business
2 21 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.43%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.03%) Confluence
4 10 (2.03%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.61%) Apache
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.41%) IIS
8 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.41%) WordPress
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) assyst
2 3 (0.61%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.20%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 113 (22.92%) Office 365
2 91 (18.46%) Azure
3 49 (9.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (6.90%) AWS
5 11 (2.23%) G Suite
5 11 (2.23%) IaaS
5 11 (2.23%) SaaS
6 5 (1.01%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.81%) GCP
7 4 (0.81%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.41%) iTunes
9 2 (0.41%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.41%) Slack
9 2 (0.41%) Trello
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 184 (37.32%) LAN
2 168 (34.08%) WAN
3 137 (27.79%) Firewall
4 92 (18.66%) Wireless
5 89 (18.05%) VPN
6 75 (15.21%) VoIP
7 70 (14.20%) DNS
8 54 (10.95%) DHCP
9 50 (10.14%) TCP/IP
10 46 (9.33%) Internet
11 42 (8.52%) MPLS
12 38 (7.71%) Network Security
13 35 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (6.69%) Unified Communications
15 32 (6.49%) Skype
15 32 (6.49%) WLAN
16 27 (5.48%) BGP
17 24 (4.87%) Ethernet
18 23 (4.67%) Cisco Wireless
18 23 (4.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.22%) MySQL
3 5 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.61%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.41%) Big Data
5 2 (0.41%) Power BI
5 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (5.27%) JIRA
2 8 (1.62%) ClearQuest
2 8 (1.62%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.22%) ClearCase
3 6 (1.22%) GDB
3 6 (1.22%) Redmine
4 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.81%) Rational Quality Manager
5 4 (0.81%) Subversion
6 3 (0.61%) Selenium
6 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.61%) TestRail
6 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.41%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.41%) GCC
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Trac
General
1 57 (11.56%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.51%) Finance
3 26 (5.27%) Retail
4 22 (4.46%) Public Sector
5 15 (3.04%) Banking
6 14 (2.84%) Billing
7 12 (2.43%) Electronics
8 10 (2.03%) German Language
9 8 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.01%) French Language
10 5 (1.01%) Law
10 5 (1.01%) Legal
10 5 (1.01%) Marketing
10 5 (1.01%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.81%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.81%) Publishing
12 3 (0.61%) Local Government
12 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 45 (9.13%) Architect
3 44 (8.92%) Support Engineer
4 31 (6.29%) Project Manager
5 29 (5.88%) Analyst
5 29 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 25 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (4.46%) Consultant
8 20 (4.06%) Developer
9 19 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 18 (3.65%) IT Engineer
10 18 (3.65%) IT Support
11 17 (3.45%) Network Specialist
12 16 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.25%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (2.84%) Network Architect
14 14 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
14 14 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (1.22%) .NET
3 6 (1.22%) Django
4 5 (1.01%) LDAP
5 4 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.61%) JSON
6 3 (0.61%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.41%) HTML
7 2 (0.41%) REST
7 2 (0.41%) Web Services
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (0.20%) CGI
8 1 (0.20%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (0.20%) OAuth
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.20%) VML
8 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.27%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (4.87%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.06%) Smartphone
6 16 (3.25%) iPhone
7 14 (2.84%) Handset
8 12 (2.43%) CCTV
9 11 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.62%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.42%) User Experience
13 6 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.22%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.22%) Social Media
14 5 (1.01%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.01%) NHS
14 5 (1.01%) Shadow IT
15 4 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 169 (34.28%) Windows
2 57 (11.56%) Linux
3 53 (10.75%) Android
3 53 (10.75%) Windows 10
4 51 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 35 (7.10%) Apple iOS
6 32 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 22 (4.46%) Windows Mobile
7 22 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.25%) Mac OS
9 14 (2.84%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (1.83%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.62%) Unix
14 7 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.22%) CentOS
15 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
2 55 (11.16%) ITIL
2 55 (11.16%) Migration
3 34 (6.90%) Network Design
4 33 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (6.29%) Load Balancing
5 31 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 21 (4.26%) Change Management
7 21 (4.26%) Service Management
8 20 (4.06%) Network Management
8 20 (4.06%) Project Delivery
8 20 (4.06%) Project Management
9 19 (3.85%) Software Engineering
10 17 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (3.25%) DNA
11 16 (3.25%) Presales
12 15 (3.04%) Mentoring
13 14 (2.84%) PRINCE2
13 14 (2.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.10%) Python
2 21 (4.26%) C
3 17 (3.45%) C++
4 13 (2.64%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.64%) SQL
5 11 (2.23%) Java
6 10 (2.03%) Embedded C
7 8 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.62%) Embedded C++
7 8 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.62%) Perl
8 6 (1.22%) Tcl
9 4 (0.81%) PHP
10 3 (0.61%) Ruby
10 3 (0.61%) VBScript
11 2 (0.41%) C#
11 2 (0.41%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (13.39%) CCNP
3 54 (10.95%) CCNA
4 19 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.45%) CCIE
6 16 (3.25%) Degree
7 15 (3.04%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.23%) MCP
9 8 (1.62%) MCITP
10 6 (1.22%) MCSE
10 6 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.81%) CCSP
11 4 (0.81%) CISSP
12 3 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.61%) CCIE Wireless
12 3 (0.61%) CWDP
12 3 (0.61%) JNCIE
12 3 (0.61%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.61%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.22%) GDPR
3 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.61%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 126 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.03%) Firmware
4 9 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.62%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.01%) XenApp
8 4 (0.81%) pfSense
8 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.41%) Docker
9 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.41%) vSphere
9 2 (0.41%) Xen
10 1 (0.20%) KVM
10 1 (0.20%) LXC
10 1 (0.20%) Samba
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (7.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 36 (7.30%) SCCM
3 25 (5.07%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (3.25%) AirWatch
4 16 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (2.43%) Ansible
6 9 (1.83%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.42%) Puppet
8 7 (1.42%) WSUS
9 6 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (1.22%) Salt
9 6 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.01%) SCOM
11 4 (0.81%) Nagios
11 4 (0.81%) Netcool
11 4 (0.81%) TeMIP
11 4 (0.81%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 183 (37.12%) Cisco
2 98 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 40 (8.11%) Aruba
3 40 (8.11%) F5
4 39 (7.91%) CheckPoint
4 39 (7.91%) VMware
5 38 (7.71%) Palo Alto
6 37 (7.51%) Citrix
7 35 (7.10%) Meraki
8 33 (6.69%) HP
9 28 (5.68%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.27%) Apple
10 26 (5.27%) Juniper
11 24 (4.87%) Samsung
12 22 (4.46%) Fortinet
13 21 (4.26%) Google
13 21 (4.26%) Mitel
14 20 (4.06%) BT
15 14 (2.84%) Red Box
16 13 (2.64%) Ericsson