Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 453 454
Rank change year-on-year +124 +1 -53
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 480 463 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 3.94% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 307 280
England median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% -12.99%
10th Percentile £180 £153 £150
90th Percentile £530 £530 £526
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 48
England median hourly rate £46.40 £24.96 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.93% -23.80% +87.14%
10th Percentile £13.46 £16.41 £14.71
90th Percentile £53.75 £66.81 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £24.91 £33.00
% change year-on-year +86.27% -24.52% +73.68%

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 9,018 11,755 12,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.69% 12.87% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,479 7,123 7,759
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 530 636
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.97% +0.29% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £46.19
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +20.32% - -16.89%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 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 +147 172 £375 -6.25% 55
South East +62 91 £400 +10.34% 52
North of England +44 79 £289 -18.66% 47
East of England +47 60 £425 +27.82% 39
Yorkshire +67 50 £289 -19.79% 11
Midlands +24 42 £319 -11.46% 25
North West +11 25 £300 -14.29% 29
West Midlands +26 23 £355 -1.39% 15
East Midlands +37 19 £313 +4.17% 10
South West -8 19 £360 -7.10% 27
North East +14 4 £181 - 7
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 174 (36.25%) LAN
2 169 (35.21%) WAN
3 166 (34.58%) Cisco
4 146 (30.42%) Windows
5 124 (25.83%) Firewall
6 113 (23.54%) Microsoft
7 94 (19.58%) Active Directory
8 93 (19.38%) VPN
9 88 (18.33%) Office 365
10 71 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
11 69 (14.38%) DHCP
11 69 (14.38%) Linux
12 65 (13.54%) Wireless
13 64 (13.33%) Data Centre
14 63 (13.13%) Telecoms
14 63 (13.13%) Migration
15 61 (12.71%) Azure
16 60 (12.50%) DNS
16 60 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
17 57 (11.88%) Internet
18 56 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
19 54 (11.25%) TCP/IP
20 50 (10.42%) Android
20 50 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (10.00%) VoIP
21 48 (10.00%) MPLS
22 47 (9.79%) ITIL
23 45 (9.38%) Windows Server
24 44 (9.17%) Python
25 43 (8.96%) VMware

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 29 (6.04%) Skype for Business
2 26 (5.42%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.50%) Confluence
6 10 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.88%) IIS
8 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Houdini
6 1 (0.21%) Maya
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 88 (18.33%) Office 365
2 61 (12.71%) Azure
3 27 (5.63%) AWS
4 22 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.96%) IaaS
6 16 (3.33%) SaaS
7 8 (1.67%) G Suite
8 6 (1.25%) PaaS
9 5 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.83%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.83%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Slack
11 2 (0.42%) Trello
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.21%) GCP
12 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 174 (36.25%) LAN
2 169 (35.21%) WAN
3 124 (25.83%) Firewall
4 93 (19.38%) VPN
5 69 (14.38%) DHCP
6 65 (13.54%) Wireless
7 60 (12.50%) DNS
8 57 (11.88%) Internet
9 54 (11.25%) TCP/IP
10 48 (10.00%) MPLS
10 48 (10.00%) VoIP
11 35 (7.29%) IPv4
11 35 (7.29%) Skype
12 33 (6.88%) BGP
12 33 (6.88%) Network Security
13 31 (6.46%) IPv6
13 31 (6.46%) WLAN
14 29 (6.04%) Ethernet
15 26 (5.42%) Broadband
16 23 (4.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.04%) Big Data
3 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.04%) MySQL
4 4 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.83%) Power BI
5 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (3.96%) JIRA
2 14 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.50%) Selenium
4 9 (1.88%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.46%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.25%) Ant
6 6 (1.25%) Hudson
6 6 (1.25%) Maven
7 4 (0.83%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.83%) Rational Quality Manager
7 4 (0.83%) Subversion
7 4 (0.83%) TestRail
7 4 (0.83%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.42%) GDB
9 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.21%) GCC
9 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.21%) Redmine
General
1 63 (13.13%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.08%) Finance
3 26 (5.42%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.58%) Retail
5 9 (1.88%) Banking
6 8 (1.67%) Back Office
6 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.46%) Electronics
8 6 (1.25%) Billing
8 6 (1.25%) Law
9 5 (1.04%) German Language
9 5 (1.04%) Local Government
9 5 (1.04%) Publishing
10 4 (0.83%) Advertising
10 4 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Marketing
12 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (18.13%) Network Engineer
2 38 (7.92%) Developer
3 37 (7.71%) Analyst
3 37 (7.71%) Support Engineer
4 34 (7.08%) Architect
4 34 (7.08%) Project Manager
5 28 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (4.58%) Technical Leader
7 19 (3.96%) IT Engineer
8 17 (3.54%) Network Architect
9 15 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (2.92%) Desktop Support
11 13 (2.71%) Consultant
12 12 (2.50%) C Developer
12 12 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (2.50%) Linux Developer
12 12 (2.50%) Network Manager
12 12 (2.50%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (2.29%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.13%) POSIX
1 15 (3.13%) Yocto
2 13 (2.71%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (1.46%) Django
5 6 (1.25%) Java SE
6 5 (1.04%) LDAP
7 4 (0.83%) Web Services
8 3 (0.63%) JSON
8 3 (0.63%) Middleware
9 2 (0.42%) .NET
9 2 (0.42%) REST
10 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.21%) CSS
10 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.21%) HTML
10 1 (0.21%) OAuth
10 1 (0.21%) RESTful
10 1 (0.21%) XML
10 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 50 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.21%) Device Driver
4 21 (4.38%) Smartphone
5 20 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.71%) User Experience
7 12 (2.50%) Replication
8 11 (2.29%) CCTV
8 11 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.29%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (1.67%) iPhone
9 8 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.46%) Clustering
10 7 (1.46%) Handset
11 6 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 146 (30.42%) Windows
2 69 (14.38%) Linux
3 50 (10.42%) Android
4 45 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 39 (8.13%) Windows 10
6 36 (7.50%) Windows 7
7 26 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (4.58%) Apple iOS
9 17 (3.54%) Mac OS X
10 12 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (1.88%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.88%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (1.25%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.83%) CentOS
14 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.63%) ThreadX
15 3 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (13.13%) Migration
3 47 (9.79%) ITIL
4 43 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 34 (7.08%) Network Design
7 32 (6.67%) Project Management
8 27 (5.63%) Project Delivery
9 20 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 20 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.96%) DevOps
10 19 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.96%) Service Management
11 18 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (3.75%) Test Automation
12 16 (3.33%) Software Engineering
13 15 (3.13%) Asset Management
14 14 (2.92%) Load Balancing
14 14 (2.92%) Technical Leadership
15 12 (2.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.17%) Python
2 31 (6.46%) C
3 15 (3.13%) Java
4 14 (2.92%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.92%) SQL
5 10 (2.08%) Embedded C
6 7 (1.46%) C++
6 7 (1.46%) Perl
7 6 (1.25%) Java 8
7 6 (1.25%) Tcl
8 5 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.04%) Embedded C++
8 5 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.63%) R
10 2 (0.42%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) F#
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (8.13%) CCNA
3 38 (7.92%) Security Cleared
4 31 (6.46%) CCNP
4 31 (6.46%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.96%) Degree
6 13 (2.71%) CCIE
7 12 (2.50%) MCP
7 12 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.46%) MCITP
8 7 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.83%) CCDP
10 4 (0.83%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.83%) PhD
11 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) CCDA
11 2 (0.42%) CISSP
11 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.08%) SLA
2 7 (1.46%) GDPR
3 4 (0.83%) COBIT
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
4 2 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) NCSC
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.08%) Firmware
5 9 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (1.67%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.83%) pfSense
8 4 (0.83%) XenApp
9 3 (0.63%) vSphere
10 2 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) KVM
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (7.50%) SCCM
2 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.29%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 9 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.67%) Ansible
6 8 (1.67%) WSUS
7 7 (1.46%) Puppet
8 6 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.25%) Salt
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.04%) Nagios
10 4 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.83%) Netcool
10 4 (0.83%) TeMIP
11 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 166 (34.58%) Cisco
2 113 (23.54%) Microsoft
3 43 (8.96%) VMware
4 36 (7.50%) Citrix
5 34 (7.08%) Meraki
6 30 (6.25%) Aruba
7 29 (6.04%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.63%) HP
9 25 (5.21%) Juniper
10 24 (5.00%) Apple
11 21 (4.38%) Palo Alto
12 19 (3.96%) BT
12 19 (3.96%) Fortinet
13 18 (3.75%) Google
14 17 (3.54%) Mitel
15 15 (3.13%) F5
16 13 (2.71%) Remedy
16 13 (2.71%) SAP
16 13 (2.71%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.71%) Sun