Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 18 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 259 264
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing Wireless 813 856 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.97% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 6.60% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 572 536
England median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £153 £131 £197
90th Percentile £511 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £353 £350
% change year-on-year -0.71% +0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 65 94
England median hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.22% -50.67% +84.05%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.13 £11.75
90th Percentile £49.40 £52.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +92.50% -46.67% +74.42%

Wireless 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 12,122 12,978 13,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.70% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 7,942 8,219
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £214
90th Percentile £594 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 685 773
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.97
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% -4.44% +12.50%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
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 Wireless within the England region over the 6 months to 18 February 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 -78 282 £330 -13.21% 84
South East -44 168 £393 +8.28% 94
East of England +48 139 £350 +16.67% 86
Midlands +50 134 £421 +59.53% 51
West Midlands +52 95 £450 +24.14% 27
South West -10 44 £273 -0.91% 19
North of England -31 43 £281 -29.69% 63
East Midlands -2 38 £313 +125.59% 24
North West -7 25 £288 -28.13% 25
Yorkshire -18 14 £275 -31.25% 36
North East +19 4 £369 +2.43% 2
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 409 (50.31%) Cisco
2 316 (38.87%) Firewall
3 247 (30.38%) WAN
4 241 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (28.17%) LAN
6 176 (21.65%) Windows
7 169 (20.79%) VPN
8 163 (20.05%) CCNP
9 147 (18.08%) Data Centre
10 117 (14.39%) CCNA
11 116 (14.27%) CheckPoint
11 116 (14.27%) ITIL
12 114 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
13 113 (13.90%) Telecoms
14 112 (13.78%) TCP/IP
14 112 (13.78%) Security Cleared
15 108 (13.28%) Internet
16 102 (12.55%) Network Design
17 100 (12.30%) Active Directory
17 100 (12.30%) DHCP
18 98 (12.05%) Microsoft
19 97 (11.93%) DNS
20 93 (11.44%) Linux
20 93 (11.44%) C
20 93 (11.44%) Network Security
21 90 (11.07%) SC Cleared
21 90 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
22 89 (10.95%) Cisco Wireless
23 82 (10.09%) Finance
24 81 (9.96%) BGP

Wireless
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 30 (3.69%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.44%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.35%) IBM Notes
5 9 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.86%) ThingWorx
7 6 (0.74%) CMS
8 5 (0.62%) IIS
9 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.37%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.12%) Moodle
Applications
1 60 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.37%) SAP EWM
1 3 (0.37%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.25%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (5.54%) Office 365
4 10 (1.23%) SaaS
5 9 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.62%) IaaS
7 5 (0.62%) PaaS
8 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 316 (38.87%) Firewall
2 247 (30.38%) WAN
3 229 (28.17%) LAN
4 169 (20.79%) VPN
5 114 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
6 112 (13.78%) TCP/IP
7 108 (13.28%) Internet
8 100 (12.30%) DHCP
9 97 (11.93%) DNS
10 93 (11.44%) Network Security
11 89 (10.95%) Cisco Wireless
12 81 (9.96%) BGP
13 75 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
14 72 (8.86%) MPLS
15 71 (8.73%) OSPF
16 61 (7.50%) VLAN
17 58 (7.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 55 (6.77%) WLAN
19 44 (5.41%) Ethernet
19 44 (5.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (0.86%) Power BI
3 7 (0.86%) Spotfire
4 5 (0.62%) GIS
5 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.25%) Hudson
2 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.12%) AppScan
3 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.12%) Paros
3 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.12%) WebScarab
General
1 113 (13.90%) Telecoms
2 82 (10.09%) Finance
3 29 (3.57%) Electronics
4 16 (1.97%) Banking
4 16 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.35%) Retail
6 10 (1.23%) Legal
7 8 (0.98%) Automotive
7 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.86%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.74%) Law
9 6 (0.74%) Marketing
10 2 (0.25%) Billing
10 2 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 294 (36.16%) Network Engineer
2 103 (12.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 95 (11.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 89 (10.95%) Analyst
5 83 (10.21%) Architect
6 61 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 55 (6.77%) Network Architect
8 51 (6.27%) Wireless Engineer
9 40 (4.92%) Network Support
10 36 (4.43%) Support Analyst
11 35 (4.31%) Network Support Engineer
12 33 (4.06%) Embedded Engineer
13 32 (3.94%) Network Design Engineer
13 32 (3.94%) Software Engineer
13 32 (3.94%) Wireless Network Engineer
14 31 (3.81%) Design Engineer
15 29 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
15 29 (3.57%) IT Support
16 28 (3.44%) Implementation Engineer
16 28 (3.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.81%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.35%) Regular Expression
3 7 (0.86%) Node.js
3 7 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (0.86%) WAP
4 5 (0.62%) Web Services
5 4 (0.49%) HTML
5 4 (0.49%) XML
6 3 (0.37%) REST
6 3 (0.37%) XSLT
7 2 (0.25%) .NET
7 2 (0.25%) EDI
7 2 (0.25%) Middleware
7 2 (0.25%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.12%) CGI
8 1 (0.12%) CSS
8 1 (0.12%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.12%) SAML
8 1 (0.12%) VML
8 1 (0.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 147 (18.08%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.09%) NHS
5 16 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.35%) Internet of Things
7 11 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.11%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.11%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.11%) FMCG
8 9 (1.11%) iPhone
9 8 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (0.98%) iPad
10 7 (0.86%) CMDB
10 7 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.86%) VHDL
11 5 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (0.62%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 176 (21.65%) Windows
2 93 (11.44%) Linux
3 51 (6.27%) Windows 7
4 49 (6.03%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.20%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.85%) Android
10 12 (1.48%) Unix
11 11 (1.35%) CentOS
11 11 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.11%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
14 4 (0.49%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (14.27%) ITIL
2 102 (12.55%) Network Design
3 58 (7.13%) Service Delivery
4 57 (7.01%) Network Management
5 53 (6.52%) WAN Optimisation
6 52 (6.40%) Change Management
7 48 (5.90%) Network Monitoring
8 43 (5.29%) Migration
9 42 (5.17%) Service Management
10 40 (4.92%) Software Engineering
11 38 (4.67%) Load Balancing
12 33 (4.06%) ITIL V3
13 32 (3.94%) Project Management
14 29 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (3.08%) Incident Management
16 25 (3.08%) Test Automation
17 23 (2.83%) Network Virtualisation
18 22 (2.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.44%) C
2 75 (9.23%) Python
3 55 (6.77%) Embedded C
4 35 (4.31%) C++
5 25 (3.08%) Java
6 15 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 12 (1.48%) SQL
8 11 (1.35%) Assembly Language
9 10 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.11%) Tcl
11 7 (0.86%) Ruby
12 5 (0.62%) Perl
13 4 (0.49%) R
14 3 (0.37%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.25%) C#
15 2 (0.25%) VBScript
16 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 241 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (20.05%) CCNP
3 117 (14.39%) CCNA
4 112 (13.78%) Security Cleared
5 90 (11.07%) SC Cleared
6 55 (6.77%) CCIE
7 47 (5.78%) Degree
8 28 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (3.32%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.21%) CWNA
10 18 (2.21%) MCSA
10 18 (2.21%) MCSE
11 16 (1.97%) CCDP
11 16 (1.97%) MCP
12 14 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
13 11 (1.35%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 10 (1.23%) CCIE Wireless
14 10 (1.23%) CCSA
14 10 (1.23%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.43%) SLA
2 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.74%) QA
4 5 (0.62%) GDPR
4 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.37%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.46%) Firmware
5 14 (1.72%) vSphere
6 13 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.98%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.74%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.62%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.49%) KVM
11 4 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.37%) Docker
12 3 (0.37%) XenApp
13 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (6.27%) FortiGate
2 40 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (2.71%) SCCM
4 8 (0.98%) Cacti
5 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.86%) Grafana
5 7 (0.86%) SCOM
5 7 (0.86%) WSUS
6 6 (0.74%) TrustSec
7 5 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.49%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (0.37%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.37%) Ansible
9 3 (0.37%) Ionix
9 3 (0.37%) Kibana
9 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 3 (0.37%) OVSD
Vendors
1 409 (50.31%) Cisco
2 116 (14.27%) CheckPoint
3 98 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 79 (9.72%) F5
5 77 (9.47%) Aruba
6 75 (9.23%) Juniper
7 73 (8.98%) HP
8 66 (8.12%) Fortinet
8 66 (8.12%) VMware
9 60 (7.38%) Citrix
10 50 (6.15%) McAfee
11 43 (5.29%) Oracle
12 42 (5.17%) Meraki
13 35 (4.31%) Blue Coat
13 35 (4.31%) Dell
13 35 (4.31%) Palo Alto
14 29 (3.57%) Nokia
15 27 (3.32%) IBM
16 25 (3.08%) Apple
16 25 (3.08%) SolarWinds