Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 264 271
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 900 975 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 6.44% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 579 564
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £154 £183
90th Percentile £493 £552 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £348
% change year-on-year -4.11% +5.04% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 77 100
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.13 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.05 £47.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +13.08% +62.50%

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 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -66 300 £313 -22.84% 30
East of England +53 174 £350 +16.67% 20
South East -37 174 £375 - 23
Midlands +27 124 £400 +39.13% 15
West Midlands +46 81 £416 +10.94% 10
North of England +51 70 £338 -15.63% 13
South West -4 59 £285 -16.79% 13
East Midlands +1 42 £325 +35.42% 5
Yorkshire +24 35 £410 -2.38% 6
North West +14 32 £325 -18.75% 7
North East +64 3 £338 -
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 452 (50.22%) Cisco
2 312 (34.67%) Firewall
3 305 (33.89%) WAN
4 291 (32.33%) LAN
5 276 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
6 222 (24.67%) Windows
7 191 (21.22%) CCNP
8 174 (19.33%) VPN
9 155 (17.22%) Data Centre
10 154 (17.11%) Telecoms
11 129 (14.33%) CCNA
12 127 (14.11%) TCP/IP
13 126 (14.00%) Finance
14 125 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
15 122 (13.56%) Microsoft
16 121 (13.44%) Active Directory
17 115 (12.78%) ITIL
18 113 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
19 112 (12.44%) Internet
20 110 (12.22%) Linux
21 107 (11.89%) Network Design
22 105 (11.67%) CheckPoint
23 102 (11.33%) Cisco Wireless
24 101 (11.22%) DHCP
24 101 (11.22%) Security Cleared
24 101 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
25 100 (11.11%) Network Security
26 98 (10.89%) DNS
27 95 (10.56%) Degree
28 94 (10.44%) C

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 39 (4.33%) Skype for Business
2 37 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 13 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.33%) CMS
8 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.89%) IIS
10 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.22%) Apache
13 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 85 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP EWM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.67%) Office 365
3 38 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.33%) G Suite
6 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Akamai
7 1 (0.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 312 (34.67%) Firewall
2 305 (33.89%) WAN
3 291 (32.33%) LAN
4 174 (19.33%) VPN
5 127 (14.11%) TCP/IP
6 125 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
7 113 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
8 112 (12.44%) Internet
9 102 (11.33%) Cisco Wireless
10 101 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 101 (11.22%) DHCP
11 100 (11.11%) Network Security
12 98 (10.89%) DNS
13 92 (10.22%) BGP
14 89 (9.89%) MPLS
15 83 (9.22%) OSPF
16 80 (8.89%) WLAN
17 73 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
18 66 (7.33%) VoIP
19 54 (6.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.44%) MySQL
7 3 (0.33%) Big Data
7 3 (0.33%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.33%) GIS
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.89%) JIRA
3 6 (0.67%) Bugzilla
3 6 (0.67%) Redmine
3 6 (0.67%) Trac
4 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.56%) JUnit
4 5 (0.56%) Selenium
5 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.22%) Buildbot
6 2 (0.22%) CMake
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.11%) AppScan
7 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.11%) GDB
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 154 (17.11%) Telecoms
2 126 (14.00%) Finance
3 48 (5.33%) Electronics
4 35 (3.89%) Banking
5 24 (2.67%) Marketing
6 17 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.56%) Retail
8 8 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.78%) Legal
10 5 (0.56%) Automotive
10 5 (0.56%) Law
10 5 (0.56%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.44%) German Language
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 278 (30.89%) Network Engineer
2 127 (14.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 112 (12.44%) Analyst
4 108 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 75 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 61 (6.78%) Architect
7 46 (5.11%) Wireless Engineer
8 45 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
9 43 (4.78%) Support Analyst
10 42 (4.67%) Network Architect
11 40 (4.44%) Desktop Support
12 39 (4.33%) Network Support
13 38 (4.22%) Project Manager
14 34 (3.78%) Software Engineer
15 33 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
15 33 (3.67%) Test Engineer
16 31 (3.44%) IT Support
16 31 (3.44%) Network Support Engineer
17 30 (3.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
18 28 (3.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.33%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.44%) HTML
3 11 (1.22%) XMPP
4 9 (1.00%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.89%) .NET
6 5 (0.56%) LAMP
6 5 (0.56%) XML
7 3 (0.33%) REST
7 3 (0.33%) XSLT
8 2 (0.22%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.22%) Spring
9 1 (0.11%) CGI
9 1 (0.11%) Core Data
9 1 (0.11%) JSON
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth
9 1 (0.11%) OpenID
9 1 (0.11%) SAML
9 1 (0.11%) VML
9 1 (0.11%) WAP
9 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 155 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.11%) Blackberry
4 26 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
4 26 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.11%) NHS
6 18 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 14 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.22%) iPhone
10 10 (1.11%) Clustering
11 9 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.00%) FMCG
11 9 (1.00%) VHDL
12 8 (0.89%) BYOD
12 8 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (0.78%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 222 (24.67%) Windows
2 110 (12.22%) Linux
3 63 (7.00%) Windows 7
3 63 (7.00%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 37 (4.11%) Android
6 37 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 36 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (2.89%) Mac OS X
9 22 (2.44%) Unix
10 21 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
12 16 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 15 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.44%) CentOS
15 11 (1.22%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.22%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (12.78%) ITIL
2 107 (11.89%) Network Design
3 55 (6.11%) Migration
4 54 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 52 (5.78%) Network Management
5 52 (5.78%) Test Automation
6 50 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
7 49 (5.44%) Software Engineering
8 48 (5.33%) Service Management
9 43 (4.78%) Network Monitoring
10 41 (4.56%) Validation
11 38 (4.22%) Change Management
12 37 (4.11%) Load Balancing
13 36 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (3.56%) Project Management
15 31 (3.44%) Time Management
16 28 (3.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 27 (3.00%) High Availability
18 26 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
18 26 (2.89%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 94 (10.44%) C
2 81 (9.00%) Python
3 59 (6.56%) Embedded C
4 41 (4.56%) Java
5 36 (4.00%) C++
6 33 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.33%) Perl
8 18 (2.00%) Embedded C++
9 16 (1.78%) PHP
10 11 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.22%) Tcl
11 9 (1.00%) VB
12 7 (0.78%) Assembly Language
12 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.78%) R
12 7 (0.78%) SQL
13 6 (0.67%) VBScript
14 5 (0.56%) Ruby
14 5 (0.56%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 276 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (21.22%) CCNP
3 129 (14.33%) CCNA
4 101 (11.22%) Security Cleared
5 95 (10.56%) Degree
6 85 (9.44%) CCIE
7 79 (8.78%) SC Cleared
8 42 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (3.44%) MCSE
10 28 (3.11%) MCSA
11 23 (2.56%) MCP
12 20 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (2.00%) A+ Certification
13 18 (2.00%) MCDST
13 18 (2.00%) MCSM
14 17 (1.89%) ACHDS
14 17 (1.89%) CCDP
14 17 (1.89%) CWNA
14 17 (1.89%) JNCIA
15 16 (1.78%) ACDT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.44%) SLA
2 17 (1.89%) QA
3 13 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 121 (13.44%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.89%) Firmware
5 21 (2.33%) vSphere
6 19 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 8 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.67%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.56%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.56%) XenApp
12 3 (0.33%) Docker
12 3 (0.33%) NFS
12 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.22%) Openswan
13 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (5.33%) Cisco Prime
2 46 (5.11%) FortiGate
3 32 (3.56%) SCCM
4 19 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.89%) TrustSec
9 6 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.67%) Ionix
9 6 (0.67%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.56%) Nagios
10 5 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.56%) WSUS
11 4 (0.44%) Cacti
11 4 (0.44%) SmoothWall
12 3 (0.33%) Ansible
12 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 452 (50.22%) Cisco
2 122 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 105 (11.67%) CheckPoint
4 93 (10.33%) HP
5 90 (10.00%) Juniper
6 84 (9.33%) F5
7 76 (8.44%) Citrix
8 70 (7.78%) VMware
9 65 (7.22%) Fortinet
10 53 (5.89%) Aruba
11 47 (5.22%) Palo Alto
12 45 (5.00%) Dell
12 45 (5.00%) Riverbed
13 41 (4.56%) McAfee
14 39 (4.33%) Blue Coat
15 38 (4.22%) Apple
16 36 (4.00%) Oracle
17 27 (3.00%) Meraki
17 27 (3.00%) SolarWinds
18 22 (2.44%) Nokia