Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 267 259
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Wireless 901 887 1,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.97% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 7.07% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 519 589
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £154 £156
90th Percentile £538 £500 £582
UK median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 109 76
England median hourly rate £29.75 £37.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.67% +2.04% +28.25%
10th Percentile £15.11 £10.96 £10.99
90th Percentile £53.92 £52.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.67% +4.17% +25.63%

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 12,369 12,551 15,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.74% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,480 7,724 9,303
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £222
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 653 743
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +36 367 £400 +14.29% 88
South East -15 180 £389 +0.32% 87
North of England +6 113 £375 +7.14% 74
Midlands -31 102 £415 +18.57% 60
East of England -40 92 £333 -5.00% 86
West Midlands -14 75 £425 +13.33% 45
North West +8 59 £403 +18.38% 35
South West -44 42 £330 +15.79% 29
Yorkshire -24 33 £344 -20.98% 27
East Midlands -9 27 £205 -36.92% 15
North East +20 21 £300 -18.64% 12
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 532 (59.05%) Cisco
2 436 (48.39%) Firewall
3 330 (36.63%) WAN
4 321 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
5 297 (32.96%) LAN
6 248 (27.52%) CCNP
7 196 (21.75%) VPN
8 173 (19.20%) ITIL
9 167 (18.53%) Windows
10 161 (17.87%) Microsoft
11 152 (16.87%) CheckPoint
11 152 (16.87%) BGP
12 147 (16.32%) TCP/IP
13 141 (15.65%) OSPF
13 141 (15.65%) Data Centre
14 137 (15.21%) Network Security
15 136 (15.09%) Juniper
16 134 (14.87%) MPLS
16 134 (14.87%) Cisco ASA
17 129 (14.32%) Active Directory
18 126 (13.98%) CCNA
19 121 (13.43%) WLAN
20 119 (13.21%) Security Cleared
20 119 (13.21%) Cisco Wireless
21 113 (12.54%) Aruba
22 110 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
23 107 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
24 105 (11.65%) Finance
25 103 (11.43%) F5
25 103 (11.43%) SolarWinds

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 28 (3.11%) Skype for Business
2 22 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.67%) CMS
6 5 (0.55%) Amazon Alexa
6 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.33%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.22%) IBM Connections
9 2 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (4.66%) MS Visio
3 28 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (5.55%) Office 365
4 22 (2.44%) IaaS
5 18 (2.00%) PaaS
6 15 (1.66%) SaaS
7 13 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.55%) G Suite
10 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.22%) GitHub
13 1 (0.11%) Akamai
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.11%) Slack
13 1 (0.11%) Stackdriver
13 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 436 (48.39%) Firewall
2 330 (36.63%) WAN
3 297 (32.96%) LAN
4 196 (21.75%) VPN
5 152 (16.87%) BGP
6 147 (16.32%) TCP/IP
7 141 (15.65%) OSPF
8 137 (15.21%) Network Security
9 134 (14.87%) Cisco ASA
9 134 (14.87%) MPLS
10 121 (13.43%) WLAN
11 119 (13.21%) Cisco Wireless
12 110 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 107 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
14 102 (11.32%) DNS
15 95 (10.54%) Internet
16 94 (10.43%) IPsec
17 82 (9.10%) VLAN
18 80 (8.88%) DHCP
18 80 (8.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.11%) Big Data
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.11%) DTS
4 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.11%) MySQL
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.11%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (0.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (1.44%) JIRA
5 5 (0.55%) GCC
5 5 (0.55%) LabVIEW
5 5 (0.55%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.33%) Subversion
6 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 105 (11.65%) Finance
2 92 (10.21%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.66%) Retail
4 25 (2.77%) Electronics
5 18 (2.00%) Banking
6 13 (1.44%) Legal
7 11 (1.22%) Law
8 10 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.89%) Billing
9 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.78%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.67%) Games
11 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.67%) Marketing
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 348 (38.62%) Network Engineer
2 98 (10.88%) Architect
3 95 (10.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 78 (8.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 67 (7.44%) Analyst
6 66 (7.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 50 (5.55%) Support Engineer
8 47 (5.22%) Wireless Engineer
9 45 (4.99%) Network Architect
10 40 (4.44%) Security Engineer
11 38 (4.22%) Consultant
12 37 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
13 34 (3.77%) IT Support
14 30 (3.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 27 (3.00%) Desktop Support
15 27 (3.00%) Software Engineer
16 23 (2.55%) Network Design Engineer
17 22 (2.44%) Network Specialist
17 22 (2.44%) Network Support
17 22 (2.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.32%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.11%) OAuth
2 10 (1.11%) OpenID
2 10 (1.11%) SAML
3 8 (0.89%) REST
3 8 (0.89%) Web Services
3 8 (0.89%) XMPP
4 7 (0.78%) J2EE
4 7 (0.78%) Spring
4 7 (0.78%) Spring Boot
5 6 (0.67%) .NET
6 5 (0.55%) LDAP
7 4 (0.44%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.22%) HTML
8 2 (0.22%) JSON
8 2 (0.22%) LAMP
8 2 (0.22%) Middleware
8 2 (0.22%) WAP
9 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 141 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.22%) NHS
7 17 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.55%) PKI
9 13 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.33%) Handset
11 10 (1.11%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.11%) iPad
12 9 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.89%) iPhone
14 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 167 (18.53%) Windows
2 87 (9.66%) Linux
3 57 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.22%) Windows 7
5 41 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 27 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.33%) Unix
8 20 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.66%) Android
11 14 (1.55%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.44%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.33%) VxWorks
18 2 (0.22%) CentOS
18 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.20%) ITIL
2 96 (10.65%) Network Design
3 89 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (8.55%) Network Management
5 65 (7.21%) Change Management
6 59 (6.55%) Migration
6 59 (6.55%) Network Monitoring
7 57 (6.33%) Project Management
8 51 (5.66%) Load Balancing
9 39 (4.33%) Service Management
10 38 (4.22%) Software Engineering
11 36 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
12 35 (3.88%) ITIL V3
13 34 (3.77%) Information Security
14 33 (3.66%) Service Delivery
15 32 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 32 (3.55%) Network Architecture
16 30 (3.33%) Incident Management
17 29 (3.22%) Time Management
18 25 (2.77%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.44%) Python
2 53 (5.88%) C
3 34 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 28 (3.11%) C++
4 28 (3.11%) SQL
5 25 (2.77%) Perl
6 24 (2.66%) Java
7 19 (2.11%) Embedded C
8 9 (1.00%) MATLAB
8 9 (1.00%) VB
9 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.67%) VBA
11 5 (0.55%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.44%) C#
12 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.33%) PHP
14 2 (0.22%) Ruby
15 1 (0.11%) Tcl
15 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 321 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
2 248 (27.52%) CCNP
3 126 (13.98%) CCNA
4 119 (13.21%) Security Cleared
5 90 (9.99%) SC Cleared
6 74 (8.21%) CCIE
7 63 (6.99%) Degree
8 44 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (3.33%) MCSE
10 27 (3.00%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.89%) CCDP
12 18 (2.00%) MCP
13 13 (1.44%) CCSE
13 13 (1.44%) MCSA
13 13 (1.44%) MCTS
14 12 (1.33%) CISSP
15 11 (1.22%) JNCIS
16 10 (1.11%) DBS Check
16 10 (1.11%) HP MASE
16 10 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.55%) SLA
2 17 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.11%) FedRAMP
4 10 (1.11%) HIPAA
5 9 (1.00%) QA
6 8 (0.89%) PMO
7 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.44%) GDPR
8 4 (0.44%) MISRA
9 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) GAMP
11 1 (0.11%) GxP
11 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 129 (14.32%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.77%) Firmware
4 22 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.44%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.11%) XenApp
8 9 (1.00%) FreeRADIUS
8 9 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.89%) Docker
9 8 (0.89%) vSphere
10 7 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.33%) XenServer
13 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (5.11%) SCCM
2 36 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (3.55%) FortiGate
4 23 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 19 (2.11%) Nagios
6 15 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.33%) Cacti
8 10 (1.11%) CASB
9 8 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.55%) Nessus
12 5 (0.55%) Netcool
12 5 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.44%) Ansible
13 4 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.44%) OpenView
14 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.33%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 532 (59.05%) Cisco
2 161 (17.87%) Microsoft
3 152 (16.87%) CheckPoint
4 136 (15.09%) Juniper
5 113 (12.54%) Aruba
6 103 (11.43%) F5
6 103 (11.43%) SolarWinds
7 99 (10.99%) Palo Alto
8 93 (10.32%) VMware
9 84 (9.32%) Meraki
10 80 (8.88%) HP
11 61 (6.77%) Fortinet
12 52 (5.77%) Citrix
13 38 (4.22%) Blue Coat
14 32 (3.55%) Apple
14 32 (3.55%) McAfee
15 30 (3.33%) Riverbed
16 26 (2.89%) Oracle
17 25 (2.77%) Aerohive Networks
18 24 (2.66%) Infoblox