Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 339 268 258
Rank change year-on-year -71 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing Wireless 505 252 858
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.93% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 6.94% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 156 482
10th Percentile £160 £201 £163
25th Percentile £200 £298 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £385 £375
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% -2.60%
75th Percentile £438 £460 £472
90th Percentile £500 £519 £563
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 55
10th Percentile £13.33 £24.25 £13.55
25th Percentile £17.25 £39.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate £28.25 £43.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.06% -3.33% +59.29%
75th Percentile £44.88 £51.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £52.88 £55.20 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £42.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year -44.71% -3.94% +45.07%

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 7,698 3,633 10,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.38% 13.34% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,010 2,327 6,403
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £358 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £585 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £631 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.09% +5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 156 492
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.78
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.19 £15.97
Median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +37.52%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.54 £47.25
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -30.16% +21.90% +38.18%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireless in England.

Daily rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireless in England.

Hourly rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 -121 165 £389 -18.11% 67
South East -48 107 £325 -10.65% 89
North of England -56 60 £255 -36.25% 102
East of England -25 55 £388 +23.02% 60
Midlands -49 45 £188 -28.57% 49
South West -45 38 £335 -0.74% 49
North West -71 30 £255 -36.25% 57
East Midlands -21 29 £250 -16.67% 27
Yorkshire -26 25 £263 -35.58% 32
West Midlands -60 16 £160 -41.82% 22
North East - 5 £255 - 13
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 218 (43.17%) Cisco
2 195 (38.61%) Firewall
3 139 (27.52%) WAN
4 128 (25.35%) LAN
5 121 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (23.56%) Windows
7 104 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 101 (20.00%) VPN
8 101 (20.00%) Social Skills
9 95 (18.81%) Active Directory
10 92 (18.22%) Telecoms
11 85 (16.83%) Microsoft 365
12 84 (16.63%) Azure
13 78 (15.45%) Wi-Fi
14 75 (14.85%) Data Centre
15 72 (14.26%) CCNP
16 66 (13.07%) ITIL
17 64 (12.67%) TCP/IP
18 63 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
19 62 (12.28%) DNS
20 60 (11.88%) CCNA
21 59 (11.68%) BGP
21 59 (11.68%) Degree
22 57 (11.29%) OSPF
22 57 (11.29%) SD-WAN
23 56 (11.09%) Aruba
24 54 (10.69%) Meraki
24 54 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
25 53 (10.50%) VMware
26 52 (10.30%) Linux

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 9 (1.78%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.39%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.19%) Confluence
4 5 (0.99%) JBoss
4 5 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.99%) NetWeaver
5 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 54 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.39%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 85 (16.83%) Microsoft 365
2 84 (16.63%) Azure
3 37 (7.33%) AWS
4 21 (4.16%) PaaS
5 20 (3.96%) IaaS
6 12 (2.38%) SaaS
7 11 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 10 (1.98%) GCP
9 6 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (1.19%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.99%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.79%) Google Workspace
12 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.59%) Serverless
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 195 (38.61%) Firewall
2 139 (27.52%) WAN
3 128 (25.35%) LAN
4 101 (20.00%) VPN
5 78 (15.45%) Wi-Fi
6 64 (12.67%) TCP/IP
7 62 (12.28%) DNS
8 59 (11.68%) BGP
9 57 (11.29%) OSPF
9 57 (11.29%) SD-WAN
10 50 (9.90%) MPLS
11 46 (9.11%) VLAN
12 44 (8.71%) DHCP
13 43 (8.51%) VoIP
14 42 (8.32%) WLAN
15 40 (7.92%) Internet
16 37 (7.33%) Network Security
17 32 (6.34%) Cisco Wireless
18 30 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (5.54%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.78%) DB2
3 6 (1.19%) MySQL
3 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.99%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) QGIS
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (4.16%) JIRA
2 6 (1.19%) GitLab
2 6 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.19%) Spinnaker
3 5 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.79%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 4 (0.79%) TestRail
5 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.20%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 92 (18.22%) Telecoms
3 50 (9.90%) Finance
4 28 (5.54%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.77%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (2.57%) Electronics
8 11 (2.18%) Banking
9 9 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.78%) Legal
10 8 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.99%) Marketing
12 5 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.79%) German Language
13 4 (0.79%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.59%) Games
14 3 (0.59%) Law
14 3 (0.59%) Local Government
14 3 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (25.94%) Network Engineer
2 54 (10.69%) Architect
3 37 (7.33%) Analyst
3 37 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 37 (7.33%) Support Engineer
4 23 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 23 (4.55%) Network Architect
4 23 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
5 21 (4.16%) Desktop Support
5 21 (4.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (3.56%) Consultant
8 17 (3.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (3.37%) IT Engineer
8 17 (3.37%) Project Manager
9 14 (2.77%) Designer
9 14 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (2.77%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 13 (2.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.75%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.58%) Middleware
3 6 (1.19%) RESTful
4 5 (0.99%) LDAP
4 5 (0.99%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.40%) Node.js
6 2 (0.40%) REST
6 2 (0.40%) SOAP
6 2 (0.40%) XMPP
7 1 (0.20%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) Kafka
7 1 (0.20%) React
7 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (3.17%) CCTV
4 16 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.77%) Fibre Optics
5 14 (2.77%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.98%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.98%) PKI
7 10 (1.98%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.78%) iPad
8 9 (1.78%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.58%) Clustering
9 8 (1.58%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.58%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.58%) NHS
10 7 (1.39%) User Experience
10 7 (1.39%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 119 (23.56%) Windows
2 52 (10.30%) Linux
3 43 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 40 (7.92%) Windows 10
5 22 (4.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (3.76%) Android
6 19 (3.76%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.18%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.78%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.19%) Unix
14 5 (0.99%) AIX
15 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.40%) Solaris
17 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (13.07%) ITIL
2 63 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (8.51%) Migration
4 38 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (5.74%) Network Design
6 29 (5.74%) Project Management
7 27 (5.35%) Network Management
8 24 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 23 (4.55%) Change Management
10 22 (4.36%) Load Balancing
11 21 (4.16%) Project Delivery
11 21 (4.16%) Service Management
11 21 (4.16%) Test Automation
12 20 (3.96%) Computer Science
13 19 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (3.56%) Validation
15 17 (3.37%) Software Engineering
16 16 (3.17%) Business Continuity
17 15 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.10%) Python
2 34 (6.73%) C
3 21 (4.16%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.37%) SQL
5 15 (2.97%) C++
6 9 (1.78%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.39%) Go
8 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.79%) Assembly Language
9 4 (0.79%) Rust
9 4 (0.79%) Tcl
10 3 (0.59%) Perl
11 2 (0.40%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.40%) Java
12 1 (0.20%) C#
12 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 121 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (14.26%) CCNP
3 60 (11.88%) CCNA
4 59 (11.68%) Degree
5 43 (8.51%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.94%) CCIE
7 23 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 18 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (3.17%) CCDP
9 16 (3.17%) DBS Check
10 12 (2.38%) MCSE
11 7 (1.39%) CISSP
11 7 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.19%) MCP
13 4 (0.79%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.79%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.79%) MCSA
13 4 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.93%) SLA
2 14 (2.77%) GDPR
3 10 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.99%) COBIT
6 3 (0.59%) MISRA
6 3 (0.59%) PMO
6 3 (0.59%) QA
6 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) GRC
8 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 95 (18.81%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.96%) Docker
4 14 (2.77%) Firmware
5 13 (2.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.18%) vSphere
8 9 (1.78%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.19%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.99%) KVM
10 5 (0.99%) Xen
11 4 (0.79%) iptables
11 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.59%) XenApp
12 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.20%) Samba
13 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (9.90%) SCCM
2 17 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (2.97%) Ansible
3 15 (2.97%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.97%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.19%) WSUS
7 5 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (0.99%) Terraform
8 4 (0.79%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.79%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.59%) Nessus
9 3 (0.59%) PaperCut
9 3 (0.59%) SCOM
9 3 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.40%) Netcool
10 2 (0.40%) OPNET
Vendors
1 218 (43.17%) Cisco
2 104 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 56 (11.09%) Aruba
4 54 (10.69%) Meraki
5 53 (10.50%) VMware
6 41 (8.12%) CheckPoint
7 38 (7.52%) Juniper
8 36 (7.13%) Palo Alto
9 33 (6.53%) F5
10 31 (6.14%) Citrix
11 23 (4.55%) HP
12 22 (4.36%) Apple
12 22 (4.36%) Google
13 21 (4.16%) Ruckus Wireless
14 18 (3.56%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.37%) Fortinet
16 16 (3.17%) SolarWinds
17 15 (2.97%) IBM
17 15 (2.97%) ServiceNow
18 13 (2.57%) Avaya