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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 221 224
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 393 560 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 7.14% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 316 306
Median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £591 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 38
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.39 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5810 7839 7552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3455 4850 4319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 356 439
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 124 £400 -5.88% 40
South East -7 105 £388 +3.33% 30
East of England +4 39 £338 +12.50% 30
South West -16 37 £338 -8.78% 6
West Midlands +3 28 £350 -2.71% 14
North West +21 20 £204 -30.34% 15
East Midlands -15 20 £280 -53.33% 4
Yorkshire +24 17 £325 -22.61% 10
North East +74 9 £450 +28.38% 1
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 506 (58.43%) Cisco
2 408 (47.11%) Firewall
3 363 (41.92%) WAN
3 363 (41.92%) Cisco Certification
4 359 (41.45%) LAN
5 256 (29.56%) CCNP
6 199 (22.98%) Windows
6 199 (22.98%) CheckPoint
7 189 (21.82%) VPN
8 181 (20.90%) ITIL
8 181 (20.90%) Security Cleared
9 174 (20.09%) TCP/IP
10 168 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
11 155 (17.90%) Juniper
12 144 (16.63%) CCNA
13 142 (16.40%) HP
14 141 (16.28%) SC Cleared
15 138 (15.94%) Microsoft
16 134 (15.47%) Data Centre
17 133 (15.36%) F5
17 133 (15.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 133 (15.36%) Telecoms
18 124 (14.32%) CCIE
19 122 (14.09%) BGP
20 119 (13.74%) Network Design
21 114 (13.16%) Network Security
22 113 (13.05%) DNS
23 110 (12.70%) MPLS
24 108 (12.47%) Active Directory
25 106 (12.24%) OSPF

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 21 (2.42%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.96%) IIS
3 14 (1.62%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.23%) Apache
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
12 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 12 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.93%) Office 365
2 32 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.23%) Akamai
4 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.12%) G Suite
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 408 (47.11%) Firewall
2 363 (41.92%) WAN
3 359 (41.45%) LAN
4 189 (21.82%) VPN
5 174 (20.09%) TCP/IP
6 168 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
7 133 (15.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 122 (14.09%) BGP
9 114 (13.16%) Network Security
10 113 (13.05%) DNS
11 110 (12.70%) MPLS
12 106 (12.24%) OSPF
13 91 (10.51%) DHCP
14 90 (10.39%) VoIP
15 89 (10.28%) Cisco Wireless
15 89 (10.28%) Wi-Fi
16 88 (10.16%) Internet
17 85 (9.82%) WLAN
18 78 (9.01%) Cisco IOS
19 58 (6.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.81%) MySQL
4 6 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.35%) Redis
6 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.69%) Bugzilla
4 5 (0.58%) JIRA
5 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.35%) Redmine
6 3 (0.35%) Trac
7 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.23%) JUnit
7 2 (0.23%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.23%) Selenium
7 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.12%) Automake
8 1 (0.12%) CMake
8 1 (0.12%) GCC
8 1 (0.12%) GDB
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (15.36%) Telecoms
2 89 (10.28%) Finance
3 37 (4.27%) Electronics
4 31 (3.58%) Retail
5 20 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.31%) Marketing
6 17 (1.96%) Banking
7 9 (1.04%) Legal
8 4 (0.46%) Automotive
8 4 (0.46%) French Language
8 4 (0.46%) Local Government
9 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.23%) Advertising
10 2 (0.23%) Avionics
10 2 (0.23%) Games
10 2 (0.23%) German Language
10 2 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 288 (33.26%) Network Engineer
2 104 (12.01%) Analyst
3 75 (8.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 72 (8.31%) Architect
5 70 (8.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 55 (6.35%) Network Architect
7 47 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 45 (5.20%) Wireless Engineer
9 39 (4.50%) Consultant
10 37 (4.27%) Network Analyst
11 36 (4.16%) Project Manager
11 36 (4.16%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 34 (3.93%) Support Analyst
12 34 (3.93%) Test Engineer
13 32 (3.70%) Security Engineer
14 31 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 27 (3.12%) Network Support
15 27 (3.12%) Senior Network Engineer
15 27 (3.12%) Technical Support
16 26 (3.00%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.24%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.27%) .NET
2 11 (1.27%) Web Services
3 9 (1.04%) HTML
4 8 (0.92%) XMPP
5 7 (0.81%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.46%) XML
7 3 (0.35%) CSS
7 3 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.35%) Middleware
7 3 (0.35%) RESTful
7 3 (0.35%) SAML
8 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.23%) LAMP
8 2 (0.23%) Spring
8 2 (0.23%) WAP
9 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.12%) J2EE
9 1 (0.12%) WSDL
9 1 (0.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 134 (15.47%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.47%) Computer Science
3 55 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.77%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.73%) NHS
6 15 (1.73%) Smartphone
7 14 (1.62%) BYOD
7 14 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.50%) EPoS
9 11 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.27%) Handset
9 11 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
10 10 (1.15%) Clustering
11 9 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.92%) CESG
12 8 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.69%) iPad
13 6 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 199 (22.98%) Windows
2 93 (10.74%) Linux
3 53 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 51 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 44 (5.08%) Mac OS X
6 37 (4.27%) Unix
7 36 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (3.93%) Android
9 30 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 20 (2.31%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.62%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.50%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.04%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.92%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.69%) CentOS
19 5 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
20 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (20.90%) ITIL
2 119 (13.74%) Network Design
3 78 (9.01%) Service Management
4 63 (7.27%) ITSM
5 60 (6.93%) Network Management
6 59 (6.81%) Information Security
7 58 (6.70%) Load Balancing
8 50 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
9 47 (5.43%) Migration
10 40 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
11 38 (4.39%) Change Management
12 35 (4.04%) High Availability
13 34 (3.93%) Service Delivery
14 32 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (3.35%) Project Management
16 28 (3.23%) Time Management
17 27 (3.12%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (3.12%) Test Automation
17 27 (3.12%) Web Filtering
18 26 (3.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.24%) Python
2 38 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.66%) C
3 23 (2.66%) Perl
4 22 (2.54%) Java
5 17 (1.96%) PHP
6 15 (1.73%) C++
6 15 (1.73%) Tcl
7 13 (1.50%) VBScript
8 12 (1.39%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.15%) SQL
10 9 (1.04%) VB
11 7 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.81%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.46%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.46%) Ruby
13 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.35%) C#
14 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 363 (41.92%) Cisco Certification
2 256 (29.56%) CCNP
3 181 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 144 (16.63%) CCNA
5 141 (16.28%) SC Cleared
6 124 (14.32%) CCIE
7 101 (11.66%) Degree
8 56 (6.47%) CCDP
9 51 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 50 (5.77%) JNCIA
11 49 (5.66%) CCSA
11 49 (5.66%) CCSE
12 47 (5.43%) JNCIE
13 45 (5.20%) CCIP
14 34 (3.93%) CISSP
15 32 (3.70%) HP ASE
15 32 (3.70%) HP MASE
16 31 (3.58%) DV Cleared
17 24 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (2.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.97%) SLA
2 23 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.15%) QA
5 6 (0.69%) PMO
5 6 (0.69%) RMADS
6 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 108 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.42%) vSphere
5 18 (2.08%) Firmware
6 11 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.58%) XenApp
10 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.35%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.23%) Docker
12 2 (0.23%) NFS
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (9.24%) FortiGate
2 50 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (3.58%) SCCM
4 19 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.85%) Nagios
6 14 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 13 (1.50%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.04%) Cacti
9 9 (1.04%) Nexpose
9 9 (1.04%) QRadar
10 7 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.69%) OpenView
11 6 (0.69%) OVSD
12 5 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.58%) EnCase
12 5 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.58%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 506 (58.43%) Cisco
2 199 (22.98%) CheckPoint
3 155 (17.90%) Juniper
4 142 (16.40%) HP
5 138 (15.94%) Microsoft
6 133 (15.36%) F5
7 98 (11.32%) Fortinet
8 88 (10.16%) Palo Alto
9 85 (9.82%) Riverbed
10 78 (9.01%) Aruba
11 75 (8.66%) VMware
12 66 (7.62%) Citrix
13 61 (7.04%) SolarWinds
14 58 (6.70%) Dell
15 35 (4.04%) Apple
16 27 (3.12%) LogRhythm
16 27 (3.12%) McAfee
17 23 (2.66%) Avaya
18 22 (2.54%) Blue Coat
19 21 (2.42%) Rapid7
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £140 - £155 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 11 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 16 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35 - £40 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
TRG
Rate: 35-40 Per Hour
Posted: 12 days ago