Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 265 280
Rank change year-on-year +25 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 869 966 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 7.71% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 562 500
England median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £150
90th Percentile £575 £524 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 61 111
England median hourly rate £41.75 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.98% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £12.98 £14.77 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.75 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +70.00% -29.58% -3.40%

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 10,278 12,528 12,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 13.21% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,248 7,588 7,947
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £193
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 579 670
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +35.16% -2.26% -14.87%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +13 268 £400 +3.90% 77
South East +46 212 £373 -0.67% 117
Midlands +45 132 £350 -17.65% 65
North of England +6 101 £350 -12.50% 79
West Midlands +37 85 £385 -12.50% 38
South West +38 83 £363 -2.03% 60
North West +10 72 £393 -1.88% 43
East of England -8 64 £294 -9.62% 72
East Midlands +33 47 £245 -6.67% 27
North East +11 18 £300 - 7
Yorkshire -1 11 £265 -35.76% 29
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 441 (50.75%) Cisco
2 367 (42.23%) Firewall
3 299 (34.41%) LAN
4 289 (33.26%) Cisco Certification
5 261 (30.03%) WAN
6 202 (23.25%) CCNP
7 181 (20.83%) Windows
8 157 (18.07%) VPN
9 155 (17.84%) Telecoms
10 148 (17.03%) Palo Alto
11 133 (15.30%) Microsoft
12 130 (14.96%) CCNA
13 127 (14.61%) BGP
14 122 (14.04%) Data Centre
15 121 (13.92%) Aruba
16 119 (13.69%) TCP/IP
16 119 (13.69%) ITIL
17 118 (13.58%) MPLS
18 110 (12.66%) WLAN
19 107 (12.31%) Active Directory
20 105 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
21 104 (11.97%) OSPF
22 102 (11.74%) Network Security
23 101 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
24 96 (11.05%) CheckPoint
25 94 (10.82%) Juniper
26 91 (10.47%) DHCP
26 91 (10.47%) DNS
27 88 (10.13%) Security Cleared
28 87 (10.01%) F5

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 (4.49%) Skype for Business
2 35 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.46%) Confluence
6 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 80 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) assyst
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) BASE24
4 1 (0.12%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 79 (9.09%) Office 365
2 63 (7.25%) Azure
3 45 (5.18%) AWS
4 20 (2.30%) IaaS
5 14 (1.61%) PaaS
6 8 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.69%) GCP
8 4 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.35%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.23%) SaaS
11 1 (0.12%) G Suite
11 1 (0.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 367 (42.23%) Firewall
2 299 (34.41%) LAN
3 261 (30.03%) WAN
4 157 (18.07%) VPN
5 127 (14.61%) BGP
6 119 (13.69%) TCP/IP
7 118 (13.58%) MPLS
8 110 (12.66%) WLAN
9 105 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
10 104 (11.97%) OSPF
11 102 (11.74%) Network Security
12 91 (10.47%) DHCP
12 91 (10.47%) DNS
13 83 (9.55%) Wi-Fi
14 77 (8.86%) Ethernet
15 73 (8.40%) VoIP
16 71 (8.17%) Internet
17 69 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
18 68 (7.83%) EIGRP
19 63 (7.25%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.12%) GIS
3 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.12%) MySQL
3 1 (0.12%) Power BI
3 1 (0.12%) QGIS
3 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (1.15%) Rational Quality Manager
3 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.46%) JIRA
4 4 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.23%) AppScan
5 2 (0.23%) GCC
5 2 (0.23%) Hudson
5 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.12%) NUnit
6 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 155 (17.84%) Telecoms
2 71 (8.17%) Finance
3 44 (5.06%) Public Sector
4 23 (2.65%) Banking
5 17 (1.96%) Electronics
6 15 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.61%) Retail
8 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.15%) Military
9 8 (0.92%) Local Government
9 8 (0.92%) Marketing
9 8 (0.92%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.69%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) Back Office
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
12 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.35%) Law
13 3 (0.35%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 315 (36.25%) Network Engineer
2 82 (9.44%) Support Engineer
3 63 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (7.13%) Architect
5 51 (5.87%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 43 (4.95%) Wireless Engineer
8 42 (4.83%) Analyst
9 40 (4.60%) Desktop Support
10 38 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
11 37 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.26%) Network Architect
12 32 (3.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 25 (2.88%) Consultant
13 25 (2.88%) Firmware Engineer
14 24 (2.76%) IT Engineer
14 24 (2.76%) Network Support
15 23 (2.65%) Design Engineer
15 23 (2.65%) Security Engineer
16 22 (2.53%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.75%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.69%) LDAP
3 4 (0.46%) Web Services
3 4 (0.46%) XMPP
4 2 (0.23%) HTML
4 2 (0.23%) Velocity
5 1 (0.12%) .NET
5 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.12%) CSS
5 1 (0.12%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.12%) Flash
5 1 (0.12%) JavaFX
5 1 (0.12%) Jinja
5 1 (0.12%) JSON
5 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.12%) VML
5 1 (0.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.87%) CCTV
2 51 (5.87%) User Experience
3 33 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.42%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.19%) Smartphone
9 17 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.84%) PKI
11 12 (1.38%) e-Learning
11 12 (1.38%) NHS
11 12 (1.38%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.92%) Clustering
13 5 (0.58%) CESG
13 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.58%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 181 (20.83%) Windows
2 67 (7.71%) Linux
3 55 (6.33%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.83%) Windows 10
6 32 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.99%) Unix
8 22 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 22 (2.53%) Mac OS X
9 20 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.84%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.61%) Android
12 11 (1.27%) CentOS
13 10 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.04%) FreeRTOS
15 7 (0.81%) Debian
16 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (13.69%) ITIL
2 101 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (8.63%) Network Design
4 72 (8.29%) Migration
5 71 (8.17%) Load Balancing
6 69 (7.94%) Project Management
7 64 (7.36%) Network Management
8 52 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 51 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
10 50 (5.75%) Change Management
11 45 (5.18%) Service Delivery
12 41 (4.72%) Project Delivery
13 38 (4.37%) Network Architecture
14 32 (3.68%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (3.57%) Service Management
16 30 (3.45%) Incident Management
17 28 (3.22%) Software Engineering
18 27 (3.11%) Information Security
19 24 (2.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.10%) C
2 38 (4.37%) Python
3 32 (3.68%) Embedded C
4 18 (2.07%) C++
5 17 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.61%) SQL
7 8 (0.92%) Perl
8 7 (0.81%) Embedded C++
9 5 (0.58%) Java
10 4 (0.46%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.23%) C#
11 2 (0.23%) PHP
11 2 (0.23%) VB
12 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) Tcl
12 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 289 (33.26%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (23.25%) CCNP
3 130 (14.96%) CCNA
4 88 (10.13%) Security Cleared
5 82 (9.44%) CCIE
6 65 (7.48%) SC Cleared
7 62 (7.13%) Degree
8 41 (4.72%) CCDP
9 22 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.96%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.84%) MCSE
12 15 (1.73%) DBS Check
12 15 (1.73%) MCP
13 11 (1.27%) CISSP
13 11 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.27%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.04%) JNCIE
15 6 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.58%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.49%) SLA
2 16 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.61%) PMO
4 13 (1.50%) MISRA
5 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.69%) QA
7 5 (0.58%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.46%) GDPR
9 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) COBIT
11 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 107 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 59 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.83%) Firmware
4 23 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.38%) vSphere
6 8 (0.92%) XenApp
7 7 (0.81%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.46%) Docker
10 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.35%) Ceph
11 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (5.41%) SCCM
2 32 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (2.42%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.27%) Ansible
6 8 (0.92%) WSUS
7 7 (0.81%) Cacti
7 7 (0.81%) Nagios
7 7 (0.81%) Netcool
7 7 (0.81%) Puppet
7 7 (0.81%) TeMIP
8 6 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.58%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.46%) Iperf
10 4 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 441 (50.75%) Cisco
2 148 (17.03%) Palo Alto
3 133 (15.30%) Microsoft
4 121 (13.92%) Aruba
5 96 (11.05%) CheckPoint
6 94 (10.82%) Juniper
7 87 (10.01%) F5
8 82 (9.44%) VMware
9 66 (7.59%) SolarWinds
10 65 (7.48%) Meraki
11 61 (7.02%) HP
12 51 (5.87%) Citrix
13 46 (5.29%) Fortinet
14 37 (4.26%) Apple
15 33 (3.80%) Blue Coat
16 31 (3.57%) Aerohive Networks
16 31 (3.57%) Dell
17 21 (2.42%) Google
17 21 (2.42%) Remedy
18 19 (2.19%) Extreme Networks