Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 272 241
Rank change year-on-year -10 -31 +3
Contract jobs citing Wireless 835 850 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.96% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 6.95% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 529 602
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £193
90th Percentile £550 £516 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 94 87
England median hourly rate £33.75 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -10.26% +14.71%
10th Percentile £13.65 £10.57 £12.70
90th Percentile £52.75 £51.25 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -2.99% -15.19% +16.18%

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 12,578 12,232 15,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.76% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,718 7,379 9,506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 680 695
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +19 358 £400 +6.67% 72
South East -33 174 £385 -0.65% 72
Midlands -5 99 £445 +27.14% 40
North of England -26 75 £400 - 64
East of England -25 74 £325 -3.70% 68
West Midlands -15 67 £475 +35.71% 24
South West -43 50 £320 +18.52% 28
North West -7 35 £400 +23.08% 25
East Midlands -3 32 £225 -25.00% 16
Yorkshire -14 32 £419 -5.37% 28
North East -7 8 £278 -38.33% 11
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 494 (59.16%) Cisco
2 404 (48.38%) Firewall
3 316 (37.84%) WAN
4 291 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
5 284 (34.01%) LAN
6 214 (25.63%) CCNP
7 181 (21.68%) VPN
8 173 (20.72%) Windows
9 165 (19.76%) Data Centre
10 160 (19.16%) ITIL
11 150 (17.96%) BGP
12 147 (17.60%) TCP/IP
13 136 (16.29%) Microsoft
14 127 (15.21%) Cisco ASA
15 125 (14.97%) DNS
16 122 (14.61%) Network Security
17 121 (14.49%) CheckPoint
18 120 (14.37%) OSPF
19 118 (14.13%) MPLS
19 118 (14.13%) Juniper
20 116 (13.89%) Active Directory
21 114 (13.65%) Security Cleared
22 109 (13.05%) Finance
22 109 (13.05%) Network Design
23 107 (12.81%) CCNA
24 103 (12.34%) Aruba
25 100 (11.98%) Cisco Wireless
26 99 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
26 99 (11.86%) Wi-Fi
27 93 (11.14%) WLAN

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 22 (2.63%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.84%) IIS
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.72%) Amazon Alexa
5 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.48%) nginx
7 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.36%) JBoss
8 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.24%) CMS
8 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (5.87%) Office 365
4 13 (1.56%) PaaS
5 11 (1.32%) IaaS
6 10 (1.20%) SaaS
7 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.36%) Stackdriver
12 2 (0.24%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) GitHub
12 2 (0.24%) Yammer
13 1 (0.12%) Akamai
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 404 (48.38%) Firewall
2 316 (37.84%) WAN
3 284 (34.01%) LAN
4 181 (21.68%) VPN
5 150 (17.96%) BGP
6 147 (17.60%) TCP/IP
7 127 (15.21%) Cisco ASA
8 125 (14.97%) DNS
9 122 (14.61%) Network Security
10 120 (14.37%) OSPF
11 118 (14.13%) MPLS
12 100 (11.98%) Cisco Wireless
13 99 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 99 (11.86%) Wi-Fi
14 93 (11.14%) WLAN
15 91 (10.90%) DHCP
16 71 (8.50%) VLAN
17 69 (8.26%) Cisco ISE
18 66 (7.90%) Internet
18 66 (7.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.60%) MySQL
3 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.36%) Big Data
4 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.12%) DTS
6 1 (0.12%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (0.12%) Redis
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (2.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.72%) GCC
5 5 (0.60%) JIRA
5 5 (0.60%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.48%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.12%) JMeter
8 1 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.12%) NUnit
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.12%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 109 (13.05%) Finance
2 85 (10.18%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.71%) Retail
4 19 (2.28%) Electronics
5 15 (1.80%) Banking
6 12 (1.44%) Billing
7 9 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.96%) Legal
9 6 (0.72%) Back Office
9 6 (0.72%) Games
9 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.72%) Law
9 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.48%) Marketing
11 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 303 (36.29%) Network Engineer
2 122 (14.61%) Architect
3 113 (13.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 91 (10.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 72 (8.62%) Analyst
6 65 (7.78%) Network Architect
7 48 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 47 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
9 46 (5.51%) Wireless Engineer
10 37 (4.43%) Security Engineer
11 35 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
12 34 (4.07%) IT Support
13 31 (3.71%) Consultant
14 30 (3.59%) Network Design Engineer
14 30 (3.59%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 29 (3.47%) Desktop Support
16 26 (3.11%) Design Engineer
17 25 (2.99%) Firewall Engineer
17 25 (2.99%) Support Analyst
18 24 (2.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.34%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.20%) WAP
3 9 (1.08%) Web Services
4 8 (0.96%) J2EE
4 8 (0.96%) REST
4 8 (0.96%) Spring
5 7 (0.84%) Spring Boot
6 5 (0.60%) .NET
6 5 (0.60%) LDAP
7 4 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.36%) JSON
8 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 3 (0.36%) Node.js
8 3 (0.36%) OAuth
8 3 (0.36%) OpenID
8 3 (0.36%) SAML
8 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.36%) XML
9 2 (0.24%) HTML
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 165 (19.76%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.40%) NHS
7 19 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (2.04%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.80%) PKI
10 12 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.32%) Clustering
12 10 (1.20%) Handset
12 10 (1.20%) iPad
12 10 (1.20%) Replication
13 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.08%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.96%) iPhone
14 8 (0.96%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 173 (20.72%) Windows
2 68 (8.14%) Linux
3 65 (7.78%) Windows Server
4 60 (7.19%) Windows 7
5 46 (5.51%) Windows 10
6 33 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.40%) Unix
9 17 (2.04%) Windows XP
10 15 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.68%) Android
12 8 (0.96%) Mac OS X Server
13 6 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.48%) CentOS
14 4 (0.48%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (19.16%) ITIL
2 109 (13.05%) Network Design
3 90 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
4 63 (7.54%) Migration
4 63 (7.54%) Network Monitoring
5 61 (7.31%) Change Management
6 59 (7.07%) Network Management
7 49 (5.87%) Load Balancing
8 41 (4.91%) Project Management
9 40 (4.79%) Service Management
10 35 (4.19%) Software Engineering
11 34 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 34 (4.07%) ITIL V3
12 32 (3.83%) WAN Optimisation
13 31 (3.71%) Service Delivery
14 29 (3.47%) Network Virtualisation
15 28 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 27 (3.23%) Network Architecture
16 27 (3.23%) Time Management
17 24 (2.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.23%) C
2 41 (4.91%) Python
3 31 (3.71%) PowerShell
4 28 (3.35%) C++
5 27 (3.23%) SQL
6 22 (2.63%) Embedded C
7 20 (2.40%) Perl
8 19 (2.28%) Java
9 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.08%) MATLAB
9 9 (1.08%) VB
10 8 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.84%) C#
12 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.60%) VBA
13 4 (0.48%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.48%) PHP
13 4 (0.48%) VBScript
14 3 (0.36%) Ruby
15 2 (0.24%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 291 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (25.63%) CCNP
3 114 (13.65%) Security Cleared
4 107 (12.81%) CCNA
5 84 (10.06%) SC Cleared
6 66 (7.90%) CCIE
7 48 (5.75%) Degree
8 42 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (3.71%) DV Cleared
10 29 (3.47%) CCDP
11 26 (3.11%) MCSE
12 18 (2.16%) MCP
13 14 (1.68%) JNCIS
14 13 (1.56%) CCSE
14 13 (1.56%) MCSA
14 13 (1.56%) MCTS
15 10 (1.20%) DBS Check
16 9 (1.08%) CISSP
16 9 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.15%) SLA
2 20 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.32%) GDPR
5 10 (1.20%) QA
6 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.48%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.48%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.48%) MISRA
7 4 (0.48%) PMO
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 116 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.63%) Firmware
5 19 (2.28%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.56%) XenApp
7 11 (1.32%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.84%) Docker
9 7 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.60%) XenServer
12 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.36%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.36%) vSphere
14 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.24%) NFS
15 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (5.51%) SCCM
2 39 (4.67%) FortiGate
3 32 (3.83%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (0.96%) Nagios
6 8 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.60%) Ansible
9 5 (0.60%) Cacti
9 5 (0.60%) SCOM
10 4 (0.48%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.48%) Nessus
10 4 (0.48%) OpenView
10 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.48%) Puppet
10 4 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 494 (59.16%) Cisco
2 136 (16.29%) Microsoft
3 121 (14.49%) CheckPoint
4 118 (14.13%) Juniper
5 103 (12.34%) Aruba
6 88 (10.54%) VMware
7 83 (9.94%) Palo Alto
8 81 (9.70%) HP
9 78 (9.34%) F5
10 72 (8.62%) SolarWinds
11 56 (6.71%) Citrix
12 52 (6.23%) Meraki
13 43 (5.15%) Fortinet
14 37 (4.43%) Oracle
15 33 (3.95%) Apple
16 32 (3.83%) McAfee
17 30 (3.59%) Blue Coat
17 30 (3.59%) Nokia
18 22 (2.63%) Infoblox
19 18 (2.16%) Brocade