Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 270 270
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 943 916 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 7.13% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 510 563
England median daily rate £383 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £150 £155
90th Percentile £519 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 114 73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £38.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.48% -1.27% +20.77%
10th Percentile £14.77 £10.75 £10.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £49.10 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year -33.33% -2.28% +18.08%

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 12,386 12,849 14,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.63% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,541 7,975 8,801
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 647 738
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.41 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +7.48%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +32 352 £388 +27.57% 78
South East -10 186 £370 -1.33% 94
North of England +44 129 £380 +12.18% 70
Midlands -7 129 £425 +6.25% 43
East of England -53 95 £313 -10.71% 78
West Midlands -24 85 £440 +5.83% 33
North West +25 73 £400 +23.08% 38
South West -35 49 £380 +39.45% 37
East Midlands +12 41 £300 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire -5 32 £413 +0.61% 26
North East +12 24 £300 +43.71% 6
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 543 (57.58%) Cisco
2 451 (47.83%) Firewall
3 351 (37.22%) Cisco Certification
4 339 (35.95%) WAN
5 313 (33.19%) LAN
6 271 (28.74%) CCNP
7 237 (25.13%) VPN
8 182 (19.30%) Windows
9 178 (18.88%) OSPF
9 178 (18.88%) BGP
10 175 (18.56%) TCP/IP
11 172 (18.24%) CheckPoint
12 162 (17.18%) ITIL
13 156 (16.54%) Microsoft
14 154 (16.33%) CCNA
15 152 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
16 145 (15.38%) MPLS
17 141 (14.95%) Network Security
18 137 (14.53%) Data Centre
19 132 (14.00%) Juniper
20 127 (13.47%) Active Directory
20 127 (13.47%) Cisco Nexus
21 120 (12.73%) VoIP
21 120 (12.73%) WLAN
22 117 (12.41%) Internet
23 116 (12.30%) Security Cleared
24 114 (12.09%) F5
25 113 (11.98%) Aruba
25 113 (11.98%) Cisco Wireless
26 111 (11.77%) DNS

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 (4.14%) Skype for Business
2 18 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.64%) CMS
6 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.32%) IBM Connections
7 3 (0.32%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.11%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (6.89%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (4.56%) MS Visio
3 34 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.42%) SAP GTS
2 3 (0.32%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.98%) Office 365
4 18 (1.91%) IaaS
5 15 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.38%) SaaS
7 12 (1.27%) PaaS
8 6 (0.64%) G Suite
8 6 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.11%) GitHub
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Serverless
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 451 (47.83%) Firewall
2 339 (35.95%) WAN
3 313 (33.19%) LAN
4 237 (25.13%) VPN
5 178 (18.88%) BGP
5 178 (18.88%) OSPF
6 175 (18.56%) TCP/IP
7 152 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
8 145 (15.38%) MPLS
9 141 (14.95%) Network Security
10 127 (13.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 120 (12.73%) VoIP
11 120 (12.73%) WLAN
12 117 (12.41%) Internet
13 113 (11.98%) Cisco Wireless
14 111 (11.77%) DNS
15 107 (11.35%) IPsec
16 92 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
17 89 (9.44%) DHCP
18 75 (7.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.21%) MySQL
2 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.11%) DTS
3 1 (0.11%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 26 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.80%) JIRA
4 12 (1.27%) Burp Suite
4 12 (1.27%) Metasploit
5 11 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.53%) GCC
6 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.42%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.42%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.21%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.21%) Hudson
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.11%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.11%) Rational Quality Manager
9 1 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 99 (10.50%) Finance
1 99 (10.50%) Telecoms
2 26 (2.76%) Retail
3 20 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 18 (1.91%) Banking
5 17 (1.80%) Electronics
6 15 (1.59%) Legal
7 10 (1.06%) Law
8 8 (0.85%) Billing
8 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.85%) Marketing
9 7 (0.74%) Automotive
9 7 (0.74%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.53%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) German Language
11 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.21%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 381 (40.40%) Network Engineer
2 97 (10.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 86 (9.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 79 (8.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 73 (7.74%) Analyst
6 70 (7.42%) Architect
7 52 (5.51%) Support Engineer
8 44 (4.67%) Security Engineer
9 41 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
10 40 (4.24%) IT Support
11 39 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
12 38 (4.03%) Consultant
13 29 (3.08%) Desktop Support
14 28 (2.97%) Network Architect
14 28 (2.97%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 27 (2.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 25 (2.65%) Support Analyst
17 24 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
17 24 (2.55%) Network Design Engineer
18 23 (2.44%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (9.86%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.06%) OAuth
2 10 (1.06%) OpenID
2 10 (1.06%) SAML
3 8 (0.85%) REST
3 8 (0.85%) Web Services
4 7 (0.74%) J2EE
4 7 (0.74%) Spring
4 7 (0.74%) Spring Boot
4 7 (0.74%) XMPP
5 4 (0.42%) .NET
6 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.21%) LAMP
7 2 (0.21%) WAP
8 1 (0.11%) CORBA
8 1 (0.11%) Gearman
8 1 (0.11%) LDAP
8 1 (0.11%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.11%) WinForms
8 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.53%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.01%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.70%) iPad
8 15 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (1.59%) Handset
8 15 (1.59%) NHS
8 15 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 14 (1.48%) PKI
10 13 (1.38%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.27%) SCADA
12 11 (1.17%) iPhone
12 11 (1.17%) Wiki
13 10 (1.06%) Cloud Native
14 8 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 182 (19.30%) Windows
2 94 (9.97%) Linux
3 69 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 53 (5.62%) Windows Server
5 46 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 28 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.65%) Unix
8 18 (1.91%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.70%) Android
9 16 (1.70%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
13 11 (1.17%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.21%) Fedora
16 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (17.18%) ITIL
2 97 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (9.12%) Network Design
4 73 (7.74%) Network Management
5 68 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
6 63 (6.68%) Change Management
7 60 (6.36%) Migration
8 59 (6.26%) Load Balancing
9 55 (5.83%) Project Management
10 44 (4.67%) Service Management
11 41 (4.35%) Information Security
12 40 (4.24%) WAN Optimisation
13 39 (4.14%) Service Delivery
14 37 (3.92%) ITIL V3
15 33 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 28 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (2.97%) DevOps
16 28 (2.97%) Time Management
17 27 (2.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 26 (2.76%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 80 (8.48%) Python
2 52 (5.51%) C
3 38 (4.03%) Java
4 35 (3.71%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.86%) C++
6 25 (2.65%) Perl
7 23 (2.44%) SQL
8 17 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.27%) Ruby
10 11 (1.17%) C#
10 11 (1.17%) Lua
11 10 (1.06%) Embedded C
12 9 (0.95%) VB
13 7 (0.74%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.64%) VBA
15 5 (0.53%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.42%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.32%) R
17 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 351 (37.22%) Cisco Certification
2 271 (28.74%) CCNP
3 154 (16.33%) CCNA
4 116 (12.30%) Security Cleared
5 90 (9.54%) SC Cleared
6 76 (8.06%) CCIE
7 58 (6.15%) Degree
8 47 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (3.50%) MCSE
10 28 (2.97%) MCP
11 22 (2.33%) DV Cleared
12 18 (1.91%) CCDP
13 17 (1.80%) MCSA
14 14 (1.48%) CISSP
14 14 (1.48%) MCTS
15 12 (1.27%) DBS Check
16 11 (1.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 11 (1.17%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.17%) OSCE
17 10 (1.06%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.57%) SLA
2 15 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.06%) FedRAMP
4 10 (1.06%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.95%) PMO
6 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.64%) QA
8 5 (0.53%) GDPR
9 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.32%) MISRA
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) GAMP
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 127 (13.47%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.86%) Firmware
4 24 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.17%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.95%) FreeRADIUS
8 8 (0.85%) Docker
8 8 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.85%) XenApp
9 7 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.74%) vSphere
10 5 (0.53%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.21%) NFS
14 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 49 (5.20%) SCCM
2 34 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (2.65%) FortiGate
4 22 (2.33%) Nagios
5 18 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.70%) Nessus
7 13 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (1.27%) Cacti
9 11 (1.17%) Nmap
10 10 (1.06%) CASB
11 7 (0.74%) Netcool
11 7 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.42%) Cisco CME
14 4 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
15 3 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
15 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 543 (57.58%) Cisco
2 172 (18.24%) CheckPoint
3 156 (16.54%) Microsoft
4 132 (14.00%) Juniper
5 114 (12.09%) F5
6 113 (11.98%) Aruba
7 105 (11.13%) SolarWinds
8 98 (10.39%) Palo Alto
9 84 (8.91%) VMware
10 71 (7.53%) Meraki
11 69 (7.32%) HP
12 68 (7.21%) Fortinet
13 51 (5.41%) Citrix
14 37 (3.92%) McAfee
15 35 (3.71%) Blue Coat
16 34 (3.61%) Aerohive Networks
17 33 (3.50%) Riverbed
18 31 (3.29%) Apple
19 25 (2.65%) BMC
19 25 (2.65%) Oracle