Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 258 304 257
Rank change year-on-year +46 -47 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 882 786 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.24% 6.25% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 461 562
England median daily rate £388 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +10.73% -3.67%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £380 £380 £350
% change year-on-year - +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 71 96
England median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -3.45% -8.23%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £59.36 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £21.68 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -33.29% -13.33% -6.25%

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 10,707 12,579 12,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.68% 13.32% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,646 7,762 7,259
England median daily rate £429 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £201 £205 £210
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 700 694
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +6.95% -25.20%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.70 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.24% -21.75%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +19 294 £438 +9.38% 117
South East +24 175 £375 -9.91% 107
Midlands +58 152 £350 -17.65% 76
North of England +69 89 £344 +1.85% 87
West Midlands +28 89 £363 -25.22% 37
East of England +26 87 £403 +7.33% 68
South West +17 78 £313 -2.34% 62
East Midlands +55 63 £338 +35.00% 38
North West +37 49 £369 +58.60% 37
North East +37 21 £275 -5.17% 11
Yorkshire +18 19 £390 -5.45% 39
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 439 (49.77%) Cisco
2 332 (37.64%) Firewall
3 306 (34.69%) LAN
4 295 (33.45%) WAN
5 290 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
6 192 (21.77%) CCNP
6 192 (21.77%) Windows
7 164 (18.59%) VPN
8 151 (17.12%) Data Centre
9 149 (16.89%) Microsoft
10 136 (15.42%) OSPF
10 136 (15.42%) BGP
11 134 (15.19%) Telecoms
11 134 (15.19%) Palo Alto
12 133 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
13 132 (14.97%) CheckPoint
14 130 (14.74%) CCNA
15 123 (13.95%) TCP/IP
16 120 (13.61%) MPLS
17 119 (13.49%) Active Directory
18 115 (13.04%) ITIL
19 111 (12.59%) DNS
20 109 (12.36%) Network Security
21 106 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
22 103 (11.68%) F5
23 96 (10.88%) Wi-Fi
24 94 (10.66%) WLAN
25 92 (10.43%) DHCP
25 92 (10.43%) Office 365
26 91 (10.32%) Cisco Wireless

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 36 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.51%) Skype for Business
3 22 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.79%) IIS
8 5 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 71 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) assyst
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) BASE24
3 1 (0.11%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 92 (10.43%) Office 365
2 83 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.04%) IaaS
5 17 (1.93%) PaaS
6 9 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.45%) G Suite
10 3 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.34%) SaaS
10 3 (0.34%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 332 (37.64%) Firewall
2 306 (34.69%) LAN
3 295 (33.45%) WAN
4 164 (18.59%) VPN
5 136 (15.42%) BGP
5 136 (15.42%) OSPF
6 133 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
7 123 (13.95%) TCP/IP
8 120 (13.61%) MPLS
9 111 (12.59%) DNS
10 109 (12.36%) Network Security
11 106 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 96 (10.88%) Wi-Fi
13 94 (10.66%) WLAN
14 92 (10.43%) DHCP
15 91 (10.32%) Cisco Wireless
16 76 (8.62%) VoIP
17 74 (8.39%) VLAN
18 61 (6.92%) Multicast
19 58 (6.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (2.38%) Bugzilla
2 19 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (2.04%) Rational Quality Manager
4 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.57%) JIRA
6 4 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.23%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.23%) NUnit
7 2 (0.23%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.11%) GCC
8 1 (0.11%) Hudson
8 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.11%) Trac
General
1 134 (15.19%) Telecoms
2 61 (6.92%) Finance
3 23 (2.61%) Retail
4 15 (1.70%) Electronics
5 12 (1.36%) Multimedia
6 10 (1.13%) Advertising
6 10 (1.13%) Marketing
7 9 (1.02%) Banking
7 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.68%) Legal
8 6 (0.68%) Military
9 5 (0.57%) Automotive
10 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.34%) Back Office
10 3 (0.34%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 282 (31.97%) Network Engineer
2 76 (8.62%) Support Engineer
3 75 (8.50%) Architect
3 75 (8.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 58 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (5.56%) Analyst
6 48 (5.44%) Wireless Engineer
7 47 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 40 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 37 (4.20%) Consultant
10 36 (4.08%) Desktop Support
11 30 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (3.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 27 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 25 (2.83%) Security Engineer
14 24 (2.72%) Firmware Engineer
14 24 (2.72%) Network Security Engineer
15 23 (2.61%) Embedded Engineer
15 23 (2.61%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.78%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.91%) YAML
3 7 (0.79%) LDAP
4 5 (0.57%) JSON
5 4 (0.45%) CSS
5 4 (0.45%) HTML
5 4 (0.45%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.23%) .NET
6 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.23%) Flash
6 2 (0.23%) REST
6 2 (0.23%) Velocity
7 1 (0.11%) Doctrine
7 1 (0.11%) jQuery
7 1 (0.11%) SOAP
7 1 (0.11%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 151 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.67%) CCTV
4 38 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (4.08%) User Experience
6 32 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.15%) NHS
9 17 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.70%) Smart Meter
10 15 (1.70%) Smartphone
11 14 (1.59%) Smart Energy
12 13 (1.47%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.25%) Clustering
13 11 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.25%) PKI
14 9 (1.02%) iPad
15 8 (0.91%) Learning Management System
16 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 192 (21.77%) Windows
2 73 (8.28%) Linux
3 58 (6.58%) Windows 10
3 58 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.35%) Windows 7
5 26 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.61%) Apple iOS
7 22 (2.49%) Android
8 20 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.93%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.93%) Unix
10 12 (1.36%) CentOS
11 11 (1.25%) Debian
11 11 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.34%) VMS
15 2 (0.23%) AIX
15 2 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (13.04%) ITIL
2 73 (8.28%) Network Design
2 73 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (7.71%) Migration
4 65 (7.37%) Network Management
5 63 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 61 (6.92%) Load Balancing
7 45 (5.10%) Project Management
8 42 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 41 (4.65%) Change Management
9 41 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
10 40 (4.54%) Service Delivery
10 40 (4.54%) Service Management
11 38 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (3.63%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.17%) Configuration Management
14 25 (2.83%) Secure Coding
15 23 (2.61%) Software Engineering
16 22 (2.49%) Coaching
16 22 (2.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.18%) C
2 43 (4.88%) Embedded C
3 41 (4.65%) Python
4 27 (3.06%) C++
5 20 (2.27%) SQL
6 13 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.02%) Embedded C++
8 8 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.79%) Java
10 6 (0.68%) Groovy
11 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.57%) Perl
12 4 (0.45%) C#
13 2 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) PHP
14 1 (0.11%) R
14 1 (0.11%) Ruby
14 1 (0.11%) Tcl
14 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 290 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (21.77%) CCNP
3 130 (14.74%) CCNA
4 89 (10.09%) CCIE
5 85 (9.64%) Degree
6 78 (8.84%) Security Cleared
7 66 (7.48%) SC Cleared
8 32 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (2.27%) MCP
10 19 (2.15%) HND
11 17 (1.93%) ISTQB
11 17 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (1.93%) MCSE
12 16 (1.81%) CCDP
13 15 (1.70%) HNC
13 15 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 12 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (1.25%) JNCIE
17 10 (1.13%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.90%) SLA
2 23 (2.61%) MISRA
3 11 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.13%) GDPR
5 6 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.68%) PMO
6 2 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.23%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
7 1 (0.11%) QA
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.76%) Firmware
4 31 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.59%) XenApp
6 11 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.13%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.91%) Docker
8 8 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.91%) vSphere
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.45%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.23%) Ceph
11 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 41 (4.65%) SCCM
2 35 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.93%) Netcool
5 15 (1.70%) FortiGate
6 11 (1.25%) Nagios
7 9 (1.02%) Ansible
7 9 (1.02%) Cacti
8 7 (0.79%) Cisco CME
8 7 (0.79%) SCOM
8 7 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
9 6 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.45%) WSUS
12 3 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 439 (49.77%) Cisco
2 149 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 134 (15.19%) Palo Alto
4 132 (14.97%) CheckPoint
5 103 (11.68%) F5
6 90 (10.20%) SolarWinds
7 89 (10.09%) Juniper
8 83 (9.41%) VMware
9 79 (8.96%) Aruba
10 70 (7.94%) Citrix
11 64 (7.26%) HP
12 55 (6.24%) Meraki
13 45 (5.10%) Fortinet
14 40 (4.54%) Dell
15 37 (4.20%) Apple
16 28 (3.17%) Remedy
17 25 (2.83%) Riverbed
18 20 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
18 20 (2.27%) Google
18 20 (2.27%) NetApp