Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 270 316
Rank change year-on-year +21 +46 -54
Contract jobs citing Wireless 386 869 775
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.02% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 8.08% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 514 467
Median daily rate £388 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -3.44% +10.34%
10th Percentile £168 £168 £163
90th Percentile £539 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £388 £383 £380
% change year-on-year +1.31% +0.66% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 65
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.25 £12.70
90th Percentile £50.10 £66.81 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £23.59 £31.39
% change year-on-year +78.04% -24.85% -5.59%

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 4,900 10,759 12,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.24% 12.60% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,856 6,675 7,812
Median daily rate £438 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 499 691
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.18 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £19.52
% change year-on-year +51.16% +10.14% -1.25%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireless in England.

Daily rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireless in England.

Hourly rate trend for Wireless in England

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wireless in England over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +64 121 £405 -8.99% 25
South East +92 107 £288 -23.33% 36
North of England +61 56 £350 -0.36% 46
Midlands +16 51 £375 +7.14% 20
West Midlands +26 37 £425 +17.24% 14
North West +54 34 £398 +9.66% 18
East of England +15 34 £450 +11.11% 19
South West +20 16 £350 +16.67% 15
Yorkshire +71 14 £320 -17.95% 25
East Midlands +7 13 £323 -4.44% 6
North East +26 8 £275 - 3
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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.

1 156 (40.41%) Cisco
2 139 (36.01%) WAN
2 139 (36.01%) Firewall
3 126 (32.64%) LAN
4 101 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (24.35%) Windows
6 75 (19.43%) CCNP
7 73 (18.91%) Active Directory
7 73 (18.91%) VPN
8 66 (17.10%) Telecoms
9 60 (15.54%) Internet
10 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
11 55 (14.25%) WLAN
11 55 (14.25%) Wi-Fi
12 53 (13.73%) Data Centre
13 52 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
14 50 (12.95%) 4G
15 49 (12.69%) Azure
16 45 (11.66%) 5G
16 45 (11.66%) 3G
17 44 (11.40%) CCNA
18 42 (10.88%) Microsoft Office
18 42 (10.88%) BGP
19 41 (10.62%) Ethernet
19 41 (10.62%) TCP/IP
20 40 (10.36%) Degree
21 39 (10.10%) OSPF
21 39 (10.10%) Juniper
22 37 (9.59%) Security Cleared
22 37 (9.59%) Network Design

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 10 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.30%) Confluence
3 5 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.04%) Apache
5 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (10.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.69%) Azure
2 37 (9.59%) Office 365
3 23 (5.96%) AWS
4 16 (4.15%) IaaS
5 15 (3.89%) PaaS
6 6 (1.55%) GCP
6 6 (1.55%) SaaS
7 3 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.78%) G Suite
8 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Serverless
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (36.01%) Firewall
1 139 (36.01%) WAN
2 126 (32.64%) LAN
3 73 (18.91%) VPN
4 60 (15.54%) Internet
5 55 (14.25%) Wi-Fi
5 55 (14.25%) WLAN
6 50 (12.95%) 4G
7 45 (11.66%) 3G
7 45 (11.66%) 5G
8 42 (10.88%) BGP
9 41 (10.62%) Ethernet
9 41 (10.62%) TCP/IP
10 39 (10.10%) OSPF
11 35 (9.07%) MPLS
12 33 (8.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (7.77%) DHCP
15 29 (7.51%) DMZ
15 29 (7.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.33%) MySQL
2 4 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (0.52%) Aerospike
4 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.52%) DB2
4 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.52%) Redis
5 1 (0.26%) DTS
5 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.85%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.78%) Redmine
3 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.52%) AppScan
4 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.52%) Paros
5 1 (0.26%) Firebug
General
1 66 (17.10%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.48%) Finance
2 25 (6.48%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.59%) Banking
4 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.55%) Electronics
6 5 (1.30%) Law
7 4 (1.04%) French Language
7 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.04%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Retail
8 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.78%) Front Office
8 3 (0.78%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Local Government
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (26.17%) Network Engineer
2 31 (8.03%) Architect
3 28 (7.25%) Security Engineer
4 22 (5.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (5.44%) Wireless Engineer
6 20 (5.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 19 (4.92%) Radio Engineer
8 16 (4.15%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.15%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (3.37%) Technical Leader
11 12 (3.11%) Optimisation Engineer
11 12 (3.11%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (2.85%) Network Specialist
12 11 (2.85%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.59%) Analyst
13 10 (2.59%) Designer
13 10 (2.59%) IT Support
13 10 (2.59%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.51%) 802.1X
2 24 (6.22%) .NET
3 10 (2.59%) Web Services
4 4 (1.04%) XML
5 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.78%) JSON
5 3 (0.78%) LAMP
5 3 (0.78%) Memcached
5 3 (0.78%) REST
5 3 (0.78%) Yocto
6 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 2 (0.52%) Node.js
6 2 (0.52%) POSIX
6 2 (0.52%) React
6 2 (0.52%) SOAP
6 2 (0.52%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.26%) Ajax
7 1 (0.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.44%) Device Driver
4 17 (4.40%) CCTV
4 17 (4.40%) PKI
5 15 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.89%) Video\Live Streaming
6 14 (3.63%) User Experience
7 10 (2.59%) CMDB
8 9 (2.33%) Fibre Optics
8 9 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.33%) Social Media
9 8 (2.07%) NHS
9 8 (2.07%) Smartphone
9 8 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.04%) IPTV
11 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 94 (24.35%) Windows
2 35 (9.07%) Linux
3 21 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.66%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.89%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.07%) Unix
7 7 (1.81%) Android
7 7 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.81%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.55%) CatOS
8 6 (1.55%) VMS
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.52%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.52%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (9.59%) Network Design
3 28 (7.25%) Migration
4 26 (6.74%) Project Management
5 22 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (5.70%) Network Management
6 21 (5.44%) ITIL
6 21 (5.44%) Network Optimisation
7 20 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (5.18%) SIEM
8 19 (4.92%) Technical Leadership
9 18 (4.66%) Network Architecture
9 18 (4.66%) Statistics
10 17 (4.40%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.15%) Software Architecture
12 15 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (3.89%) Product Roadmap
13 14 (3.63%) Software Engineering
14 13 (3.37%) Change Management
14 13 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.81%) Python
2 24 (6.22%) Java
3 19 (4.92%) C
4 9 (2.33%) Embedded C
4 9 (2.33%) SQL
5 8 (2.07%) C++
6 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.78%) Perl
8 2 (0.52%) C#
8 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.52%) Lisp
8 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (19.43%) CCNP
3 44 (11.40%) CCNA
4 40 (10.36%) Degree
5 37 (9.59%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.44%) CCIE
7 17 (4.40%) CCDP
8 15 (3.89%) CISSP
8 15 (3.89%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.63%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.85%) MCSE
12 10 (2.59%) HND
13 9 (2.33%) HNC
14 7 (1.81%) CCDE
14 7 (1.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 6 (1.55%) APMP
15 6 (1.55%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.30%) JNCIS
17 4 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.59%) PMO
2 7 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.55%) P3O
4 5 (1.30%) GDPR
4 5 (1.30%) QA
4 5 (1.30%) SLA
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 73 (18.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.04%) Squid
5 3 (0.78%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.78%) vCloud
5 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.78%) XenApp
5 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (5.70%) FortiGate
1 22 (5.70%) SCCM
2 12 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.55%) OpenView
4 5 (1.30%) Statseeker
5 4 (1.04%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.78%) Cacti
6 3 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.78%) Nagios
6 3 (0.78%) NetMRI
6 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.78%) Puppet
6 3 (0.78%) TeMIP
6 3 (0.78%) WSUS
6 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.52%) Ansible
7 2 (0.52%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.52%) systemd
7 2 (0.52%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 156 (40.41%) Cisco
2 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.10%) Juniper
4 33 (8.55%) Huawei
5 24 (6.22%) CheckPoint
6 23 (5.96%) VMware
7 21 (5.44%) Palo Alto
8 20 (5.18%) Citrix
9 18 (4.66%) SolarWinds
10 15 (3.89%) Apple
10 15 (3.89%) Aruba
10 15 (3.89%) F5
11 14 (3.63%) HP
11 14 (3.63%) Meraki
12 13 (3.37%) Google
13 12 (3.11%) Blue Coat
13 12 (3.11%) CyberArk
14 9 (2.33%) Ericsson
15 8 (2.07%) Fortinet
16 7 (1.81%) Mapinfo