Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 245 297
Rank change year-on-year -61 +52 +25
Contract jobs citing Wireless 344 505 803
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 8.13% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 298 484
10th Percentile £188 £147 £188
25th Percentile £263 £263 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £385 £388
Median % change year-on-year -2.60% -0.65% -3.13%
75th Percentile £469 £484 £488
90th Percentile £551 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £378 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -2.58% - -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 82
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.31 £14.65
25th Percentile £23.38 £16.25 £18.13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.12% +7.27% -26.67%
75th Percentile £48.13 £47.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.88 £65.88
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £24.91
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.43% -23.35%

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 5,024 6,212 10,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.31% 13.45% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,249 3,848 6,748
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £429
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -0.93% +0.94%
75th Percentile £530 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 329 467
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.44 £15.25 £14.27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +10.53% +1.60%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -61 109 £425 +6.25% 41
North of England +34 62 £275 -12.00% 68
South East -24 62 £360 +6.67% 56
South West +56 45 £375 -6.25% 33
North West +17 37 £340 +4.62% 28
Midlands -25 26 £263 -30.00% 41
East of England +10 25 £363 -14.20% 34
Yorkshire +32 18 £194 -37.92% 29
East Midlands +20 18 £250 -37.50% 18
West Midlands -46 8 £413 +26.92% 23
North East +24 7 £202 -12.65% 11
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 184 (53.49%) Cisco
2 157 (45.64%) Firewall
3 122 (35.47%) WAN
4 112 (32.56%) LAN
5 91 (26.45%) VPN
6 78 (22.67%) Windows
7 74 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (21.51%) Data Centre
8 64 (18.60%) Social Skills
8 64 (18.60%) Microsoft
9 63 (18.31%) Active Directory
10 60 (17.44%) Security Cleared
11 58 (16.86%) Wi-Fi
12 53 (15.41%) Azure
12 53 (15.41%) Microsoft 365
13 49 (14.24%) CCNP
14 48 (13.95%) MPLS
15 46 (13.37%) ITIL
16 44 (12.79%) OSPF
17 43 (12.50%) VMware
17 43 (12.50%) SC Cleared
18 42 (12.21%) Telecoms
18 42 (12.21%) WLAN
19 41 (11.92%) VLAN
19 41 (11.92%) Meraki
20 40 (11.63%) CCNA
20 40 (11.63%) TCP/IP
21 39 (11.34%) DNS
21 39 (11.34%) Internet
22 37 (10.76%) Python

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 13 (3.78%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.62%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.33%) Confluence
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.16%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) Camunda
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.41%) Azure
1 53 (15.41%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (7.27%) PaaS
3 20 (5.81%) AWS
3 20 (5.81%) IaaS
4 18 (5.23%) SaaS
5 9 (2.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) GCP
9 2 (0.58%) GitHub
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.29%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 157 (45.64%) Firewall
2 122 (35.47%) WAN
3 112 (32.56%) LAN
4 91 (26.45%) VPN
5 58 (16.86%) Wi-Fi
6 48 (13.95%) MPLS
7 44 (12.79%) OSPF
8 42 (12.21%) WLAN
9 41 (11.92%) VLAN
10 40 (11.63%) TCP/IP
11 39 (11.34%) DNS
11 39 (11.34%) Internet
12 37 (10.76%) Network Security
13 36 (10.47%) BGP
13 36 (10.47%) SD-WAN
14 35 (10.17%) Cisco ISE
14 35 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (10.17%) DHCP
15 34 (9.88%) VoIP
16 30 (8.72%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.78%) DB2
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.16%) MySQL
4 4 (1.16%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.49%) JIRA
2 7 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.16%) TestRail
4 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (18.60%) Social Skills
2 42 (12.21%) Telecoms
3 28 (8.14%) Finance
4 25 (7.27%) Public Sector
5 15 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.07%) Electronics
7 12 (3.49%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.62%) Banking
9 6 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.74%) Marketing
10 5 (1.45%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.87%) Billing
12 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.58%) Law
13 2 (0.58%) Legal
13 2 (0.58%) Retail
14 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (26.16%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.76%) Architect
3 24 (6.98%) Analyst
4 22 (6.40%) Network Architect
5 20 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (5.23%) Wireless Engineer
7 17 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.94%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.07%) Security Engineer
9 12 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (3.49%) Consultant
9 12 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.91%) Network Analyst
11 10 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
12 9 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 8 (2.33%) Azure Engineer
13 8 (2.33%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.16%) HTML
3 4 (1.16%) Middleware
3 4 (1.16%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.87%) SOAP
4 3 (0.87%) Web Services
4 3 (0.87%) YAML
5 2 (0.58%) JMS
5 2 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) .NET
6 1 (0.29%) J2EE
6 1 (0.29%) Jinja
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) OAuth
6 1 (0.29%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.29%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) XSD
6 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.23%) PKI
3 17 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.91%) Fibre Optics
6 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.62%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.03%) CCTV
7 7 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.03%) NHS
8 6 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.16%) VHDL
11 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) SCADA
11 3 (0.87%) User Experience
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (22.67%) Windows
2 36 (10.47%) Linux
3 25 (7.27%) Windows 10
4 15 (4.36%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.20%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (1.74%) Unix
10 5 (1.45%) AIX
10 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.87%) Android
13 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.29%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.29%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.29%) Solaris
14 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.37%) ITIL
2 31 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.72%) Network Management
4 29 (8.43%) Migration
5 27 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (6.40%) Project Management
8 20 (5.81%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.81%) Network Design
9 17 (4.94%) Business Continuity
9 17 (4.94%) SIEM
9 17 (4.94%) Test Automation
10 16 (4.65%) Change Management
10 16 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.36%) Project Delivery
11 15 (4.36%) Software Engineering
11 15 (4.36%) Software Testing
12 14 (4.07%) Network Virtualisation
12 14 (4.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.76%) Python
2 19 (5.52%) C
3 15 (4.36%) SQL
4 7 (2.03%) Embedded C
5 6 (1.74%) Java
5 6 (1.74%) MATLAB
6 5 (1.45%) Go
7 4 (1.16%) C++
7 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 74 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (17.44%) Security Cleared
3 49 (14.24%) CCNP
4 43 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 40 (11.63%) CCNA
6 23 (6.69%) Degree
7 16 (4.65%) CCIE
8 8 (2.33%) CCDP
9 7 (2.03%) RHCA
9 7 (2.03%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.74%) CISSP
10 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.16%) CCDA
11 4 (1.16%) CCSA
11 4 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (1.16%) CISM
11 4 (1.16%) CITP
12 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.91%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) QA
3 6 (1.74%) GDPR
4 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.16%) COBIT
5 4 (1.16%) ISO 9000
5 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.58%) SEPA
7 1 (0.29%) BS25999
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) GRC
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) NCSC
7 1 (0.29%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.78%) Docker
3 13 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.20%) vSphere
5 9 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.03%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.87%) Firmware
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.29%) XenApp
10 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (7.27%) SCCM
2 19 (5.52%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (4.07%) FortiGate
4 11 (3.20%) Ansible
5 10 (2.91%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (2.03%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.74%) SCOM
7 6 (1.74%) SCSM
8 4 (1.16%) Nessus
9 3 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.29%) CASB
11 1 (0.29%) Cloudify
11 1 (0.29%) FlexNet
11 1 (0.29%) Grafana
11 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.29%) Terraform
11 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 184 (53.49%) Cisco
2 64 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 43 (12.50%) VMware
4 41 (11.92%) Meraki
5 37 (10.76%) F5
6 34 (9.88%) Aruba
7 29 (8.43%) Juniper
8 28 (8.14%) CheckPoint
9 26 (7.56%) Palo Alto
10 23 (6.69%) Citrix
11 21 (6.10%) Fortinet
11 21 (6.10%) SolarWinds
12 18 (5.23%) HP
13 15 (4.36%) Blue Coat
14 14 (4.07%) Red Hat
15 13 (3.78%) Arista
16 12 (3.49%) IBM
17 9 (2.62%) Avaya
17 9 (2.62%) SAP
18 8 (2.33%) Oracle