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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
UK / England
Rank 219 241 226
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 473 489 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.72% 6.75% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 257 246
Median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £294
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 66
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +36.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £46.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £39.38 £33.25
% change year-on-year -30.46% +18.42%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in England

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 169 £375 - 42
South East -15 121 £400 +16.36% 36
South West +20 55 £245 -34.66% 6
West Midlands +26 33 £375 +36.36% 15
East of England -8 30 £338 -18.18% 33
North West +31 19 £375 +11.94% 12
North East +1 18 £360 +37.14% 1
Yorkshire +22 14 £425 +54.54% 7
East Midlands -3 13 £263 - 8
Wireless
UK

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 553 (63.13%) Cisco
2 437 (49.89%) Firewall
3 378 (43.15%) LAN
4 374 (42.69%) Cisco Certification
5 361 (41.21%) WAN
6 257 (29.34%) CCNP
7 234 (26.71%) CheckPoint
8 216 (24.66%) VPN
9 209 (23.86%) Windows
10 200 (22.83%) TCP/IP
11 186 (21.23%) Juniper
12 184 (21.00%) Security Cleared
13 178 (20.32%) CCNA
13 178 (20.32%) ITIL
14 171 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
15 152 (17.35%) SC Cleared
16 148 (16.89%) F5
17 147 (16.78%) Microsoft
18 141 (16.10%) Active Directory
19 135 (15.41%) Data Centre
20 131 (14.95%) Network Security
21 129 (14.73%) HP
22 124 (14.16%) Cisco Nexus
23 118 (13.47%) CCIE
24 116 (13.24%) Aruba
25 114 (13.01%) BGP
26 109 (12.44%) DNS
27 108 (12.33%) OSPF
28 106 (12.10%) Finance
29 104 (11.87%) MPLS

Wireless
Top Related 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 24 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.03%) IIS
6 8 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (9.70%) MS Office
2 66 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) assyst
1 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.77%) Office 365
4 5 (0.57%) Akamai
4 5 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.23%) G Suite
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 437 (49.89%) Firewall
2 378 (43.15%) LAN
3 361 (41.21%) WAN
4 216 (24.66%) VPN
5 200 (22.83%) TCP/IP
6 171 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
7 131 (14.95%) Network Security
8 124 (14.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 114 (13.01%) BGP
10 109 (12.44%) DNS
11 108 (12.33%) OSPF
12 104 (11.87%) MPLS
13 95 (10.84%) Internet
14 93 (10.62%) DHCP
15 85 (9.70%) WLAN
16 82 (9.36%) VoIP
17 81 (9.25%) Cisco Wireless
18 75 (8.56%) Wi-Fi
19 60 (6.85%) IPsec
20 59 (6.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.68%) MySQL
4 4 (0.46%) Redis
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.23%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.11%) GitLab
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (12.10%) Finance
2 93 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.54%) Retail
4 25 (2.85%) Banking
5 18 (2.05%) Electronics
6 15 (1.71%) Legal
7 13 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.57%) Advertising
10 5 (0.57%) Automotive
10 5 (0.57%) Marketing
11 4 (0.46%) Korean Language
11 4 (0.46%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Avionics
12 2 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.23%) French Language
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 330 (37.67%) Network Engineer
2 121 (13.81%) Analyst
3 86 (9.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 81 (9.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 70 (7.99%) Support Engineer
6 60 (6.85%) Architect
7 48 (5.48%) Network Analyst
8 44 (5.02%) Network Support
9 39 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 38 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (4.11%) Network Architect
12 35 (4.00%) Security Engineer
13 34 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
14 30 (3.42%) Wireless Engineer
15 29 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
16 28 (3.20%) Consultant
16 28 (3.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 28 (3.20%) Wireless Network Engineer
17 25 (2.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.47%) 802.1X
2 18 (2.05%) Web Services
3 9 (1.03%) XMPP
4 7 (0.80%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.57%) CSS
6 4 (0.46%) .NET
6 4 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.46%) Middleware
6 4 (0.46%) RESTful
6 4 (0.46%) WAP
7 3 (0.34%) XML
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.23%) WSDL
8 2 (0.23%) XSD
9 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.11%) BREW
9 1 (0.11%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.11%) REST
9 1 (0.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (15.41%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.65%) Blackberry
6 19 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (1.83%) RSA SecurID
8 14 (1.60%) NHS
8 14 (1.60%) Smartphone
9 13 (1.48%) CESG
10 12 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.26%) Handset
11 11 (1.26%) PKI
12 10 (1.14%) Clustering
13 9 (1.03%) EPoS
13 9 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.91%) CMDB
14 8 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.80%) iPad
15 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 209 (23.86%) Windows
2 83 (9.47%) Linux
3 76 (8.68%) Windows 7
4 58 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 47 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (4.34%) Mac OS X
8 33 (3.77%) Unix
9 27 (3.08%) Windows 10
10 23 (2.63%) Android
10 23 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 17 (1.94%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.94%) Windows XP
12 15 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.03%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.34%) Solaris
16 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (20.32%) ITIL
2 99 (11.30%) Network Design
3 82 (9.36%) Service Management
4 71 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 69 (7.88%) Network Management
6 62 (7.08%) Information Security
7 54 (6.16%) Change Management
8 53 (6.05%) ITSM
9 50 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
10 45 (5.14%) Migration
10 45 (5.14%) Project Management
11 43 (4.91%) Service Delivery
12 41 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (4.34%) Time Management
14 31 (3.54%) Problem Management
15 29 (3.31%) Incident Management
16 27 (3.08%) Penetration Testing
17 26 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
18 24 (2.74%) SIEM
19 23 (2.63%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 32 (3.65%) Python
2 28 (3.20%) C
3 26 (2.97%) PowerShell
4 13 (1.48%) Embedded C
4 13 (1.48%) SQL
5 12 (1.37%) C++
5 12 (1.37%) Java
5 12 (1.37%) VBScript
6 9 (1.03%) Perl
7 5 (0.57%) Embedded C++
7 5 (0.57%) Tcl
8 4 (0.46%) PHP
9 3 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.34%) C#
9 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.11%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 374 (42.69%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (29.34%) CCNP
3 184 (21.00%) Security Cleared
4 178 (20.32%) CCNA
5 152 (17.35%) SC Cleared
6 118 (13.47%) CCIE
7 77 (8.79%) Degree
8 57 (6.51%) CCSA
9 50 (5.71%) CCDP
9 50 (5.71%) CCSE
10 40 (4.57%) JNCIA
11 39 (4.45%) CISSP
11 39 (4.45%) JNCIE
12 35 (4.00%) CCIP
13 32 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (2.97%) DV Cleared
14 26 (2.97%) HP ASE
14 26 (2.97%) HP MASE
15 25 (2.85%) MCSE
16 20 (2.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.25%) SLA
2 25 (2.85%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.48%) RMADS
5 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.46%) QA
7 3 (0.34%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 141 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 64 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.63%) vSphere
5 15 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (1.48%) Firmware
8 11 (1.26%) ProxySG
9 9 (1.03%) XenServer
10 7 (0.80%) XenApp
10 7 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.57%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.46%) Docker
13 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.34%) LXC
15 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.23%) KVM
16 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
16 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (8.90%) FortiGate
2 46 (5.25%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.77%) SCCM
4 19 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (1.94%) Nagios
6 13 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.14%) Nexpose
8 10 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.14%) Puppet
9 8 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.91%) OPNET
10 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.68%) Ansible
11 6 (0.68%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.57%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.57%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.57%) Cacti
12 5 (0.57%) EnCase
12 5 (0.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 553 (63.13%) Cisco
2 234 (26.71%) CheckPoint
3 186 (21.23%) Juniper
4 148 (16.89%) F5
5 147 (16.78%) Microsoft
6 129 (14.73%) HP
7 116 (13.24%) Aruba
8 90 (10.27%) VMware
9 89 (10.16%) Palo Alto
10 86 (9.82%) Citrix
11 84 (9.59%) Fortinet
12 83 (9.47%) Riverbed
13 76 (8.68%) SolarWinds
14 56 (6.39%) Dell
15 53 (6.05%) Blue Coat
16 44 (5.02%) Apple
17 26 (2.97%) Intel Security
18 25 (2.85%) Avaya
18 25 (2.85%) LogRhythm
19 23 (2.63%) Symantec
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CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
IO Associates
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
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Surrey
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Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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London
Square One Resources
Rate: £360 per day
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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