Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 250 246
Rank change year-on-year -63 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 744 845 1,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.01% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 7.22% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 564 570
England median daily rate £400 £365 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +0.34% +13.67%
10th Percentile £181 £164 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £531
UK median daily rate £400 £364 £363
% change year-on-year +9.97% +0.34% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 81 79
England median hourly rate £40.75 £27.38 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.83% -19.47% +28.30%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £55.00 £47.55
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -7.04% +26.79%

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 12,376 11,700 14,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.05% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,676 7,179 8,764
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £224
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 659 610
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.02% -18.00% +13.64%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -57 312 £400 - 94
South East -56 172 £411 +2.81% 79
Midlands +11 114 £460 +31.43% 41
West Midlands 0 81 £485 +31.39% 29
East of England +2 56 £375 +11.11% 49
South West -20 52 £320 +24.88% 29
North of England -81 36 £338 -6.90% 50
East Midlands -5 33 £275 +3.77% 12
Yorkshire -27 18 £350 -12.50% 23
North West -43 15 £250 -27.17% 24
North East -16 3 £358 -4.67% 3
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 430 (57.80%) Cisco
2 338 (45.43%) Firewall
3 276 (37.10%) WAN
4 247 (33.20%) LAN
5 241 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
6 178 (23.92%) CCNP
7 162 (21.77%) Data Centre
8 156 (20.97%) VPN
9 144 (19.35%) Windows
10 134 (18.01%) Cisco ASA
11 128 (17.20%) Security Cleared
12 123 (16.53%) ITIL
13 122 (16.40%) DNS
14 119 (15.99%) Network Design
15 116 (15.59%) BGP
16 113 (15.19%) DHCP
17 110 (14.78%) TCP/IP
18 108 (14.52%) CheckPoint
19 106 (14.25%) Aruba
20 103 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
21 96 (12.90%) SC Cleared
22 93 (12.50%) Network Security
22 93 (12.50%) OSPF
22 93 (12.50%) Microsoft
23 90 (12.10%) Telecoms
24 89 (11.96%) Juniper
24 89 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
25 87 (11.69%) Active Directory
26 86 (11.56%) CCNA
27 84 (11.29%) HP

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 25 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.28%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.08%) IIS
5 7 (0.94%) ThingWorx
6 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.67%) CMS
6 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
8 3 (0.40%) nginx
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) Moodle
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 103 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (5.65%) Office 365
4 13 (1.75%) SaaS
5 7 (0.94%) IaaS
5 7 (0.94%) PaaS
6 6 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.40%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.27%) Yammer
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 338 (45.43%) Firewall
2 276 (37.10%) WAN
3 247 (33.20%) LAN
4 156 (20.97%) VPN
5 134 (18.01%) Cisco ASA
6 122 (16.40%) DNS
7 116 (15.59%) BGP
8 113 (15.19%) DHCP
9 110 (14.78%) TCP/IP
10 93 (12.50%) Network Security
10 93 (12.50%) OSPF
11 82 (11.02%) MPLS
12 80 (10.75%) Wi-Fi
13 79 (10.62%) Cisco Wireless
14 73 (9.81%) VLAN
15 67 (9.01%) WLAN
16 66 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 62 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
18 58 (7.80%) Internet
19 49 (6.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.94%) Power BI
2 7 (0.94%) Spotfire
3 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.67%) MySQL
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.40%) Big Data
6 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.27%) GIS
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.54%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.54%) LabVIEW
3 4 (0.54%) Mercurial
3 4 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.27%) GCC
5 2 (0.27%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) JMeter
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) NUnit
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (12.10%) Telecoms
2 83 (11.16%) Finance
3 20 (2.69%) Retail
4 13 (1.75%) Banking
5 12 (1.61%) Electronics
6 11 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.08%) Billing
8 7 (0.94%) Law
8 7 (0.94%) Legal
9 5 (0.67%) Back Office
9 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.40%) Automotive
11 3 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Games
11 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 273 (36.69%) Network Engineer
2 125 (16.80%) Architect
3 87 (11.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 79 (10.62%) Network Architect
5 71 (9.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 57 (7.66%) Wireless Engineer
7 56 (7.53%) Analyst
8 51 (6.85%) Support Engineer
9 43 (5.78%) Network Design Engineer
10 41 (5.51%) Design Engineer
11 36 (4.84%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 34 (4.57%) Implementation Engineer
13 33 (4.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 31 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
15 28 (3.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 26 (3.49%) Security Engineer
16 26 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
17 25 (3.36%) Cisco Design Engineer
17 25 (3.36%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
18 24 (3.23%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.18%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.02%) WAP
3 10 (1.34%) Node.js
4 7 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (0.67%) Middleware
5 5 (0.67%) Web Services
6 3 (0.40%) .NET
6 3 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.27%) EDI
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.27%) XML
7 2 (0.27%) XMPP
8 1 (0.13%) CSS
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) Spring
8 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 162 (21.77%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.09%) NHS
4 22 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.88%) Private Cloud
5 14 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.34%) Internet of Things
7 10 (1.34%) iPad
8 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.08%) Replication
9 6 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.81%) Clustering
9 6 (0.81%) PKI
9 6 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.67%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.67%) iPhone
11 4 (0.54%) CMDB
11 4 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 144 (19.35%) Windows
2 71 (9.54%) Linux
3 55 (7.39%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.76%) Windows 7
7 27 (3.63%) Windows 10
8 17 (2.28%) Unix
9 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.21%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.08%) Android
10 8 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.67%) CentOS
11 5 (0.67%) VxWorks
12 4 (0.54%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.40%) Solaris
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (16.53%) ITIL
2 119 (15.99%) Network Design
3 89 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (7.53%) Migration
5 54 (7.26%) Network Monitoring
6 52 (6.99%) Change Management
6 52 (6.99%) Network Management
7 48 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 45 (6.05%) Service Delivery
9 44 (5.91%) WAN Optimisation
10 41 (5.51%) ITIL V3
11 37 (4.97%) Network Virtualisation
11 37 (4.97%) Project Management
12 34 (4.57%) Service Management
13 30 (4.03%) Virtual Environments
14 28 (3.76%) Software Engineering
15 23 (3.09%) Incident Management
16 16 (2.15%) Network Architecture
16 16 (2.15%) Presales
17 15 (2.02%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.99%) C
2 44 (5.91%) Python
3 26 (3.49%) Embedded C
4 23 (3.09%) C++
5 19 (2.55%) SQL
6 18 (2.42%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.88%) Perl
8 10 (1.34%) Ruby
9 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.81%) Java
10 5 (0.67%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.67%) C#
10 5 (0.67%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.67%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.67%) VBScript
11 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.40%) PHP
11 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 241 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (23.92%) CCNP
3 128 (17.20%) Security Cleared
4 96 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 86 (11.56%) CCNA
6 56 (7.53%) CCIE
7 48 (6.45%) Degree
8 36 (4.84%) DV Cleared
9 35 (4.70%) CCDP
10 18 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (1.61%) CCSE
12 10 (1.34%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.34%) CCSA
12 10 (1.34%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.08%) CCIE Wireless
14 8 (1.08%) CWNA
14 8 (1.08%) MCP
15 7 (0.94%) MCSA
15 7 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.63%) SLA
2 12 (1.61%) GDPR
3 10 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
5 4 (0.54%) QA
6 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) SAS 70
System Software
1 87 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 23 (3.09%) VMware NSX
4 15 (2.02%) Firmware
5 14 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.48%) vSphere
7 10 (1.34%) XenApp
8 6 (0.81%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.54%) KVM
9 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.40%) XenServer
11 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (6.72%) FortiGate
2 35 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (3.23%) SCCM
4 10 (1.34%) SCOM
5 9 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.21%) WSUS
6 7 (0.94%) Ansible
6 7 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.94%) Cacti
6 7 (0.94%) Grafana
7 6 (0.81%) Kibana
7 6 (0.81%) OVSD
8 5 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.54%) Malwarebytes
10 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.40%) Cisco CME
10 3 (0.40%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.40%) logstash
10 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.40%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 430 (57.80%) Cisco
2 108 (14.52%) CheckPoint
3 106 (14.25%) Aruba
4 93 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 89 (11.96%) Juniper
6 84 (11.29%) F5
6 84 (11.29%) HP
7 81 (10.89%) VMware
8 60 (8.06%) Palo Alto
9 55 (7.39%) Fortinet
10 49 (6.59%) Meraki
11 48 (6.45%) Citrix
12 47 (6.32%) McAfee
12 47 (6.32%) Oracle
13 45 (6.05%) SolarWinds
14 40 (5.38%) Nokia
15 27 (3.63%) Blue Coat
16 20 (2.69%) NetApp
16 20 (2.69%) Sophos
17 19 (2.55%) Dell