Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 238 269
Rank change year-on-year -15 +31 +7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 278 844 941
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.01% 8.44% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 473 563
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £211 £163 £175
90th Percentile £534 £550 £515
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 60 59
Median hourly rate £44.00 £41.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +66.98% -34.21%
10th Percentile £22.65 £12.27 £14.62
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.00 £52.95
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.01% +66.98% -33.33%

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 3,968 10,000 12,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.96% 13.44% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,312 6,054 7,462
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £213 £190 £200
90th Percentile £619 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £437 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 531 567
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +6.95%
10th Percentile £14.38 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.63 £53.75 £48.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% +5.26%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -5 76 £437 +10.63% 28
South East +47 63 £356 -3.39% 45
North of England +57 47 £375 +15.38% 45
North West +51 42 £375 -0.66% 20
East of England +46 34 £320 +11.30% 27
South West +59 33 £393 +4.67% 21
Midlands -17 23 £263 -25.00% 22
East Midlands +13 14 £286 -0.61% 9
West Midlands -7 7 £350 -12.23% 13
Yorkshire +52 5 £408 +45.54% 21
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 139 (50.00%) Cisco
2 125 (44.96%) Firewall
3 93 (33.45%) WAN
4 70 (25.18%) LAN
5 68 (24.46%) VPN
6 56 (20.14%) F5
7 55 (19.78%) Windows
8 48 (17.27%) DNS
8 48 (17.27%) Telecoms
9 45 (16.19%) Active Directory
9 45 (16.19%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (15.83%) Azure
11 43 (15.47%) DHCP
12 40 (14.39%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (14.39%) Load Balancing
13 37 (13.31%) CCNP
13 37 (13.31%) Microsoft
14 36 (12.95%) CheckPoint
14 36 (12.95%) Cisco Wireless
15 35 (12.59%) Juniper
16 33 (11.87%) Internet
17 32 (11.51%) Office 365
17 32 (11.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 32 (11.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 30 (10.79%) Data Centre
18 30 (10.79%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (10.43%) Finance
20 28 (10.07%) Python
20 28 (10.07%) Linux
20 28 (10.07%) Network Security

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 8 (2.88%) JBoss
2 6 (2.16%) NetWeaver
2 6 (2.16%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.80%) Apache
4 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.08%) Confluence
6 2 (0.72%) Camunda
6 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.44%) Simulink
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) SAP EWM
1 2 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Travel Management
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.83%) Azure
2 32 (11.51%) Office 365
3 20 (7.19%) IaaS
3 20 (7.19%) PaaS
4 17 (6.12%) AWS
5 13 (4.68%) SaaS
6 8 (2.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.44%) GitHub
8 4 (1.44%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.08%) GCP
9 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 125 (44.96%) Firewall
2 93 (33.45%) WAN
3 70 (25.18%) LAN
4 68 (24.46%) VPN
5 48 (17.27%) DNS
6 43 (15.47%) DHCP
7 40 (14.39%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (12.95%) Cisco Wireless
9 33 (11.87%) Internet
10 32 (11.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 32 (11.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 30 (10.79%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (10.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (10.07%) Network Security
13 26 (9.35%) 5G
13 26 (9.35%) TCP/IP
14 25 (8.99%) MPLS
15 23 (8.27%) 4G
15 23 (8.27%) OSPF
16 22 (7.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.60%) MySQL
1 10 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (2.88%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (2.16%) DB2
3 6 (2.16%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.08%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) QGIS
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (2.16%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.72%) Maven
2 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.36%) Subversion
3 1 (0.36%) TestRail
3 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (17.27%) Telecoms
2 29 (10.43%) Finance
3 13 (4.68%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.96%) Electronics
4 11 (3.96%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.88%) Banking
5 8 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.52%) Law
7 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (1.08%) Retail
9 2 (0.72%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (32.01%) Network Engineer
2 26 (9.35%) Architect
3 21 (7.55%) Wireless Engineer
4 17 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 14 (5.04%) Consultant
6 12 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (4.32%) Test Engineer
7 11 (3.96%) Azure Specialist
7 11 (3.96%) Embedded Engineer
7 11 (3.96%) Security Specialist
8 10 (3.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (3.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (3.60%) Network Architect
9 9 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (3.24%) Security Engineer
10 8 (2.88%) Design Engineer
11 7 (2.52%) Developer
11 7 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.32%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.88%) .NET
3 7 (2.52%) Web Services
4 6 (2.16%) Middleware
4 6 (2.16%) SAP Basis
5 5 (1.80%) REST
6 4 (1.44%) JMS
7 3 (1.08%) LAMP
7 3 (1.08%) Memcached
7 3 (1.08%) SOAP
8 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.72%) J2EE
8 2 (0.72%) OAuth
8 2 (0.72%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.72%) SAP TM
8 2 (0.72%) XML
8 2 (0.72%) XSD
8 2 (0.72%) XSLT
9 1 (0.36%) Kafka
9 1 (0.36%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.79%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.55%) PKI
3 16 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.96%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.16%) NHS
8 5 (1.80%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.44%) Social Media
9 4 (1.44%) VHDL
10 3 (1.08%) ASIC
10 3 (1.08%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) IVR
11 2 (0.72%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.78%) Windows
2 28 (10.07%) Linux
3 18 (6.47%) Windows 10
4 16 (5.76%) Windows 7
5 13 (4.68%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.96%) Unix
7 5 (1.80%) Android
8 4 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.08%) AIX
9 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) MVS
11 1 (0.36%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.39%) Load Balancing
2 25 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (7.19%) Software Engineering
4 18 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.47%) ITIL
5 17 (6.12%) Migration
6 16 (5.76%) Security Architecture
6 16 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (5.40%) SIEM
7 15 (5.40%) Test Automation
8 13 (4.68%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (4.32%) Change Management
9 12 (4.32%) Project Management
10 11 (3.96%) Project Delivery
10 11 (3.96%) Service Management
10 11 (3.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (3.60%) High Availability
11 10 (3.60%) Product Roadmap
12 8 (2.88%) Computer Science
12 8 (2.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.07%) Python
2 19 (6.83%) C
3 13 (4.68%) Embedded C
4 12 (4.32%) Java
5 10 (3.60%) SQL
6 7 (2.52%) C++
7 5 (1.80%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.08%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.08%) R
10 2 (0.72%) ABAP
10 2 (0.72%) XPath
11 1 (0.36%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (16.19%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (13.31%) CCNP
3 23 (8.27%) Security Cleared
4 22 (7.91%) CCNA
5 17 (6.12%) Degree
5 17 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.32%) CCIE
7 7 (2.52%) CISSP
8 5 (1.80%) CCDA
9 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.08%) PMP
10 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.72%) CCDP
10 2 (0.72%) MCSA
10 2 (0.72%) MCSE
10 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.36%) HND
11 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.52%) COBIT
2 7 (2.52%) GDPR
3 3 (1.08%) QA
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
4 2 (0.72%) NIST
4 2 (0.72%) PMO
5 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) NCSC
System Software
1 45 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.60%) Docker
4 9 (3.24%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.44%) Firmware
5 4 (1.44%) Squid
6 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.72%) vCloud
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (8.63%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.96%) Nessus
3 9 (3.24%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (3.24%) SCCM
4 8 (2.88%) Ansible
4 8 (2.88%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.44%) QRadar
8 3 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.08%) Terraform
9 2 (0.72%) CASB
9 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.72%) Puppet
9 2 (0.72%) Salt
9 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 139 (50.00%) Cisco
2 56 (20.14%) F5
3 37 (13.31%) Microsoft
4 36 (12.95%) CheckPoint
5 35 (12.59%) Juniper
6 26 (9.35%) Fortinet
7 25 (8.99%) Blue Coat
8 21 (7.55%) Aruba
8 21 (7.55%) Palo Alto
8 21 (7.55%) VMware
9 20 (7.19%) Citrix
10 19 (6.83%) Arista
10 19 (6.83%) Meraki
11 13 (4.68%) Avaya
11 13 (4.68%) Extreme Networks
11 13 (4.68%) SolarWinds
11 13 (4.68%) Symantec
12 9 (3.24%) Dell
12 9 (3.24%) HP
12 9 (3.24%) SAP