Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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.

Wireless
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 267 272
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Wireless 917 962 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 0.99% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.00% 6.41% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 571 571
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £188
90th Percentile £493 £560 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 77 100
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.87% +46.64%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.13 £11.75
90th Percentile £49.05 £47.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +50.00%

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 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 November 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 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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -66 306 £313 -22.84% 40
South East -32 177 £380 +1.33% 26
East of England +63 176 £350 +16.67% 30
Midlands +24 126 £400 +38.53% 22
West Midlands +35 82 £417 +19.00% 14
North of England +42 73 £338 -15.63% 16
South West -21 59 £285 -20.83% 19
East Midlands -3 43 £325 +35.42% 8
Yorkshire +25 35 £410 -2.38% 3
North West +11 33 £325 -18.75% 12
North East +64 5 £325 - 1
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 461 (50.27%) Cisco
2 324 (35.33%) Firewall
3 311 (33.91%) WAN
4 295 (32.17%) LAN
5 286 (31.19%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (24.32%) Windows
7 197 (21.48%) CCNP
8 177 (19.30%) VPN
9 157 (17.12%) Data Centre
10 155 (16.90%) Telecoms
11 134 (14.61%) CCNA
12 130 (14.18%) Finance
13 128 (13.96%) TCP/IP
14 127 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
15 122 (13.30%) Microsoft
16 120 (13.09%) Active Directory
17 118 (12.87%) ITIL
17 118 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
18 113 (12.32%) Internet
19 110 (12.00%) Linux
20 109 (11.89%) CheckPoint
20 109 (11.89%) Network Design
21 104 (11.34%) Cisco Wireless
22 103 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
23 102 (11.12%) Security Cleared
23 102 (11.12%) Network Security
24 100 (10.91%) DHCP
25 98 (10.69%) DNS
26 96 (10.47%) Degree
27 94 (10.25%) 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 39 (4.25%) Skype for Business
2 37 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.85%) IBM Notes
6 13 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.31%) CMS
8 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.87%) IIS
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.22%) Apache
13 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 84 (9.16%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP EWM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.56%) Office 365
3 39 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.33%) G Suite
6 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Akamai
7 1 (0.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 324 (35.33%) Firewall
2 311 (33.91%) WAN
3 295 (32.17%) LAN
4 177 (19.30%) VPN
5 128 (13.96%) TCP/IP
6 127 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
7 118 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
8 113 (12.32%) Internet
9 104 (11.34%) Cisco Wireless
10 103 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 102 (11.12%) Network Security
12 100 (10.91%) DHCP
13 98 (10.69%) DNS
14 93 (10.14%) BGP
15 92 (10.03%) MPLS
16 84 (9.16%) OSPF
17 82 (8.94%) WLAN
18 75 (8.18%) Cisco IOS
19 65 (7.09%) VoIP
20 56 (6.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.44%) MySQL
7 3 (0.33%) Big Data
7 3 (0.33%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.33%) GIS
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.87%) JIRA
3 6 (0.65%) Bugzilla
3 6 (0.65%) Redmine
3 6 (0.65%) Trac
4 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.55%) JUnit
4 5 (0.55%) Selenium
5 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.22%) Buildbot
7 2 (0.22%) CMake
7 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.11%) AppScan
8 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.11%) GDB
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 155 (16.90%) Telecoms
2 130 (14.18%) Finance
3 49 (5.34%) Electronics
4 36 (3.93%) Banking
5 25 (2.73%) Marketing
6 17 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.53%) Retail
8 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.76%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Automotive
10 5 (0.55%) Law
10 5 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.44%) German Language
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 286 (31.19%) Network Engineer
2 131 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 116 (12.65%) Analyst
4 112 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 78 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 65 (7.09%) Architect
7 46 (5.02%) Embedded Engineer
7 46 (5.02%) Network Architect
7 46 (5.02%) Wireless Engineer
8 42 (4.58%) Network Support
8 42 (4.58%) Support Analyst
9 39 (4.25%) Project Manager
10 38 (4.14%) Desktop Support
11 34 (3.71%) Network Support Engineer
11 34 (3.71%) Senior Network Engineer
11 34 (3.71%) Software Engineer
12 33 (3.60%) Test Engineer
13 31 (3.38%) IT Support
14 30 (3.27%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 28 (3.05%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.34%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.42%) HTML
3 11 (1.20%) XMPP
4 9 (0.98%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.87%) .NET
6 5 (0.55%) LAMP
6 5 (0.55%) XML
7 3 (0.33%) REST
7 3 (0.33%) XSLT
8 2 (0.22%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.22%) Spring
9 1 (0.11%) CGI
9 1 (0.11%) Core Data
9 1 (0.11%) JSON
9 1 (0.11%) OAuth
9 1 (0.11%) OpenID
9 1 (0.11%) SAML
9 1 (0.11%) VML
9 1 (0.11%) WAP
9 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 157 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (2.84%) Blackberry
3 26 (2.84%) Computer Science
3 26 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
3 26 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (2.18%) NHS
5 17 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 17 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 14 (1.53%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (1.20%) iPhone
8 9 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 9 (0.98%) Clustering
8 9 (0.98%) FMCG
8 9 (0.98%) VHDL
9 8 (0.87%) BYOD
9 8 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (0.76%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 223 (24.32%) Windows
2 110 (12.00%) Linux
3 63 (6.87%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.65%) Windows 7
5 43 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (4.14%) Apple iOS
7 37 (4.03%) Android
7 37 (4.03%) Windows 10
8 36 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.84%) Mac OS X
10 22 (2.40%) Unix
11 21 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (1.74%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (1.42%) CentOS
16 11 (1.20%) Windows Phone
16 11 (1.20%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (12.87%) ITIL
2 109 (11.89%) Network Design
3 56 (6.11%) Migration
4 55 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 52 (5.67%) Network Management
5 52 (5.67%) Test Automation
5 52 (5.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 48 (5.23%) Service Management
6 48 (5.23%) Software Engineering
7 43 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (4.47%) Validation
9 38 (4.14%) Change Management
10 37 (4.03%) Load Balancing
11 36 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (3.60%) Project Management
13 31 (3.38%) Time Management
14 28 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (2.94%) High Availability
16 26 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
16 26 (2.84%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 94 (10.25%) C
2 81 (8.83%) Python
3 60 (6.54%) Embedded C
4 40 (4.36%) Java
5 36 (3.93%) C++
6 33 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.29%) Perl
8 18 (1.96%) Embedded C++
9 16 (1.74%) PHP
10 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.20%) Tcl
11 9 (0.98%) VB
12 8 (0.87%) Assembly Language
13 7 (0.76%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.76%) R
13 7 (0.76%) SQL
14 6 (0.65%) VBScript
15 5 (0.55%) Ruby
15 5 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 286 (31.19%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (21.48%) CCNP
3 134 (14.61%) CCNA
4 102 (11.12%) Security Cleared
5 96 (10.47%) Degree
6 87 (9.49%) CCIE
7 80 (8.72%) SC Cleared
8 40 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (3.16%) MCSE
10 27 (2.94%) MCSA
11 22 (2.40%) MCP
12 21 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (1.96%) CWNA
14 17 (1.85%) A+ Certification
14 17 (1.85%) CCDP
14 17 (1.85%) JNCIA
14 17 (1.85%) MCDST
14 17 (1.85%) MCSM
15 16 (1.74%) ACHDS
16 15 (1.64%) ACDT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.36%) SLA
2 17 (1.85%) QA
3 13 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 120 (13.09%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.84%) Firmware
5 21 (2.29%) vSphere
6 18 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.09%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 8 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.55%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.55%) XenApp
12 3 (0.33%) Docker
12 3 (0.33%) NFS
12 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.22%) Openswan
13 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
2 47 (5.13%) FortiGate
3 31 (3.38%) SCCM
4 18 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.31%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.87%) TrustSec
9 6 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.65%) Ionix
9 6 (0.65%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.55%) Nagios
10 5 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.55%) WSUS
11 4 (0.44%) Cacti
11 4 (0.44%) SmoothWall
12 3 (0.33%) Ansible
12 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 461 (50.27%) Cisco
2 122 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 109 (11.89%) CheckPoint
4 94 (10.25%) HP
5 93 (10.14%) Juniper
6 85 (9.27%) F5
7 75 (8.18%) Citrix
8 70 (7.63%) VMware
9 67 (7.31%) Fortinet
10 54 (5.89%) Aruba
11 48 (5.23%) Palo Alto
12 46 (5.02%) Riverbed
13 45 (4.91%) Dell
14 42 (4.58%) McAfee
15 40 (4.36%) Blue Coat
16 37 (4.03%) Apple
17 35 (3.82%) Oracle
18 28 (3.05%) Meraki
19 27 (2.94%) SolarWinds
20 22 (2.40%) Nokia