Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 249 295
Rank change year-on-year +6 +46 -37
Contract jobs citing Wireless 251 881 854
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.09% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 8.26% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 516 504
Median daily rate £385 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -3.54% +11.07%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £178
90th Percentile £513 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £383
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.96% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 61 63
Median hourly rate £43.50 £41.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.20% +28.45% -13.33%
10th Percentile £26.30 £13.25 £15.24
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.37 £32.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +27.30% -5.11%

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 3,481 10,662 12,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.69% 13.14% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,029 6,551 7,637
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 515 657
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +10.01%
10th Percentile £14.30 £12.68 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +78 85 £420 +5.00% 21
South East +81 60 £225 -40.00% 45
North of England +77 45 £400 +21.21% 49
North West +62 39 £400 +10.34% 28
East of England +45 23 £359 -10.31% 26
South West +46 19 £329 -9.31% 14
Midlands +11 19 £350 - 22
East Midlands +31 12 £406 +16.07% 7
West Midlands +4 7 £350 -12.50% 15
Yorkshire +78 6 £320 -22.42% 16
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 105 (41.83%) Cisco
2 102 (40.64%) Firewall
3 85 (33.86%) WAN
4 66 (26.29%) Windows
5 65 (25.90%) LAN
6 62 (24.70%) VPN
7 55 (21.91%) Active Directory
8 47 (18.73%) Azure
9 42 (16.73%) Telecoms
10 41 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (16.33%) Internet
11 38 (15.14%) Data Centre
12 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 34 (13.55%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (13.15%) CCNP
14 33 (13.15%) 4G
15 32 (12.75%) 5G
16 30 (11.95%) F5
16 30 (11.95%) 3G
16 30 (11.95%) DMZ
17 28 (11.16%) WLAN
18 26 (10.36%) TCP/IP
18 26 (10.36%) DNS
18 26 (10.36%) Finance
18 26 (10.36%) FortiGate
18 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
19 23 (9.16%) Load Balancing
19 23 (9.16%) MPLS
19 23 (9.16%) Cisco Wireless
20 22 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 6 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.99%) Apache
2 5 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.59%) JBoss
3 4 (1.59%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.80%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) assyst
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.73%) Azure
2 22 (8.76%) IaaS
2 22 (8.76%) Office 365
2 22 (8.76%) PaaS
3 17 (6.77%) AWS
4 9 (3.59%) SaaS
5 7 (2.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.20%) GCP
6 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) Serverless
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (40.64%) Firewall
2 85 (33.86%) WAN
3 65 (25.90%) LAN
4 62 (24.70%) VPN
5 41 (16.33%) Internet
6 34 (13.55%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (13.15%) 4G
8 32 (12.75%) 5G
9 30 (11.95%) 3G
9 30 (11.95%) DMZ
10 28 (11.16%) WLAN
11 26 (10.36%) DNS
11 26 (10.36%) TCP/IP
12 23 (9.16%) Cisco Wireless
12 23 (9.16%) MPLS
13 22 (8.76%) DHCP
14 21 (8.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 20 (7.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 19 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (7.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.98%) MySQL
2 9 (3.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (2.79%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (1.99%) DB2
5 4 (1.59%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.20%) Power BI
7 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.39%) JIRA
2 2 (0.80%) Redmine
3 1 (0.40%) Firebug
3 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (16.73%) Telecoms
2 26 (10.36%) Finance
3 11 (4.38%) Electronics
4 8 (3.19%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.99%) Banking
7 5 (1.99%) Law
8 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (29.48%) Network Engineer
2 28 (11.16%) Architect
3 26 (10.36%) Wireless Engineer
4 20 (7.97%) Security Engineer
5 14 (5.58%) Software Engineer
6 12 (4.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (3.98%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (3.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (3.98%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 9 (3.59%) Design Engineer
8 9 (3.59%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Radio Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Site Engineer
11 6 (2.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.39%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (2.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.37%) .NET
2 13 (5.18%) 802.1X
3 10 (3.98%) Web Services
4 5 (1.99%) Middleware
5 4 (1.59%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.20%) JSON
6 3 (1.20%) LAMP
6 3 (1.20%) Memcached
6 3 (1.20%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.40%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) Kafka
7 1 (0.40%) React
7 1 (0.40%) RESTful
7 1 (0.40%) Velocity
7 1 (0.40%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.14%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.76%) PKI
3 17 (6.77%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.18%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.98%) Social Media
6 9 (3.59%) NHS
6 9 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.99%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.99%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.59%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.20%) ASIC
11 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.29%) Windows
2 19 (7.57%) Linux
3 14 (5.58%) Windows 10
4 13 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.19%) Unix
7 7 (2.79%) Android
8 6 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.40%) AIX
13 1 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.40%) SafeRTOS
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (9.16%) Load Balancing
2 22 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (8.76%) Migration
3 18 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (7.17%) Product Roadmap
3 18 (7.17%) SIEM
4 16 (6.37%) Security Architecture
5 15 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (5.98%) Software Engineering
6 14 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (5.18%) Network Design
8 11 (4.38%) ITIL
8 11 (4.38%) Network Architecture
8 11 (4.38%) Network Planning
9 10 (3.98%) Business Development
9 10 (3.98%) Network Segmentation
9 10 (3.98%) Privileged Access Management
9 10 (3.98%) Service Management
9 10 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.76%) Java
2 14 (5.58%) C
3 13 (5.18%) Python
4 10 (3.98%) Embedded C
4 10 (3.98%) SQL
5 7 (2.79%) C++
6 3 (1.20%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.80%) Lisp
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (13.15%) CCNP
3 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 16 (6.37%) CISSP
5 16 (6.37%) Degree
6 15 (5.98%) CCNA
7 8 (3.19%) CCIE
8 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.99%) MCSE
10 3 (1.20%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.20%) CCDA
10 3 (1.20%) CCDP
10 3 (1.20%) RIBA
11 2 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.80%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.39%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.39%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) COBIT
2 4 (1.59%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.40%) NCSC
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (21.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.59%) Docker
4 4 (1.59%) Squid
4 4 (1.59%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.80%) Firmware
5 2 (0.80%) vCloud
6 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (10.36%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.38%) SCCM
3 9 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.59%) Ansible
4 4 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.80%) CASB
5 2 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.80%) systemd
5 2 (0.80%) TrustSec
5 2 (0.80%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 105 (41.83%) Cisco
2 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 30 (11.95%) F5
4 21 (8.37%) Juniper
5 18 (7.17%) VMware
6 16 (6.37%) CheckPoint
7 15 (5.98%) Fortinet
8 14 (5.58%) Arista
8 14 (5.58%) Blue Coat
8 14 (5.58%) Citrix
8 14 (5.58%) Huawei
9 12 (4.78%) Meraki
10 11 (4.38%) Aruba
11 10 (3.98%) Symantec
12 9 (3.59%) CyberArk
12 9 (3.59%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.79%) SAP
14 6 (2.39%) Apple
14 6 (2.39%) Google
14 6 (2.39%) Oracle