Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 236 273 329
Rank change year-on-year +37 +56 -81
Contract jobs citing Wireless 611 881 744
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.99% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 7.86% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 535 454
Median daily rate £395 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £156 £181 £153
90th Percentile £540 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £395 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 74 81
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.48 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% -26.73% +50.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.77 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.81 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.91 £35.50
% change year-on-year +40.51% -29.83% +28.21%

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 7,446 11,204 12,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 12.64% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,431 6,934 7,659
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £206 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 499 663
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.80 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.44
% change year-on-year +20.32% -3.81% -9.58%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +63 194 £400 -5.88% 61
South East +74 152 £400 +14.29% 76
Midlands +15 85 £399 +2.90% 47
North of England +52 82 £325 -13.33% 63
West Midlands +36 60 £413 -8.33% 31
East of England 0 58 £410 +9.33% 47
North West +37 49 £385 -3.75% 28
South West +5 39 £400 +8.11% 27
East Midlands -3 24 £328 -4.58% 16
Yorkshire +46 21 £313 -19.87% 23
North East +19 12 £213 -22.73% 12
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 281 (45.99%) Cisco
2 237 (38.79%) Firewall
3 226 (36.99%) LAN
4 202 (33.06%) WAN
5 180 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (22.42%) CCNP
7 126 (20.62%) Windows
8 116 (18.99%) VPN
9 110 (18.00%) WLAN
10 92 (15.06%) Telecoms
11 89 (14.57%) Microsoft
12 87 (14.24%) Active Directory
13 84 (13.75%) Security Cleared
14 83 (13.58%) Juniper
15 82 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (13.26%) CCNA
17 76 (12.44%) TCP/IP
17 76 (12.44%) BGP
17 76 (12.44%) Data Centre
18 73 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
18 73 (11.95%) MPLS
19 72 (11.78%) OSPF
20 69 (11.29%) Palo Alto
21 68 (11.13%) Cisco ASA
22 67 (10.97%) Wi-Fi
22 67 (10.97%) Ethernet
23 65 (10.64%) ITIL
23 65 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
24 64 (10.47%) VoIP
25 61 (9.98%) Network Design

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 19 (3.11%) Skype for Business
2 12 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.31%) Confluence
5 3 (0.49%) IIS
6 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.98%) Office 365
2 51 (8.35%) Azure
3 29 (4.75%) AWS
4 9 (1.47%) SaaS
5 8 (1.31%) IaaS
6 6 (0.98%) GCP
7 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.65%) G Suite
7 4 (0.65%) PaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.33%) Akamai
9 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.16%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Serverless
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 237 (38.79%) Firewall
2 226 (36.99%) LAN
3 202 (33.06%) WAN
4 116 (18.99%) VPN
5 110 (18.00%) WLAN
6 76 (12.44%) BGP
6 76 (12.44%) TCP/IP
7 73 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 73 (11.95%) MPLS
8 72 (11.78%) OSPF
9 68 (11.13%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (10.97%) Ethernet
10 67 (10.97%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (10.47%) VoIP
12 57 (9.33%) Internet
13 51 (8.35%) Wireshark
14 50 (8.18%) Network Security
15 49 (8.02%) Cisco Wireless
16 47 (7.69%) 4G
17 46 (7.53%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.13%) MySQL
2 11 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.15%) Redis
4 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.49%) Aerospike
6 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Big Data
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) DTS
8 1 (0.16%) Power BI
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.16%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 16 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (2.45%) JIRA
3 13 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.49%) Redmine
6 2 (0.33%) AppScan
6 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.33%) Paros
7 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 92 (15.06%) Telecoms
2 48 (7.86%) Public Sector
3 38 (6.22%) Finance
4 27 (4.42%) Banking
5 16 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.29%) Front Office
7 9 (1.47%) Law
8 8 (1.31%) Local Government
8 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.15%) Retail
10 6 (0.98%) Electronics
11 5 (0.82%) French Language
11 5 (0.82%) German Language
11 5 (0.82%) Legal
12 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.65%) Marketing
13 2 (0.33%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 201 (32.90%) Network Engineer
2 52 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 46 (7.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 38 (6.22%) Architect
5 37 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 25 (4.09%) Network Architect
6 25 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 22 (3.60%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.44%) Security Engineer
8 21 (3.44%) Wireless Engineer
9 19 (3.11%) Analyst
9 19 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (2.95%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (2.78%) IT Support
11 17 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
11 17 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 16 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (2.62%) Network Specialist
12 16 (2.62%) Radio Engineer
13 15 (2.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.51%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.64%) .NET
3 8 (1.31%) Node.js
4 7 (1.15%) Web Services
5 5 (0.82%) REST
6 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.65%) JSON
7 3 (0.49%) HTML
7 3 (0.49%) Middleware
7 3 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.49%) WebSockets
7 3 (0.49%) XML
7 3 (0.49%) Yocto
8 2 (0.33%) HTML5
8 2 (0.33%) Kafka
8 2 (0.33%) LDAP
8 2 (0.33%) POSIX
8 2 (0.33%) React
9 1 (0.16%) JavaFX
9 1 (0.16%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.44%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.07%) CCTV
3 29 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.09%) Device Driver
4 25 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.60%) User Experience
6 17 (2.78%) Smartphone
7 16 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.62%) Video\Live Streaming
8 11 (1.80%) e-Learning
9 10 (1.64%) CMDB
10 8 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.31%) IPTV
11 7 (1.15%) Fibre Optics
11 7 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.98%) PKI
13 5 (0.82%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.82%) Social Media
14 4 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 126 (20.62%) Windows
2 57 (9.33%) Linux
3 37 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 34 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 22 (3.60%) Android
7 15 (2.45%) Mac OS X
8 13 (2.13%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.96%) Mac OS
10 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (1.15%) Unix
13 6 (0.98%) CatOS
13 6 (0.98%) VMS
13 6 (0.98%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.49%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
2 65 (10.64%) ITIL
3 61 (9.98%) Network Design
4 42 (6.87%) Network Management
5 39 (6.38%) Change Management
6 38 (6.22%) Migration
7 37 (6.06%) Project Delivery
7 37 (6.06%) Project Management
8 33 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (4.09%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.93%) Service Management
12 23 (3.76%) Load Balancing
12 23 (3.76%) Technical Leadership
12 23 (3.76%) Test Automation
13 22 (3.60%) Software Engineering
14 21 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (3.44%) Network Architecture
15 20 (3.27%) Incident Management
16 19 (3.11%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.84%) Python
2 43 (7.04%) C
3 18 (2.95%) Perl
4 16 (2.62%) C++
4 16 (2.62%) Embedded C
5 15 (2.45%) SQL
6 14 (2.29%) Java
7 7 (1.15%) Embedded C++
7 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.82%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.65%) C#
9 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.16%) R
10 1 (0.16%) Rust
10 1 (0.16%) Scala
10 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.16%) VB
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (22.42%) CCNP
3 84 (13.75%) Security Cleared
4 81 (13.26%) CCNA
5 55 (9.00%) SC Cleared
6 49 (8.02%) Degree
7 43 (7.04%) CCIE
8 24 (3.93%) DV Cleared
9 23 (3.76%) CCDP
10 22 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (2.78%) MCSE
12 12 (1.96%) CISSP
13 10 (1.64%) HND
14 9 (1.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 9 (1.47%) HNC
15 8 (1.31%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.31%) MCP
16 7 (1.15%) CCDE
17 6 (0.98%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.60%) SLA
2 19 (3.11%) PMO
3 10 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.15%) GDPR
5 6 (0.98%) P3O
5 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.65%) QA
7 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 87 (14.24%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (2.13%) Firmware
5 10 (1.64%) vSphere
6 9 (1.47%) XenApp
7 8 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.98%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.65%) Docker
11 4 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.49%) vCloud
13 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (5.89%) SCCM
2 33 (5.40%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (4.09%) FortiGate
4 20 (3.27%) Puppet
5 17 (2.78%) Statseeker
6 16 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.45%) Cacti
7 15 (2.45%) Nagios
7 15 (2.45%) NetMRI
7 15 (2.45%) ZABBIX
8 13 (2.13%) HP ALM
8 13 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (1.31%) Ansible
10 6 (0.98%) OpenView
11 5 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.49%) Netcool
13 3 (0.49%) TeMIP
13 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 281 (45.99%) Cisco
2 89 (14.57%) Microsoft
3 83 (13.58%) Juniper
4 69 (11.29%) Palo Alto
5 55 (9.00%) CheckPoint
6 53 (8.67%) VMware
7 45 (7.36%) F5
8 43 (7.04%) Meraki
9 41 (6.71%) Aruba
10 40 (6.55%) Huawei
11 36 (5.89%) Citrix
12 34 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 31 (5.07%) HP
14 27 (4.42%) Apple
15 23 (3.76%) Fortinet
16 21 (3.44%) Ericsson
16 21 (3.44%) NetScout
17 19 (3.11%) Google
18 17 (2.78%) Solarflare
19 15 (2.45%) Aerohive Networks