Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 238 271
Rank change year-on-year -28 +33 +34
Contract jobs citing Wireless 347 649 876
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.07% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 8.07% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 385 546
Median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +7.59%
10th Percentile £197 £155 £200
90th Percentile £588 £540 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 50 70
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.75 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.17% +59.03% -34.38%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.76 £14.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.30 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £41.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.17% +59.03% -34.38%

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 4,532 8,038 11,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.68% 13.29% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,866 5,036 7,097
Median daily rate £430 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% -1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £181 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £440 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +6.02% -2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 426 487
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.94 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.88 £51.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -34 100 £475 +18.75% 28
South East +27 79 £350 -11.11% 45
North of England +52 56 £400 +23.08% 50
South West +73 47 £375 -4.76% 32
North West +41 42 £400 - 26
East of England +34 30 £315 -21.25% 30
Midlands -15 26 £263 -30.00% 26
East Midlands +10 12 £388 +18.14% 14
West Midlands -13 12 £212 -48.61% 12
Yorkshire +37 9 £194 -38.66% 20
North East +24 5 £500 +175.86% 4
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 203 (58.50%) Cisco
2 171 (49.28%) Firewall
3 128 (36.89%) WAN
4 110 (31.70%) LAN
5 106 (30.55%) VPN
6 78 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (18.44%) Data Centre
8 61 (17.58%) Windows
9 60 (17.29%) CCNP
10 58 (16.71%) Wi-Fi
11 54 (15.56%) Active Directory
11 54 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 53 (15.27%) Azure
13 51 (14.70%) Microsoft
13 51 (14.70%) Telecoms
14 50 (14.41%) F5
15 49 (14.12%) Network Security
16 47 (13.54%) MPLS
17 45 (12.97%) Juniper
18 44 (12.68%) OSPF
19 43 (12.39%) TCP/IP
20 42 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
20 42 (12.10%) Cisco Wireless
21 41 (11.82%) BGP
21 41 (11.82%) DNS
21 41 (11.82%) Internet
21 41 (11.82%) SC Cleared
22 40 (11.53%) DHCP
22 40 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
23 39 (11.24%) Python

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 12 (3.46%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.59%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) JBoss
5 4 (1.15%) Confluence
6 3 (0.86%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.58%) Camunda
7 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.15%) Simulink
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP EWM
1 2 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Travel Management
2 1 (0.29%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.27%) Azure
2 42 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (7.49%) AWS
4 21 (6.05%) IaaS
4 21 (6.05%) PaaS
5 12 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (3.46%) SaaS
6 6 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.15%) GitHub
7 4 (1.15%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) G Suite
9 2 (0.58%) GCP
9 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 171 (49.28%) Firewall
2 128 (36.89%) WAN
3 110 (31.70%) LAN
4 106 (30.55%) VPN
5 58 (16.71%) Wi-Fi
6 49 (14.12%) Network Security
7 47 (13.54%) MPLS
8 44 (12.68%) OSPF
9 43 (12.39%) TCP/IP
10 42 (12.10%) Cisco Wireless
11 41 (11.82%) BGP
11 41 (11.82%) DNS
11 41 (11.82%) Internet
12 40 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (11.53%) DHCP
13 36 (10.37%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (10.09%) WLAN
15 32 (9.22%) VoIP
16 31 (8.93%) Cisco ISE
16 31 (8.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.46%) DB2
2 4 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (0.86%) MySQL
3 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) QGIS
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.17%) JIRA
2 7 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.58%) Maven
4 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 2 (0.58%) TestRail
5 1 (0.29%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (14.70%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.93%) Finance
3 16 (4.61%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.46%) Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.02%) Electronics
8 5 (1.44%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) Automotive
9 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.58%) Retail
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (29.68%) Network Engineer
2 43 (12.39%) Architect
3 23 (6.63%) Network Architect
3 23 (6.63%) Test Engineer
4 21 (6.05%) Consultant
5 17 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (4.90%) Wireless Engineer
6 15 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (4.32%) Support Engineer
7 13 (3.75%) Security Engineer
8 12 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.17%) Analyst
9 11 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.88%) Software Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.59%) Python Engineer
12 8 (2.31%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (2.31%) Azure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.76%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (1.73%) REST
4 5 (1.44%) Web Services
5 4 (1.15%) JMS
5 4 (1.15%) SOAP
6 3 (0.86%) Middleware
6 3 (0.86%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.58%) .NET
7 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.58%) J2EE
7 2 (0.58%) OAuth
7 2 (0.58%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.58%) SAP TM
7 2 (0.58%) XML
7 2 (0.58%) XSD
7 2 (0.58%) XSLT
7 2 (0.58%) YAML
8 1 (0.29%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.29%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.44%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.34%) PKI
3 21 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.46%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.02%) NHS
8 6 (1.73%) CCTV
8 6 (1.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.73%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.73%) VHDL
9 5 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.44%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.15%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.15%) User Experience
10 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.58%) Windows
2 37 (10.66%) Linux
3 21 (6.05%) Windows 10
4 19 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.46%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.44%) Unix
8 4 (1.15%) AIX
8 4 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.86%) Android
9 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.29%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.29%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (8.93%) Load Balancing
3 28 (8.07%) ITIL
4 25 (7.20%) Network Management
4 25 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.34%) Change Management
6 22 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (6.05%) Migration
8 20 (5.76%) SIEM
9 18 (5.19%) Project Delivery
9 18 (5.19%) Test Automation
10 17 (4.90%) Network Architecture
11 16 (4.61%) Software Engineering
12 15 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (4.32%) Project Management
13 14 (4.03%) Network Design
13 14 (4.03%) Network Virtualisation
13 14 (4.03%) Security Architecture
13 14 (4.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.24%) Python
2 16 (4.61%) C
3 10 (2.88%) Java
4 9 (2.59%) MATLAB
5 8 (2.31%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.73%) C++
7 5 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.15%) SQL
9 3 (0.86%) R
10 2 (0.58%) ABAP
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.58%) XPath
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.29%) C#
11 1 (0.29%) Go
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (17.29%) CCNP
3 54 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 41 (11.82%) SC Cleared
5 39 (11.24%) CCNA
6 25 (7.20%) Degree
7 18 (5.19%) CCIE
8 8 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (2.02%) CCDA
9 7 (2.02%) RHCA
10 6 (1.73%) CCDP
11 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCSA
12 2 (0.58%) CISSP
12 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.58%) MCP
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) QA
2 6 (1.73%) GDPR
2 6 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.44%) SLA
4 4 (1.15%) COBIT
4 4 (1.15%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.86%) PMO
6 2 (0.58%) NIST
6 2 (0.58%) SEPA
7 1 (0.29%) BS25999
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 54 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.88%) Docker
3 10 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (2.88%) VMware NSX
3 10 (2.88%) vSphere
4 5 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.15%) Firmware
6 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) vCloud
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (5.76%) FortiGate
2 19 (5.48%) SCCM
3 17 (4.90%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (4.03%) Nessus
5 12 (3.46%) Ansible
6 10 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.73%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.15%) QRadar
10 3 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.86%) Terraform
11 2 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.58%) Puppet
11 2 (0.58%) Salt
11 2 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 203 (58.50%) Cisco
2 51 (14.70%) Microsoft
3 50 (14.41%) F5
4 45 (12.97%) Juniper
5 37 (10.66%) Meraki
6 35 (10.09%) CheckPoint
7 33 (9.51%) Palo Alto
7 33 (9.51%) VMware
8 30 (8.65%) Fortinet
9 26 (7.49%) Aruba
9 26 (7.49%) Citrix
10 22 (6.34%) SolarWinds
11 21 (6.05%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.61%) Arista
13 14 (4.03%) Avaya
13 14 (4.03%) HP
14 12 (3.46%) IBM
14 12 (3.46%) Ivanti
14 12 (3.46%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.17%) Extreme Networks