Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 295 268
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27 +1
Contract jobs citing Wireless 885 819 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.89% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 6.69% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 483 581
England median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £131
90th Percentile £538 £509 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 99 64
England median hourly rate £26.25 £40.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.38% +119.18% -51.33%
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.68 £10.13
90th Percentile £66.81 £49.35 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.63% +90.00% -46.67%

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 11,475 12,251 13,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.83% 13.26% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,969 7,626 8,039
England median daily rate £425 £413 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.86% +2.25%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £213
90th Percentile £613 £596 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 632 686
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% -3.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.10% -9.30% -4.44%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +47 311 £413 +25.00% 121
South East +20 191 £369 -6.05% 114
Midlands -3 136 £415 -1.37% 47
North of England +39 102 £385 +36.89% 87
East of England -19 93 £333 -5.00% 66
West Midlands -38 76 £440 -2.22% 31
North West +28 61 £400 +39.13% 41
East Midlands +23 57 £350 +11.82% 16
South West -29 47 £388 +48.33% 50
Yorkshire +3 23 £390 +41.82% 34
North East +7 18 £350 -5.08% 12
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 500 (56.50%) Cisco
2 401 (45.31%) Firewall
3 341 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
4 311 (35.14%) WAN
5 309 (34.92%) LAN
6 251 (28.36%) CCNP
7 227 (25.65%) VPN
8 191 (21.58%) CheckPoint
8 191 (21.58%) OSPF
9 183 (20.68%) BGP
10 170 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
11 164 (18.53%) Windows
12 152 (17.18%) Data Centre
13 151 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 151 (17.06%) CCNA
14 149 (16.84%) TCP/IP
15 134 (15.14%) Microsoft
15 134 (15.14%) MPLS
16 133 (15.03%) VoIP
17 129 (14.58%) F5
18 127 (14.35%) Juniper
19 126 (14.24%) SolarWinds
20 121 (13.67%) Network Security
21 118 (13.33%) Security Cleared
22 116 (13.11%) ITIL
23 113 (12.77%) Palo Alto
24 108 (12.20%) WLAN
25 106 (11.98%) DNS
25 106 (11.98%) IPsec
26 105 (11.86%) Telecoms

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 36 (4.07%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.68%) CMS
6 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.34%) IBM Connections
8 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.34%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) JBoss
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (6.89%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.23%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.23%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 91 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (5.42%) Office 365
4 15 (1.69%) IaaS
5 14 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.13%) SaaS
7 9 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.90%) PaaS
9 5 (0.56%) G Suite
10 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Alexa
13 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 401 (45.31%) Firewall
2 311 (35.14%) WAN
3 309 (34.92%) LAN
4 227 (25.65%) VPN
5 191 (21.58%) OSPF
6 183 (20.68%) BGP
7 170 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
8 151 (17.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 149 (16.84%) TCP/IP
10 134 (15.14%) MPLS
11 133 (15.03%) VoIP
12 121 (13.67%) Network Security
13 108 (12.20%) WLAN
14 106 (11.98%) DNS
14 106 (11.98%) IPsec
15 95 (10.73%) Cisco Wireless
16 94 (10.62%) Internet
16 94 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
17 89 (10.06%) DHCP
18 77 (8.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.56%) MySQL
3 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (0.45%) MariaDB
3 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (2.60%) Bugzilla
1 23 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
2 19 (2.15%) Rational Quality Manager
3 18 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.92%) JIRA
5 12 (1.36%) Burp Suite
5 12 (1.36%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.56%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.34%) Hudson
10 2 (0.23%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.23%) Subversion
11 1 (0.11%) GCC
11 1 (0.11%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.11%) Maven
11 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 74 (8.36%) Finance
3 29 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.71%) Electronics
5 20 (2.26%) Retail
6 18 (2.03%) Advertising
7 16 (1.81%) Banking
8 12 (1.36%) Legal
8 12 (1.36%) Marketing
9 11 (1.24%) Law
10 8 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.68%) Automotive
12 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.34%) Billing
14 3 (0.34%) Games
15 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.11%) Publishing
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (40.11%) Network Engineer
2 89 (10.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 73 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 58 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 53 (5.99%) Architect
6 49 (5.54%) Support Engineer
7 45 (5.08%) Analyst
7 45 (5.08%) Consultant
8 39 (4.41%) Wireless Engineer
9 34 (3.84%) Test Engineer
10 31 (3.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 28 (3.16%) Network Consultant
11 28 (3.16%) Security Engineer
12 27 (3.05%) Network Architect
13 26 (2.94%) Design Engineer
14 25 (2.82%) Operations Engineer
15 23 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
15 23 (2.60%) Wireless Network Engineer
16 21 (2.37%) Desktop Support
16 21 (2.37%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.49%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.02%) SAML
3 7 (0.79%) OAuth
3 7 (0.79%) OpenID
3 7 (0.79%) XMPP
4 6 (0.68%) YAML
5 4 (0.45%) .NET
5 4 (0.45%) Node.js
5 4 (0.45%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.45%) WAP
6 3 (0.34%) Flash
6 3 (0.34%) REST
7 2 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.23%) LDAP
7 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.11%) CORBA
8 1 (0.11%) CSS
8 1 (0.11%) J2EE
8 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (17.18%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.15%) CCTV
6 16 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.58%) Handset
8 14 (1.58%) iPad
9 12 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.24%) SCADA
10 11 (1.24%) Wiki
11 10 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.13%) e-Learning
12 9 (1.02%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.02%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.90%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 164 (18.53%) Windows
2 82 (9.27%) Linux
3 47 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 42 (4.75%) Windows 10
5 40 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 28 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.92%) Unix
8 16 (1.81%) Android
9 14 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.24%) Kali Linux
11 10 (1.13%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.68%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.34%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (13.11%) ITIL
2 74 (8.36%) Load Balancing
2 74 (8.36%) Network Design
2 74 (8.36%) Network Monitoring
3 66 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
4 63 (7.12%) Migration
5 59 (6.67%) Network Management
6 51 (5.76%) Change Management
7 47 (5.31%) Project Management
8 37 (4.18%) WAN Optimisation
9 34 (3.84%) Service Delivery
10 31 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (3.50%) Coaching
11 28 (3.16%) ITIL V3
12 27 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (2.94%) Computer Science
13 26 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (2.82%) Change Control
14 25 (2.82%) Mentoring
14 25 (2.82%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 82 (9.27%) Python
2 55 (6.21%) C
3 28 (3.16%) C++
4 27 (3.05%) SQL
5 26 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 25 (2.82%) Perl
7 24 (2.71%) Java
8 21 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.81%) Embedded C
10 12 (1.36%) Ruby
11 11 (1.24%) C#
11 11 (1.24%) Lua
12 8 (0.90%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.68%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.56%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.34%) R
16 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.11%) VB
17 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 341 (38.53%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (28.36%) CCNP
3 151 (17.06%) CCNA
4 118 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 91 (10.28%) SC Cleared
6 90 (10.17%) Degree
7 69 (7.80%) CCIE
8 34 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (2.94%) HND
10 23 (2.60%) ISTQB
11 22 (2.49%) HNC
12 21 (2.37%) MCSE
13 19 (2.15%) MCP
14 18 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (1.69%) CCDP
15 15 (1.69%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.69%) MCSA
16 11 (1.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 11 (1.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.54%) SLA
2 9 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.79%) FedRAMP
4 7 (0.79%) GDPR
4 7 (0.79%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.68%) PMO
6 5 (0.56%) QA
7 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) GAMP
System Software
1 104 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.37%) Firmware
5 17 (1.92%) ProxySG
6 15 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (1.47%) XenApp
8 12 (1.36%) vSphere
9 8 (0.90%) FreeRADIUS
9 8 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.56%) Docker
11 5 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.45%) BIND 9
12 4 (0.45%) KVM
12 4 (0.45%) NFS
12 4 (0.45%) Postfix
13 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
2 28 (3.16%) SCCM
3 26 (2.94%) Netcool
4 25 (2.82%) Nagios
5 21 (2.37%) FortiGate
6 15 (1.69%) Cacti
6 15 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.47%) Nessus
8 12 (1.36%) Ansible
9 11 (1.24%) Nmap
10 10 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (0.79%) CASB
12 5 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.56%) Cisco CME
12 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
14 3 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 500 (56.50%) Cisco
2 191 (21.58%) CheckPoint
3 134 (15.14%) Microsoft
4 129 (14.58%) F5
5 127 (14.35%) Juniper
6 126 (14.24%) SolarWinds
7 113 (12.77%) Palo Alto
8 98 (11.07%) Aruba
9 76 (8.59%) VMware
10 71 (8.02%) Meraki
11 70 (7.91%) Citrix
12 62 (7.01%) Fortinet
12 62 (7.01%) HP
13 44 (4.97%) Aerohive Networks
14 39 (4.41%) Blue Coat
15 36 (4.07%) NetApp
16 34 (3.84%) Remedy
17 31 (3.50%) McAfee
18 28 (3.16%) Riverbed
19 19 (2.15%) Avaya