Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 323 235 269
Rank change year-on-year -88 +34 +39
Contract jobs citing Wireless 442 339 874
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 7.96% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 205 507
10th Percentile £169 £160 £163
25th Percentile £239 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £363 £388
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -6.45% +1.97%
75th Percentile £440 £488 £488
90th Percentile £529 £545 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 60
10th Percentile £12.35 £16.25 £13.16
25th Percentile £25.00 £20.94 £15.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.63 £27.23
Median % change year-on-year +6.31% +38.20% -9.25%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £50.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £50.40 £51.88
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +84.15% -25.45%

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 6,556 4,260 10,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.45% 13.19% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,217 2,691 6,758
10th Percentile £240 £200 £200
25th Percentile £350 £322 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £550 £540 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 191 487
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.44 £16.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
Median % change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%
75th Percentile £49.06 £45.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.00 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £22.44 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.22% +33.33% +18.42%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -104 146 £413 -0.90% 42
South East -39 92 £350 +42.57% 71
North of England -38 56 £253 -27.86% 75
East of England -6 47 £400 -11.11% 44
South West +13 43 £338 -3.57% 38
Midlands -48 34 £275 -29.03% 40
North West -37 33 £220 -44.30% 40
East Midlands -10 23 £275 -15.38% 18
Yorkshire -17 17 £255 -20.31% 29
West Midlands -50 11 £326 -15.81% 22
North East -1 6 £255 +2.00% 6
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 199 (45.02%) Cisco
2 166 (37.56%) Firewall
3 126 (28.51%) WAN
4 120 (27.15%) LAN
5 102 (23.08%) Windows
6 97 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (20.36%) Active Directory
8 78 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 76 (17.19%) Azure
9 76 (17.19%) Microsoft 365
10 73 (16.52%) Social Skills
11 71 (16.06%) VPN
11 71 (16.06%) Telecoms
12 70 (15.84%) Wi-Fi
12 70 (15.84%) Data Centre
13 67 (15.16%) ITIL
14 57 (12.90%) Python
15 54 (12.22%) VMware
16 53 (11.99%) CCNP
16 53 (11.99%) CCNA
17 49 (11.09%) Linux
17 49 (11.09%) DNS
17 49 (11.09%) Meraki
18 48 (10.86%) VLAN
19 46 (10.41%) Internet
19 46 (10.41%) OSPF
20 45 (10.18%) Aruba
21 44 (9.95%) CheckPoint
22 43 (9.73%) TCP/IP
22 43 (9.73%) BGP

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 11 (2.49%) Confluence
1 11 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.26%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.90%) JBoss
5 4 (0.90%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.58%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 76 (17.19%) Azure
1 76 (17.19%) Microsoft 365
2 29 (6.56%) AWS
3 25 (5.66%) PaaS
4 21 (4.75%) IaaS
5 16 (3.62%) SaaS
6 9 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (1.81%) GCP
8 5 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.13%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.13%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.90%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 166 (37.56%) Firewall
2 126 (28.51%) WAN
3 120 (27.15%) LAN
4 71 (16.06%) VPN
5 70 (15.84%) Wi-Fi
6 49 (11.09%) DNS
7 48 (10.86%) VLAN
8 46 (10.41%) Internet
8 46 (10.41%) OSPF
9 43 (9.73%) BGP
9 43 (9.73%) TCP/IP
10 42 (9.50%) DHCP
11 41 (9.28%) WLAN
12 38 (8.60%) MPLS
13 37 (8.37%) SD-WAN
13 37 (8.37%) VoIP
14 35 (7.92%) Cisco Wireless
15 27 (6.11%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
16 26 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.13%) DB2
5 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.90%) MySQL
5 4 (0.90%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) QGIS
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (5.88%) JIRA
2 8 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.81%) TestRail
3 7 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.36%) GitLab
4 6 (1.36%) Spinnaker
5 5 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.90%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.23%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Subversion
8 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (16.52%) Social Skills
2 71 (16.06%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.60%) Finance
4 27 (6.11%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.85%) Electronics
6 13 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.26%) Banking
10 9 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
11 7 (1.58%) Marketing
12 5 (1.13%) Legal
13 4 (0.90%) German Language
13 4 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.68%) Billing
14 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.68%) Law
14 3 (0.68%) Local Government
14 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (24.89%) Network Engineer
2 42 (9.50%) Analyst
3 40 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (7.92%) Architect
5 19 (4.30%) Network Architect
5 19 (4.30%) Project Manager
5 19 (4.30%) Support Engineer
5 19 (4.30%) Wireless Engineer
6 18 (4.07%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (3.85%) Consultant
8 15 (3.39%) Field Engineer
9 14 (3.17%) Designer
10 12 (2.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (2.71%) Network Analyst
10 12 (2.71%) Software Engineer
11 11 (2.49%) Network Manager
11 11 (2.49%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (2.49%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 10 (2.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.66%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.36%) RESTful
3 4 (0.90%) HTML
3 4 (0.90%) LDAP
3 4 (0.90%) Middleware
3 4 (0.90%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.68%) XMPP
4 3 (0.68%) YAML
5 2 (0.45%) Node.js
5 2 (0.45%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) Jinja
6 1 (0.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.23%) React
6 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) Velocity
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.84%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.94%) PKI
5 12 (2.71%) CCTV
5 12 (2.71%) Fibre Optics
6 11 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.81%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.81%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.36%) Clustering
10 6 (1.36%) SCADA
11 5 (1.13%) NHS
12 4 (0.90%) BYOD
13 3 (0.68%) User Experience
13 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (23.08%) Windows
2 49 (11.09%) Linux
3 31 (7.01%) Windows 10
4 28 (6.33%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.49%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (2.26%) Android
7 10 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.36%) Unix
11 5 (1.13%) AIX
12 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.16%) ITIL
2 43 (9.73%) Migration
3 40 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (7.01%) Project Management
7 22 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (4.75%) Test Automation
9 20 (4.52%) Project Delivery
10 18 (4.07%) Business Continuity
10 18 (4.07%) Network Design
10 18 (4.07%) Software Engineering
11 17 (3.85%) Computer Science
11 17 (3.85%) Network Management
12 16 (3.62%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.62%) Validation
13 15 (3.39%) Change Management
13 15 (3.39%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (2.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.90%) Python
2 26 (5.88%) C
3 22 (4.98%) SQL
4 16 (3.62%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.94%) C++
6 11 (2.49%) Go
7 7 (1.58%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.58%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.13%) Java
9 4 (0.90%) Rust
10 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.45%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.23%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
11 1 (0.23%) Tcl
11 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (11.99%) CCNA
2 53 (11.99%) CCNP
3 39 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.69%) Degree
5 21 (4.75%) CCIE
5 21 (4.75%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.49%) CCDP
8 8 (1.81%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.58%) CISSP
10 6 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.13%) MCSA
11 5 (1.13%) MCSE
12 4 (0.90%) CITP
12 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.62%) SLA
2 8 (1.81%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.81%) QA
3 6 (1.36%) GDPR
4 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.90%) COBIT
5 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.68%) PMO
7 2 (0.45%) GRC
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 90 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.43%) Docker
4 19 (4.30%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.81%) ProxySG
5 8 (1.81%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.58%) Firmware
6 7 (1.58%) vSphere
7 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.90%) iptables
9 4 (0.90%) KVM
9 4 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.90%) Xen
10 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.68%) XenApp
10 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (7.69%) SCCM
2 20 (4.52%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.39%) Kubernetes
4 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (2.94%) Ansible
6 9 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.81%) SCOM
7 8 (1.81%) SCSM
8 4 (0.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (0.90%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.68%) FlexNet
9 3 (0.68%) PaperCut
9 3 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.45%) QRadar
10 2 (0.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 199 (45.02%) Cisco
2 78 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 54 (12.22%) VMware
4 49 (11.09%) Meraki
5 45 (10.18%) Aruba
6 44 (9.95%) CheckPoint
7 40 (9.05%) F5
8 32 (7.24%) Juniper
9 26 (5.88%) Citrix
10 25 (5.66%) HP
11 24 (5.43%) Fortinet
12 22 (4.98%) Palo Alto
13 18 (4.07%) SolarWinds
14 15 (3.39%) Blue Coat
14 15 (3.39%) Ruckus Wireless
15 13 (2.94%) Arista
16 12 (2.71%) Google
16 12 (2.71%) Red Hat
17 11 (2.49%) IBM
17 11 (2.49%) ServiceNow