The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 241 239
Rank change year-on-year -53 -2  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 131 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.93% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 6.74% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 119 145
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +51.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% +2.14%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2303 3014 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.06% 13.84% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2050 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 48 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £11.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 18 £350 -21.34% 4
Ilford +2 1 £168 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 207 (70.41%) Cisco
2 144 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
3 141 (47.96%) Firewall
4 132 (44.90%) WAN
5 125 (42.52%) LAN
6 98 (33.33%) CCNP
7 94 (31.97%) TCP/IP
8 83 (28.23%) Windows
9 75 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
10 71 (24.15%) BGP
10 71 (24.15%) Data Centre
11 70 (23.81%) CheckPoint
12 68 (23.13%) VPN
13 66 (22.45%) MPLS
13 66 (22.45%) OSPF
14 60 (20.41%) CCIE
15 58 (19.73%) 802.1X
16 57 (19.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 55 (18.71%) ITIL
17 55 (18.71%) Network Security
17 55 (18.71%) Cisco IOS
18 53 (18.03%) Microsoft
18 53 (18.03%) Active Directory
19 52 (17.69%) Juniper
20 50 (17.01%) Palo Alto
21 49 (16.67%) CCNA
22 46 (15.65%) WLAN
23 45 (15.31%) Linux
24 44 (14.97%) Internet
24 44 (14.97%) Cisco Wireless

Wireless
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.74%) Skype for Business
2 10 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.68%) Apache
7 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) GroupWise
Applications
1 37 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.34%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.76%) Office 365
4 5 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.34%) Akamai
5 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 141 (47.96%) Firewall
2 132 (44.90%) WAN
3 125 (42.52%) LAN
4 94 (31.97%) TCP/IP
5 75 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
6 71 (24.15%) BGP
7 68 (23.13%) VPN
8 66 (22.45%) MPLS
8 66 (22.45%) OSPF
9 57 (19.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (18.71%) Cisco IOS
10 55 (18.71%) Network Security
11 46 (15.65%) WLAN
12 44 (14.97%) Cisco Wireless
12 44 (14.97%) Internet
13 36 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (10.88%) EIGRP
14 32 (10.88%) VoIP
15 31 (10.54%) Cisco ISE
16 29 (9.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.36%) MySQL
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.68%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.34%) Automake
4 1 (0.34%) CMake
4 1 (0.34%) GCC
4 1 (0.34%) Gradle
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 43 (14.63%) Finance
2 22 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.78%) Banking
4 16 (5.44%) Retail
5 8 (2.72%) Legal
6 6 (2.04%) Marketing
7 4 (1.36%) Electronics
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (36.05%) Network Engineer
2 51 (17.35%) Analyst
3 41 (13.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 39 (13.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (10.54%) Architect
6 26 (8.84%) Wireless Engineer
7 25 (8.50%) Support Analyst
7 25 (8.50%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 19 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (6.46%) Support Engineer
9 18 (6.12%) Network Architect
10 17 (5.78%) LAN Engineer
11 16 (5.44%) Network Analyst
11 16 (5.44%) Network Support
11 16 (5.44%) Technical Support
12 15 (5.10%) Desktop Support
13 14 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
13 14 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.73%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.38%) XMPP
3 5 (1.70%) Web Services
4 2 (0.68%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 2 (0.68%) LAMP
4 2 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.34%) BREW
5 1 (0.34%) Flash
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) J2EE
5 1 (0.34%) J2ME
5 1 (0.34%) Qt
5 1 (0.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (24.15%) Data Centre
2 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.78%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.78%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.08%) BYOD
6 8 (2.72%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.38%) Clustering
7 7 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.04%) NHS
9 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.70%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.02%) iPad
10 3 (1.02%) iPhone
10 3 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.68%) CCTV
11 2 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 83 (28.23%) Windows
2 45 (15.31%) Linux
3 32 (10.88%) Windows 7
4 28 (9.52%) Mac OS X
5 24 (8.16%) Windows Server
6 19 (6.46%) Windows 10
7 17 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (5.44%) Android
9 15 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.38%) Unix
12 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.36%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.02%) CentOS
15 2 (0.68%) HPUX
15 2 (0.68%) Solaris
15 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.71%) ITIL
2 33 (11.22%) Network Design
3 31 (10.54%) Information Security
4 26 (8.84%) Network Management
5 25 (8.50%) Load Balancing
6 24 (8.16%) High Availability
6 24 (8.16%) Migration
7 23 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (6.80%) Service Management
9 19 (6.46%) Change Management
9 19 (6.46%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (5.44%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (5.44%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.44%) Time Management
10 16 (5.44%) Web Filtering
11 14 (4.76%) Email Filtering
11 14 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.76%) SIEM
12 12 (4.08%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.74%) Python
2 10 (3.40%) Perl
2 10 (3.40%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.04%) C
3 6 (2.04%) Java
3 6 (2.04%) SQL
4 5 (1.70%) C++
5 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.02%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.68%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.68%) PHP
7 2 (0.68%) Ruby
7 2 (0.68%) VBScript
8 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.34%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) VC++
Qualifications
1 144 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (33.33%) CCNP
3 60 (20.41%) CCIE
4 49 (16.67%) CCNA
5 26 (8.84%) Degree
6 24 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 18 (6.12%) CISSP
7 18 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (5.10%) CCSP
8 15 (5.10%) SANS
8 15 (5.10%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 14 (4.76%) CISM
9 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (3.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (2.04%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.04%) CCDP
12 6 (2.04%) CCIE Wireless
12 6 (2.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.48%) SLA
2 14 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 53 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.44%) vSphere
4 9 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.36%) DFS Replication
7 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.68%) Firmware
8 2 (0.68%) NFS
8 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.68%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) Docker
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (10.88%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (5.78%) FortiGate
3 15 (5.10%) Nagios
4 13 (4.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (3.74%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (3.40%) Cacti
7 8 (2.72%) SCCM
8 7 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (2.04%) OpenView
9 6 (2.04%) QRadar
10 5 (1.70%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.70%) EnCase
10 5 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (1.36%) Stealthwatch
12 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.02%) Puppet
13 2 (0.68%) Ansible
13 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 207 (70.41%) Cisco
2 70 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 53 (18.03%) Microsoft
4 52 (17.69%) Juniper
5 50 (17.01%) Palo Alto
6 42 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 37 (12.59%) VMware
8 36 (12.24%) Citrix
9 34 (11.56%) F5
10 32 (10.88%) Fortinet
11 31 (10.54%) HP
12 22 (7.48%) Dell
13 17 (5.78%) Avaya
14 14 (4.76%) Apple
14 14 (4.76%) LogRhythm
15 12 (4.08%) Rapid7
15 12 (4.08%) Riverbed
16 11 (3.74%) Aruba
16 11 (3.74%) Meraki
17 10 (3.40%) LANDesk
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