Period
to 25 June 2021

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 6 months to 25 June 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 290 344
Rank change year-on-year -63 +54 +13
Contract jobs citing Wireless 140 117 275
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 6.18% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 80 198
10th Percentile £179 £260 £178
25th Percentile £344 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £409 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.53% -3.82% +6.12%
75th Percentile £489 £503 £500
90th Percentile £576 £588 £641
England median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year - +154.01% +38.52%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.88 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +9.27% -17.33%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,454 1,892 4,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.18% 10.81% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,306 2,870
10th Percentile £300 £246 £225
25th Percentile £392 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 91
10th Percentile £14.45 £15.18 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.44 £20.69 £17.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.05% +93.02% +7.50%
75th Percentile £58.25 £48.52 £38.75
90th Percentile £75.40 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.80 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.10% +5.00% +2.51%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wireless in London.

Daily rate trend for Wireless in London

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless in London over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in London

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wireless in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 25 June 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
Central London +5 19 £425 +41.67% 18
West London +10 5 £175 -54.84% 4
South London +38 4 £410 +2.50% 2
North London - 1 £405 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 81 (57.86%) Cisco
2 66 (47.14%) Firewall
3 61 (43.57%) WAN
4 49 (35.00%) LAN
5 41 (29.29%) Data Centre
6 36 (25.71%) VPN
7 35 (25.00%) Azure
8 31 (22.14%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (22.14%) Windows
9 25 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 25 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (17.86%) Social Skills
10 24 (17.14%) Telecoms
11 23 (16.43%) Internet
11 23 (16.43%) MPLS
11 23 (16.43%) Active Directory
11 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
11 23 (16.43%) F5
12 22 (15.71%) WLAN
12 22 (15.71%) VMware
12 22 (15.71%) VLAN
13 21 (15.00%) Microsoft 365
13 21 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
14 20 (14.29%) CheckPoint
15 19 (13.57%) OSPF
15 19 (13.57%) Finance
15 19 (13.57%) Aruba
16 18 (12.86%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (12.86%) BGP

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 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.86%) Confluence
3 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.00%) Azure
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (11.43%) AWS
4 15 (10.71%) PaaS
5 12 (8.57%) IaaS
6 7 (5.00%) SaaS
7 4 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.43%) GCP
8 2 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.43%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (47.14%) Firewall
2 61 (43.57%) WAN
3 49 (35.00%) LAN
4 36 (25.71%) VPN
5 25 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 25 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (16.43%) Internet
6 23 (16.43%) MPLS
7 22 (15.71%) VLAN
7 22 (15.71%) WLAN
8 21 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 19 (13.57%) OSPF
10 18 (12.86%) BGP
10 18 (12.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (12.86%) VoIP
11 14 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (9.29%) Cisco Firepower
12 13 (9.29%) DMZ
12 13 (9.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (9.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (3.57%) DB2
3 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) JIRA
2 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.86%) TestRail
3 3 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.43%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (17.86%) Social Skills
2 24 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 19 (13.57%) Finance
4 5 (3.57%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.86%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (30.71%) Network Engineer
2 13 (9.29%) Architect
3 12 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) Consultant
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Network Manager
7 7 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Field Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.57%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.43%) HTML
3 2 (1.43%) RESTful
3 2 (1.43%) YAML
4 1 (0.71%) JSON
4 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.29%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (7.86%) CCTV
4 10 (7.14%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (6.43%) PKI
5 9 (6.43%) SCADA
6 5 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.14%) Device Driver
8 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.14%) User Experience
8 3 (2.14%) Verilog
8 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.43%) ASIC
9 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.14%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Linux
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.43%) Android
8 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.43%) Project Delivery
1 16 (11.43%) Project Management
2 14 (10.00%) ITIL
3 12 (8.57%) SIEM
4 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.43%) Business Continuity
6 9 (6.43%) Computer Science
6 9 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.71%) Migration
7 8 (5.71%) Network Management
7 8 (5.71%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (5.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (5.00%) Storage Management
8 7 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (5.00%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.29%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) Python
2 9 (6.43%) C
3 8 (5.71%) SQL
4 5 (3.57%) C++
4 5 (3.57%) Go
5 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.43%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) Rust
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (22.14%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (12.86%) CCNP
3 17 (12.14%) CCNA
4 12 (8.57%) Degree
5 11 (7.86%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.14%) CCIE
7 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.29%) CISSP
9 4 (2.86%) CCSA
9 4 (2.86%) CISM
9 4 (2.86%) RHCA
9 4 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.43%) CCDA
10 2 (1.43%) CCDP
10 2 (1.43%) CCSP
10 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.43%) GIAC
11 1 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.71%) CCDE
11 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) GRC
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.00%) Docker
5 6 (4.29%) VMware NSX
5 6 (4.29%) vSphere
6 5 (3.57%) ProxySG
6 5 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.43%) iptables
8 2 (1.43%) KVM
8 2 (1.43%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.43%) Xen
9 1 (0.71%) Firmware
9 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 10 (7.14%) SCCM
2 7 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.00%) SCOM
2 7 (5.00%) SCSM
3 3 (2.14%) Ansible
3 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.43%) Nessus
5 1 (0.71%) CASB
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.71%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 81 (57.86%) Cisco
2 23 (16.43%) F5
2 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
3 22 (15.71%) VMware
4 20 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 19 (13.57%) Aruba
6 14 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 12 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 12 (8.57%) Citrix
8 11 (7.86%) Arista
8 11 (7.86%) Juniper
8 11 (7.86%) SolarWinds
9 10 (7.14%) Meraki
9 10 (7.14%) Palo Alto
10 9 (6.43%) IBM
11 6 (4.29%) Infoblox
12 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.57%) Riverbed
12 5 (3.57%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.57%) Symantec