Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 308 324
Rank change year-on-year -80 +16 0
Contract jobs citing Wireless 176 69 258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.48% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 4.34% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 48 192
10th Percentile £165 £255 £146
25th Percentile £226 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £395 £463 £400
Median % change year-on-year -14.59% +15.63% -
75th Percentile £470 £503 £500
90th Percentile £536 £550 £671
England median daily rate £358 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -7.07% +2.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
10th Percentile £53.00 £30.45 £13.13
25th Percentile £55.63 £36.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £60.00 £48.00 £31.85
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +50.71% -36.30%
75th Percentile £61.88 £61.00 £55.94
90th Percentile £63.00 £61.45 £57.50
England median hourly rate £28.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -33.53% - +70.00%

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 3,555 1,590 3,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.80% 11.07% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,455 1,084 2,707
10th Percentile £282 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £398 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £661
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 19 100
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.00 £13.99
25th Percentile £13.75 £22.75 £17.19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.86% +30.23% +10.26%
75th Percentile £37.75 £41.88 £47.13
90th Percentile £55.25 £58.60 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -34.89% +25.40% +32.21%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -48 22 £190 -49.33% 27
West London -14 6 £175 -35.19% 9
South London - 4 £350 - 2
North London - 2 £428 - 2
East London -13 1 - - 5
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 86 (48.86%) Cisco
2 66 (37.50%) Firewall
3 54 (30.68%) WAN
4 45 (25.57%) LAN
5 42 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (23.30%) VPN
6 41 (23.30%) Windows
6 41 (23.30%) Social Skills
7 39 (22.16%) Azure
8 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
9 31 (17.61%) Finance
10 30 (17.05%) Telecoms
10 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
11 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
12 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
13 26 (14.77%) AWS
14 25 (14.20%) VLAN
14 25 (14.20%) ITIL
15 24 (13.64%) CCNP
15 24 (13.64%) Internet
15 24 (13.64%) Aruba
16 22 (12.50%) OSPF
16 22 (12.50%) CCNA
17 21 (11.93%) Linux
17 21 (11.93%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (11.93%) Degree
17 21 (11.93%) Meraki
17 21 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (11.36%) Microsoft 365
18 20 (11.36%) DNS

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 (2.84%) Confluence
2 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.16%) Azure
2 26 (14.77%) AWS
3 20 (11.36%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (6.82%) PaaS
5 11 (6.25%) IaaS
6 9 (5.11%) GCP
7 6 (3.41%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (3.41%) SoftLayer
8 5 (2.84%) SaaS
9 3 (1.70%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (1.70%) Google Workspace
10 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.14%) Serverless
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.57%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.57%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 66 (37.50%) Firewall
2 54 (30.68%) WAN
3 45 (25.57%) LAN
4 41 (23.30%) VPN
5 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
6 25 (14.20%) VLAN
7 24 (13.64%) Internet
8 22 (12.50%) OSPF
9 21 (11.93%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (11.36%) BGP
10 20 (11.36%) DNS
10 20 (11.36%) WLAN
11 19 (10.80%) VoIP
12 18 (10.23%) MPLS
13 17 (9.66%) Ethernet
13 17 (9.66%) SD-WAN
14 15 (8.52%) DHCP
15 13 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (7.39%) Network Security
16 12 (6.82%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) DB2
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) JIRA
2 5 (2.84%) TestRail
3 4 (2.27%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.57%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.57%) GitLab
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (23.30%) Social Skills
2 31 (17.61%) Finance
3 30 (17.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.11%) Legal
4 9 (5.11%) Presentation Skills
4 9 (5.11%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.41%) Banking
5 6 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.27%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.70%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.14%) Electronics
8 2 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.14%) Law
8 2 (1.14%) Retail
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.95%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.66%) Architect
3 14 (7.95%) Analyst
4 10 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (5.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) IT Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 8 (4.55%) IT Support
7 7 (3.98%) Consultant
7 7 (3.98%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) Desktop Support
7 7 (3.98%) Field Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Network Analyst
10 4 (2.27%) Administrator
10 4 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.41%) RESTful
3 4 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) Node.js
4 2 (1.14%) XMPP
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.57%) React
5 1 (0.57%) REST
5 1 (0.57%) SOAP
5 1 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.39%) CCTV
3 11 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (5.11%) Public Cloud
4 9 (5.11%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.98%) SCADA
5 7 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.98%) Verilog
6 5 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.27%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.27%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.27%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.27%) User Experience
8 3 (1.70%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.14%) TM Forum
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.30%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 17 (9.66%) Windows 10
4 11 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.98%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.27%) Android
9 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.14%) CentOS
10 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.57%) Debian
11 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.20%) ITIL
2 21 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 15 (8.52%) Project Management
6 14 (7.95%) Change Management
6 14 (7.95%) Computer Science
7 12 (6.82%) Service Management
8 11 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 11 (6.25%) Validation
9 10 (5.68%) ITSM
9 10 (5.68%) Migration
9 10 (5.68%) Network Design
10 9 (5.11%) Network Management
10 9 (5.11%) Test Automation
11 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (3.98%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.80%) Python
2 10 (5.68%) C
3 7 (3.98%) Go
4 6 (3.41%) SQL
5 5 (2.84%) C++
6 4 (2.27%) Java
6 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.27%) Rust
7 3 (1.70%) Perl
7 3 (1.70%) Tcl
8 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.14%) Ruby
9 1 (0.57%) C#
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.64%) CCNP
3 22 (12.50%) CCNA
4 21 (11.93%) Degree
5 12 (6.82%) CCIE
6 4 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.70%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.70%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.70%) CISSP
7 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) CCDP
8 2 (1.14%) CWNA
8 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.14%) PMP
8 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.57%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) SLA
2 7 (3.98%) GDPR
3 4 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.57%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.57%) GRC
5 1 (0.57%) JTAG
5 1 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.55%) Docker
4 7 (3.98%) VMware NSX
5 6 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.41%) vSphere
6 5 (2.84%) KVM
6 5 (2.84%) Xen
7 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.27%) iptables
8 3 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.57%) Firmware
10 1 (0.57%) Squid
10 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.52%) SCCM
2 5 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.84%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.70%) Terraform
4 2 (1.14%) Ansible
4 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.14%) OPNET
4 2 (1.14%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.14%) SCSM
4 2 (1.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.57%) Icinga
5 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) Salt
5 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (48.86%) Cisco
2 35 (19.89%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.64%) Aruba
4 21 (11.93%) Meraki
5 19 (10.80%) VMware
6 12 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.25%) Citrix
7 11 (6.25%) IBM
7 11 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.68%) F5
8 10 (5.68%) ServiceNow
9 9 (5.11%) Google
9 9 (5.11%) Juniper
9 9 (5.11%) Nokia
10 8 (4.55%) Infoblox
10 8 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
10 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.41%) Oracle
12 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.84%) Riverbed