Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 344 308 279
Rank change year-on-year -36 -29 -15
Contract jobs citing Wireless 318 293 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.74% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 6.22% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 216 222
London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £218 £146 £213
90th Percentile £594 £538 £575
England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
London median hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -21.05% +65.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.50 £65.00
England median hourly rate £39.25 £27.38 £35.50
% change year-on-year +43.35% -22.87% +33.96%

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 5,592 4,713 5,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.17% 11.86% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,877 3,164 3,719
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 140 106
London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +10.97% +6.70%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.87 £10.88
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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 -39 57 £400 +14.29% 20
South London -31 29 £550 +22.22% 5
West London -30 26 £288 +18.56% 21
East London -6 10 £350 +108.96% 3
North London +5 4 £446 - 4
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 204 (64.15%) Cisco
2 169 (53.14%) Firewall
3 144 (45.28%) WAN
4 133 (41.82%) LAN
5 120 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (27.36%) CCNP
7 73 (22.96%) BGP
8 71 (22.33%) Data Centre
9 69 (21.70%) Network Security
10 66 (20.75%) Windows
11 64 (20.13%) Network Design
12 63 (19.81%) ITIL
12 63 (19.81%) Finance
13 60 (18.87%) DNS
14 58 (18.24%) MPLS
15 57 (17.92%) TCP/IP
16 53 (16.67%) VPN
17 52 (16.35%) DHCP
18 50 (15.72%) Cisco Wireless
19 47 (14.78%) OSPF
20 46 (14.47%) WLAN
21 45 (14.15%) Microsoft
22 44 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
23 42 (13.21%) F5
24 41 (12.89%) CheckPoint
24 41 (12.89%) Security Cleared
25 39 (12.26%) 802.1X
26 37 (11.64%) Palo Alto
26 37 (11.64%) CCIE
27 36 (11.32%) Internet

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 12 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.20%) ThingWorx
3 6 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.57%) IIS
4 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon Alexa
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.29%) Office 365
3 19 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.09%) SaaS
5 8 (2.52%) IaaS
5 8 (2.52%) PaaS
6 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Akamai
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 169 (53.14%) Firewall
2 144 (45.28%) WAN
3 133 (41.82%) LAN
4 73 (22.96%) BGP
5 69 (21.70%) Network Security
6 60 (18.87%) DNS
7 58 (18.24%) MPLS
8 57 (17.92%) TCP/IP
9 53 (16.67%) VPN
10 52 (16.35%) DHCP
11 50 (15.72%) Cisco Wireless
12 47 (14.78%) OSPF
13 46 (14.47%) WLAN
14 44 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
15 36 (11.32%) Internet
15 36 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (11.01%) Cisco ISE
16 35 (11.01%) EIGRP
17 34 (10.69%) Cisco Nexus
18 29 (9.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.20%) Power BI
1 7 (2.20%) Spotfire
2 4 (1.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.63%) MySQL
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.31%) Redis
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.63%) GCC
General
1 63 (19.81%) Finance
2 26 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.09%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Retail
4 6 (1.89%) Electronics
5 5 (1.57%) Law
6 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.26%) Legal
6 4 (1.26%) Marketing
7 3 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 156 (49.06%) Network Engineer
2 51 (16.04%) Architect
3 42 (13.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 36 (11.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 34 (10.69%) Network Architect
6 30 (9.43%) Wireless Engineer
7 23 (7.23%) Security Engineer
7 23 (7.23%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 22 (6.92%) Analyst
8 22 (6.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 22 (6.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (6.29%) Support Engineer
10 15 (4.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 14 (4.40%) Consultant
11 14 (4.40%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (4.40%) Switch Engineer
12 11 (3.46%) Network Analyst
12 11 (3.46%) Network Consultant
12 11 (3.46%) Network Support
12 11 (3.46%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.26%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.20%) Node.js
2 7 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (1.57%) Middleware
3 5 (1.57%) Web Services
4 3 (0.94%) JSON
5 2 (0.63%) EDI
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.63%) WAP
6 1 (0.31%) CSS
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
6 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 71 (22.33%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.66%) NHS
4 14 (4.40%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.20%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.26%) Clustering
9 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.26%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 4 (1.26%) iPhone
9 4 (1.26%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.94%) iPad
10 3 (0.94%) PKI
11 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 66 (20.75%) Windows
2 27 (8.49%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.55%) Linux
4 21 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.72%) Unix
5 15 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.40%) Windows 10
7 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.52%) Android
9 7 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.63%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.13%) Network Design
2 63 (19.81%) ITIL
3 35 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (9.75%) Change Management
5 27 (8.49%) Migration
6 26 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (7.86%) Network Management
8 24 (7.55%) Load Balancing
9 20 (6.29%) Project Management
10 16 (5.03%) Service Delivery
10 16 (5.03%) Service Management
11 11 (3.46%) ITIL V3
12 10 (3.14%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.14%) Network Architecture
13 9 (2.83%) Business Analysis
13 9 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (2.83%) Network Virtualisation
13 9 (2.83%) Open Source
14 8 (2.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.92%) Python
2 15 (4.72%) C
3 9 (2.83%) Perl
4 7 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.20%) Ruby
4 7 (2.20%) SQL
5 4 (1.26%) C++
6 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.63%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (27.36%) CCNP
3 41 (12.89%) Security Cleared
4 37 (11.64%) CCIE
5 34 (10.69%) CCNA
6 29 (9.12%) SC Cleared
7 25 (7.86%) Degree
8 16 (5.03%) CCDP
9 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.83%) A+ Certification
11 8 (2.52%) CCSE
11 8 (2.52%) MCP
12 6 (1.89%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (1.57%) CCIE Wireless
13 5 (1.57%) MCSE
14 4 (1.26%) MCSA
14 4 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.63%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.46%) SLA
2 10 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.89%) GDPR
5 3 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.31%) SAS 70
System Software
1 34 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.20%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.89%) vSphere
6 5 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.94%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.63%) Firmware
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.63%) XenServer
9 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (8.18%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (4.40%) SCCM
3 7 (2.20%) Grafana
4 6 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.89%) SCOM
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.57%) WSUS
6 4 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.94%) Cisco CME
7 3 (0.94%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.63%) Nessus
8 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.31%) Nagios
9 1 (0.31%) OVSD
9 1 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 204 (64.15%) Cisco
2 45 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 42 (13.21%) F5
4 41 (12.89%) CheckPoint
5 37 (11.64%) Palo Alto
6 35 (11.01%) Juniper
7 31 (9.75%) HP
8 29 (9.12%) Aruba
8 29 (9.12%) Citrix
9 28 (8.81%) SolarWinds
10 26 (8.18%) VMware
11 23 (7.23%) Meraki
12 18 (5.66%) Sophos
13 16 (5.03%) Blue Coat
14 13 (4.09%) Forcepoint
15 12 (3.77%) Google
16 10 (3.14%) Dell
16 10 (3.14%) NetApp
17 9 (2.83%) EMC
17 9 (2.83%) Fortinet