Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 340 350 309
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -33
Contract jobs citing Wireless 264 317 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.69% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 5.64% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 217 222
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £192 £210 £150
90th Percentile £550 £594 £538
England median daily rate £388 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -3.13% +9.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
London median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -55.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £15.80 £12.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £33.50 £52.50 £60.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -31.25% +46.09% -17.65%

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 4,184 5,618 4,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.38% 12.19% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 3,879 3,170
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
England median daily rate £433 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 170 138
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.76 £19.90
% change year-on-year +1.21% -0.70% -20.40%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 +33 76 £450 +12.50% 3
West London +24 23 £425 +41.67% 2
South London -5 11 £350 -36.36%
North London -8 2 £663 +26.19%
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 165 (62.50%) Cisco
2 123 (46.59%) Firewall
3 122 (46.21%) LAN
4 115 (43.56%) WAN
5 107 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (28.41%) BGP
7 72 (27.27%) VPN
8 71 (26.89%) OSPF
8 71 (26.89%) Data Centre
9 69 (26.14%) Palo Alto
10 68 (25.76%) CheckPoint
11 57 (21.59%) MPLS
11 57 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (21.21%) CCNP
13 55 (20.83%) TCP/IP
13 55 (20.83%) Windows
14 54 (20.45%) Microsoft
15 51 (19.32%) DNS
16 49 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (17.05%) CCIE
17 45 (17.05%) EIGRP
17 45 (17.05%) Network Security
18 44 (16.67%) ITIL
19 43 (16.29%) Active Directory
20 40 (15.15%) CCNA
21 39 (14.77%) SolarWinds
21 39 (14.77%) F5
22 38 (14.39%) WLAN
23 36 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
24 34 (12.88%) DHCP

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 17 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.14%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (10.23%) Office 365
3 23 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.65%) IaaS
4 7 (2.65%) PaaS
5 4 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.14%) G Suite
6 3 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.38%) Route 53
8 1 (0.38%) Serverless
8 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 123 (46.59%) Firewall
2 122 (46.21%) LAN
3 115 (43.56%) WAN
4 75 (28.41%) BGP
5 72 (27.27%) VPN
6 71 (26.89%) OSPF
7 57 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 57 (21.59%) MPLS
8 55 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 51 (19.32%) DNS
10 49 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
11 45 (17.05%) EIGRP
11 45 (17.05%) Network Security
12 38 (14.39%) WLAN
13 36 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
14 34 (12.88%) DHCP
15 32 (12.12%) VLAN
16 31 (11.74%) Internet
17 27 (10.23%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (9.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.14%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.76%) Hudson
4 1 (0.38%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.38%) NUnit
4 1 (0.38%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (11.36%) Finance
2 27 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.92%) Retail
4 12 (4.55%) Multimedia
5 9 (3.41%) Advertising
6 6 (2.27%) Banking
7 4 (1.52%) Legal
8 3 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.14%) Law
9 2 (0.76%) Automotive
9 2 (0.76%) Billing
9 2 (0.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (43.18%) Network Engineer
2 46 (17.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (9.85%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (7.95%) Wireless Engineer
7 20 (7.58%) Analyst
7 20 (7.58%) Desktop Support
7 20 (7.58%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (6.06%) Architect
10 15 (5.68%) Consultant
11 13 (4.92%) Security Engineer
12 12 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
13 11 (4.17%) Network Consultant
14 10 (3.79%) Design Engineer
14 10 (3.79%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.79%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.74%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.03%) YAML
3 4 (1.52%) JSON
3 4 (1.52%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.14%) Flash
4 3 (1.14%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.76%) LDAP
6 1 (0.38%) .NET
6 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (26.89%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.20%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.79%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.41%) iPad
5 8 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.03%) CCTV
6 7 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.65%) PKI
6 7 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.27%) CLARiiON
7 6 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.27%) Handset
7 6 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
8 5 (1.89%) iPhone
9 4 (1.52%) BYOD
9 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.83%) Windows
2 25 (9.47%) Windows 7
3 22 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 21 (7.95%) Windows Server
5 16 (6.06%) Android
6 14 (5.30%) Linux
7 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.89%) Unix
8 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (0.76%) CentOS
10 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.67%) ITIL
2 27 (10.23%) Network Design
2 27 (10.23%) Network Monitoring
3 25 (9.47%) Load Balancing
4 23 (8.71%) Network Management
5 21 (7.95%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (6.44%) Change Management
7 15 (5.68%) Project Management
8 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (5.30%) Migration
9 11 (4.17%) B2B
9 11 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.17%) Web Filtering
10 10 (3.79%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.79%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (3.79%) Problem Management
11 9 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.41%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.41%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.95%) Python
2 9 (3.41%) SQL
3 7 (2.65%) Perl
3 7 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.14%) C
5 3 (1.14%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.76%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.76%) Java
6 2 (0.76%) VBScript
7 1 (0.38%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) R
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (21.21%) CCNP
3 45 (17.05%) CCIE
4 40 (15.15%) CCNA
5 32 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 24 (9.09%) Degree
7 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
8 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (3.79%) MCSA
10 9 (3.41%) MCP
11 8 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (2.65%) MCSE
13 6 (2.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.89%) MOS
15 4 (1.52%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.52%) CCIE Wireless
15 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.52%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.52%) MCITP
15 4 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (16.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.27%) Docker
5 5 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.14%) Firmware
7 3 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.17%) SCCM
3 8 (3.03%) Ansible
4 7 (2.65%) Nagios
5 6 (2.27%) Cacti
5 6 (2.27%) Cisco CME
5 6 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.14%) vMotion
7 3 (1.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.76%) Puppet
8 2 (0.76%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 165 (62.50%) Cisco
2 69 (26.14%) Palo Alto
3 68 (25.76%) CheckPoint
4 54 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 39 (14.77%) F5
5 39 (14.77%) SolarWinds
6 32 (12.12%) Aruba
7 30 (11.36%) Juniper
8 29 (10.98%) Meraki
9 26 (9.85%) VMware
10 19 (7.20%) Citrix
11 18 (6.82%) Dell
12 15 (5.68%) Apple
13 14 (5.30%) Fortinet
14 13 (4.92%) HP
15 12 (4.55%) Riverbed
16 11 (4.17%) EMC
17 10 (3.79%) Aerohive Networks
18 9 (3.41%) Sophos
19 8 (3.03%) Arista