Period
to 9 March 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 9 March 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
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 294 327
Rank change year-on-year -35 +33 +58
Contract jobs citing Wireless 104 198 313
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 6.68% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 147 232
Median daily rate £475 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.74% +13.45%
10th Percentile £212 £256 £213
90th Percentile £627 £554 £550
England median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 18
Median hourly rate £59.75 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +219.52% -16.89% +66.67%
10th Percentile £57.23 £11.60 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.68 £49.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £41.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -22.15% +66.98% -37.50%

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 1,866 2,962 4,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.37% 10.89% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,286 2,076 3,122
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £188 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 86 106
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.39 £14.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £47.30
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -5.41%

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 9 March 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 9 March 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 +69 21 £518 +47.86% 7
West London +21 3 £423 +6.96% 4
East London +19 1 £638 +70.00% 3
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 9 March 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 65 (62.50%) Cisco
2 54 (51.92%) WAN
3 49 (47.12%) Firewall
4 46 (44.23%) Data Centre
5 45 (43.27%) VPN
6 35 (33.65%) LAN
7 30 (28.85%) Azure
8 29 (27.88%) Windows
9 24 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (23.08%) Internet
10 23 (22.12%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (20.19%) Telecoms
12 20 (19.23%) DMZ
12 20 (19.23%) OSPF
12 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
12 20 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (18.27%) SIEM
13 19 (18.27%) Linux
13 19 (18.27%) VMware
14 18 (17.31%) Finance
14 18 (17.31%) MPLS
14 18 (17.31%) BGP
15 17 (16.35%) F5
16 16 (15.38%) AWS
16 16 (15.38%) Intranet
16 16 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (15.38%) CCNP
16 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
16 16 (15.38%) PKI

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 9 (8.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.92%) Camunda
2 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.92%) JBoss
2 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (28.85%) Azure
2 23 (22.12%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (15.38%) AWS
4 13 (12.50%) IaaS
5 12 (11.54%) PaaS
6 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.85%) GitHub
8 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.88%) SaaS
9 2 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.96%) GCP
10 1 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.96%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.96%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (51.92%) WAN
2 49 (47.12%) Firewall
3 45 (43.27%) VPN
4 35 (33.65%) LAN
5 24 (23.08%) Internet
6 20 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (19.23%) DMZ
6 20 (19.23%) OSPF
7 18 (17.31%) BGP
7 18 (17.31%) MPLS
8 16 (15.38%) Intranet
8 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 16 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (13.46%) WLAN
10 13 (12.50%) Network Security
11 12 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (10.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (9.62%) Cisco Wireless
14 9 (8.65%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) DB2
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Maven
2 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.96%) TestRail
3 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (20.19%) Telecoms
2 18 (17.31%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Architect
3 12 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (7.69%) Azure Specialist
5 8 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Office 365 Specialist
6 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Consultant
7 6 (5.77%) Network Manager
7 6 (5.77%) Office 365 Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Citrix Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) VMware Architect
8 5 (4.81%) WebSphere Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.77%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.85%) JMS
3 4 (3.85%) REST
3 4 (3.85%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) J2EE
4 2 (1.92%) OAuth
4 2 (1.92%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.92%) SOAP
4 2 (1.92%) XML
4 2 (1.92%) XSD
4 2 (1.92%) XSLT
4 2 (1.92%) YAML
5 1 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.96%) HTML
5 1 (0.96%) JSON
5 1 (0.96%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.96%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (44.23%) Data Centre
2 16 (15.38%) PKI
3 15 (14.42%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.85%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (3.85%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.88%) CCTV
7 3 (2.88%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (2.88%) SCADA
7 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.92%) e-Health
8 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.92%) Social Media
8 2 (1.92%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.96%) NHS
9 1 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Windows
2 19 (18.27%) Linux
3 9 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Unix
7 1 (0.96%) Android
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) SIEM
2 15 (14.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (10.58%) Project Delivery
4 10 (9.62%) Load Balancing
4 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
4 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.62%) TOGAF
5 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.73%) DNA
6 7 (6.73%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.77%) ITIL
7 6 (5.77%) Network Management
7 6 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.77%) Project Management
7 6 (5.77%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.81%) ITSM
8 5 (4.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (6.73%) Java
3 4 (3.85%) C
4 3 (2.88%) C++
4 3 (2.88%) R
5 2 (1.92%) Go
5 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.92%) XPath
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.96%) PHP
6 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (15.38%) CCNP
3 10 (9.62%) CCIE
4 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.69%) CCNA
5 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.73%) RHCA
6 7 (6.73%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (5.77%) Degree
8 3 (2.88%) CCDP
8 3 (2.88%) CISSP
9 2 (1.92%) CCDA
9 2 (1.92%) CCSA
9 2 (1.92%) CCSP
9 2 (1.92%) CISM
9 2 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.96%) CCDE
10 1 (0.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.96%) CCIE Security
10 1 (0.96%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) GDPR
3 2 (1.92%) PMO
3 2 (1.92%) SEPA
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) NIST
4 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (8.65%) vSphere
4 8 (7.69%) Docker
5 7 (6.73%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.92%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.96%) Firmware
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.81%) Ansible
2 5 (4.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.88%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.88%) SCCM
4 3 (2.88%) Terraform
5 2 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.92%) Nessus
5 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.92%) Puppet
5 2 (1.92%) Salt
6 1 (0.96%) CASB
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.96%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 65 (62.50%) Cisco
2 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.27%) VMware
4 17 (16.35%) F5
5 12 (11.54%) Juniper
6 11 (10.58%) Citrix
6 11 (10.58%) IBM
6 11 (10.58%) SolarWinds
7 9 (8.65%) Aruba
7 9 (8.65%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.65%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.69%) Palo Alto
9 7 (6.73%) Arista
9 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.73%) Meraki
10 6 (5.77%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.77%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.81%) Ivanti
12 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.88%) Splunk