Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 338 282
Rank change year-on-year +33 -56 -18
Contract jobs citing Wireless 352 295 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.33% 6.00% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 187 228
London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £170 £143 £201
90th Percentile £580 £530 £579
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 8
London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +12.50% +4.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £18.04 £14.65
90th Percentile £59.18 £46.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -10.34% -7.64% +15.44%

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 5,558 4,917 6,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,259 4,124
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 136 102
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.67 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.28% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in London

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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 16 August 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 -7 61 £378 +20.80% 15
West London +7 44 £400 +21.67% 18
South London -23 26 £590 +18.00%
East London -8 12 £250 +70.94% 4
North London +2 2 £338 -20.59% 3
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 240 (68.18%) Cisco
2 186 (52.84%) Firewall
3 157 (44.60%) WAN
4 149 (42.33%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (38.07%) LAN
6 116 (32.95%) CCNP
7 92 (26.14%) BGP
8 88 (25.00%) Windows
9 85 (24.15%) ITIL
10 78 (22.16%) Finance
11 77 (21.88%) Data Centre
12 76 (21.59%) TCP/IP
13 73 (20.74%) Network Security
14 72 (20.45%) Cisco Wireless
15 71 (20.17%) VPN
16 70 (19.89%) MPLS
17 68 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus
18 65 (18.47%) Microsoft
19 61 (17.33%) Network Design
20 59 (16.76%) OSPF
21 58 (16.48%) DNS
21 58 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
22 53 (15.06%) Palo Alto
23 51 (14.49%) 802.1X
23 51 (14.49%) Active Directory
24 50 (14.20%) WLAN
25 49 (13.92%) Juniper
25 49 (13.92%) EIGRP
26 46 (13.07%) CCNA
27 45 (12.78%) CheckPoint

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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 9 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.70%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.85%) IIS
4 2 (0.57%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) JBoss
4 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.67%) Office 365
3 14 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.99%) PaaS
5 6 (1.70%) IaaS
5 6 (1.70%) SaaS
6 4 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) G Suite
8 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Akamai
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 186 (52.84%) Firewall
2 157 (44.60%) WAN
3 134 (38.07%) LAN
4 92 (26.14%) BGP
5 76 (21.59%) TCP/IP
6 73 (20.74%) Network Security
7 72 (20.45%) Cisco Wireless
8 71 (20.17%) VPN
9 70 (19.89%) MPLS
10 68 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 59 (16.76%) OSPF
12 58 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
12 58 (16.48%) DNS
13 50 (14.20%) WLAN
14 49 (13.92%) EIGRP
15 44 (12.50%) Internet
16 43 (12.22%) Cisco ISE
17 40 (11.36%) DHCP
18 39 (11.08%) Wireshark
19 36 (10.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.85%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) phpMyAdmin
3 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.70%) GCC
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 78 (22.16%) Finance
2 19 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.41%) Banking
4 11 (3.13%) Retail
5 7 (1.99%) Billing
6 5 (1.42%) Electronics
6 5 (1.42%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.14%) Legal
7 4 (1.14%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) German Language
8 3 (0.85%) Law
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 163 (46.31%) Network Engineer
2 70 (19.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 61 (17.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 41 (11.65%) Architect
5 37 (10.51%) Senior Network Engineer
6 30 (8.52%) Analyst
7 29 (8.24%) Security Engineer
8 28 (7.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 27 (7.67%) Network Architect
10 22 (6.25%) Support Engineer
11 21 (5.97%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 20 (5.68%) Wireless Engineer
13 19 (5.40%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 19 (5.40%) Support Analyst
14 18 (5.11%) Desktop Support
15 17 (4.83%) Consultant
16 16 (4.55%) Network Consultant
16 16 (4.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
17 15 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
17 15 (4.26%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.49%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.85%) JSON
2 3 (0.85%) Middleware
2 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) COM
4 1 (0.28%) Gearman
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) LAMP
4 1 (0.28%) LDAP
4 1 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.28%) OAuth
4 1 (0.28%) OpenID
4 1 (0.28%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.28%) SAML
4 1 (0.28%) WAP
4 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.83%) Private Cloud
4 11 (3.13%) NHS
5 10 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.27%) iPhone
6 8 (2.27%) PKI
7 7 (1.99%) iPad
7 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.70%) Clustering
8 6 (1.70%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.85%) Handset
11 3 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.00%) Windows
2 35 (9.94%) Windows 7
3 33 (9.38%) Linux
4 28 (7.95%) Windows 10
5 27 (7.67%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.26%) Mac OS X
6 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.98%) Apple iOS
8 13 (3.69%) Android
9 12 (3.41%) Unix
10 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.27%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.28%) CentOS
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.15%) ITIL
2 61 (17.33%) Network Design
3 34 (9.66%) Change Management
4 33 (9.38%) Migration
5 29 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.67%) Network Management
7 23 (6.53%) Load Balancing
7 23 (6.53%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (6.53%) Service Management
8 19 (5.40%) Project Management
9 16 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.98%) ITIL V3
11 13 (3.69%) Information Security
11 13 (3.69%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.41%) Network Virtualisation
12 12 (3.41%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.41%) Time Management
13 11 (3.13%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (2.84%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.53%) Python
2 14 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.41%) C
4 10 (2.84%) Perl
5 9 (2.56%) C++
6 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.14%) VBA
9 3 (0.85%) Java
9 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) SQL
9 3 (0.85%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) Tcl
11 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (42.33%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (32.95%) CCNP
3 46 (13.07%) CCNA
4 44 (12.50%) CCIE
5 33 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 25 (7.10%) SC Cleared
7 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (5.40%) Degree
9 15 (4.26%) CCDP
10 12 (3.41%) MCSE
11 11 (3.13%) MCP
12 10 (2.84%) CCSE
13 7 (1.99%) MCTS
14 6 (1.70%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 5 (1.42%) MCITP
15 5 (1.42%) MCSA
16 4 (1.14%) CCSP
16 4 (1.14%) JNCIP
16 4 (1.14%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.11%) SLA
2 13 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.14%) GDPR
5 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.57%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.57%) PMO
6 2 (0.57%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.28%) SAS 70
System Software
1 51 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.70%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.85%) Firmware
6 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.85%) XenServer
7 2 (0.57%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (7.10%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (5.40%) SCCM
3 9 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.42%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.42%) Nagios
5 5 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.14%) Cisco CME
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.85%) SCOM
7 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.85%) WSUS
8 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.57%) CASB
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.57%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.28%) Grafana
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 240 (68.18%) Cisco
2 65 (18.47%) Microsoft
3 53 (15.06%) Palo Alto
4 49 (13.92%) Juniper
5 45 (12.78%) CheckPoint
6 42 (11.93%) SolarWinds
7 38 (10.80%) F5
8 30 (8.52%) Aruba
8 30 (8.52%) HP
9 29 (8.24%) VMware
10 26 (7.39%) Citrix
11 24 (6.82%) Meraki
12 23 (6.53%) Apple
13 15 (4.26%) Blue Coat
13 15 (4.26%) Forcepoint
13 15 (4.26%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.41%) Barracuda Networks
14 12 (3.41%) Infoblox
14 12 (3.41%) Ivanti
15 10 (2.84%) Sophos