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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / London
Rank 239 246 244
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 169 184 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.00% 6.59% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 107 104
Median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £240 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +97.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £17.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £65.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.19 £39.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year -23.32% +21.15%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 27 £325 -12.16% 10
Croydon +21 13 £450 -1.36%
Romford - 1 £145 -
Osterley - 1 - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 239 (72.21%) Cisco
2 164 (49.55%) WAN
2 164 (49.55%) Firewall
3 162 (48.94%) LAN
4 144 (43.50%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (35.05%) TCP/IP
6 104 (31.42%) CheckPoint
7 102 (30.82%) CCNP
8 90 (27.19%) Windows
9 86 (25.98%) VPN
10 79 (23.87%) Juniper
11 74 (22.36%) Active Directory
12 72 (21.75%) CCNA
13 70 (21.15%) Network Security
13 70 (21.15%) Data Centre
14 68 (20.54%) MPLS
15 67 (20.24%) BGP
16 66 (19.94%) Microsoft
17 65 (19.64%) OSPF
18 63 (19.03%) Cisco ASA
19 59 (17.82%) Finance
19 59 (17.82%) 802.1X
20 58 (17.52%) ITIL
21 52 (15.71%) CCIE
21 52 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (15.41%) Palo Alto
23 50 (15.11%) SolarWinds
24 47 (14.20%) F5
24 47 (14.20%) Internet
25 44 (13.29%) WLAN

Wireless
Top Related 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 14 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.60%) JBoss
6 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 41 (12.39%) MS Office
2 28 (8.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.74%) Office 365
4 5 (1.51%) Akamai
4 5 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.60%) G Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 164 (49.55%) Firewall
1 164 (49.55%) WAN
2 162 (48.94%) LAN
3 116 (35.05%) TCP/IP
4 86 (25.98%) VPN
5 70 (21.15%) Network Security
6 68 (20.54%) MPLS
7 67 (20.24%) BGP
8 65 (19.64%) OSPF
9 63 (19.03%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (14.20%) Internet
11 44 (13.29%) WLAN
12 39 (11.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (11.48%) DHCP
14 37 (11.18%) DNS
14 37 (11.18%) VoIP
15 35 (10.57%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (10.57%) IPsec
16 32 (9.67%) Cisco Wireless
16 32 (9.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.21%) MySQL
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (17.82%) Finance
2 19 (5.74%) Banking
3 15 (4.53%) Retail
4 11 (3.32%) Legal
5 10 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.21%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 3 (0.91%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (36.86%) Network Engineer
2 58 (17.52%) Analyst
3 33 (9.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (9.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 31 (9.37%) Support Analyst
5 28 (8.46%) Architect
6 26 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 24 (7.25%) Network Analyst
8 23 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (6.34%) Network Support
10 19 (5.74%) Network Architect
11 18 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
11 18 (5.44%) Wireless Engineer
12 17 (5.14%) Security Engineer
12 17 (5.14%) Wireless Network Engineer
13 16 (4.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 16 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (4.53%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (4.53%) Technical Support
14 15 (4.53%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.82%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.42%) Web Services
2 8 (2.42%) XMPP
3 4 (1.21%) CSS
4 3 (0.91%) Middleware
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.60%) WAP
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) BREW
6 1 (0.30%) J2EE
6 1 (0.30%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 70 (21.15%) Data Centre
2 52 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.55%) Blackberry
4 21 (6.34%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (3.02%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.72%) Clustering
7 9 (2.72%) NHS
8 8 (2.42%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (2.11%) Smartphone
9 7 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.21%) CMDB
11 4 (1.21%) iPad
12 2 (0.60%) CCTV
12 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.60%) PKI
12 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (27.19%) Windows
2 43 (12.99%) Windows 7
3 38 (11.48%) Linux
4 28 (8.46%) Mac OS X
5 22 (6.65%) Windows Server
6 21 (6.34%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.63%) Android
8 12 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.32%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.02%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (2.72%) Unix
12 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.91%) Solaris
14 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.30%) CentOS
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.52%) ITIL
2 37 (11.18%) Information Security
3 33 (9.97%) Change Management
4 32 (9.67%) Load Balancing
5 30 (9.06%) Network Management
6 29 (8.76%) Service Management
7 27 (8.16%) Migration
8 26 (7.85%) Network Design
8 26 (7.85%) Time Management
9 23 (6.95%) Project Management
10 19 (5.74%) Problem Management
11 16 (4.83%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (3.63%) Security Monitoring
15 12 (3.63%) Web Filtering
16 11 (3.32%) Email Filtering
16 11 (3.32%) Investment Management
16 11 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.32%) Python
2 10 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.42%) C
3 8 (2.42%) SQL
4 6 (1.81%) Perl
5 4 (1.21%) C++
5 4 (1.21%) Java
6 3 (0.91%) MATLAB
6 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 144 (43.50%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (30.82%) CCNP
3 72 (21.75%) CCNA
4 52 (15.71%) CCIE
5 32 (9.67%) Security Cleared
6 22 (6.65%) Degree
7 20 (6.04%) CCSA
8 19 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (4.83%) SC Cleared
10 15 (4.53%) CISSP
11 14 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (4.23%) MCSE
12 11 (3.32%) CCDP
12 11 (3.32%) CCSP
12 11 (3.32%) SANS
13 10 (3.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (3.02%) CISM
13 10 (3.02%) MCSA
14 9 (2.72%) MCDST
14 9 (2.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.34%) SLA
2 20 (6.04%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.53%) vSphere
5 14 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.11%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.91%) Firmware
9 3 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.60%) XenServer
11 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (9.37%) FortiGate
2 25 (7.55%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (4.83%) Nagios
4 14 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (3.93%) SCCM
6 9 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (2.42%) Puppet
8 5 (1.51%) Cacti
8 5 (1.51%) EnCase
8 5 (1.51%) OPNET
8 5 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.21%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.21%) Ansible
9 4 (1.21%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.91%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.91%) Control-M
10 3 (0.91%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 239 (72.21%) Cisco
2 104 (31.42%) CheckPoint
3 79 (23.87%) Juniper
4 66 (19.94%) Microsoft
5 51 (15.41%) Palo Alto
6 50 (15.11%) SolarWinds
7 47 (14.20%) F5
8 42 (12.69%) VMware
9 38 (11.48%) Citrix
10 32 (9.67%) Aruba
11 28 (8.46%) Blue Coat
12 26 (7.85%) Fortinet
13 22 (6.65%) Dell
13 22 (6.65%) HP
14 20 (6.04%) Riverbed
15 18 (5.44%) Apple
16 16 (4.83%) Meraki
17 15 (4.53%) LANDesk
18 14 (4.23%) Avaya
19 11 (3.32%) Infoblox