Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 21 February 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 291 259
Rank change year-on-year -2 -32 +39
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 91 89 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 3.16% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 43
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -15.66%
10th Percentile £201 £161 £131
90th Percentile £630 £638 £458
England median daily rate £363 £350 £385
% change year-on-year +3.57% -9.09% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.28% +126.56% -62.35%
10th Percentile £18.96 £17.95 £14.50
90th Percentile £38.70 £55.38 £27.50
England median hourly rate £29.00 £33.56 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.57% +97.38% -32.00%

Wi-Fi 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,615 2,814 3,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.34% 16.70% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,433 1,498 1,792
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £161 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 139 214
South East median hourly rate £18.56 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.10% -16.28% -38.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.50 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -3.10%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Thames Valley +15 44 £391 -6.01% 25
Berkshire -13 22 £369 -13.24% 14
Buckinghamshire +30 19 £427 -5.17% 8
Hampshire -24 19 £500 +42.86% 4
Surrey +4 11 £477 +32.57% 6
West Sussex 0 11 £230 +33.33%
Oxfordshire +26 3 £438 +98.86% 4
Kent +16 3 £250 -38.27% 2
East Sussex -4 2 £475 +18.75%
Isle of Wight - 1 £218 -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 South East region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 42 (46.15%) Cisco
2 35 (38.46%) Firewall
3 32 (35.16%) WAN
4 29 (31.87%) LAN
5 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 21 (23.08%) ITIL
6 21 (23.08%) Wireless
7 20 (21.98%) Windows
8 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
9 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
9 16 (17.58%) Project Management
9 16 (17.58%) Office 365
10 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (15.38%) Network Security
11 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (14.29%) Skype
12 12 (13.19%) Palo Alto
12 12 (13.19%) Juniper
12 12 (13.19%) Finance
13 11 (12.09%) Linux
13 11 (12.09%) Skype for Business
13 11 (12.09%) Windows 10
14 10 (10.99%) IT Strategy
14 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (10.99%) SCCM
14 10 (10.99%) PRINCE2
14 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
14 10 (10.99%) CCNA
14 10 (10.99%) Broadband
14 10 (10.99%) DNS

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (12.09%) Skype for Business
2 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) IIS
4 3 (3.30%) WordPress
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Office 365
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.49%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.46%) Firewall
2 32 (35.16%) WAN
3 29 (31.87%) LAN
4 21 (23.08%) Wireless
5 14 (15.38%) Network Security
6 13 (14.29%) Skype
7 10 (10.99%) Broadband
7 10 (10.99%) DNS
7 10 (10.99%) MPLS
8 9 (9.89%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (9.89%) VPN
9 8 (8.79%) Internet
9 8 (8.79%) VoIP
10 6 (6.59%) DHCP
11 5 (5.49%) DWDM
11 5 (5.49%) IPsec
11 5 (5.49%) LTE
11 5 (5.49%) SSL
11 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Hudson
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
1 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Automotive
3 2 (2.20%) Electronics
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Consultant
4 8 (8.79%) IT Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Network Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) IT Support
8 4 (4.40%) Network Operations Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Operations Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Telecoms Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Principal Security Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Solutions Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.20%) LDAP
2 2 (2.20%) XMPP
2 2 (2.20%) Yocto
3 1 (1.10%) COM+
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) JSON
3 1 (1.10%) SAML
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.30%) e-Learning
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.20%) PMI
5 1 (1.10%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) CCTV
5 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Windows 10
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.30%) Unix
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.20%) Android
7 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) ITIL
2 16 (17.58%) Project Management
3 10 (10.99%) IT Strategy
3 10 (10.99%) PRINCE2
4 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (9.89%) Network Management
4 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.79%) Change Management
5 8 (8.79%) Security Management
6 6 (6.59%) Migration
6 6 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.49%) Coaching
7 5 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (5.49%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.40%) Network Security Management
8 4 (4.40%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) Python
2 3 (3.30%) Java
3 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.20%) SQL
4 1 (1.10%) C
4 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.99%) CCNA
3 9 (9.89%) MCSE
3 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.79%) CCNP
5 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.40%) CISSP
6 4 (4.40%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) OSCP
7 3 (3.30%) CCDE
7 3 (3.30%) CCIE
7 3 (3.30%) OSCE
7 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.10%) ACSP
9 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PMO
2 4 (4.40%) GDPR
3 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.20%) COBIT
4 2 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.20%) PMBOK
5 1 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Nagios
3 2 (2.20%) QRadar
4 1 (1.10%) Cacti
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.10%) NetCrunch
4 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Cisco
2 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.19%) Juniper
3 12 (13.19%) Palo Alto
4 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.79%) F5
5 8 (8.79%) Meraki
6 7 (7.69%) Aruba
6 7 (7.69%) HP
7 5 (5.49%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.49%) VMware
8 4 (4.40%) Qualys
9 3 (3.30%) Dell
9 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.30%) Sophos
9 3 (3.30%) Virgin Media
10 2 (2.20%) Canon
10 2 (2.20%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.20%) Remedy