Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 282 287
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 118 95 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 3.37% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 58 52
South East median daily rate £385 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £87 £307 £182
90th Percentile £549 £490 £536
England median daily rate £367 £359 £400
% change year-on-year +2.30% -10.31% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -45.71%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.70 £14.90
90th Percentile £42.35 £43.75 £29.75
England median hourly rate £16.81 £18.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% -25.20% +16.14%

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 2,604 2,818 3,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.72% 17.17% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,548 1,865
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £229
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 164 208
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.60 £47.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
% change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
Thames Valley +12 55 £414 +3.44% 26
Berkshire -4 35 £414 +3.44% 8
Surrey -7 31 £231 -33.93% 4
Hampshire -25 22 £413 +13.79% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £452 +12.94% 9
Oxfordshire +12 8 £350 -50.00% 9
West Sussex - 4 £500 - 2
East Sussex -4 3 £488 +23.42% 4
Kent +11 2 £219 -40.88%
Middlesex +9 1 £140 -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 53 (44.92%) LAN
1 53 (44.92%) Cisco
2 45 (38.14%) WAN
3 40 (33.90%) Firewall
4 37 (31.36%) Wireless
5 28 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (21.19%) VPN
7 24 (20.34%) Juniper
7 24 (20.34%) Windows
7 24 (20.34%) Aruba
8 23 (19.49%) Network Security
9 22 (18.64%) CheckPoint
9 22 (18.64%) Palo Alto
10 21 (17.80%) CCNP
11 19 (16.10%) Internet
11 19 (16.10%) ITIL
11 19 (16.10%) Finance
12 18 (15.25%) Data Centre
13 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
13 15 (12.71%) SSL
13 15 (12.71%) Qualys
13 15 (12.71%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (11.86%) DNS
14 14 (11.86%) Linux
14 14 (11.86%) IPsec
15 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.02%) Performance Monitoring
16 12 (10.17%) VoIP

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 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.93%) Office 365
3 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (44.92%) LAN
2 45 (38.14%) WAN
3 40 (33.90%) Firewall
4 37 (31.36%) Wireless
5 25 (21.19%) VPN
6 23 (19.49%) Network Security
7 19 (16.10%) Internet
8 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (12.71%) SSL
9 14 (11.86%) DNS
9 14 (11.86%) IPsec
10 12 (10.17%) VoIP
11 11 (9.32%) LTE
11 11 (9.32%) MPLS
12 9 (7.63%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (6.78%) Bluetooth
13 8 (6.78%) DHCP
14 7 (5.93%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.08%) BGP
15 6 (5.08%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) SQLite
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.54%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.69%) GDB
2 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Games
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Electronics
4 3 (2.54%) Publishing
5 2 (1.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Network Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Network Security Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Architect
5 10 (8.47%) Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) IT Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.78%) IT Support
7 8 (6.78%) IT Support Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Network Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) 802.1X
1 4 (3.39%) Yocto
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.69%) Qt
3 1 (0.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.54%) Social Media
4 3 (2.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.69%) BYOD
5 2 (1.69%) CCTV
5 2 (1.69%) Digital Signage
5 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.69%) iPad
5 2 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.34%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Linux
3 10 (8.47%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.78%) Android
5 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.24%) Unix
6 5 (4.24%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (3.39%) VxWorks
7 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.85%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.10%) ITIL
2 15 (12.71%) Capacity Planning
3 14 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (11.02%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (7.63%) Network Management
6 8 (6.78%) Project Management
6 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.93%) Computer Security
7 7 (5.93%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.93%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.08%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.08%) Migration
8 6 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.08%) Security Architecture
9 5 (4.24%) IT Strategy
9 5 (4.24%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.24%) Service Management
9 5 (4.24%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (4.24%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) C++
2 8 (6.78%) C
3 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.54%) Embedded C++
4 3 (2.54%) SQL
5 2 (1.69%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.85%) C#
6 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (17.80%) CCNP
3 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.63%) CCIE
4 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.78%) CCNA
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.24%) CCDE
7 5 (4.24%) Postgraduate
8 4 (3.39%) MCSE
9 3 (2.54%) Degree
10 2 (1.69%) CCDP
10 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.85%) ACSA
11 1 (0.85%) ACSP
11 1 (0.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.85%) CISSP
11 1 (0.85%) CWDP
11 1 (0.85%) CWNA
11 1 (0.85%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) COBIT
2 1 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.85%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) QRadar
1 6 (5.08%) SCCM
2 4 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (44.92%) Cisco
2 24 (20.34%) Aruba
2 24 (20.34%) Juniper
3 22 (18.64%) CheckPoint
3 22 (18.64%) Palo Alto
4 15 (12.71%) Qualys
5 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.93%) Ruckus Wireless
6 7 (5.93%) VMware
7 6 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.24%) F5
8 5 (4.24%) Meraki
8 5 (4.24%) Samsung
9 4 (3.39%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.39%) Brocade
9 4 (3.39%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.39%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (3.39%) HP
9 4 (3.39%) Remedy
10 3 (2.54%) Riverbed