The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / South East
Rank 126 116 137
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 121 165 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.79% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 8.14% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 72
Median daily rate £400 £344 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +18.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £249 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.57% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.70% +125.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £52.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £39.38 £32.75
% change year-on-year -30.46% +20.22%  

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1493 2027 2005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1122 979
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the South East

Wireless
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 Wireless within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +4 59 £400 +14.28% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 24 £518 +59.23% 3
Berkshire +2 20 £213 -42.37% 8
Surrey -7 12 £320 +11.30% 8
Kent +5 3 £145 -17.14% 3
West Sussex - 3 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -17 1 £213 -22.72% 2
Sussex - 1 £475 -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 117 (54.42%) Cisco
2 90 (41.86%) Firewall
3 82 (38.14%) LAN
3 82 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (36.28%) Security Cleared
5 73 (33.95%) SC Cleared
6 68 (31.63%) WAN
7 60 (27.91%) CheckPoint
8 55 (25.58%) CCNP
9 53 (24.65%) HP
10 51 (23.72%) ITIL
11 50 (23.26%) Telecoms
12 44 (20.47%) VPN
13 43 (20.00%) Windows
13 43 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (19.07%) Juniper
15 38 (17.67%) Aruba
15 38 (17.67%) F5
16 32 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (14.88%) CCNA
17 30 (13.95%) Network Design
17 30 (13.95%) Riverbed
18 28 (13.02%) Fortinet
19 26 (12.09%) Data Centre
19 26 (12.09%) ITSM
19 26 (12.09%) CCIE
19 26 (12.09%) TCP/IP
20 25 (11.63%) Microsoft
20 25 (11.63%) Degree
21 24 (11.16%) FortiGate

Wireless
Top Related 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 6 (2.79%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (10.70%) MS Office
2 16 (7.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (41.86%) Firewall
2 82 (38.14%) LAN
3 68 (31.63%) WAN
4 44 (20.47%) VPN
5 43 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (14.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (12.09%) TCP/IP
8 23 (10.70%) Network Security
9 21 (9.77%) BIG-IP
10 20 (9.30%) DNS
11 19 (8.84%) 4G
11 19 (8.84%) BGP
11 19 (8.84%) LTE
12 18 (8.37%) IPsec
12 18 (8.37%) SSL
12 18 (8.37%) VoIP
13 17 (7.91%) Internet
14 16 (7.44%) NetScaler
15 15 (6.98%) OSPF
16 14 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.93%) MySQL
2 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (23.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.12%) Finance
3 7 (3.26%) Electronics
4 5 (2.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.86%) Korean Language
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (33.95%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.88%) Analyst
3 16 (7.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 13 (6.05%) Architect
4 13 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (6.05%) Test Analyst
5 12 (5.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.19%) Cabling Engineer
6 9 (4.19%) Network Analyst
6 9 (4.19%) Security Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) Desktop Support
7 8 (3.72%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) Network Architect
7 8 (3.72%) Security Advisor
7 8 (3.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.72%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.26%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) WSDL
3 2 (0.93%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) XSD
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) SAML
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.47%) WAP
4 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.91%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.05%) CESG
5 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.26%) Handset
6 6 (2.79%) PKI
7 5 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.86%) BYOD
8 4 (1.86%) CMDB
8 4 (1.86%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.47%) iPad
11 1 (0.47%) IPTV
11 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.00%) Windows
2 17 (7.91%) Linux
3 16 (7.44%) Windows 7
4 8 (3.72%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.26%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.79%) Android
6 6 (2.79%) Unix
7 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.93%) CentOS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) VyOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.72%) ITIL
2 30 (13.95%) Network Design
3 26 (12.09%) ITSM
4 24 (11.16%) Service Management
5 21 (9.77%) Kalman Filter
6 18 (8.37%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (6.05%) Cryptography
8 13 (6.05%) Regression Testing
8 13 (6.05%) Risk Management
8 13 (6.05%) Test Management
8 13 (6.05%) Test Strategy
9 12 (5.58%) Change Management
9 12 (5.58%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.65%) ISMS
10 10 (4.65%) Web Filtering
11 9 (4.19%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (4.19%) Email Filtering
11 9 (4.19%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.33%) C
1 5 (2.33%) Java
2 3 (1.40%) C++
2 3 (1.40%) Embedded C
2 3 (1.40%) Embedded C++
3 2 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.47%) C#
4 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (36.28%) Security Cleared
3 73 (33.95%) SC Cleared
4 55 (25.58%) CCNP
5 32 (14.88%) CCNA
6 26 (12.09%) CCIE
7 25 (11.63%) Degree
8 20 (9.30%) CCSE
9 19 (8.84%) CCSA
10 18 (8.37%) CCDP
10 18 (8.37%) CCIP
10 18 (8.37%) JNCIA
10 18 (8.37%) JNCIE
11 17 (7.91%) CISSP
12 16 (7.44%) DV Cleared
12 16 (7.44%) HP ASE
12 16 (7.44%) HP MASE
13 14 (6.51%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (5.12%) ISTQB
14 11 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) RMADS
1 13 (6.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 21 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) XenServer
4 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) Firmware
5 3 (1.40%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.93%) vSphere
6 2 (0.93%) XenApp
6 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 24 (11.16%) FortiGate
2 13 (6.05%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (3.26%) SCCM
4 3 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.40%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.40%) OPNET
4 3 (1.40%) OVSD
5 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.93%) Puppet
5 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.93%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (0.93%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) Salt
6 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 117 (54.42%) Cisco
2 60 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 53 (24.65%) HP
4 41 (19.07%) Juniper
5 38 (17.67%) Aruba
5 38 (17.67%) F5
6 30 (13.95%) Riverbed
7 28 (13.02%) Fortinet
8 25 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 20 (9.30%) Citrix
10 18 (8.37%) Palo Alto
11 15 (6.98%) Dell
12 13 (6.05%) Extreme Networks
12 13 (6.05%) VMware
13 10 (4.65%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.72%) Sourcefire
15 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds
16 6 (2.79%) Avaya
16 6 (2.79%) Lotus
17 5 (2.33%) Intel Security
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago