Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 215 187
Rank change year-on-year +48 -28 -28
Contract jobs citing Wireless 195 177 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.06% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 6.74% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 81 134
South East median daily rate £366 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.09% +0.65% +10.71%
10th Percentile £163 £194 £166
90th Percentile £500 £563 £538
England median daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 25
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £26.25 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +31.91% -36.32%
10th Percentile £12.27 £13.42 £10.24
90th Percentile £62.50 £47.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.59 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.42% -7.14% -11.39%

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 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 2,564 2,626 2,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.70% 15.73% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,370 1,469
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £210 £202 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 166
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +31.98% -30.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.63 £46.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the South East

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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 Wireless in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the South East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the South East

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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 6 months to 25 August 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 +6 77 £338 -20.59% 50
Hampshire -5 52 £375 +3.45% 17
Berkshire -12 52 £338 -15.63% 24
Surrey +61 41 £375 -3.85% 17
West Sussex +25 14 £375 -11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £350 -17.65% 16
Oxfordshire +29 6 £185 -54.46% 10
East Sussex -1 4 £350 - 4
Kent 0 3 £220 -37.59% 3
Middlesex - 3 £475 -
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 97 (49.74%) Cisco
2 83 (42.56%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (33.85%) Firewall
4 65 (33.33%) LAN
5 64 (32.82%) CCNP
6 57 (29.23%) WAN
7 41 (21.03%) Windows
8 36 (18.46%) C
9 34 (17.44%) VPN
9 34 (17.44%) Telecoms
10 31 (15.90%) CCNA
11 30 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 30 (15.38%) WLAN
11 30 (15.38%) Palo Alto
12 28 (14.36%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (14.36%) Embedded C
12 28 (14.36%) Bluetooth
12 28 (14.36%) Firmware
13 25 (12.82%) MPLS
13 25 (12.82%) Secure Coding
14 24 (12.31%) ITIL
15 23 (11.79%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (11.79%) 3GPP
15 23 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (11.79%) ZigBee
15 23 (11.79%) Network Security
15 23 (11.79%) Aruba
16 22 (11.28%) MISRA
16 22 (11.28%) Meraki
16 22 (11.28%) TCP/IP

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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 10 (5.13%) SharePoint
1 10 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (11.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) assyst
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.23%) Office 365
2 15 (7.69%) Azure
3 9 (4.62%) AWS
4 6 (3.08%) IaaS
4 6 (3.08%) PaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (33.85%) Firewall
2 65 (33.33%) LAN
3 57 (29.23%) WAN
4 34 (17.44%) VPN
5 30 (15.38%) WLAN
6 28 (14.36%) Bluetooth
6 28 (14.36%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (12.82%) MPLS
8 23 (11.79%) 3GPP
8 23 (11.79%) Network Security
8 23 (11.79%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (11.79%) ZigBee
9 22 (11.28%) TCP/IP
10 20 (10.26%) DNS
11 19 (9.74%) BGP
12 15 (7.69%) Internet
12 15 (7.69%) OSPF
13 14 (7.18%) Cisco Wireless
13 14 (7.18%) DHCP
14 10 (5.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (17.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.56%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.54%) Back Office
4 3 (1.54%) Finance
4 3 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (34.87%) Network Engineer
2 22 (11.28%) Firmware Engineer
2 22 (11.28%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.74%) Wireless Engineer
4 17 (8.72%) Analyst
5 14 (7.18%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) IT Engineer
7 11 (5.64%) Architect
8 10 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Network Support
8 10 (5.13%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Designer
10 8 (4.10%) Network Architect
10 8 (4.10%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.54%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.54%) LDAP
2 1 (0.51%) CSS
2 1 (0.51%) Doctrine
2 1 (0.51%) HTML
2 1 (0.51%) jQuery
2 1 (0.51%) JSON
2 1 (0.51%) REST
2 1 (0.51%) SOAP
2 1 (0.51%) Symfony
2 1 (0.51%) Twig
2 1 (0.51%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 10 (5.13%) Smart Energy
4 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.56%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.54%) NHS
10 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.03%) Clustering
11 2 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.03%) Handset
12 1 (0.51%) CAN bus
12 1 (0.51%) CCTV
12 1 (0.51%) CMDB
12 1 (0.51%) e-Health
12 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.03%) Windows
2 14 (7.18%) Linux
3 10 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.62%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.08%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.05%) Solaris
7 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.54%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.03%) Unix
9 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) Android
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.82%) Secure Coding
2 24 (12.31%) ITIL
3 15 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management
4 14 (7.18%) Load Balancing
5 13 (6.67%) Network Design
6 12 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.64%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (5.64%) Problem Management
8 10 (5.13%) Migration
9 9 (4.62%) Presales
10 8 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.10%) Project Management
11 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (3.59%) Service Management
11 7 (3.59%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (3.08%) Data Protection
12 6 (3.08%) Line Management
13 5 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.46%) C
2 28 (14.36%) Embedded C
3 6 (3.08%) C++
4 4 (2.05%) Python
4 4 (2.05%) SQL
5 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) PHP 5
6 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (42.56%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (32.82%) CCNP
3 31 (15.90%) CCNA
4 21 (10.77%) CCIE
5 19 (9.74%) Degree
6 16 (8.21%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.64%) CCDP
8 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.08%) MCSE
11 5 (2.56%) CCIE Wireless
12 4 (2.05%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.05%) MCP
13 3 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.03%) JNCIE
14 2 (1.03%) JNCIP
14 2 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) MISRA
1 22 (11.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (14.36%) Firmware
2 20 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.56%) XenApp
6 3 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) Docker
8 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.05%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.54%) SCCM
4 2 (1.03%) WSUS
5 1 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.51%) Cacti
5 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) Icinga
Vendors
1 97 (49.74%) Cisco
2 30 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.38%) Palo Alto
3 23 (11.79%) Aruba
4 22 (11.28%) Meraki
5 21 (10.77%) HP
6 18 (9.23%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.72%) VMware
8 13 (6.67%) F5
9 11 (5.64%) Juniper
10 10 (5.13%) Citrix
11 8 (4.10%) Apple
11 8 (4.10%) Ekahau
12 6 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (3.08%) Dell
12 6 (3.08%) Google
12 6 (3.08%) Huawei
12 6 (3.08%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.56%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.56%) Fortinet