Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 213 192
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 -44
Contract jobs citing Wireless 187 173 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.04% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.13% 5.97% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 107 127
South East median daily rate £365 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +6.21% -3.33%
10th Percentile £197 £152 £179
90th Percentile £538 £510 £500
England median daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +10.71% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 22
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.54% -54.19% +3.18%
10th Percentile £14.65 £10.40 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £54.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -33.33% +72.41% -40.82%

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 2,621 2,896 3,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.40% 17.47% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,389 1,566 1,757
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £227
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 195
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -21.39% -31.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.72 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.98 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

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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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +34 71 £379 -5.31% 36
Hampshire -37 49 £358 -10.63% 20
Berkshire +6 47 £370 -11.90% 22
Surrey -11 27 £363 -13.69% 18
West Sussex -8 21 £325 -7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +32 18 £300 - 8
East Sussex 0 12 £425 +88.89% 2
Oxfordshire +21 5 £406 +98.17% 6
Kent +4 2 £266 -49.29% 3
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £275 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 104 (55.61%) Cisco
2 83 (44.39%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (41.71%) WAN
4 75 (40.11%) Firewall
5 74 (39.57%) LAN
6 63 (33.69%) CCNP
7 48 (25.67%) OSPF
8 44 (23.53%) CCNA
9 43 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (22.46%) BGP
11 41 (21.93%) Microsoft
11 41 (21.93%) VPN
12 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
13 37 (19.79%) ITIL
13 37 (19.79%) CheckPoint
13 37 (19.79%) IPsec
14 34 (18.18%) MPLS
14 34 (18.18%) VoIP
15 33 (17.65%) Juniper
16 32 (17.11%) Network Monitoring
17 31 (16.58%) Telecoms
18 26 (13.90%) Windows
18 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
18 26 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (13.90%) iSCSI
18 26 (13.90%) Network Security
19 25 (13.37%) SolarWinds
19 25 (13.37%) Active Directory
20 24 (12.83%) WLAN
20 24 (12.83%) Aruba

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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 14 (7.49%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.56%) MS Visio
3 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.67%) Office 365
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.60%) SaaS
5 2 (1.07%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (41.71%) WAN
2 75 (40.11%) Firewall
3 74 (39.57%) LAN
4 48 (25.67%) OSPF
5 43 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (22.46%) BGP
7 41 (21.93%) VPN
8 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
9 37 (19.79%) IPsec
10 34 (18.18%) MPLS
10 34 (18.18%) VoIP
11 26 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (13.90%) iSCSI
11 26 (13.90%) Network Security
12 24 (12.83%) WLAN
13 23 (12.30%) VRRP
13 23 (12.30%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (11.76%) Multicast
15 20 (10.70%) DNS
16 18 (9.63%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (2.14%) MariaDB
1 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.14%) MySQL
1 4 (2.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
1 1 (0.53%) Maven
1 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 31 (16.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.81%) Finance
3 8 (4.28%) Retail
4 5 (2.67%) Electronics
5 4 (2.14%) Automotive
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (30.48%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.23%) Consultant
3 14 (7.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (6.42%) Analyst
4 12 (6.42%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (5.35%) Network Consultant
5 10 (5.35%) Support Engineer
5 10 (5.35%) Wireless Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) Architect
6 9 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Network Support
8 6 (3.21%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (2.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.67%) Network Architect
9 5 (2.67%) Security Engineer
9 5 (2.67%) Service Analyst
9 5 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.14%) Node.js
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) CORBA
3 1 (0.53%) J2EE
3 1 (0.53%) REST
3 1 (0.53%) SAML
3 1 (0.53%) SOAP
3 1 (0.53%) Spring
3 1 (0.53%) Spring Batch
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.60%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.07%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.07%) CMDB
8 2 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.07%) iPhone
8 2 (1.07%) PKI
8 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.53%) iPad
9 1 (0.53%) Robotics
9 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.90%) Windows
2 13 (6.95%) Linux
3 8 (4.28%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.67%) Ubuntu
4 5 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.07%) Android
6 2 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.53%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.53%) SafeRTOS
7 1 (0.53%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.79%) ITIL
2 32 (17.11%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (11.23%) Network Management
4 19 (10.16%) Load Balancing
5 18 (9.63%) Presales
6 17 (9.09%) Migration
6 17 (9.09%) Project Management
7 13 (6.95%) Change Management
8 12 (6.42%) Customer-Centricity
8 12 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.88%) Change Control
9 11 (5.88%) Decision-Making
9 11 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.35%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.28%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.74%) Network Design
12 7 (3.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.35%) C
2 7 (3.74%) SQL
3 6 (3.21%) Python
4 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.67%) C++
5 4 (2.14%) Java
6 3 (1.60%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (44.39%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (33.69%) CCNP
3 44 (23.53%) CCNA
4 16 (8.56%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.35%) HP MASE
7 9 (4.81%) CCIE
7 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.28%) Degree
9 7 (3.74%) JNCIS
9 7 (3.74%) MCSE
10 6 (3.21%) CCDP
10 6 (3.21%) JNCIP
11 5 (2.67%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.14%) CCIP
12 4 (2.14%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.60%) CCDA
13 3 (1.60%) CCSA
13 3 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.53%) GAMP
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 25 (13.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.81%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.14%) BIND 9
4 4 (2.14%) KVM
4 4 (2.14%) NFS
4 4 (2.14%) Postfix
4 4 (2.14%) vSphere
4 4 (2.14%) XenApp
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) Firmware
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.14%) Ansible
2 4 (2.14%) SCCM
3 3 (1.60%) Netcool
4 2 (1.07%) Nagios
4 2 (1.07%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 104 (55.61%) Cisco
2 41 (21.93%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.79%) CheckPoint
4 33 (17.65%) Juniper
5 25 (13.37%) SolarWinds
6 24 (12.83%) Aruba
7 23 (12.30%) Palo Alto
8 22 (11.76%) Citrix
9 21 (11.23%) HP
10 14 (7.49%) F5
10 14 (7.49%) Meraki
10 14 (7.49%) NetApp
10 14 (7.49%) VMware
11 12 (6.42%) Huawei
12 11 (5.88%) Brocade
13 9 (4.81%) Fortinet
14 6 (3.21%) BMC
14 6 (3.21%) Dell
15 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.67%) Remedy