Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 187 152
Rank change year-on-year -27 -35 -5
Contract jobs citing Wireless 176 198 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 1.23% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.68% 7.26% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 137 164
South East median daily rate £388 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.90% +9.02%
10th Percentile £190 £170 £193
90th Percentile £563 £538 £482
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 27
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £19.08 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.13% -41.29% -7.14%
10th Percentile £13.90 £10.26 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.13 £43.75 £50.75
England median hourly rate £33.75 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -3.57% -10.83% +15.44%

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 2,636 2,729 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 16.96% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 1,478 2,015
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +7.43%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 172 198
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

Wireless
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

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 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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

Wireless
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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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 +31 86 £425 -15.00% 32
Hampshire -53 57 £325 -16.13% 17
Berkshire +7 55 £408 -22.38% 22
Surrey -18 20 £390 +15.56% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £425 -19.05% 7
Oxfordshire +11 12 £413 +94.12% 3
West Sussex -1 9 £425 +36.00% 4
Kent -9 2 £353 -4.73% 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 90 (51.14%) Cisco
2 73 (41.48%) Firewall
3 68 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (35.23%) LAN
5 57 (32.39%) WAN
6 50 (28.41%) CCNP
7 40 (22.73%) Juniper
8 37 (21.02%) OSPF
9 36 (20.45%) Telecoms
10 34 (19.32%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (19.32%) BGP
11 33 (18.75%) ITIL
12 32 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 30 (17.05%) DNS
13 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
14 29 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (15.91%) Network Monitoring
16 27 (15.34%) Network Management
16 27 (15.34%) VPN
17 26 (14.77%) C
17 26 (14.77%) Data Centre
18 25 (14.20%) CCNA
19 24 (13.64%) VMware
19 24 (13.64%) DV Cleared
20 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
20 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
20 23 (13.07%) DHCP
21 22 (12.50%) Windows
21 22 (12.50%) Network Security
22 21 (11.93%) Ethernet

Wireless
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 7 (3.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.70%) PaaS
5 2 (1.14%) IaaS
5 2 (1.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (41.48%) Firewall
2 62 (35.23%) LAN
3 57 (32.39%) WAN
4 37 (21.02%) OSPF
5 34 (19.32%) BGP
5 34 (19.32%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 30 (17.05%) DNS
8 29 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (15.34%) VPN
10 23 (13.07%) DHCP
11 22 (12.50%) Network Security
12 21 (11.93%) Ethernet
12 21 (11.93%) IPsec
12 21 (11.93%) MPLS
13 20 (11.36%) WLAN
14 19 (10.80%) VLAN
15 17 (9.66%) SNMP
16 16 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (8.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) MySQL
2 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.70%) Mercurial
2 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 36 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.11%) Retail
3 7 (3.98%) Electronics
3 7 (3.98%) Finance
4 5 (2.84%) Games
5 3 (1.70%) Billing
6 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (23.86%) Architect
1 42 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.64%) Network Architect
3 16 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
4 15 (8.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) OSS Architect
7 10 (5.68%) Cisco Architect
7 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Cisco Network Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Analyst
9 8 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Network Support
9 8 (4.55%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.68%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.55%) J2EE
2 8 (4.55%) REST
2 8 (4.55%) Spring
3 7 (3.98%) Spring Boot
3 7 (3.98%) Web Services
4 5 (2.84%) .NET
5 4 (2.27%) LDAP
6 2 (1.14%) XML
7 1 (0.57%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.57%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) Spring Batch
7 1 (0.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.27%) User Experience
7 3 (1.70%) Arduino
7 3 (1.70%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.14%) iPad
8 2 (1.14%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.57%) ASIC
9 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (5.11%) Linux
2 9 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.27%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.70%) Unix
6 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.14%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (1.14%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) ITIL
2 28 (15.91%) Network Monitoring
3 27 (15.34%) Network Management
4 19 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (10.23%) Migration
6 16 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (7.95%) Change Management
8 13 (7.39%) Network Virtualisation
9 12 (6.82%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 12 (6.82%) Use Case
10 11 (6.25%) Load Balancing
11 10 (5.68%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.68%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (5.11%) Network Optimisation
13 8 (4.55%) DevOps
13 8 (4.55%) Network Design
13 8 (4.55%) Service Management
13 8 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.77%) C
2 15 (8.52%) C++
3 12 (6.82%) SQL
4 11 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 10 (5.68%) Java
6 9 (5.11%) MATLAB
7 7 (3.98%) C#
8 3 (1.70%) Perl
8 3 (1.70%) Python
9 2 (1.14%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (28.41%) CCNP
3 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.20%) CCNA
5 24 (13.64%) DV Cleared
6 16 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 15 (8.52%) Degree
8 10 (5.68%) CCDP
8 10 (5.68%) CCIE
8 10 (5.68%) JNCIS
9 6 (3.41%) MCSE
9 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.84%) CCIP
11 4 (2.27%) CCSA
11 4 (2.27%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.27%) PhD
12 3 (1.70%) CCDA
12 3 (1.70%) CCVP
12 3 (1.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) GDPR
3 4 (2.27%) MISRA
4 2 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.11%) Firmware
4 8 (4.55%) XenApp
5 7 (3.98%) Docker
6 6 (3.41%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.14%) XenServer
9 1 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (1.70%) OpenView
4 2 (1.14%) Cacti
4 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.14%) Netcool
4 2 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.14%) OVSD
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.14%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.57%) Ansible
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 90 (51.14%) Cisco
2 40 (22.73%) Juniper
3 24 (13.64%) VMware
4 23 (13.07%) Microsoft
5 21 (11.93%) CheckPoint
5 21 (11.93%) HP
6 18 (10.23%) Aruba
7 17 (9.66%) Palo Alto
8 14 (7.95%) F5
8 14 (7.95%) Meraki
9 13 (7.39%) SolarWinds
10 12 (6.82%) Brocade
10 12 (6.82%) Citrix
11 9 (5.11%) Extreme Networks
12 7 (3.98%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.98%) Oracle
12 7 (3.98%) Ruckus Wireless
12 7 (3.98%) TIBCO
13 5 (2.84%) BMC
13 5 (2.84%) Nortel