Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 203 172
Rank change year-on-year -11 -31 -7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 180 178 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 1.09% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 6.30% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 121 144
South East median daily rate £390 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +6.16% -2.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £175
90th Percentile £550 £538 £487
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 26
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £25.69 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% -12.92% +63.89%
10th Percentile £14.14 £10.26 £9.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £46.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -24.68% +4.76% +28.60%

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 2,646 2,824 3,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.08% 17.36% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,391 1,557 1,794
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 154 220
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -26.98% +9.56%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.12 £46.12 £48.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +49 82 £425 +6.25% 29
Berkshire +26 57 £383 -5.09% 17
Hampshire -53 49 £370 -4.52% 16
Surrey -19 28 £359 -12.23% 20
Oxfordshire +20 15 £425 +214.81% 8
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £450 -14.29% 4
West Sussex -11 9 £425 +54.55% 10
East Sussex +1 4 £600 +166.67% 4
Kent -16 3 £266 -37.35% 2
Middlesex - 2 £338 - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 92 (51.11%) Cisco
2 67 (37.22%) Firewall
3 66 (36.67%) WAN
3 66 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (35.56%) LAN
5 46 (25.56%) CCNP
6 39 (21.67%) Juniper
7 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 34 (18.89%) Telecoms
9 33 (18.33%) OSPF
10 32 (17.78%) Network Management
11 31 (17.22%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (16.11%) CCNA
12 29 (16.11%) DNS
12 29 (16.11%) Network Security
13 28 (15.56%) TCP/IP
14 27 (15.00%) ITIL
15 26 (14.44%) WLAN
15 26 (14.44%) MPLS
15 26 (14.44%) IPsec
15 26 (14.44%) Aruba
15 26 (14.44%) Network Monitoring
16 25 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (13.89%) HP
16 25 (13.89%) VPN
17 23 (12.78%) CheckPoint
18 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
18 22 (12.22%) BGP
18 22 (12.22%) SNMP
19 21 (11.67%) C

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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 9 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 12 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.22%) IaaS
3 4 (2.22%) Office 365
4 3 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (37.22%) Firewall
2 66 (36.67%) WAN
3 64 (35.56%) LAN
4 33 (18.33%) OSPF
5 31 (17.22%) Wi-Fi
6 29 (16.11%) DNS
6 29 (16.11%) Network Security
7 28 (15.56%) TCP/IP
8 26 (14.44%) IPsec
8 26 (14.44%) MPLS
8 26 (14.44%) WLAN
9 25 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (13.89%) VPN
10 22 (12.22%) BGP
10 22 (12.22%) SNMP
11 20 (11.11%) DHCP
12 19 (10.56%) Ethernet
13 17 (9.44%) LTE
14 16 (8.89%) VoIP
14 16 (8.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.67%) Mercurial
2 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 34 (18.89%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.11%) Retail
3 8 (4.44%) Finance
4 5 (2.78%) Electronics
5 4 (2.22%) Games
6 2 (1.11%) Automotive
6 2 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.56%) Architect
3 15 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 15 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 13 (7.22%) Network Architect
5 12 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Consultant
7 10 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) OSS Architect
8 9 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Network Support
9 8 (4.44%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Cisco Architect
10 7 (3.89%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.89%) J2EE
2 7 (3.89%) REST
2 7 (3.89%) Spring
2 7 (3.89%) Spring Boot
2 7 (3.89%) Web Services
3 4 (2.22%) .NET
3 4 (2.22%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) CORBA
4 1 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.44%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.67%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.11%) Arduino
9 2 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.11%) PKI
9 2 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (1.11%) Smart Energy
9 2 (1.11%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.67%) Windows
2 11 (6.11%) Linux
3 9 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.67%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.11%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.56%) Unix
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.78%) Network Management
2 27 (15.00%) ITIL
3 26 (14.44%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (10.00%) Migration
5 18 (10.00%) Project Management
6 13 (7.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (7.22%) Presales
7 11 (6.11%) Decision-Making
8 10 (5.56%) Change Management
8 10 (5.56%) Network Design
8 10 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.00%) Use Case
10 8 (4.44%) DevOps
10 8 (4.44%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (4.44%) SOA
11 7 (3.89%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.67%) C
2 12 (6.67%) SQL
3 11 (6.11%) C++
4 9 (5.00%) Java
5 7 (3.89%) Embedded C
5 7 (3.89%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.67%) C#
7 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.11%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (25.56%) CCNP
3 29 (16.11%) CCNA
4 19 (10.56%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.33%) Degree
5 15 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.11%) CCIE
7 10 (5.56%) HP MASE
8 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.44%) CCDP
10 7 (3.89%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.89%) MCSE
10 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.78%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.22%) CCIP
12 4 (2.22%) CCSA
12 4 (2.22%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) MISRA
3 3 (1.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 7 (3.89%) Docker
5 6 (3.33%) Firmware
6 5 (2.78%) XenApp
7 4 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.11%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.11%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.11%) vSphere
8 2 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.22%) SCCM
3 3 (1.67%) OpenView
4 2 (1.11%) Cacti
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.11%) Netcool
4 2 (1.11%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.11%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 92 (51.11%) Cisco
2 39 (21.67%) Juniper
3 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.44%) Aruba
5 25 (13.89%) HP
6 23 (12.78%) CheckPoint
7 20 (11.11%) Meraki
7 20 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 20 (11.11%) VMware
8 15 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 14 (7.78%) F5
10 13 (7.22%) Brocade
11 11 (6.11%) Citrix
12 10 (5.56%) Fortinet
13 8 (4.44%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (3.89%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.89%) Oracle
14 7 (3.89%) TIBCO
15 6 (3.33%) Riverbed
16 5 (2.78%) BMC