Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 159 137
Rank change year-on-year -56 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing Wireless 176 225 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.45% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 8.16% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 162 163
South East median daily rate £410 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +12.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £137 £176 £230
90th Percentile £545 £538 £474
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 29
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -57.14% +18.46%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.29 £11.90
90th Percentile £46.38 £28.65 £53.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year +36.96% -23.94% +30.91%

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 2,532 2,757 3,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.26% 17.83% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,324 1,544 2,086
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £242 £225
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 144 176 222
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.61% -48.84% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.33 £12.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.95 £47.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +11 90 £425 -8.11% 30
Hampshire -63 55 £363 -6.45% 12
Berkshire +2 47 £425 - 20
Buckinghamshire -6 29 £425 -19.05% 4
Surrey -34 16 £263 -22.22% 14
Oxfordshire +16 14 £450 +111.76% 6
West Sussex +7 12 £363 +16.00% 5
Kent -6 2 - - 4
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 77 (43.75%) Firewall
3 60 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (31.25%) LAN
5 53 (30.11%) WAN
6 48 (27.27%) CCNP
7 42 (23.86%) Juniper
8 37 (21.02%) OSPF
8 37 (21.02%) Active Directory
9 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
10 35 (19.89%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (19.89%) DNS
11 34 (19.32%) ITIL
11 34 (19.32%) BGP
12 33 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 33 (18.75%) Telecoms
12 33 (18.75%) VMware
13 31 (17.61%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (17.05%) Windows
15 29 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 28 (15.91%) Data Centre
16 28 (15.91%) VPN
16 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
16 28 (15.91%) DHCP
17 25 (14.20%) IPsec
17 25 (14.20%) DV Cleared
18 24 (13.64%) HP
19 23 (13.07%) C
19 23 (13.07%) VLAN
19 23 (13.07%) Network Monitoring

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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 8 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Office 365
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (43.75%) Firewall
2 55 (31.25%) LAN
3 53 (30.11%) WAN
4 37 (21.02%) OSPF
5 35 (19.89%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (19.89%) DNS
6 34 (19.32%) BGP
7 33 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 31 (17.61%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (15.91%) DHCP
9 28 (15.91%) VPN
10 25 (14.20%) IPsec
11 23 (13.07%) VLAN
12 20 (11.36%) Cisco ISE
13 17 (9.66%) Network Security
13 17 (9.66%) SNMP
14 16 (9.09%) LTE
14 16 (9.09%) WLAN
15 14 (7.95%) ICMP
16 13 (7.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) MySQL
2 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.84%) Mercurial
2 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) JUnit
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 33 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.41%) Electronics
2 6 (3.41%) Games
3 4 (2.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) Billing
4 3 (1.70%) Finance
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (23.30%) Architect
2 36 (20.45%) Network Engineer
3 28 (15.91%) Network Architect
4 17 (9.66%) Wireless Engineer
5 13 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) Analyst
6 11 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.68%) Cisco Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Cisco Network Architect
8 9 (5.11%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) Network Team Leader
9 8 (4.55%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.98%) Network Support
10 7 (3.98%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) .NET
1 5 (2.84%) 802.1X
1 5 (2.84%) J2EE
1 5 (2.84%) REST
1 5 (2.84%) Spring
2 4 (2.27%) LDAP
2 4 (2.27%) Spring Boot
2 4 (2.27%) Web Services
3 2 (1.14%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.57%) SOAP
4 1 (0.57%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.84%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.27%) iPad
6 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.27%) User Experience
7 3 (1.70%) Arduino
7 3 (1.70%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (1.14%) CCTV
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.05%) Windows
2 19 (10.80%) Linux
3 10 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.98%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.41%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.27%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.70%) Check Point GAiA
8 3 (1.70%) Unix
8 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.14%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.32%) ITIL
2 23 (13.07%) Network Monitoring
3 22 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 21 (11.93%) Network Management
5 20 (11.36%) Migration
5 20 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
5 20 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (9.09%) Change Management
7 15 (8.52%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.82%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.68%) Service Management
10 10 (5.68%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.11%) Use Case
12 8 (4.55%) ITSM
12 8 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (3.98%) Network Architecture
13 7 (3.98%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (3.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.07%) C
2 17 (9.66%) C++
3 10 (5.68%) Embedded C
4 9 (5.11%) SQL
5 8 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 7 (3.98%) C#
6 7 (3.98%) Java
7 4 (2.27%) Python
8 2 (1.14%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (27.27%) CCNP
3 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
4 25 (14.20%) DV Cleared
5 20 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.95%) CCNA
7 13 (7.39%) CCDP
8 12 (6.82%) Degree
9 10 (5.68%) JNCIS
10 9 (5.11%) CCIE
11 5 (2.84%) CCSA
12 4 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.70%) CCDA
13 3 (1.70%) CCENT
13 3 (1.70%) CCIP
13 3 (1.70%) CCVP
13 3 (1.70%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.70%) MCSE
13 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) GDPR
2 3 (1.70%) MISRA
3 1 (0.57%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 37 (21.02%) Active Directory
2 29 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.68%) VMware NSX
4 9 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.55%) Firmware
6 7 (3.98%) XenApp
7 5 (2.84%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.84%) vSphere
8 4 (2.27%) Docker
8 4 (2.27%) KVM
9 3 (1.70%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.98%) SCCM
3 5 (2.84%) OVSD
4 4 (2.27%) Malwarebytes
4 4 (2.27%) WSUS
5 3 (1.70%) Cacti
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.14%) SCOM
6 2 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.57%) Ansible
7 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (51.14%) Cisco
2 42 (23.86%) Juniper
3 33 (18.75%) VMware
4 28 (15.91%) Microsoft
5 24 (13.64%) HP
6 21 (11.93%) Palo Alto
7 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
7 19 (10.80%) F5
8 18 (10.23%) Aruba
8 18 (10.23%) Meraki
9 17 (9.66%) Brocade
10 11 (6.25%) Citrix
11 10 (5.68%) SolarWinds
12 9 (5.11%) Extreme Networks
13 8 (4.55%) Oracle
13 8 (4.55%) ServiceNow
14 7 (3.98%) Ruckus Wireless
15 6 (3.41%) Blue Coat
15 6 (3.41%) NetApp
16 5 (2.84%) Aerohive Networks