Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 206 216
Rank change year-on-year +61 +10 -44
Contract jobs citing Wireless 160 186 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 1.18% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 7.23% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 105 109
South East median daily rate £400 £368 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -4.55% +6.21%
10th Percentile £153 £206 £130
90th Percentile £575 £538 £515
England median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 18
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +33.32% +33.30%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.61 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.80 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.75 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +51.80% -31.25% +101.26%

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 1,885 2,574 2,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.68% 16.33% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1,408 1,475
South East median daily rate £400 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £180 £213 £161
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 137 137
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%

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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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020. 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 +62 96 £400 +15.94% 45
Berkshire +51 68 £300 -18.92% 26
Hampshire +35 33 £400 +8.11% 31
West Sussex +11 17 £175 -46.15% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 16 £418 +39.17% 10
Oxfordshire +32 12 £400 +42.86% 9
Surrey +40 10 £425 +17.24% 11
Kent +14 2 £200 +11.11% 5
Sussex - 1 - -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 65 (40.63%) Cisco
2 49 (30.63%) Firewall
3 38 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (23.75%) Windows
4 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
5 32 (20.00%) 5G
6 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (18.75%) WAN
7 29 (18.13%) Telecoms
8 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 28 (17.50%) 4G
9 26 (16.25%) Office 365
9 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
10 24 (15.00%) LAN
10 24 (15.00%) 3G
10 24 (15.00%) SCCM
10 24 (15.00%) Windows 10
11 23 (14.38%) VPN
12 22 (13.75%) CCNP
12 22 (13.75%) Juniper
12 22 (13.75%) VMware
12 22 (13.75%) Data Centre
13 21 (13.13%) SC Cleared
13 21 (13.13%) LTE
13 21 (13.13%) Huawei
14 20 (12.50%) CCNA
14 20 (12.50%) VoIP
14 20 (12.50%) Palo Alto
14 20 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
15 19 (11.88%) DHCP

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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 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.25%) Office 365
2 10 (6.25%) Azure
3 4 (2.50%) SaaS
4 2 (1.25%) Akamai
4 2 (1.25%) AWS
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.63%) G Suite
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.63%) Firewall
2 32 (20.00%) 5G
3 30 (18.75%) WAN
4 28 (17.50%) 4G
5 24 (15.00%) 3G
5 24 (15.00%) LAN
6 23 (14.38%) VPN
7 21 (13.13%) LTE
8 20 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (12.50%) VoIP
9 19 (11.88%) DHCP
9 19 (11.88%) DNS
9 19 (11.88%) GSM
10 17 (10.63%) 2G
11 16 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (8.75%) RNC
13 13 (8.13%) TCP/IP
13 13 (8.13%) VLAN
13 13 (8.13%) WCDMA
13 13 (8.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) MySQL
2 4 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.50%) Redis
3 1 (0.63%) GIS
3 1 (0.63%) Power BI
3 1 (0.63%) QGIS
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (18.13%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.63%) Finance
3 10 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.50%) Electronics
5 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Marketing
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (20.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (7.50%) Architect
3 10 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
4 9 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (5.63%) Junior
4 9 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (5.63%) RF Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Network Architect
7 6 (3.75%) Junior Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Consultant
8 5 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.50%) Node.js
2 3 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.38%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.50%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) PKI
4 4 (2.50%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.25%) CCTV
6 2 (1.25%) Handset
6 2 (1.25%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.75%) Windows
2 24 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 17 (10.63%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.75%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 8 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.38%) Linux
8 5 (3.13%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.50%) Android
10 3 (1.88%) ThreadX
11 2 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.63%) CentOS
12 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Unix
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (11.25%) ITIL
3 16 (10.00%) Network Design
4 11 (6.88%) Network Management
4 11 (6.88%) Project Delivery
5 10 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.63%) Hardware Maintenance
6 9 (5.63%) ITSM
7 8 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.00%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (5.00%) Service Management
8 7 (4.38%) Migration
8 7 (4.38%) Statistics
9 6 (3.75%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.13%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.13%) Availability Management
10 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (3.13%) System Testing
10 5 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) C
2 6 (3.75%) Embedded C
3 3 (1.88%) C++
3 3 (1.88%) MATLAB
3 3 (1.88%) Python
4 2 (1.25%) Perl
4 2 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 22 (13.75%) CCNP
4 21 (13.13%) SC Cleared
5 20 (12.50%) CCNA
6 13 (8.13%) MCSE
6 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.38%) Degree
8 6 (3.75%) CCIE
9 4 (2.50%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.88%) CCDP
10 3 (1.88%) MCP
11 2 (1.25%) CCDA
11 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.63%) ACMT
12 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) GDPR
3 2 (1.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.00%) vSphere
4 7 (4.38%) Firmware
5 4 (2.50%) Docker
5 4 (2.50%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.63%) XenApp
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (15.00%) SCCM
2 12 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.13%) Ansible
4 4 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.50%) Puppet
5 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.88%) Netcool
5 3 (1.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.25%) Cisco CME
6 2 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.63%) Nessus
7 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (40.63%) Cisco
2 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.75%) Juniper
3 22 (13.75%) VMware
4 21 (13.13%) Huawei
5 20 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 19 (11.88%) CheckPoint
7 14 (8.75%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.75%) F5
7 14 (8.75%) Mapinfo
8 12 (7.50%) Aruba
9 11 (6.88%) Ericsson
10 10 (6.25%) Apple
10 10 (6.25%) Nokia Networks
11 9 (5.63%) SolarWinds
12 8 (5.00%) Citrix
12 8 (5.00%) Meraki
12 8 (5.00%) ServiceNow
13 7 (4.38%) Fortinet
13 7 (4.38%) McAfee