Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 19 September 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 321 376
Rank change year-on-year -29 +55 -21
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 335 366 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.61% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 4.49% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 227 208
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £199
90th Percentile £500 £455 £604
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.44% -33.59% +45.56%
10th Percentile £12.20 £13.54 £13.83
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% -28.30% +20.45%

Wi-Fi 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,908 8,143 10,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.38% 15.57% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,360 4,646 5,932
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £533
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 585 666
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -26.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.73 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK excluding London

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
South East +14 118 £385 +2.67% 44
North of England -10 59 £355 +20.45% 45
East of England -25 57 £333 +3.10% 41
Midlands -21 52 £275 -25.68% 23
West Midlands -33 43 £230 -40.65% 15
South West -40 28 £350 +12.00% 25
North West -17 23 £338 +101.49% 19
Yorkshire -5 20 £408 +75.27% 25
Scotland -11 20 £205 +21.48% 8
North East -6 16 £228 -52.11% 1
East Midlands +4 9 £350 +48.94% 8
Wales -16 3 £413 +275.00% 2
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 140 (41.79%) Cisco
2 119 (35.52%) LAN
3 118 (35.22%) WAN
4 101 (30.15%) Firewall
5 88 (26.27%) Windows
6 82 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (22.09%) Wireless
8 63 (18.81%) DNS
9 55 (16.42%) VPN
10 52 (15.52%) VoIP
10 52 (15.52%) Microsoft
10 52 (15.52%) Active Directory
10 52 (15.52%) Data Centre
11 49 (14.63%) Windows 10
11 49 (14.63%) ITIL
12 48 (14.33%) CCNP
12 48 (14.33%) Network Security
13 46 (13.73%) DHCP
14 45 (13.43%) Linux
15 43 (12.84%) CCNA
16 42 (12.54%) Internet
17 41 (12.24%) Office 365
18 39 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
18 39 (11.64%) Telecoms
19 37 (11.04%) Juniper
20 36 (10.75%) CheckPoint
20 36 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (10.75%) Windows 7
20 36 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (10.45%) Finance

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.69%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.19%) Apache
4 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) nginx
5 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.24%) Office 365
2 29 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.79%) SaaS
5 4 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.90%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.60%) G Suite
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.30%) Akamai
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 119 (35.52%) LAN
2 118 (35.22%) WAN
3 101 (30.15%) Firewall
4 74 (22.09%) Wireless
5 63 (18.81%) DNS
6 55 (16.42%) VPN
7 52 (15.52%) VoIP
8 48 (14.33%) Network Security
9 46 (13.73%) DHCP
10 42 (12.54%) Internet
11 39 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (7.46%) SSL
14 24 (7.16%) Bluetooth
15 23 (6.87%) OSPF
15 23 (6.87%) TCP/IP
16 20 (5.97%) 3G
16 20 (5.97%) BGP
16 20 (5.97%) WLAN
17 18 (5.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) Big Data
2 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.60%) SQLite
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.99%) JIRA
4 5 (1.49%) GDB
5 3 (0.90%) GCC
5 3 (0.90%) GoogleTest
5 3 (0.90%) JUnit
5 3 (0.90%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.90%) Mockito
5 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.30%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.30%) Gradle
7 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (11.64%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.45%) Finance
3 19 (5.67%) Retail
4 11 (3.28%) Electronics
5 4 (1.19%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Automotive
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Law
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (22.99%) Network Engineer
2 36 (10.75%) Analyst
3 28 (8.36%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 23 (6.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (5.97%) Network Analyst
7 17 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (5.07%) Embedded Engineer
7 17 (5.07%) Software Engineer
8 16 (4.78%) Consultant
9 15 (4.48%) Architect
9 15 (4.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (4.48%) Network Security Analyst
9 15 (4.48%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.18%) IT Engineer
10 14 (4.18%) IT Support
11 13 (3.88%) Developer
12 12 (3.58%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.58%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.39%) HTML
2 8 (2.39%) JSON
3 7 (2.09%) Ajax
3 7 (2.09%) CGI
4 5 (1.49%) Qt
5 4 (1.19%) LAMP
5 4 (1.19%) LDAP
5 4 (1.19%) Yocto
6 3 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.90%) JNI
6 3 (0.90%) STL
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.60%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (0.60%) Middleware
7 2 (0.60%) Node.js
7 2 (0.60%) PhoneGap
7 2 (0.60%) React Native
7 2 (0.60%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.37%) Fat Client
2 18 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (5.37%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.69%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.09%) Media Streaming
7 6 (1.79%) iPad
7 6 (1.79%) iPhone
8 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.19%) PKI
9 4 (1.19%) Social Media
9 4 (1.19%) User Experience
10 3 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.90%) MPEG
10 3 (0.90%) NHS
10 3 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (26.27%) Windows
2 49 (14.63%) Windows 10
3 45 (13.43%) Linux
4 36 (10.75%) Windows 7
5 25 (7.46%) Windows Server
6 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.37%) Android
7 18 (5.37%) Windows 8
8 17 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.88%) Unix
10 11 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (2.99%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.49%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.19%) VxWorks
14 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.60%) MVS
16 2 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.63%) ITIL
2 36 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (9.55%) Migration
4 30 (8.96%) Software Engineering
5 29 (8.66%) Project Management
6 27 (8.06%) Load Balancing
7 26 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.27%) PRINCE2
9 18 (5.37%) Change Control
10 17 (5.07%) Configuration Management
10 17 (5.07%) Scrum
10 17 (5.07%) Service Management
11 16 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (4.78%) Network Management
11 16 (4.78%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (4.48%) Software Delivery
13 13 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (3.58%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 12 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.76%) C
2 22 (6.57%) C++
3 21 (6.27%) Python
4 13 (3.88%) Embedded C
4 13 (3.88%) Perl
5 11 (3.28%) SQL
6 8 (2.39%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.09%) Java
7 7 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.49%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.90%) Go
10 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.60%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.60%) PHP
10 2 (0.60%) Ruby
11 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.30%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 82 (24.48%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (14.33%) CCNP
3 43 (12.84%) CCNA
4 34 (10.15%) Security Cleared
5 33 (9.85%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.27%) Degree
7 14 (4.18%) CCIE
8 12 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.79%) CCDP
11 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.79%) Postgraduate
12 5 (1.49%) CCDE
13 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.19%) MCSE
14 3 (0.90%) CCENT
14 3 (0.90%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.99%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.69%) SLA
3 5 (1.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (4.48%) XenApp
4 9 (2.69%) Firmware
5 8 (2.39%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.90%) Docker
7 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.60%) iptables
7 2 (0.60%) Postfix
7 2 (0.60%) Samba
7 2 (0.60%) Squid
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (7.46%) SCCM
2 14 (4.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (2.99%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.79%) QRadar
5 5 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.19%) Nessus
6 4 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.90%) Ansible
7 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.90%) Puppet
7 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.90%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.60%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.60%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.60%) Kibana
8 2 (0.60%) logstash
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.60%) WSUS
9 1 (0.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 140 (41.79%) Cisco
2 52 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.04%) Juniper
4 36 (10.75%) CheckPoint
5 35 (10.45%) VMware
6 31 (9.25%) Palo Alto
7 29 (8.66%) Aruba
8 28 (8.36%) Citrix
9 20 (5.97%) F5
10 16 (4.78%) Meraki
11 15 (4.48%) Ivanti
11 15 (4.48%) Qualys
11 15 (4.48%) ThinPrint
12 13 (3.88%) Fortinet
12 13 (3.88%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.28%) Blue Coat
13 11 (3.28%) HP
14 9 (2.69%) Riverbed
15 8 (2.39%) Brocade
15 8 (2.39%) Google