Period
to 19 June 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 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 326 388
Rank change year-on-year -41 +62 -8
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 279 324 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.53% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 4.21% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 201 178
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £208
90th Percentile £500 £575 £593
UK median daily rate £361 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +0.18% -4.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -50.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £77.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -52.50% +32.45%

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 7,536 7,702 10,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.28% 15.70% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,267 4,419 5,662
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £214
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 599 598
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.12 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.93% -23.81% +22.09%

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 June 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 June 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 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
South East +8 104 £413 +3.13% 36
North of England -50 46 £250 -33.33% 25
East of England -8 39 £355 +22.41% 25
Scotland -10 33 £215 -17.31% 2
Midlands -23 31 £350 -3.45% 21
West Midlands -17 24 £220 -46.67% 12
South West -43 24 £330 +5.60% 11
North West -27 21 £300 -25.00% 11
North East -1 18 £215 -62.61% 2
East Midlands -15 7 £400 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire -35 7 £419 +11.67% 12
Wales -9 5 - - 2
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 111 (39.78%) Cisco
2 99 (35.48%) WAN
3 94 (33.69%) LAN
4 92 (32.97%) Windows
5 68 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (23.30%) Firewall
7 63 (22.58%) Active Directory
8 60 (21.51%) DNS
9 58 (20.79%) Microsoft
10 52 (18.64%) Wireless
11 50 (17.92%) Security Cleared
12 49 (17.56%) DHCP
13 48 (17.20%) VPN
13 48 (17.20%) SC Cleared
14 47 (16.85%) Windows 7
14 47 (16.85%) Windows 10
15 44 (15.77%) CCNA
15 44 (15.77%) Citrix
15 44 (15.77%) VMware
16 43 (15.41%) Windows Server
17 42 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (13.98%) ITIL
20 38 (13.62%) 3G
20 38 (13.62%) SCCM
21 37 (13.26%) Fat Client
21 37 (13.26%) Thin Client
22 36 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
23 35 (12.54%) Software Delivery
24 33 (11.83%) VoIP

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 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.87%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.43%) Apache
3 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.72%) Confluence
4 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.72%) IIS
4 2 (0.72%) nginx
4 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.96%) Office 365
2 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.79%) SaaS
4 4 (1.43%) G Suite
4 4 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.72%) GitHub
6 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.72%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.36%) Akamai
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (35.48%) WAN
2 94 (33.69%) LAN
3 65 (23.30%) Firewall
4 60 (21.51%) DNS
5 52 (18.64%) Wireless
6 49 (17.56%) DHCP
7 48 (17.20%) VPN
8 38 (13.62%) 3G
9 33 (11.83%) VoIP
10 29 (10.39%) MPLS
10 29 (10.39%) Network Security
11 26 (9.32%) Internet
12 22 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (6.81%) SSL
14 16 (5.73%) IPsec
15 15 (5.38%) Bluetooth
16 12 (4.30%) Ethernet
17 10 (3.58%) TCP/IP
17 10 (3.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.72%) Big Data
3 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.72%) SQLite
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.43%) JIRA
3 4 (1.43%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.72%) GDB
5 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.36%) GitLab
6 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.36%) Mocha
6 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.36%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (11.47%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.75%) Finance
3 13 (4.66%) Retail
4 7 (2.51%) Electronics
5 5 (1.79%) Games
6 4 (1.43%) Automotive
6 4 (1.43%) Law
7 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.08%) Publishing
8 2 (0.72%) Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (19.00%) Network Engineer
2 34 (12.19%) Analyst
3 32 (11.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 31 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 20 (7.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 20 (7.17%) Network Analyst
7 19 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Architect
9 15 (5.38%) Consultant
9 15 (5.38%) Embedded Engineer
9 15 (5.38%) Wireless Engineer
10 14 (5.02%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.02%) Network Architect
10 14 (5.02%) Software Engineer
11 13 (4.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (4.30%) Network Security Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Security Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.15%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.43%) LAMP
3 3 (1.08%) Yocto
4 2 (0.72%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.72%) HTML
4 2 (0.72%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (0.72%) LDAP
4 2 (0.72%) Node.js
4 2 (0.72%) PhoneGap
4 2 (0.72%) Qt
4 2 (0.72%) React Native
4 2 (0.72%) WAP
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.36%) Chai
5 1 (0.36%) COM+
5 1 (0.36%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.26%) Fat Client
1 37 (13.26%) Thin Client
2 28 (10.04%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.23%) NHS
6 7 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.43%) PKI
7 4 (1.43%) Social Media
7 4 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.08%) CCTV
8 3 (1.08%) User Experience
9 2 (0.72%) BYOD
9 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 92 (32.97%) Windows
2 47 (16.85%) Windows 10
2 47 (16.85%) Windows 7
3 43 (15.41%) Windows Server
4 42 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (11.83%) Windows 8
7 18 (6.45%) Linux
8 16 (5.73%) Android
9 12 (4.30%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.94%) Unix
11 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.79%) VxWorks
12 5 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.72%) CentOS
14 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.72%) FreeRTOS
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.98%) ITIL
2 35 (12.54%) Software Delivery
3 22 (7.89%) Migration
3 22 (7.89%) Software Engineering
4 21 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (6.81%) PRINCE2
6 16 (5.73%) Load Balancing
6 16 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (5.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (5.02%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (5.02%) Service Management
9 13 (4.66%) Change Control
9 13 (4.66%) Project Management
10 12 (4.30%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.94%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 10 (3.58%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.58%) Service Delivery
13 9 (3.23%) Network Design
14 8 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.09%) C
2 15 (5.38%) C++
3 12 (4.30%) SQL
4 9 (3.23%) Python
5 7 (2.51%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.15%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.43%) Embedded C++
7 4 (1.43%) Perl
8 3 (1.08%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.08%) Java
9 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.72%) PHP
9 2 (0.72%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) C#
10 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.36%) Lisp
10 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.36%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (17.92%) Security Cleared
3 48 (17.20%) SC Cleared
4 44 (15.77%) CCNA
5 32 (11.47%) CCNP
6 25 (8.96%) Degree
7 18 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (4.30%) CCIE
10 11 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.79%) CCENT
13 5 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.43%) CCDP
15 3 (1.08%) CWNA
15 3 (1.08%) JNCIE
15 3 (1.08%) MCSE
16 2 (0.72%) APMP
16 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.87%) QA
3 6 (2.15%) SLA
4 3 (1.08%) MISRA
5 2 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.11%) XenApp
4 30 (10.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.23%) Firmware
6 5 (1.79%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.72%) iptables
8 2 (0.72%) Postfix
8 2 (0.72%) Samba
8 2 (0.72%) Squid
8 2 (0.72%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (13.62%) SCCM
2 28 (10.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.51%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.43%) Kibana
4 4 (1.43%) Nessus
4 4 (1.43%) QRadar
5 3 (1.08%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.08%) Ansible
5 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.08%) Puppet
5 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.72%) Cacti
6 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.72%) logstash
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 111 (39.78%) Cisco
2 58 (20.79%) Microsoft
3 44 (15.77%) Citrix
3 44 (15.77%) VMware
4 31 (11.11%) Ivanti
5 30 (10.75%) ThinPrint
6 29 (10.39%) Juniper
7 26 (9.32%) CheckPoint
8 24 (8.60%) Aruba
8 24 (8.60%) Palo Alto
9 17 (6.09%) HP
10 13 (4.66%) Meraki
11 12 (4.30%) Qualys
12 11 (3.94%) F5
13 10 (3.58%) Ruckus Wireless
14 9 (3.23%) Riverbed
15 8 (2.87%) Avaya
16 7 (2.51%) Aerohive Networks
16 7 (2.51%) Google
16 7 (2.51%) SolarWinds