Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 326 328
Rank change year-on-year -40 +2 +13
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 335 347 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.60% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 4.20% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 211 239
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% -
10th Percentile £175 £145 £180
90th Percentile £492 £475 £600
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £395
% change year-on-year +2.86% -11.39% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 55 39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.49 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +50.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.03 £14.30 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.38 £46.30 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £34.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year -44.27% +79.45% -14.37%

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 8,132 8,271 9,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.52% 15.42% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,511 4,787 5,422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £198 £163 £206
90th Percentile £550 £540 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 544 617
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -22.45% +19.51%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -29 90 £350 -6.67% 50
North of England +6 72 £373 +86.25% 47
Midlands -30 65 £360 +33.33% 25
West Midlands -31 51 £360 +33.33% 19
South West -16 49 £350 +21.74% 25
East of England -27 49 £333 -3.27% 24
North West -10 33 £350 +113.41% 19
Yorkshire +5 32 £395 +182.14% 24
East Midlands +5 14 £331 +27.40% 6
Scotland -10 9 £313 +47.06% 6
North East -5 7 £600 +65.52% 4
Wales -10 4 £200 +3.90% 2
Wi-Fi
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 128 (38.21%) Cisco
2 120 (35.82%) WAN
3 119 (35.52%) LAN
4 116 (34.63%) Firewall
5 94 (28.06%) Windows
6 78 (23.28%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (19.40%) Wireless
8 62 (18.51%) CCNP
9 58 (17.31%) Active Directory
10 53 (15.82%) Linux
11 52 (15.52%) Microsoft
12 49 (14.63%) DNS
13 48 (14.33%) VPN
14 43 (12.84%) VoIP
14 43 (12.84%) Office 365
15 42 (12.54%) Windows 10
15 42 (12.54%) CheckPoint
16 41 (12.24%) ITIL
16 41 (12.24%) Network Security
16 41 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (12.24%) Data Centre
17 38 (11.34%) OSPF
18 37 (11.04%) TCP/IP
18 37 (11.04%) VMware
18 37 (11.04%) Cisco ASA
18 37 (11.04%) Windows Server
19 36 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 35 (10.45%) Project Management
21 34 (10.15%) CCNA
21 34 (10.15%) Bluetooth

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 14 (4.18%) Skype for Business
2 11 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.30%) HipChat
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.84%) Office 365
2 23 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.79%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (35.82%) WAN
2 119 (35.52%) LAN
3 116 (34.63%) Firewall
4 65 (19.40%) Wireless
5 49 (14.63%) DNS
6 48 (14.33%) VPN
7 43 (12.84%) VoIP
8 41 (12.24%) Network Security
9 38 (11.34%) OSPF
10 37 (11.04%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (11.04%) TCP/IP
11 36 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (10.15%) Bluetooth
13 33 (9.85%) BGP
14 31 (9.25%) DHCP
15 30 (8.96%) Internet
16 28 (8.36%) WLAN
17 23 (6.87%) Broadband
18 18 (5.37%) MPLS
19 17 (5.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) MySQL
2 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (4.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.18%) JIRA
3 4 (1.19%) GCC
3 4 (1.19%) GDB
3 4 (1.19%) GoogleTest
3 4 (1.19%) JUnit
3 4 (1.19%) Mockito
4 2 (0.60%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.30%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.30%) Gradle
5 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) Trac
General
1 27 (8.06%) Retail
2 26 (7.76%) Finance
3 25 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.58%) Electronics
5 5 (1.49%) Law
6 3 (0.90%) Automotive
6 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (23.88%) Network Engineer
2 43 (12.84%) Analyst
3 32 (9.55%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (5.67%) Support Engineer
6 17 (5.07%) Embedded Engineer
7 16 (4.78%) Security Engineer
7 16 (4.78%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.48%) IT Support
9 14 (4.18%) IT Engineer
9 14 (4.18%) Test Engineer
10 13 (3.88%) Developer
10 13 (3.88%) Network Analyst
11 12 (3.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (3.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 12 (3.58%) Infrastructure Manager
11 12 (3.58%) Python Engineer
11 12 (3.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.27%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.39%) JSON
3 7 (2.09%) Ajax
3 7 (2.09%) CGI
3 7 (2.09%) HTML
4 5 (1.49%) Qt
5 4 (1.19%) JNI
5 4 (1.19%) STL
6 3 (0.90%) Middleware
7 2 (0.60%) LDAP
7 2 (0.60%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.60%) Yocto
8 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.30%) Flash
8 1 (0.30%) LAMP
8 1 (0.30%) REST
8 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.30%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) XMPP
8 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.88%) FMCG
3 12 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.69%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.09%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.09%) iPad
6 7 (2.09%) Media Streaming
7 6 (1.79%) iPhone
8 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.19%) MPEG
8 4 (1.19%) PMI
9 3 (0.90%) BeagleBone
9 3 (0.90%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (28.06%) Windows
2 53 (15.82%) Linux
3 42 (12.54%) Windows 10
4 37 (11.04%) Windows Server
5 29 (8.66%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.67%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (4.48%) Android
8 11 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.09%) Unix
12 6 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.60%) MVS
16 2 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.24%) ITIL
1 41 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (10.45%) Project Management
3 28 (8.36%) Migration
4 26 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (7.76%) Software Engineering
5 23 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.87%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.97%) Network Management
7 19 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.37%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.07%) Scrum
10 16 (4.78%) Change Control
11 14 (4.18%) Re-Platforming
11 14 (4.18%) Security Management
12 13 (3.88%) Incident Management
12 13 (3.88%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.58%) Change Management
13 12 (3.58%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (3.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.66%) Python
2 27 (8.06%) C
3 24 (7.16%) C++
4 14 (4.18%) Embedded C
4 14 (4.18%) Perl
5 10 (2.99%) Embedded C++
6 9 (2.69%) Go
6 9 (2.69%) Java
6 9 (2.69%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.19%) SQL
8 3 (0.90%) C#
9 2 (0.60%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.30%) Groovy
10 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 78 (23.28%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (18.51%) CCNP
3 34 (10.15%) CCNA
4 32 (9.55%) Security Cleared
5 26 (7.76%) Degree
5 26 (7.76%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.58%) CCIE
7 11 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (2.69%) CCDP
9 8 (2.39%) MCSE
9 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.79%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.79%) Postgraduate
10 6 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.49%) CCSA
11 5 (1.49%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.19%) CCDE
12 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.99%) QA
2 8 (2.39%) GDPR
2 8 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.09%) SLA
4 6 (1.79%) PMO
5 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) COBIT
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.60%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 58 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.78%) Firmware
4 9 (2.69%) Docker
4 9 (2.69%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.90%) XenApp
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (6.27%) SCCM
2 7 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.09%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.09%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.19%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.90%) QRadar
4 3 (0.90%) TrustSec
5 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
6 1 (0.30%) NetCrunch
6 1 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (38.21%) Cisco
2 52 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 42 (12.54%) CheckPoint
4 37 (11.04%) VMware
5 32 (9.55%) F5
6 31 (9.25%) Juniper
7 26 (7.76%) Palo Alto
8 20 (5.97%) Aruba
9 16 (4.78%) Meraki
10 15 (4.48%) Citrix
10 15 (4.48%) HP
10 15 (4.48%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.28%) Blue Coat
11 11 (3.28%) Fortinet
12 9 (2.69%) Riverbed
13 7 (2.09%) Dell
14 6 (1.79%) BT
14 6 (1.79%) Symantec
15 5 (1.49%) Ericsson
15 5 (1.49%) Google