Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 391 443
Rank change year-on-year -75 +52 +30
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 507 583 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 4.47% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 377 346
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +27.49%
10th Percentile £150 £157 £200
90th Percentile £563 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £400
% change year-on-year -3.70% -15.63% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 74 34
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -50.97% +72.22%
10th Percentile £11.55 £13.86 £13.58
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.53 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -44.83% -27.50% +69.85%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,852 13,043 16,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.63% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,485 7,840 10,224
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.60% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 743 813
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -84 464 £375 +7.14% 173
UK excluding London -64 324 £325 -3.70% 133
London -48 172 £405 +1.25% 46
South East +8 110 £378 +0.67% 36
North of England -15 59 £325 +1.56% 24
East of England -32 50 £375 +20.97% 28
Midlands -29 45 £315 -13.70% 23
West Midlands -28 36 £233 -40.00% 10
Scotland -19 31 £210 -31.43% 6
South West -57 27 £335 +7.20% 16
North East -6 23 £223 -61.30% 4
North West -13 19 £325 +94.03% 7
Yorkshire -14 17 £400 +23.08% 13
East Midlands -18 9 £400 +33.33% 13
Wales -11 4 £413 +275.00%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 200 (39.45%) LAN
2 195 (38.46%) Cisco
3 193 (38.07%) WAN
4 144 (28.40%) Windows
5 124 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (22.68%) Firewall
7 103 (20.32%) Wireless
8 88 (17.36%) DNS
9 82 (16.17%) Active Directory
10 81 (15.98%) Microsoft
11 78 (15.38%) Finance
12 74 (14.60%) ITIL
12 74 (14.60%) Windows 10
13 73 (14.40%) VPN
14 69 (13.61%) CCNP
15 68 (13.41%) DHCP
15 68 (13.41%) Security Cleared
16 67 (13.21%) VoIP
16 67 (13.21%) Data Centre
17 64 (12.62%) SC Cleared
18 63 (12.43%) VMware
18 63 (12.43%) Windows 7
19 62 (12.23%) Migration
20 61 (12.03%) CCNA
21 58 (11.44%) Juniper
22 53 (10.45%) Project Management
23 52 (10.26%) Office 365
23 52 (10.26%) Windows Server
24 51 (10.06%) Citrix
24 51 (10.06%) SCCM

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.78%) MS Exchange
1 9 (1.78%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.18%) Amazon Alexa
4 5 (0.99%) Apache
5 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Confluence
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) nginx
6 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.26%) Office 365
2 34 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.58%) SaaS
5 7 (1.38%) G Suite
6 5 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.79%) IaaS
7 4 (0.79%) PaaS
7 4 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.39%) Stackdriver
9 1 (0.20%) Akamai
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 200 (39.45%) LAN
2 193 (38.07%) WAN
3 115 (22.68%) Firewall
4 103 (20.32%) Wireless
5 88 (17.36%) DNS
6 73 (14.40%) VPN
7 68 (13.41%) DHCP
8 67 (13.21%) VoIP
9 45 (8.88%) Internet
9 45 (8.88%) MPLS
9 45 (8.88%) Network Security
10 41 (8.09%) 3G
11 40 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (6.71%) TCP/IP
14 32 (6.31%) OSPF
15 31 (6.11%) BGP
16 22 (4.34%) SSL
17 21 (4.14%) Bluetooth
17 21 (4.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.39%) Big Data
2 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.39%) SQLite
3 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) GCC
2 10 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.38%) GDB
3 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.99%) GoogleTest
4 5 (0.99%) JIRA
4 5 (0.99%) JUnit
4 5 (0.99%) Mockito
5 3 (0.59%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Gradle
7 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.20%) Mocha
7 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 78 (15.38%) Finance
2 50 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.33%) Retail
4 13 (2.56%) Electronics
5 6 (1.18%) Banking
6 5 (0.99%) Games
6 5 (0.99%) Law
6 5 (0.99%) Marketing
7 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.59%) Publishing
8 2 (0.39%) Automotive
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 101 (19.92%) Network Engineer
2 60 (11.83%) Project Manager
3 53 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 47 (9.27%) Analyst
5 39 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
7 28 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
8 27 (5.33%) Architect
8 27 (5.33%) IT Engineer
8 27 (5.33%) IT Support
9 26 (5.13%) Developer
10 25 (4.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 25 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 25 (4.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 23 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (4.54%) Network Manager
12 22 (4.34%) Desktop Support
12 22 (4.34%) Wireless Engineer
13 21 (4.14%) Consultant
14 20 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.96%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.37%) HTML
3 7 (1.38%) Qt
4 6 (1.18%) CSS
4 6 (1.18%) JSON
5 5 (0.99%) Ajax
5 5 (0.99%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.99%) CGI
5 5 (0.99%) CSS3
5 5 (0.99%) HTML5
5 5 (0.99%) JNI
5 5 (0.99%) React
5 5 (0.99%) STL
5 5 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (0.79%) Ember.js
6 4 (0.79%) LAMP
6 4 (0.79%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.59%) XML
8 2 (0.39%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.50%) Fat Client
2 38 (7.50%) Thin Client
3 21 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.97%) NHS
8 8 (1.58%) iPhone
9 7 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.18%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.18%) iPad
10 6 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.18%) Social Media
11 5 (0.99%) Media Streaming
11 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.99%) MPEG
11 5 (0.99%) User Experience
12 4 (0.79%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 144 (28.40%) Windows
2 74 (14.60%) Windows 10
3 63 (12.43%) Windows 7
4 52 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 47 (9.27%) Linux
6 45 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 35 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (6.31%) Android
9 16 (3.16%) Apple iOS
9 16 (3.16%) Unix
10 14 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (2.17%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.58%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.79%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.59%) CentOS
15 3 (0.59%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (14.60%) ITIL
2 62 (12.23%) Migration
3 53 (10.45%) Project Management
4 49 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 35 (6.90%) Software Delivery
8 31 (6.11%) Service Management
9 30 (5.92%) Change Control
10 29 (5.72%) Software Engineering
11 22 (4.34%) Load Balancing
12 20 (3.94%) Network Design
13 19 (3.75%) Network Architecture
13 19 (3.75%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (3.35%) Configuration Management
15 17 (3.35%) Incident Management
15 17 (3.35%) ITSM
15 17 (3.35%) Network Management
15 17 (3.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.90%) C
2 29 (5.72%) C++
3 22 (4.34%) Python
4 17 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.96%) SQL
6 13 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 11 (2.17%) Java
8 10 (1.97%) Perl
8 10 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.99%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.39%) PHP
11 2 (0.39%) Ruby
11 2 (0.39%) VB
11 2 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.20%) C#
12 1 (0.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 124 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (13.61%) CCNP
3 68 (13.41%) Security Cleared
4 64 (12.62%) SC Cleared
5 61 (12.03%) CCNA
6 30 (5.92%) Degree
7 26 (5.13%) CCIE
8 19 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.58%) Postgraduate
12 7 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.99%) CCDP
13 5 (0.99%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.79%) CISSP
15 3 (0.59%) CCENT
15 3 (0.59%) MCSE
15 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 17 (3.35%) SLA
2 14 (2.76%) QA
3 4 (0.79%) GDPR
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.20%) MISRA
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (16.17%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.11%) XenApp
4 30 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.78%) Firmware
6 7 (1.38%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.59%) vSphere
9 2 (0.39%) iptables
9 2 (0.39%) Postfix
9 2 (0.39%) Samba
9 2 (0.39%) Squid
9 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.20%) Docker
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (10.06%) SCCM
2 29 (5.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 9 (1.78%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.99%) QRadar
6 4 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.79%) Nessus
6 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.59%) Ansible
7 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.59%) Puppet
7 3 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.59%) TrustSec
7 3 (0.59%) WSUS
8 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.39%) Kibana
8 2 (0.39%) logstash
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 195 (38.46%) Cisco
2 81 (15.98%) Microsoft
3 63 (12.43%) VMware
4 58 (11.44%) Juniper
5 51 (10.06%) Citrix
6 43 (8.48%) CheckPoint
7 38 (7.50%) Meraki
8 37 (7.30%) Palo Alto
9 32 (6.31%) Aruba
10 30 (5.92%) Ivanti
10 30 (5.92%) ThinPrint
11 22 (4.34%) Google
12 18 (3.55%) HP
13 17 (3.35%) BT
13 17 (3.35%) F5
14 14 (2.76%) Ericsson
14 14 (2.76%) Mitel
14 14 (2.76%) Qualys
14 14 (2.76%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.56%) Fortinet