Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 437 447
Rank change year-on-year +55 +10 +109
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 579 575 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 3.37% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 356 244
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +28.51% -2.43%
10th Percentile £157 £200 £163
90th Percentile £525 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £398 £300
% change year-on-year -13.52% +32.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 33 65
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.50% +77.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.60 £55.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.50% +77.78% +18.42%

Wi-Fi is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13170 17048 16301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.72% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7887 10347 9178
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 822 972
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.25 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +22.87% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.02
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £20.55
% change year-on-year -32.08% +28.95% +6.75%

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 +38 553 £350 -12.50% 64
UK excluding London +46 366 £344 -13.52% 52
London +35 198 £400 - 17
South East +13 89 £375 -6.25% 6
South West +42 75 £313 +2.46% 9
East of England -6 68 £310 -22.50% 9
Midlands +17 67 £358 -17.82% 9
North of England +61 58 £320 +8.47% 14
West Midlands +32 45 £388 -3.13% 5
North West +20 22 £168 -55.33% 10
East Midlands -15 22 £300 -46.43% 4
Yorkshire +46 19 £325 -23.08% 3
North East +45 18 £575 +155.56% 1
Scotland +26 8 £306 -18.33% 4
Wales 0 3 £110 -70.67% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 211 (36.44%) LAN
2 210 (36.27%) WAN
3 203 (35.06%) Cisco
4 155 (26.77%) Windows
5 138 (23.83%) Firewall
6 131 (22.63%) Wireless
7 129 (22.28%) Microsoft
8 109 (18.83%) VPN
9 99 (17.10%) Cisco Certification
10 94 (16.23%) Active Directory
11 73 (12.61%) Project Management
12 72 (12.44%) Finance
13 70 (12.09%) ITIL
14 69 (11.92%) Telecoms
15 68 (11.74%) DNS
15 68 (11.74%) VoIP
16 66 (11.40%) Data Centre
17 64 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
18 62 (10.71%) Office 365
19 61 (10.54%) DHCP
20 60 (10.36%) PRINCE2
21 59 (10.19%) Windows 10
22 58 (10.02%) Security Cleared
23 53 (9.15%) Degree
24 51 (8.81%) CCNA
24 51 (8.81%) MPLS
24 51 (8.81%) Cisco ASA
25 50 (8.64%) Windows Server
25 50 (8.64%) CheckPoint
25 50 (8.64%) CCNP

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 22 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.11%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.25%) IIS
5 11 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.21%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) Moodle
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Simulink
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.71%) Office 365
2 45 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.07%) SaaS
5 11 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.38%) PaaS
6 8 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.86%) G Suite
8 5 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.52%) Akamai
9 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 211 (36.44%) LAN
2 210 (36.27%) WAN
3 138 (23.83%) Firewall
4 131 (22.63%) Wireless
5 109 (18.83%) VPN
6 68 (11.74%) DNS
6 68 (11.74%) VoIP
7 61 (10.54%) DHCP
8 51 (8.81%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (8.81%) MPLS
9 46 (7.94%) VLAN
10 43 (7.43%) TCP/IP
11 41 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (6.91%) Bluetooth
13 39 (6.74%) Internet
14 36 (6.22%) Broadband
15 35 (6.04%) WLAN
16 31 (5.35%) Network Security
17 30 (5.18%) Unified Communications
18 26 (4.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.21%) Big Data
3 5 (0.86%) MS Access
3 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.52%) MySQL
5 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 13 (2.25%) JIRA
2 9 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.35%) Babel
5 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.35%) Buildbot
5 2 (0.35%) CMake
5 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.35%) Gradle
5 2 (0.35%) Grunt
5 2 (0.35%) gulp
5 2 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.35%) NUnit
5 2 (0.35%) webpack
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.17%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 72 (12.44%) Finance
2 69 (11.92%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.18%) Retail
4 18 (3.11%) Electronics
5 15 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.59%) Marketing
6 11 (1.90%) Back Office
7 5 (0.86%) Banking
8 4 (0.69%) Automotive
8 4 (0.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
9 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (18.65%) Network Engineer
2 102 (17.62%) Project Manager
3 47 (8.12%) Architect
4 45 (7.77%) Analyst
5 44 (7.60%) Cisco Engineer
5 44 (7.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 35 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 28 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
7 28 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 25 (4.32%) IT Support
9 24 (4.15%) Developer
10 22 (3.80%) Test Engineer
11 21 (3.63%) IT Manager
11 21 (3.63%) Support Analyst
12 18 (3.11%) Desktop Support
12 18 (3.11%) LAN Engineer
12 18 (3.11%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.94%) Network Architect
13 17 (2.94%) Wireless Engineer
14 16 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.76%) XML
2 13 (2.25%) Web Services
3 12 (2.07%) .NET
3 12 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 10 (1.73%) JSON
4 10 (1.73%) REST
5 8 (1.38%) OAuth
5 8 (1.38%) SAML
6 7 (1.21%) HTML
6 7 (1.21%) Middleware
7 6 (1.04%) LAMP
7 6 (1.04%) XMPP
8 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.86%) jQuery
9 4 (0.69%) Google Maps API
10 3 (0.52%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.52%) SOAP
11 2 (0.35%) CSS
11 2 (0.35%) WCF
11 2 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.28%) Private Cloud
3 18 (3.11%) Driving Licence
4 16 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.07%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.90%) BYOD
7 11 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.90%) NHS
8 9 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.38%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.38%) Social Media
10 7 (1.21%) CCTV
10 7 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.21%) User Experience
11 6 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.04%) Fintech
11 6 (1.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 155 (26.77%) Windows
2 59 (10.19%) Windows 10
3 50 (8.64%) Windows Server
4 47 (8.12%) Linux
5 44 (7.60%) Windows 7
6 34 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (4.84%) Android
8 25 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 17 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.55%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.55%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.52%) CentOS
16 3 (0.52%) Debian
16 3 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.61%) Project Management
2 70 (12.09%) ITIL
3 60 (10.36%) PRINCE2
4 45 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (6.39%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (6.39%) Service Management
6 30 (5.18%) High Availability
7 26 (4.49%) Migration
8 25 (4.32%) Software Engineering
9 24 (4.15%) Network Design
10 23 (3.97%) Change Management
10 23 (3.97%) Risk Management
11 19 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.11%) Logistics
12 18 (3.11%) TOGAF
13 16 (2.76%) Test Automation
14 15 (2.59%) Problem Management
15 14 (2.42%) ITIL V3
15 14 (2.42%) ITSM
16 13 (2.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (6.22%) Python
2 29 (5.01%) C
3 23 (3.97%) Perl
4 22 (3.80%) SQL
5 21 (3.63%) PowerShell
6 19 (3.28%) C++
7 15 (2.59%) Embedded C
8 9 (1.55%) C#
9 8 (1.38%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.21%) Java
11 6 (1.04%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.86%) Delphi
12 5 (0.86%) PHP
13 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.52%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.52%) R
15 2 (0.35%) ES6
15 2 (0.35%) Ruby
15 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (17.10%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (10.02%) Security Cleared
3 53 (9.15%) Degree
4 51 (8.81%) CCNA
5 50 (8.64%) CCNP
6 49 (8.46%) SC Cleared
7 30 (5.18%) CCIE
8 25 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (1.90%) APMP
11 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.55%) JNCIE
13 8 (1.38%) PMP
14 7 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.21%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.04%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.04%) MCSE
16 4 (0.69%) CCDP
17 3 (0.52%) CWNA
17 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.63%) SLA
2 8 (1.38%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.52%) PMO
4 2 (0.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 94 (16.23%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.25%) Firmware
5 10 (1.73%) XenApp
6 9 (1.55%) vSphere
7 8 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.86%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.17%) Squid
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.15%) SCCM
2 19 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.38%) Cacti
5 8 (1.38%) Nagios
6 7 (1.21%) Puppet
6 7 (1.21%) SCOM
7 5 (0.86%) Ansible
7 5 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.86%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.69%) WSUS
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.52%) OpenView
9 3 (0.52%) QRadar
9 3 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 203 (35.06%) Cisco
2 129 (22.28%) Microsoft
3 50 (8.64%) CheckPoint
4 46 (7.94%) Juniper
5 43 (7.43%) VMware
6 38 (6.56%) HP
7 36 (6.22%) Palo Alto
8 29 (5.01%) Citrix
8 29 (5.01%) SolarWinds
9 26 (4.49%) F5
10 24 (4.15%) Meraki
11 21 (3.63%) Dell
11 21 (3.63%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.59%) Google
13 14 (2.42%) Aruba
14 13 (2.25%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.25%) SAP
15 12 (2.07%) Apple
15 12 (2.07%) Avaya
16 10 (1.73%) Veeam