Period
to 17 August 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 415 473 393
Rank change year-on-year +58 -80 +53
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 502 507 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 3.66% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 291 377
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £157
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year - -3.70% -15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 74
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.19% -15.79% -50.97%
10th Percentile £17.09 £11.55 £13.86
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.25 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% -44.83% -27.50%

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 11,757 13,852 13,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.44% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,165 8,485 7,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 774 743
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.86 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +2.70% -26.00%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +46 463 £350 -6.67% 259
UK excluding London +17 297 £325 - 209
London +62 182 £400 -1.23% 63
South East +4 89 £363 -3.97% 36
North of England +38 67 £243 -25.38% 63
Midlands +43 57 £325 +3.17% 29
East of England +6 36 £406 +8.33% 42
North West +24 31 £225 -30.77% 36
East Midlands +45 29 £278 -30.63% 18
Yorkshire +27 28 £245 -38.75% 20
West Midlands +12 28 £370 +59.14% 11
South West -23 24 £500 +49.25% 26
Scotland +19 15 £450 +114.29% 5
Wales +13 9 £343 -16.97% 8
North East +8 8 £295 +32.58% 8

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 193 (38.45%) LAN
2 186 (37.05%) Cisco
3 179 (35.66%) WAN
4 166 (33.07%) Windows
5 145 (28.88%) Firewall
6 126 (25.10%) Active Directory
7 118 (23.51%) Cisco Certification
8 113 (22.51%) Office 365
9 99 (19.72%) Wireless
10 97 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 91 (18.13%) VPN
12 88 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 75 (14.94%) CCNP
14 69 (13.75%) VoIP
15 68 (13.55%) DNS
16 62 (12.35%) Data Centre
17 59 (11.75%) DHCP
17 59 (11.75%) Linux
18 57 (11.35%) TCP/IP
18 57 (11.35%) CCNA
18 57 (11.35%) Telecoms
18 57 (11.35%) Windows Server
18 57 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
19 56 (11.16%) ITIL
20 52 (10.36%) MPLS
21 50 (9.96%) Migration
22 48 (9.56%) Android
23 47 (9.36%) Windows 10
23 47 (9.36%) Microsoft Office
24 46 (9.16%) Internet

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 18 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.19%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.99%) Confluence
4 10 (1.99%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.20%) IIS
7 3 (0.60%) Apache
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.60%) WordPress
8 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (9.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) assyst
2 3 (0.60%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (22.51%) Office 365
2 88 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (8.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (2.99%) SaaS
6 7 (1.39%) IaaS
6 7 (1.39%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.60%) G Suite
9 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.40%) iTunes
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.20%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 193 (38.45%) LAN
2 179 (35.66%) WAN
3 145 (28.88%) Firewall
4 99 (19.72%) Wireless
5 91 (18.13%) VPN
6 69 (13.75%) VoIP
7 68 (13.55%) DNS
8 59 (11.75%) DHCP
9 57 (11.35%) TCP/IP
10 52 (10.36%) MPLS
11 46 (9.16%) Internet
12 41 (8.17%) Network Security
13 38 (7.57%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (7.17%) OSPF
14 36 (7.17%) WLAN
15 33 (6.57%) Unified Communications
16 32 (6.37%) BGP
17 31 (6.18%) VLAN
18 29 (5.78%) Cisco Wireless
18 29 (5.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.00%) MySQL
3 4 (0.80%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (5.18%) JIRA
2 8 (1.59%) ClearQuest
3 6 (1.20%) ClearCase
3 6 (1.20%) GDB
3 6 (1.20%) Redmine
4 5 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.60%) Rational Quality Manager
6 3 (0.60%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.40%) GCC
7 2 (0.40%) Hudson
7 2 (0.40%) TestRail
8 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Trac
General
1 57 (11.35%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.57%) Finance
3 21 (4.18%) Retail
4 14 (2.79%) Electronics
5 12 (2.39%) Banking
5 12 (2.39%) Billing
6 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.39%) German Language
8 6 (1.20%) Marketing
9 5 (1.00%) French Language
9 5 (1.00%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) Legal
10 4 (0.80%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
11 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (25.50%) Network Engineer
2 49 (9.76%) Architect
3 41 (8.17%) Support Engineer
4 33 (6.57%) Analyst
5 32 (6.37%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (5.38%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.78%) Consultant
8 22 (4.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 20 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.39%) Developer
11 17 (3.39%) IT Support
11 17 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
12 16 (3.19%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.19%) IT Engineer
12 16 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.19%) Wireless Engineer
13 15 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (2.99%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.78%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.39%) .NET
3 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.00%) JSON
3 5 (1.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (0.80%) Django
5 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.60%) HTML
5 3 (0.60%) XMPP
6 2 (0.40%) Classic ASP
6 2 (0.40%) jQuery
6 2 (0.40%) LDAP
6 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.40%) VML
6 2 (0.40%) YAML
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.20%) CGI
7 1 (0.20%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (0.20%) Velocity
7 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.99%) iPhone
6 13 (2.59%) Handset
6 13 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.99%) CCTV
7 10 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.99%) NHS
7 10 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.20%) Social Media
9 6 (1.20%) User Experience
10 5 (1.00%) Shadow IT
11 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.60%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 166 (33.07%) Windows
2 59 (11.75%) Linux
3 57 (11.35%) Windows Server
4 48 (9.56%) Android
5 47 (9.36%) Windows 10
6 34 (6.77%) Apple iOS
7 28 (5.58%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (4.58%) Windows Mobile
10 17 (3.39%) Mac OS
11 16 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (1.99%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.99%) Unix
13 8 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.00%) CentOS
15 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.00%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
2 56 (11.16%) ITIL
3 50 (9.96%) Migration
4 34 (6.77%) Network Design
5 32 (6.37%) Load Balancing
6 31 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (5.78%) Change Management
8 23 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (4.58%) Network Management
9 18 (3.59%) Presales
9 18 (3.59%) Project Management
10 17 (3.39%) Service Management
11 16 (3.19%) Software Engineering
12 15 (2.99%) DNA
12 15 (2.99%) Mentoring
13 14 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (2.59%) Asset Management
14 13 (2.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.57%) Python
2 22 (4.38%) C
3 19 (3.78%) C++
4 13 (2.59%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.39%) SQL
6 11 (2.19%) Java
7 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.59%) Embedded C
7 8 (1.59%) Embedded C++
7 8 (1.59%) Perl
8 7 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.00%) PHP
10 4 (0.80%) C#
10 4 (0.80%) Tcl
10 4 (0.80%) VBScript
11 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.40%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.20%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.20%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (23.51%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (14.94%) CCNP
3 57 (11.35%) CCNA
4 24 (4.78%) CCIE
5 22 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.59%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.39%) Degree
9 9 (1.79%) MCP
10 7 (1.39%) JNCIE
10 7 (1.39%) MCSE
11 6 (1.20%) MCITP
12 5 (1.00%) CISSP
12 5 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.80%) CCIE Wireless
13 4 (0.80%) CCSP
13 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.18%) SLA
2 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.60%) PMO
5 2 (0.40%) NCSC
5 2 (0.40%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 126 (25.10%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.99%) Firmware
4 9 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.20%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.00%) XenApp
8 4 (0.80%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.60%) pfSense
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.40%) Docker
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) LXC
11 1 (0.20%) Samba
11 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (7.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 32 (6.37%) SCCM
3 25 (4.98%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (3.19%) AirWatch
5 14 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (2.79%) FortiGate
6 12 (2.39%) Ansible
7 8 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.39%) TrustSec
9 6 (1.20%) SCOM
9 6 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.00%) Cacti
10 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.00%) Puppet
11 4 (0.80%) Salt
11 4 (0.80%) WSUS
12 3 (0.60%) Nagios
12 3 (0.60%) Netcool
12 3 (0.60%) TeMIP
13 2 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 186 (37.05%) Cisco
2 97 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.76%) Palo Alto
4 43 (8.57%) CheckPoint
4 43 (8.57%) F5
5 42 (8.37%) VMware
6 35 (6.97%) Meraki
7 34 (6.77%) SolarWinds
8 31 (6.18%) Citrix
9 28 (5.58%) Aruba
9 28 (5.58%) HP
9 28 (5.58%) Juniper
10 27 (5.38%) Fortinet
11 25 (4.98%) Samsung
12 22 (4.38%) Apple
13 18 (3.59%) Mitel
14 17 (3.39%) BT
15 15 (2.99%) Google
16 12 (2.39%) Ericsson
16 12 (2.39%) Red Box