Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 445 450 403
Rank change year-on-year +5 -47 -14
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 487 486 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 3.66% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 297 326
UK median daily rate £360 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £162 £145 £163
90th Percentile £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £373
% change year-on-year +37.14% -29.53% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 45
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £33.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.52% +73.68% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.47 £14.72 £11.85
90th Percentile £66.81 £43.75 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.96 £34.11 £19.50
% change year-on-year -26.84% +74.92% -13.33%

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 12,570 13,288 14,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.82% 13.36% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,573 8,213 8,853
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 675 753
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +4.65%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 16 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 20 January 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 +19 460 £360 +7.46% 211
UK excluding London +33 339 £360 +37.14% 175
London -52 139 £400 +6.67% 54
South East +6 86 £363 -0.68% 40
North of England +16 69 £355 +77.50% 44
Midlands +6 67 £360 +50.00% 19
East of England -6 53 £333 -5.00% 34
West Midlands -19 50 £360 +69.41% 9
South West -15 45 £388 +63.16% 20
North West +10 36 £350 +94.44% 15
Yorkshire +10 31 £360 +157.14% 28
East Midlands +13 17 £310 +19.23% 10
Scotland +14 16 £319 +41.67% 14
Wales -21 4 £200 +3.90% 2
North East -2 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 182 (37.37%) Cisco
2 180 (36.96%) LAN
3 171 (35.11%) WAN
3 171 (35.11%) Firewall
4 132 (27.10%) Windows
5 112 (23.00%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (20.12%) Wireless
7 97 (19.92%) Active Directory
8 85 (17.45%) CCNP
9 76 (15.61%) Linux
10 74 (15.20%) VPN
11 72 (14.78%) Microsoft
12 65 (13.35%) Office 365
13 64 (13.14%) Data Centre
14 62 (12.73%) Windows Server
14 62 (12.73%) VoIP
15 61 (12.53%) DNS
15 61 (12.53%) Network Security
16 59 (12.11%) VMware
17 53 (10.88%) CheckPoint
18 51 (10.47%) Internet
18 51 (10.47%) OSPF
18 51 (10.47%) BGP
18 51 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (10.27%) Juniper
20 49 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
21 48 (9.86%) ITIL
22 47 (9.65%) TCP/IP
22 47 (9.65%) CCNA
23 45 (9.24%) Security Cleared

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 20 (4.11%) Skype for Business
2 19 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.49%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.23%) IIS
6 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.35%) Office 365
2 41 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.23%) IaaS
5 6 (1.23%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.03%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon Alexa
8 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.62%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) SaaS
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.41%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.41%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 180 (36.96%) LAN
2 171 (35.11%) Firewall
2 171 (35.11%) WAN
3 98 (20.12%) Wireless
4 74 (15.20%) VPN
5 62 (12.73%) VoIP
6 61 (12.53%) DNS
6 61 (12.53%) Network Security
7 51 (10.47%) BGP
7 51 (10.47%) Internet
7 51 (10.47%) OSPF
8 49 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (9.65%) TCP/IP
10 43 (8.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (8.21%) MPLS
12 37 (7.60%) Bluetooth
13 34 (6.98%) DHCP
14 33 (6.78%) Broadband
15 32 (6.57%) WLAN
16 29 (5.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.05%) MySQL
3 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.41%) GIS
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
5 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (3.90%) JIRA
2 17 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.87%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.64%) GCC
5 6 (1.23%) GDB
6 5 (1.03%) GoogleTest
6 5 (1.03%) JUnit
6 5 (1.03%) Mockito
7 2 (0.41%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.41%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) Trac
8 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (8.21%) Telecoms
2 36 (7.39%) Retail
3 31 (6.37%) Finance
4 15 (3.08%) Electronics
5 9 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.44%) Law
7 4 (0.82%) Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Automotive
8 3 (0.62%) Legal
8 3 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (22.59%) Network Engineer
2 61 (12.53%) Analyst
3 37 (7.60%) Project Manager
4 34 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.16%) Architect
5 30 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 30 (6.16%) IT Support
5 30 (6.16%) Security Engineer
6 28 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (3.90%) IT Engineer
7 19 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 16 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (3.29%) Embedded Engineer
10 15 (3.08%) Developer
10 15 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
11 14 (2.87%) Software Engineer
11 14 (2.87%) Test Engineer
12 13 (2.67%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.37%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.85%) JSON
3 7 (1.44%) Ajax
3 7 (1.44%) HTML
4 6 (1.23%) CGI
4 6 (1.23%) Qt
5 5 (1.03%) .NET
5 5 (1.03%) JNI
5 5 (1.03%) STL
6 4 (0.82%) Middleware
6 4 (0.82%) Web Services
7 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.62%) Classic ASP
7 3 (0.62%) LDAP
7 3 (0.62%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.41%) React
8 2 (0.41%) SOAP
8 2 (0.41%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.14%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.08%) FMCG
5 11 (2.26%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.05%) Device Driver
6 10 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.64%) iPad
8 7 (1.44%) PMI
9 6 (1.23%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.23%) iPhone
9 6 (1.23%) Media Streaming
10 5 (1.03%) CCTV
10 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.03%) MPEG
11 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.82%) NHS
12 3 (0.62%) BeagleBone
12 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 132 (27.10%) Windows
2 76 (15.61%) Linux
3 62 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 44 (9.03%) Windows 10
5 29 (5.95%) Windows 7
6 26 (5.34%) Android
7 24 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.90%) Embedded Linux
9 14 (2.87%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.67%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.67%) Unix
11 12 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.41%) CentOS
15 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (9.86%) ITIL
3 41 (8.42%) Project Management
4 35 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (5.95%) Load Balancing
6 29 (5.95%) Migration
7 26 (5.34%) Software Engineering
8 25 (5.13%) Change Management
9 23 (4.72%) Network Management
10 21 (4.31%) PRINCE2
11 20 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.90%) Service Management
13 18 (3.70%) Computer Science
14 16 (3.29%) Re-Platforming
14 16 (3.29%) Scrum
15 15 (3.08%) Change Control
15 15 (3.08%) IT Strategy
15 15 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.21%) Python
2 30 (6.16%) C
3 26 (5.34%) C++
4 14 (2.87%) Perl
4 14 (2.87%) SQL
5 12 (2.46%) Embedded C
5 12 (2.46%) Java
6 11 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.85%) Embedded C++
8 8 (1.64%) Go
9 7 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.62%) C#
11 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.41%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.21%) Groovy
13 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (23.00%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (17.45%) CCNP
3 47 (9.65%) CCNA
4 45 (9.24%) Security Cleared
5 38 (7.80%) Degree
6 33 (6.78%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.70%) CCIE
8 15 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (2.26%) CCDP
11 8 (1.64%) MCSE
11 8 (1.64%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.64%) Postgraduate
12 7 (1.44%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.23%) CCSA
14 5 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.03%) PMP
15 4 (0.82%) CCDE
15 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.08%) GDPR
2 13 (2.67%) QA
3 12 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.64%) SLA
5 7 (1.44%) PMO
6 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.41%) COBIT
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 97 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.72%) Firmware
4 18 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.87%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.85%) Docker
7 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.82%) XenApp
9 3 (0.62%) vSphere
10 2 (0.41%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.11%) SCCM
2 8 (1.64%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.82%) Ansible
5 4 (0.82%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.62%) QRadar
7 2 (0.41%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.41%) CASB
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.41%) Terraform
8 1 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.21%) Puppet
8 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.21%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 182 (37.37%) Cisco
2 72 (14.78%) Microsoft
3 59 (12.11%) VMware
4 53 (10.88%) CheckPoint
5 50 (10.27%) Juniper
6 44 (9.03%) F5
7 38 (7.80%) Palo Alto
8 30 (6.16%) Meraki
9 24 (4.93%) Aruba
9 24 (4.93%) Citrix
10 18 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 18 (3.70%) HP
11 17 (3.49%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.67%) Aerohive Networks
13 12 (2.46%) Symantec
14 11 (2.26%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.05%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.85%) Riverbed
17 8 (1.64%) Dell
17 8 (1.64%) Google