Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 325 456
Rank change year-on-year -63 +131 +33
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 334 317 456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.72% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.79% 5.36% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 202 286
10th Percentile £163 £180 £143
25th Percentile £275 £290 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £428 £375
Median % change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £512 £488 £488
90th Percentile £649 £536 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -19.44% +24.14% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 26
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.65 £16.30
25th Percentile £13.25 £18.44 £17.09
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.19 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -32.39% -11.25% +61.29%
75th Percentile £20.00 £44.50 £47.50
90th Percentile £23.00 £49.95 £66.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -22.00% +72.21%

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 6,971 5,917 11,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.37% 13.51% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,481 3,628 7,177
10th Percentile £248 £188 £206
25th Percentile £355 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £428
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +0.59%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 305 528
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.10 £16.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £19.87
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.82% +6.02%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £43.88
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £17.53
% change year-on-year +12.82% +11.27% -5.58%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 17 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 12 June 2021. 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 -31 300 £375 -14.29% 190
UK excluding London -2 193 £363 -19.44% 178
London -60 105 £408 +12.41% 24
Work from Home -199 89 £413 -5.55% 26
South East +45 77 £343 -23.89% 41
South West +49 36 £378 +1.34% 24
North of England +5 34 £255 -24.44% 53
East of England -38 32 £375 -16.67% 22
Yorkshire +10 18 £275 -18.52% 25
North West -13 12 £265 -3.64% 26
Midlands -25 11 £120 -46.67% 24
West Midlands -16 9 £300 +57.89% 11
North East +20 8 £160 -61.35% 2
Scotland -35 5 £208 -36.15% 4
Wales +5 4 £230 -11.54% 9
East Midlands -3 2 £120 -60.00% 13
Northern Ireland - 2 £142 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 108 (32.34%) Cisco
2 84 (25.15%) Microsoft
3 83 (24.85%) Telecoms
4 73 (21.86%) Windows
5 72 (21.56%) LAN
6 70 (20.96%) Microsoft 365
7 69 (20.66%) Social Skills
8 68 (20.36%) Wireless
9 66 (19.76%) Firewall
10 63 (18.86%) WAN
11 60 (17.96%) Azure
12 56 (16.77%) ITIL
12 56 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (16.17%) Active Directory
14 51 (15.27%) VPN
15 48 (14.37%) Python
16 47 (14.07%) Linux
17 44 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (12.28%) C
19 40 (11.98%) Meraki
20 38 (11.38%) Project Delivery
21 36 (10.78%) TCP/IP
22 34 (10.18%) CCNA
22 34 (10.18%) Test Automation
23 32 (9.58%) CheckPoint
23 32 (9.58%) Project Management
23 32 (9.58%) Windows 10
24 31 (9.28%) DHCP
24 31 (9.28%) Android
25 30 (8.98%) Public Sector

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 10 (2.99%) Confluence
2 5 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.29%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.96%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (17.96%) Azure
3 23 (6.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (6.59%) AWS
4 22 (6.59%) SaaS
5 5 (1.50%) IaaS
6 4 (1.20%) Azure Sentinel
6 4 (1.20%) GCP
6 4 (1.20%) PaaS
6 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 72 (21.56%) LAN
2 68 (20.36%) Wireless
3 66 (19.76%) Firewall
4 63 (18.86%) WAN
5 51 (15.27%) VPN
6 36 (10.78%) TCP/IP
7 31 (9.28%) DHCP
8 29 (8.68%) LTE
8 29 (8.68%) VoLTE
9 28 (8.38%) 4G
10 27 (8.08%) VoIP
11 26 (7.78%) DNS
12 24 (7.19%) 3G
12 24 (7.19%) Internet
13 23 (6.89%) Bluetooth
14 21 (6.29%) 2G
14 21 (6.29%) IPv6
14 21 (6.29%) MPLS
14 21 (6.29%) WLAN
15 19 (5.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) Ingres
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Power BI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (7.19%) JIRA
2 18 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.19%) GDB
4 12 (3.59%) GitLab
5 5 (1.50%) TestRail
6 4 (1.20%) GCC
6 4 (1.20%) GoogleTest
6 4 (1.20%) JUnit
6 4 (1.20%) Mockito
7 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.60%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.60%) Subversion
8 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.30%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (0.30%) Selenium
9 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (24.85%) Telecoms
2 69 (20.66%) Social Skills
3 30 (8.98%) Public Sector
4 28 (8.38%) Finance
5 26 (7.78%) Retail
6 22 (6.59%) Electronics
7 16 (4.79%) Marketing
8 15 (4.49%) Manufacturing
9 13 (3.89%) Publishing
10 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (3.59%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (1.80%) Banking
12 4 (1.20%) Legal
12 4 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.60%) Local Government
14 1 (0.30%) Advertising
14 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.30%) Automotive
14 1 (0.30%) Law
14 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (14.07%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.68%) Project Manager
3 37 (11.08%) Architect
4 28 (8.38%) Analyst
5 22 (6.59%) Consultant
6 19 (5.69%) Voice Project Manager
7 16 (4.79%) Software Engineer
7 16 (4.79%) Test Engineer
8 15 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
8 15 (4.49%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 15 (4.49%) Telecoms Manager
9 14 (4.19%) Field Engineer
9 14 (4.19%) Service Analyst
9 14 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.19%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 13 (3.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 13 (3.89%) IT Support
10 13 (3.89%) Python Engineer
10 13 (3.89%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.29%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.39%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.80%) HTML
3 5 (1.50%) JSON
4 4 (1.20%) JNI
4 4 (1.20%) Middleware
4 4 (1.20%) Qt
4 4 (1.20%) REST
4 4 (1.20%) STL
5 3 (0.90%) SOAP
6 2 (0.60%) Android NDK
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.60%) Ionic Framework
6 2 (0.60%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.60%) React Native
6 2 (0.60%) XML
7 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.30%) RESTful
7 1 (0.30%) Swagger
7 1 (0.30%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.89%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.19%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.29%) Social Media
6 10 (2.99%) iPad
7 9 (2.69%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.10%) Digital Signage
8 7 (2.10%) PKI
9 5 (1.50%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.50%) NHS
9 5 (1.50%) User Experience
10 4 (1.20%) BYOD
10 4 (1.20%) iPhone
10 4 (1.20%) MPEG
10 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (21.86%) Windows
2 47 (14.07%) Linux
3 32 (9.58%) Windows 10
4 31 (9.28%) Android
5 24 (7.19%) Apple iOS
6 19 (5.69%) Windows Mobile
7 17 (5.09%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (5.09%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.79%) Windows Server
9 11 (3.29%) OpenWrt
10 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.90%) Unix
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.30%) Alpine Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
12 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.77%) ITIL
2 44 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (11.38%) Project Delivery
4 34 (10.18%) Test Automation
5 32 (9.58%) Project Management
6 29 (8.68%) PRINCE2
7 26 (7.78%) Incident Management
7 26 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (7.78%) Scrum
8 22 (6.59%) ITIL V3
8 22 (6.59%) Software Engineering
9 20 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (5.99%) Decision-Making
9 20 (5.99%) Software Testing
10 19 (5.69%) Migration
11 17 (5.09%) Mentoring
12 16 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (4.49%) Network Management
14 14 (4.19%) Programme Management
14 14 (4.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.37%) Python
2 41 (12.28%) C
3 17 (5.09%) C++
3 17 (5.09%) SQL
4 13 (3.89%) Java
5 10 (2.99%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.80%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.80%) Go
7 3 (0.90%) Kotlin
7 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.90%) Tcl
8 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.60%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.30%) Rust
9 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (10.18%) CCNA
3 28 (8.38%) CCNP
4 27 (8.08%) Degree
5 23 (6.89%) Security Cleared
6 20 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 17 (5.09%) CCIE
9 14 (4.19%) MCSA
10 13 (3.89%) A+ Certification
10 13 (3.89%) CISSP
11 8 (2.40%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (2.10%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.80%) CISM
13 6 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.80%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.20%) GIAC
14 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.20%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.59%) SLA
2 10 (2.99%) JTAG
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.50%) QA
4 4 (1.20%) GDPR
5 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.60%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.60%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (16.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.89%) Firmware
3 7 (2.10%) Docker
4 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.30%) iptables
7 1 (0.30%) KVM
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (5.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (4.49%) SCCM
3 12 (3.59%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (3.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (3.29%) AirWatch
4 11 (3.29%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.20%) Nessus
6 3 (0.90%) Ansible
7 2 (0.60%) CASB
7 2 (0.60%) Iperf
7 2 (0.60%) Packer
7 2 (0.60%) Terraform
8 1 (0.30%) AssetCenter
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.30%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.30%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (32.34%) Cisco
2 84 (25.15%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.98%) Meraki
4 32 (9.58%) CheckPoint
5 28 (8.38%) Aruba
6 23 (6.89%) Remedy
7 21 (6.29%) Ericsson
7 21 (6.29%) Palo Alto
8 19 (5.69%) ServiceNow
9 17 (5.09%) Citrix
10 15 (4.49%) Juniper
10 15 (4.49%) Samsung
11 14 (4.19%) SAP
12 13 (3.89%) HP
13 12 (3.59%) F5
14 11 (3.29%) Fortinet
15 9 (2.69%) VMware
16 7 (2.10%) Apple
16 7 (2.10%) Arista
16 7 (2.10%) Riverbed