Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 365 479 400
Rank change year-on-year +114 -79 +17
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 564 488 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 3.57% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 293 382
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £163 £158 £150
90th Percentile £538 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 76
UK median hourly rate £46.40 £18.73 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.73% -42.81% +31.00%
10th Percentile £29.21 £10.50 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.00 £50.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £19.19 £36.25
% change year-on-year +121.44% -47.06% +45.00%

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 11,325 13,680 14,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.11% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,793 8,227 8,557
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £194 £200 £184
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 649 750
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.47% +0.36% -14.16%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% - -24.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +107 518 £350 -2.78% 260
UK excluding London +67 319 £350 - 213
London +130 204 £375 - 60
South East +47 99 £400 +20.75% 36
North of England +40 70 £245 -37.97% 65
Midlands +54 69 £350 -2.78% 30
East of England +13 41 £353 +6.02% 37
Yorkshire +42 38 £260 -35.00% 21
West Midlands +24 38 £400 +11.11% 11
East Midlands +42 31 £310 -11.43% 19
North West +10 31 £225 -35.71% 37
South West -3 17 £388 +10.71% 32
Scotland +40 15 £425 +36.00% 5
Wales +36 8 £350 +75.00% 6
North East +6 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 215 (38.12%) Cisco
2 201 (35.64%) LAN
3 195 (34.57%) Windows
4 191 (33.87%) WAN
5 160 (28.37%) Firewall
6 135 (23.94%) Active Directory
7 124 (21.99%) Office 365
8 120 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 111 (19.68%) VPN
10 97 (17.20%) Wireless
11 95 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
12 86 (15.25%) Azure
13 82 (14.54%) DNS
13 82 (14.54%) VoIP
14 78 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
15 72 (12.77%) Internet
16 69 (12.23%) Telecoms
17 67 (11.88%) Migration
18 66 (11.70%) DHCP
19 64 (11.35%) Linux
20 62 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
20 62 (10.99%) Windows 10
21 58 (10.28%) TCP/IP
22 57 (10.11%) CCNA
23 56 (9.93%) CCNP
23 56 (9.93%) Data Centre
24 55 (9.75%) MPLS
25 54 (9.57%) Windows Server
25 54 (9.57%) Android
26 53 (9.40%) ITIL

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 34 (6.03%) Skype for Business
2 25 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.95%) Confluence
6 10 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.06%) IIS
9 3 (0.53%) WordPress
10 2 (0.35%) Apache
10 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) Houdini
5 1 (0.18%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) assyst
2 3 (0.53%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.18%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 124 (21.99%) Office 365
2 86 (15.25%) Azure
3 40 (7.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (6.21%) AWS
5 13 (2.30%) IaaS
6 11 (1.95%) G Suite
6 11 (1.95%) SaaS
7 7 (1.24%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.89%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) GCP
9 4 (0.71%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon Alexa
11 2 (0.35%) iTunes
11 2 (0.35%) Slack
11 2 (0.35%) Trello
12 1 (0.18%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 201 (35.64%) LAN
2 191 (33.87%) WAN
3 160 (28.37%) Firewall
4 111 (19.68%) VPN
5 97 (17.20%) Wireless
6 82 (14.54%) DNS
6 82 (14.54%) VoIP
7 72 (12.77%) Internet
8 66 (11.70%) DHCP
9 58 (10.28%) TCP/IP
10 55 (9.75%) MPLS
11 42 (7.45%) Skype
12 39 (6.91%) Network Security
13 38 (6.74%) BGP
14 34 (6.03%) Unified Communications
15 33 (5.85%) WLAN
16 31 (5.50%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (4.96%) Bluetooth
18 25 (4.43%) OSPF
18 25 (4.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (0.89%) Big Data
2 5 (0.89%) Hadoop
2 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.71%) MySQL
3 4 (0.71%) Power BI
3 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (4.43%) JIRA
2 8 (1.42%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.24%) ClearQuest
3 7 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (1.24%) Rational Quality Manager
4 6 (1.06%) ClearCase
4 6 (1.06%) GDB
4 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.06%) Redmine
5 4 (0.71%) CMake
5 4 (0.71%) Subversion
5 4 (0.71%) TestRail
6 3 (0.53%) Selenium
6 3 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.35%) GCC
7 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.18%) Hudson
8 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) JMeter
8 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (12.23%) Telecoms
2 41 (7.27%) Finance
3 32 (5.67%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.79%) Retail
5 15 (2.66%) Electronics
6 14 (2.48%) Billing
7 10 (1.77%) Banking
7 10 (1.77%) German Language
8 8 (1.42%) Law
9 7 (1.24%) Back Office
10 6 (1.06%) Local Government
10 6 (1.06%) Marketing
11 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.89%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.89%) Publishing
12 4 (0.71%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) French Language
13 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (23.94%) Network Engineer
2 50 (8.87%) Architect
3 48 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 38 (6.74%) Analyst
5 35 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 26 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (3.72%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (3.37%) Consultant
9 19 (3.37%) IT Engineer
9 19 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 18 (3.19%) Network Architect
11 17 (3.01%) Desktop Support
11 17 (3.01%) Software Engineer
12 16 (2.84%) Developer
12 16 (2.84%) IT Support
13 15 (2.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 14 (2.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.60%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (1.24%) Django
4 5 (0.89%) LDAP
5 3 (0.53%) JSON
5 3 (0.53%) Middleware
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.35%) REST
6 2 (0.35%) VML
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) .NET
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) CSS
7 1 (0.18%) OAuth
7 1 (0.18%) POSIX
7 1 (0.18%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) Velocity
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.93%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.96%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 17 (3.01%) CCTV
6 16 (2.84%) iPhone
6 16 (2.84%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.48%) Handset
8 13 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.95%) User Experience
10 9 (1.60%) Replication
11 8 (1.42%) Clustering
11 8 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.06%) iPad
12 6 (1.06%) Social Media
13 5 (0.89%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 195 (34.57%) Windows
2 64 (11.35%) Linux
3 62 (10.99%) Windows 10
4 54 (9.57%) Android
4 54 (9.57%) Windows Server
5 41 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 33 (5.85%) Apple iOS
7 27 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.19%) Mac OS
9 16 (2.84%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.42%) Unix
13 8 (1.42%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.71%) CentOS
14 4 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
2 67 (11.88%) Migration
3 53 (9.40%) ITIL
4 41 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (6.21%) Network Design
8 32 (5.67%) Project Management
9 27 (4.79%) Software Engineering
10 25 (4.43%) Load Balancing
10 25 (4.43%) Project Delivery
11 24 (4.26%) Service Management
12 21 (3.72%) DevOps
13 19 (3.37%) Change Management
13 19 (3.37%) Presales
14 18 (3.19%) DNA
14 18 (3.19%) Network Management
15 16 (2.84%) Mentoring
15 16 (2.84%) PRINCE2
16 15 (2.66%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.03%) Python
2 27 (4.79%) C
3 22 (3.90%) C++
4 17 (3.01%) Embedded C
5 15 (2.66%) Embedded C++
5 15 (2.66%) SQL
6 13 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.42%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.24%) Perl
9 6 (1.06%) Java
9 6 (1.06%) Tcl
10 3 (0.53%) PHP
10 3 (0.53%) R
11 2 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) C#
12 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (10.11%) CCNA
3 56 (9.93%) CCNP
4 28 (4.96%) Security Cleared
5 21 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.37%) CCIE
6 19 (3.37%) Degree
6 19 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.30%) MCP
8 8 (1.42%) MCITP
9 7 (1.24%) MCSE
10 6 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.71%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.71%) PhD
12 3 (0.53%) APMP
12 3 (0.53%) CISSP
12 3 (0.53%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.53%) JNCIE
12 3 (0.53%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.37%) SLA
2 7 (1.24%) GDPR
3 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.35%) QA
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) NCSC
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.19%) Firmware
4 11 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.60%) BitLocker
5 9 (1.60%) XenApp
6 7 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.71%) pfSense
8 4 (0.71%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.35%) Docker
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.35%) vSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Xen
9 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.18%) LXC
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (8.16%) SCCM
2 30 (5.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.37%) AirWatch
3 19 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.13%) Ansible
5 11 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.42%) Puppet
7 8 (1.42%) WSUS
8 7 (1.24%) Jamf Pro
8 7 (1.24%) Netcool
8 7 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.24%) TeMIP
9 6 (1.06%) Salt
9 6 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.89%) Nagios
11 4 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.71%) SCOM
12 3 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 215 (38.12%) Cisco
2 120 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 52 (9.22%) CheckPoint
4 48 (8.51%) Aruba
5 45 (7.98%) VMware
6 43 (7.62%) Citrix
7 42 (7.45%) Juniper
8 41 (7.27%) Palo Alto
9 39 (6.91%) Meraki
10 38 (6.74%) F5
11 36 (6.38%) HP
12 29 (5.14%) SolarWinds
13 28 (4.96%) Mitel
14 25 (4.43%) Apple
14 25 (4.43%) Fortinet
14 25 (4.43%) Google
15 21 (3.72%) BT
16 20 (3.55%) Sun
17 14 (2.48%) Avaya
17 14 (2.48%) Ericsson