Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 414 414
Rank change year-on-year -61 0 +115
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 447 531 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 3.73% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 315 359
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +24.60%
10th Percentile £166 £159 £187
90th Percentile £538 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 45
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.95% -24.00% +24.22%
10th Percentile £17.86 £10.25 £14.55
90th Percentile £49.00 £77.50 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +110.53% -39.20% +54.32%

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 13,190 14,247 15,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,138 8,686 8,870
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 765 812
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.71% -2.45%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -72 416 £350 -6.67% 168
UK excluding London -51 253 £300 -14.29% 144
London -18 181 £400 +2.24% 38
South East -26 87 £375 +7.14% 28
East of England -11 47 £350 +7.69% 42
Midlands +10 44 £260 -25.71% 26
West Midlands +18 34 £260 -48.00% 15
North of England -36 33 £200 -58.97% 25
South West -2 26 £306 +44.12% 9
North West -26 23 £200 -60.00% 14
Scotland -2 16 £225 -22.41% 10
East Midlands -12 10 £278 -7.50% 10
North East +51 5 £283 +32.94% 2
Wales -7 5 £275 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire -11 5 £400 +6.67% 9

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 147 (32.89%) LAN
2 129 (28.86%) Cisco
3 123 (27.52%) WAN
4 112 (25.06%) Windows
5 79 (17.67%) Wireless
6 70 (15.66%) Active Directory
6 70 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (14.54%) Firewall
8 64 (14.32%) VPN
9 59 (13.20%) Office 365
10 57 (12.75%) Security Cleared
10 57 (12.75%) Android
11 51 (11.41%) SC Cleared
11 51 (11.41%) DNS
12 50 (11.19%) Windows Server
13 46 (10.29%) CCNA
13 46 (10.29%) VMware
14 45 (10.07%) Microsoft
15 44 (9.84%) DHCP
15 44 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
16 42 (9.40%) Project Management
17 41 (9.17%) MPLS
18 39 (8.72%) Telecoms
18 39 (8.72%) Bluetooth
19 38 (8.50%) Data Centre
20 36 (8.05%) Windows 7
20 36 (8.05%) CCNP
20 36 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (7.83%) Citrix

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 21 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.91%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.45%) Confluence
5 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) Moodle
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.20%) Office 365
2 27 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.24%) SaaS
5 9 (2.01%) G Suite
6 7 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.89%) IaaS
7 4 (0.89%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.89%) PaaS
8 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.67%) Yammer
9 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Datadog
10 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 147 (32.89%) LAN
2 123 (27.52%) WAN
3 79 (17.67%) Wireless
4 65 (14.54%) Firewall
5 64 (14.32%) VPN
6 51 (11.41%) DNS
7 44 (9.84%) DHCP
8 41 (9.17%) MPLS
9 39 (8.72%) Bluetooth
10 30 (6.71%) 3G
11 28 (6.26%) VoIP
11 28 (6.26%) WLAN
12 27 (6.04%) Internet
13 21 (4.70%) 4G
13 21 (4.70%) TCP/IP
14 18 (4.03%) Ethernet
15 17 (3.80%) VLAN
16 16 (3.58%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (3.58%) Skype
17 14 (3.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.57%) Big Data
1 7 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.22%) MS Access
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.13%) Android Studio
2 8 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 8 (1.79%) IntelliJ
3 7 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.57%) JIRA
4 4 (0.89%) Gradle
5 2 (0.45%) CocoaPods
5 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.22%) GitLab
6 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.22%) PEAR
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (8.72%) Telecoms
2 30 (6.71%) Finance
3 21 (4.70%) Retail
4 17 (3.80%) Electronics
5 10 (2.24%) Automotive
6 6 (1.34%) Marketing
7 5 (1.12%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (17.00%) Network Engineer
2 46 (10.29%) Project Manager
3 42 (9.40%) Architect
4 36 (8.05%) Analyst
5 32 (7.16%) Support Engineer
6 25 (5.59%) Network Architect
7 23 (5.15%) Developer
8 21 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (4.47%) Software Engineer
10 18 (4.03%) Embedded Engineer
10 18 (4.03%) Wireless Engineer
11 16 (3.58%) Cisco Engineer
11 16 (3.58%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.58%) Support Analyst
12 15 (3.36%) Consultant
12 15 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.13%) Android Engineer
13 14 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (3.13%) IT Support
14 12 (2.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.03%) JSON
1 18 (4.03%) REST
2 14 (3.13%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.24%) Android SDK
4 8 (1.79%) XML
5 6 (1.34%) .NET
6 5 (1.12%) OAuth
6 5 (1.12%) WAP
6 5 (1.12%) Web Services
7 3 (0.67%) HTML
7 3 (0.67%) HTML5
8 2 (0.45%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (0.45%) Core Animation
8 2 (0.45%) Core Data
8 2 (0.45%) CSS
8 2 (0.45%) CSS3
8 2 (0.45%) Material Design
8 2 (0.45%) Middleware
8 2 (0.45%) React
8 2 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.47%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.25%) User Experience
4 14 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.13%) Smart Home
5 11 (2.46%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.24%) CCTV
6 10 (2.24%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.24%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.01%) CMDB
7 9 (2.01%) NHS
8 8 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.34%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.34%) EPoS
11 5 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.12%) iPhone
11 5 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 112 (25.06%) Windows
2 57 (12.75%) Android
3 50 (11.19%) Windows Server
4 36 (8.05%) Windows 7
5 34 (7.61%) Linux
6 31 (6.94%) Windows 10
7 30 (6.71%) Apple iOS
8 24 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (2.24%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.01%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.01%) Mac OS X
11 9 (2.01%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.45%) CentOS
12 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.45%) Unix
13 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (9.40%) Project Management
3 30 (6.71%) ITIL
4 29 (6.49%) Migration
5 26 (5.82%) Network Management
6 25 (5.59%) Software Engineering
7 20 (4.47%) PRINCE2
8 19 (4.25%) IT Strategy
9 18 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (3.80%) DevOps
11 15 (3.36%) Android Development
12 14 (3.13%) Network Design
13 13 (2.91%) Break/Fix
14 12 (2.68%) ITSM
15 11 (2.46%) Presales
15 11 (2.46%) Scrum
15 11 (2.46%) Service Management
16 10 (2.24%) Analytics
17 9 (2.01%) Kalman Filter
17 9 (2.01%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.04%) C
2 20 (4.47%) Java
3 17 (3.80%) C++
4 14 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.13%) Python
5 10 (2.24%) Embedded C
5 10 (2.24%) SQL
6 5 (1.12%) Embedded C++
7 4 (0.89%) Apple Swift
8 3 (0.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.67%) Perl
8 3 (0.67%) PHP
8 3 (0.67%) R
9 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) AWK
10 1 (0.22%) C#
10 1 (0.22%) sed
10 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 70 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (12.75%) Security Cleared
3 51 (11.41%) SC Cleared
4 46 (10.29%) CCNA
5 36 (8.05%) CCNP
6 27 (6.04%) Degree
7 24 (5.37%) CCIE
8 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.24%) CWNA
10 7 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.57%) MCSE
11 6 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.89%) JNCIE
13 4 (0.89%) MCSA
13 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.89%) PMP
13 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.58%) SLA
2 10 (2.24%) QA
3 7 (1.57%) PMO
4 6 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.67%) GDPR
5 3 (0.67%) MISRA
6 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.03%) Firmware
4 12 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.24%) XenApp
6 7 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.89%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.67%) Docker
9 3 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.22%) IAG
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) QEMU
11 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (5.59%) SCCM
2 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.67%) Cacti
6 3 (0.67%) Kibana
6 3 (0.67%) SCOM
6 3 (0.67%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.22%) Grafana
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.22%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.22%) RANCID
8 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 129 (28.86%) Cisco
2 46 (10.29%) VMware
3 45 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 35 (7.83%) Citrix
5 33 (7.38%) Aruba
6 32 (7.16%) Juniper
7 27 (6.04%) HP
8 20 (4.47%) Meraki
9 13 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.46%) Apple
10 11 (2.46%) Blue Coat
10 11 (2.46%) Dell
11 10 (2.24%) Google
11 10 (2.24%) Ivanti
11 10 (2.24%) Palo Alto
11 10 (2.24%) Samsung
12 9 (2.01%) Avaya
12 9 (2.01%) Symantec
13 8 (1.79%) F5
13 8 (1.79%) Forcepoint