Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 384 423
Rank change year-on-year -68 +39 +3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 517 623 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 4.61% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 380 372
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +15.94%
10th Percentile £151 £150 £188
90th Percentile £538 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 81 37
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £46.25 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -51.52% +32.00% +11.11%

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 13,602 13,516 16,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 13.60% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,190 8,242 9,907
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £600 £581 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 724 819
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.32 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -15.41% +14.18%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.32 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.79 £19.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.95% -21.75% +25.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -68 493 £360 +2.86% 238
UK excluding London -46 348 £350 +7.69% 195
London -74 157 £375 -6.25% 55
South East -8 109 £350 -6.67% 41
Midlands -39 67 £344 -5.82% 29
East of England -8 63 £333 +2.31% 33
North of England -5 60 £361 +80.32% 55
West Midlands -24 55 £315 -18.71% 21
South West -50 33 £350 +12.00% 25
Yorkshire -5 24 £400 +166.67% 31
North West -10 24 £325 +95.20% 17
Scotland -16 15 £263 +75.00% 9
North East +10 12 £230 -6.12% 7
East Midlands +5 12 £350 +41.41% 8
Wales -21 3 £413 +114.29% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 204 (39.46%) Cisco
2 181 (35.01%) LAN
3 174 (33.66%) WAN
4 147 (28.43%) Firewall
5 141 (27.27%) Windows
6 113 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
7 112 (21.66%) Wireless
8 82 (15.86%) Active Directory
9 77 (14.89%) VPN
10 74 (14.31%) DNS
11 73 (14.12%) Data Centre
12 72 (13.93%) ITIL
13 71 (13.73%) Linux
14 69 (13.35%) VoIP
15 67 (12.96%) CCNP
15 67 (12.96%) Microsoft
16 66 (12.77%) Office 365
17 61 (11.80%) Windows 10
18 56 (10.83%) Network Security
19 54 (10.44%) VMware
19 54 (10.44%) Project Management
20 52 (10.06%) DHCP
21 51 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
22 50 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
22 50 (9.67%) CCNA
22 50 (9.67%) Juniper
23 48 (9.28%) Internet
23 48 (9.28%) Finance
24 47 (9.09%) Telecoms
24 47 (9.09%) CheckPoint

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 17 (3.29%) Skype for Business
2 15 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.97%) Amazon Alexa
5 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 2 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) nginx
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.77%) Office 365
2 41 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.16%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.77%) G Suite
5 4 (0.77%) IaaS
5 4 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.39%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.19%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) Serverless
8 1 (0.19%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 181 (35.01%) LAN
2 174 (33.66%) WAN
3 147 (28.43%) Firewall
4 112 (21.66%) Wireless
5 77 (14.89%) VPN
6 74 (14.31%) DNS
7 69 (13.35%) VoIP
8 56 (10.83%) Network Security
9 52 (10.06%) DHCP
10 51 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (9.28%) Internet
12 45 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (8.12%) Bluetooth
14 41 (7.93%) BGP
15 39 (7.54%) MPLS
15 39 (7.54%) TCP/IP
16 37 (7.16%) OSPF
17 35 (6.77%) WLAN
18 26 (5.03%) VLAN
19 25 (4.84%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.39%) Big Data
3 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.39%) SQLite
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.19%) Power BI
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (3.68%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.71%) JIRA
4 8 (1.55%) GCC
5 5 (0.97%) GDB
6 3 (0.58%) GoogleTest
6 3 (0.58%) JUnit
6 3 (0.58%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.58%) Mockito
6 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.39%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.19%) Gradle
8 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 48 (9.28%) Finance
2 47 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 37 (7.16%) Retail
4 12 (2.32%) Electronics
5 10 (1.93%) Law
6 5 (0.97%) Games
6 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.77%) Banking
7 4 (0.77%) Marketing
7 4 (0.77%) Publishing
8 3 (0.58%) Automotive
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Local Government
9 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 111 (21.47%) Network Engineer
2 54 (10.44%) Analyst
3 53 (10.25%) Project Manager
4 43 (8.32%) Support Engineer
5 35 (6.77%) IT Support
6 33 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
7 25 (4.84%) Architect
7 25 (4.84%) IT Engineer
8 24 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 22 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 22 (4.26%) Software Engineer
10 21 (4.06%) Embedded Engineer
10 21 (4.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 20 (3.87%) Developer
11 20 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.68%) Wireless Engineer
13 18 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (3.48%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
13 18 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.45%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.55%) JSON
3 7 (1.35%) Ajax
3 7 (1.35%) CGI
3 7 (1.35%) HTML
4 6 (1.16%) Qt
5 4 (0.77%) LAMP
5 4 (0.77%) LDAP
5 4 (0.77%) Yocto
6 3 (0.58%) JNI
6 3 (0.58%) Middleware
6 3 (0.58%) STL
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.39%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (0.39%) PhoneGap
7 2 (0.39%) React Native
7 2 (0.39%) XML
8 1 (0.19%) Core Data
8 1 (0.19%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.93%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.55%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.55%) iPad
8 8 (1.55%) iPhone
9 7 (1.35%) FMCG
9 7 (1.35%) Media Streaming
9 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.97%) NHS
10 5 (0.97%) Social Media
11 4 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 141 (27.27%) Windows
2 71 (13.73%) Linux
3 61 (11.80%) Windows 10
4 44 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 44 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 34 (6.58%) Android
6 21 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.87%) Apple iOS
7 20 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (3.29%) Unix
9 16 (3.09%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.71%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.93%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.97%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.58%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (13.93%) ITIL
2 54 (10.44%) Project Management
3 50 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (8.32%) Migration
5 36 (6.96%) Software Engineering
6 33 (6.38%) PRINCE2
7 31 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (5.22%) Load Balancing
9 25 (4.84%) Service Management
10 22 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (4.26%) Network Management
11 21 (4.06%) Service Delivery
12 20 (3.87%) Change Control
12 20 (3.87%) Network Design
13 18 (3.48%) Scrum
14 17 (3.29%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.29%) ITSM
15 16 (3.09%) Network Architecture
16 15 (2.90%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.35%) C
2 37 (7.16%) Python
3 32 (6.19%) C++
4 19 (3.68%) Perl
5 18 (3.48%) Embedded C
6 16 (3.09%) SQL
7 14 (2.71%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.51%) Java
9 10 (1.93%) Embedded C++
10 9 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.97%) Go
12 4 (0.77%) C#
13 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.39%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.19%) Groovy
14 1 (0.19%) Lisp
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (12.96%) CCNP
3 50 (9.67%) CCNA
4 42 (8.12%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.77%) SC Cleared
6 27 (5.22%) Degree
7 18 (3.48%) CCIE
8 14 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.55%) Postgraduate
11 7 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.97%) CCDE
13 5 (0.97%) CCDP
13 5 (0.97%) MCSE
14 4 (0.77%) MCP
14 4 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.48%) SLA
2 15 (2.90%) QA
3 8 (1.55%) GDPR
4 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (15.86%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.90%) Firmware
4 11 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.93%) XenApp
6 8 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.55%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.97%) Docker
8 4 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.77%) vSphere
9 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.39%) iptables
10 2 (0.39%) Postfix
10 2 (0.39%) Samba
10 2 (0.39%) Squid
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (5.80%) SCCM
2 9 (1.74%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (0.97%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.77%) Nessus
6 4 (0.77%) QRadar
7 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.58%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.39%) Ansible
8 2 (0.39%) CASB
8 2 (0.39%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 204 (39.46%) Cisco
2 67 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 54 (10.44%) VMware
4 50 (9.67%) Juniper
5 47 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 44 (8.51%) Palo Alto
7 40 (7.74%) Meraki
8 32 (6.19%) Citrix
9 31 (6.00%) Aruba
10 26 (5.03%) F5
11 21 (4.06%) Fortinet
12 19 (3.68%) HP
13 15 (2.90%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.71%) Google
15 12 (2.32%) BT
16 11 (2.13%) Qualys
16 11 (2.13%) Symantec
17 10 (1.93%) Blue Coat
17 10 (1.93%) Remedy
18 9 (1.74%) Ericsson