Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 335 445 477
Rank change year-on-year +110 +32 -49
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 472 515 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 4.11% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 347 273
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £183 £175 £175
90th Percentile £525 £534 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 34
UK median hourly rate £46.20 £25.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.80% -35.48% +103.95%
10th Percentile £12.59 £15.28 £17.86
90th Percentile £53.75 £66.81 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.50% -37.50% +110.53%

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 9,178 12,522 13,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 12.74% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,490 7,596 8,116
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £607 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 575 686
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £19.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -4.49% -8.93%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% -12.95% -6.98%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +87 428 £400 +11.11% 266
UK excluding London +67 303 £400 +11.11% 211
London +128 142 £388 -3.13% 68
East of England +45 76 £450 +28.57% 32
South East +58 75 £450 +11.46% 47
North of England +70 66 £300 -11.76% 58
Yorkshire +60 41 £305 -15.28% 16
Midlands +24 36 £313 -13.19% 26
South West -16 22 £348 -7.64% 33
North West +16 20 £240 -20.00% 40
West Midlands +34 19 £385 +6.94% 17
East Midlands +36 17 £313 +17.92% 9
Wales +40 15 £363 -14.71% 7
Scotland +8 13 £438 +20.69% 8
North East +25 5 £213 -27.97% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 165 (34.96%) LAN
2 160 (33.90%) WAN
3 151 (31.99%) Cisco
4 135 (28.60%) Windows
5 121 (25.64%) Firewall
6 93 (19.70%) Office 365
7 92 (19.49%) Active Directory
8 88 (18.64%) Microsoft
9 84 (17.80%) VPN
10 74 (15.68%) Linux
11 72 (15.25%) DHCP
12 67 (14.19%) Wireless
13 62 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (12.92%) Azure
14 61 (12.92%) TCP/IP
14 61 (12.92%) Cisco Certification
15 59 (12.50%) Internet
15 59 (12.50%) Data Centre
16 58 (12.29%) Migration
17 57 (12.08%) DNS
18 55 (11.65%) Telecoms
19 47 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
20 46 (9.75%) Android
21 45 (9.53%) Python
22 44 (9.32%) IPv4
23 42 (8.90%) C
23 42 (8.90%) Network Security
23 42 (8.90%) Security Cleared
24 41 (8.69%) Ethernet
24 41 (8.69%) VoIP

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 29 (6.14%) Skype for Business
2 24 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.18%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.33%) IIS
6 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.64%) Confluence
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Houdini
6 1 (0.21%) Maya
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 93 (19.70%) Office 365
2 61 (12.92%) Azure
3 24 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (4.66%) AWS
5 12 (2.54%) IaaS
6 11 (2.33%) SaaS
7 7 (1.48%) PaaS
8 4 (0.85%) G Suite
8 4 (0.85%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) GCP
11 1 (0.21%) Slack
11 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 165 (34.96%) LAN
2 160 (33.90%) WAN
3 121 (25.64%) Firewall
4 84 (17.80%) VPN
5 72 (15.25%) DHCP
6 67 (14.19%) Wireless
7 61 (12.92%) TCP/IP
8 59 (12.50%) Internet
9 57 (12.08%) DNS
10 44 (9.32%) IPv4
11 42 (8.90%) Network Security
12 41 (8.69%) Ethernet
12 41 (8.69%) MPLS
12 41 (8.69%) VoIP
13 40 (8.47%) IPv6
14 39 (8.26%) Broadband
15 33 (6.99%) BGP
16 31 (6.57%) Wireshark
17 30 (6.36%) Skype
18 27 (5.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.06%) Big Data
4 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.85%) Power BI
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Selenium
2 11 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.91%) JIRA
4 7 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.27%) Ant
5 6 (1.27%) Hudson
5 6 (1.27%) Maven
6 4 (0.85%) CMake
6 4 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.85%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.85%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (0.85%) TestRail
6 4 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.42%) GDB
8 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.21%) JMeter
8 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (11.65%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.93%) Finance
3 25 (5.30%) Public Sector
4 20 (4.24%) Retail
5 9 (1.91%) Back Office
6 8 (1.69%) Electronics
7 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.27%) Law
9 5 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (1.06%) Banking
10 4 (0.85%) Local Government
11 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.42%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Marketing
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (17.37%) Network Engineer
2 41 (8.69%) Developer
3 38 (8.05%) Analyst
4 36 (7.63%) Architect
5 35 (7.42%) Technical Leader
6 32 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.14%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (4.03%) C Developer
10 18 (3.81%) Linux Developer
11 14 (2.97%) Embedded Engineer
12 13 (2.75%) IT Engineer
12 13 (2.75%) Network Architect
12 13 (2.75%) Network Manager
13 12 (2.54%) IT Support
13 12 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.33%) Consultant
14 11 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (2.33%) IT Manager
14 11 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.87%) POSIX
1 23 (4.87%) Yocto
2 19 (4.03%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.27%) Java SE
4 4 (0.85%) LDAP
4 4 (0.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (0.64%) Django
5 3 (0.64%) JSON
6 2 (0.42%) .NET
6 2 (0.42%) OAuth
6 2 (0.42%) REST
6 2 (0.42%) RESTful
6 2 (0.42%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) SAML
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
7 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 47 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (8.05%) Device Driver
4 23 (4.87%) Video\Live Streaming
5 16 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.75%) Replication
7 12 (2.54%) User Experience
8 10 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.91%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.48%) CCTV
10 7 (1.48%) Clustering
10 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.27%) iPad
11 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.06%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 135 (28.60%) Windows
2 74 (15.68%) Linux
3 46 (9.75%) Android
4 41 (8.69%) Windows 10
5 34 (7.20%) Windows Server
6 26 (5.51%) Windows 7
7 22 (4.66%) Apple iOS
8 20 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (2.75%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.85%) ThreadX
14 4 (0.85%) Unix
14 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
2 58 (12.29%) Migration
3 39 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (7.63%) Project Management
5 33 (6.99%) ITIL
5 33 (6.99%) Service Delivery
6 32 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 26 (5.51%) Technical Leadership
8 25 (5.30%) Network Design
9 24 (5.08%) Software Architecture
10 21 (4.45%) Project Delivery
10 21 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (4.24%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (4.24%) Software Engineering
12 18 (3.81%) Test Automation
13 17 (3.60%) DevOps
14 14 (2.97%) Incident Management
14 14 (2.97%) Network Management
14 14 (2.97%) Service Management
15 12 (2.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.53%) Python
2 42 (8.90%) C
3 19 (4.03%) Embedded C
4 16 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.39%) SQL
5 12 (2.54%) Java
6 10 (2.12%) C++
7 8 (1.69%) Embedded C++
8 6 (1.27%) Java 8
9 5 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.64%) C#
11 3 (0.64%) Perl
11 3 (0.64%) R
12 2 (0.42%) Ruby
12 2 (0.42%) Tcl
13 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 61 (12.92%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 39 (8.26%) CCNA
4 37 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.99%) CCNP
6 15 (3.18%) Degree
7 14 (2.97%) CCIE
8 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.27%) MCP
9 4 (0.85%) CCDP
9 4 (0.85%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.85%) PhD
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) BICSI Certification
11 2 (0.42%) CCIP
11 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.91%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) GDPR
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
4 3 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.42%) NCSC
5 2 (0.42%) NIST
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) QA
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.18%) Firmware
4 9 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.06%) XenApp
6 4 (0.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.42%) vSphere
9 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (8.05%) SCCM
2 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.85%) Netcool
8 4 (0.85%) Puppet
8 4 (0.85%) TeMIP
9 3 (0.64%) Ansible
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.64%) WSUS
10 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.42%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) Salt
10 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 151 (31.99%) Cisco
2 88 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.05%) Meraki
4 36 (7.63%) VMware
5 32 (6.78%) Citrix
6 31 (6.57%) CheckPoint
7 28 (5.93%) Aruba
8 24 (5.08%) Juniper
9 22 (4.66%) Palo Alto
10 19 (4.03%) Apple
10 19 (4.03%) F5
11 18 (3.81%) HP
12 16 (3.39%) Fortinet
13 14 (2.97%) Google
13 14 (2.97%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.75%) BT
15 12 (2.54%) Remedy
16 11 (2.33%) Avaya
16 11 (2.33%) SAP
17 10 (2.12%) Riverbed