Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 403 396
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +127
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 613 613 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.34% 3.76% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 378 371
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £150 £179 £163
90th Percentile £525 £604 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -16.13% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 41 60
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +12.68% +13.78%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.50 £13.45
90th Percentile £47.30 £77.50 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% +15.38%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +16 588 £350 -12.50% 66
UK excluding London +24 378 £325 -16.13% 46
London -10 218 £400 - 21
South East +9 102 £375 -3.23% 10
Midlands +39 91 £300 -25.00% 4
East of England +6 78 £325 - 9
West Midlands +52 70 £365 -13.10% 1
South West +6 55 £313 +13.64% 8
North of England +11 43 £190 -55.29% 14
North West -11 27 £151 -66.39% 9
East Midlands -8 21 £260 -24.09% 3
Yorkshire +17 11 £150 -63.64% 4
Scotland -6 9 £181 -44.23% 1
North East +48 6 £275 +26.44% 1
Wales -2 2 £193 -23.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 238 (38.83%) LAN
2 208 (33.93%) WAN
3 201 (32.79%) Cisco
4 164 (26.75%) Windows
5 130 (21.21%) Wireless
6 112 (18.27%) Firewall
7 109 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 103 (16.80%) VPN
9 91 (14.85%) Active Directory
10 88 (14.36%) Telecoms
11 84 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
12 83 (13.54%) Office 365
13 76 (12.40%) VoIP
13 76 (12.40%) Project Management
14 63 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
15 61 (9.95%) Bluetooth
15 61 (9.95%) Finance
15 61 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
15 61 (9.95%) Data Centre
16 58 (9.46%) Linux
16 58 (9.46%) DNS
17 55 (8.97%) Android
18 54 (8.81%) Windows Server
19 52 (8.48%) ITIL
19 52 (8.48%) Windows 10
20 51 (8.32%) Security Cleared
20 51 (8.32%) CCNA
20 51 (8.32%) DHCP
21 50 (8.16%) Windows 7
22 49 (7.99%) PRINCE2

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 31 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.61%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.98%) IIS
5 5 (0.82%) Apache
6 3 (0.49%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) Moodle
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.54%) Office 365
2 46 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.28%) SaaS
6 7 (1.14%) G Suite
7 5 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.82%) PaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Akamai
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.49%) IaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 238 (38.83%) LAN
2 208 (33.93%) WAN
3 130 (21.21%) Wireless
4 112 (18.27%) Firewall
5 103 (16.80%) VPN
6 76 (12.40%) VoIP
7 61 (9.95%) Bluetooth
8 58 (9.46%) DNS
9 51 (8.32%) DHCP
10 48 (7.83%) MPLS
11 42 (6.85%) TCP/IP
12 41 (6.69%) Internet
13 35 (5.71%) 4G
13 35 (5.71%) VLAN
14 33 (5.38%) 3G
15 32 (5.22%) Broadband
15 32 (5.22%) Ethernet
16 29 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (4.73%) WLAN
17 28 (4.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.28%) Big Data
3 5 (0.82%) MySQL
4 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.16%) MS Access
5 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.45%) Android Studio
2 11 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.79%) JIRA
3 9 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.31%) IntelliJ
5 6 (0.98%) Gradle
6 4 (0.65%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.49%) CocoaPods
7 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) Babel
8 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.33%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.33%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.33%) CMake
8 2 (0.33%) Grunt
8 2 (0.33%) gulp
8 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.33%) Trac
8 2 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 88 (14.36%) Telecoms
2 61 (9.95%) Finance
3 33 (5.38%) Electronics
4 28 (4.57%) Retail
5 16 (2.61%) Marketing
6 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.47%) Automotive
8 7 (1.14%) Banking
9 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.65%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (16.31%) Network Engineer
2 90 (14.68%) Project Manager
3 55 (8.97%) Analyst
4 53 (8.65%) Architect
5 34 (5.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (5.55%) Support Engineer
6 31 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 27 (4.40%) Software Engineer
8 26 (4.24%) Embedded Engineer
8 26 (4.24%) Network Architect
9 25 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
10 24 (3.92%) Developer
10 24 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 22 (3.59%) IT Support
12 21 (3.43%) Support Analyst
13 20 (3.26%) Desktop Support
14 18 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.77%) IT Manager
15 17 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
15 17 (2.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.43%) JSON
2 17 (2.77%) REST
3 13 (2.12%) XML
4 12 (1.96%) 802.1X
5 10 (1.63%) Android SDK
6 9 (1.47%) .NET
6 9 (1.47%) LAMP
6 9 (1.47%) Web Services
7 4 (0.65%) Material Design
7 4 (0.65%) XMPP
8 3 (0.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.49%) Cocoa
8 3 (0.49%) Cocoa Touch
8 3 (0.49%) Core Animation
8 3 (0.49%) Core Data
8 3 (0.49%) Laravel
8 3 (0.49%) OAuth
8 3 (0.49%) SAML
9 2 (0.33%) OpenGL
9 2 (0.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.43%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.26%) User Experience
4 18 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.77%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.79%) Device Driver
8 10 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.63%) Smart Home
9 9 (1.47%) CMDB
9 9 (1.47%) NHS
10 8 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.14%) CCTV
11 7 (1.14%) Social Media
12 6 (0.98%) FMCG
12 6 (0.98%) PMI
13 5 (0.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 164 (26.75%) Windows
2 58 (9.46%) Linux
3 55 (8.97%) Android
4 54 (8.81%) Windows Server
5 52 (8.48%) Windows 10
6 50 (8.16%) Windows 7
7 29 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 25 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.26%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (2.28%) Windows Mobile
12 13 (2.12%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.79%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.65%) CentOS
16 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.65%) Unix
17 3 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (12.40%) Project Management
2 61 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (8.48%) ITIL
4 49 (7.99%) PRINCE2
5 37 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 31 (5.06%) Migration
8 29 (4.73%) Service Management
9 27 (4.40%) Network Management
10 21 (3.43%) Risk Management
11 19 (3.10%) IT Strategy
12 18 (2.94%) ERP
12 18 (2.94%) Network Design
12 18 (2.94%) Scrum
13 17 (2.77%) Analytics
13 17 (2.77%) Break/Fix
13 17 (2.77%) Change Management
13 17 (2.77%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (2.77%) DevOps
14 16 (2.61%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.87%) Python
2 35 (5.71%) C
3 24 (3.92%) Java
4 20 (3.26%) C++
4 20 (3.26%) SQL
5 19 (3.10%) Embedded C
5 19 (3.10%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.77%) Perl
7 10 (1.63%) Embedded C++
8 6 (0.98%) PHP
8 6 (0.98%) R
9 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
9 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.33%) C#
11 2 (0.33%) ES6
12 1 (0.16%) Tcl
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (8.32%) CCNA
2 51 (8.32%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 42 (6.85%) Degree
5 40 (6.53%) CCNP
6 24 (3.92%) CCIE
7 16 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.79%) PMP
9 10 (1.63%) CWNA
9 10 (1.63%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.82%) APMP
14 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.49%) ISEB
15 3 (0.49%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.49%) JNCIS
15 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.75%) SLA
2 16 (2.61%) QA
3 9 (1.47%) PMO
4 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.59%) Firmware
4 15 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.47%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 8 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.31%) vSphere
7 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.98%) XenApp
8 5 (0.82%) Squid
9 4 (0.65%) iptables
9 4 (0.65%) Postfix
9 4 (0.65%) Samba
9 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.49%) Docker
10 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (4.40%) SCCM
2 15 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.31%) Nagios
4 8 (1.31%) SCOM
5 7 (1.14%) Cacti
5 7 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.82%) Puppet
7 4 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.65%) Nessus
7 4 (0.65%) Nmap
8 3 (0.49%) Ansible
8 3 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.49%) TrustSec
8 3 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 201 (32.79%) Cisco
2 109 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.67%) VMware
4 42 (6.85%) HP
5 36 (5.87%) Juniper
6 32 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 28 (4.57%) Aruba
7 28 (4.57%) Citrix
8 27 (4.40%) SolarWinds
9 23 (3.75%) Meraki
10 20 (3.26%) Dell
11 19 (3.10%) F5
12 18 (2.94%) Palo Alto
13 16 (2.61%) Samsung
14 14 (2.28%) ServiceNow
15 13 (2.12%) SAP
15 13 (2.12%) Sigfox
16 12 (1.96%) Blue Coat
17 11 (1.79%) Apple
17 11 (1.79%) Avaya