Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 284 365 459
Rank change year-on-year +81 +94 -61
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 272 561 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 4.95% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 341 298
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £163 £165 £152
90th Percentile £525 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 42
Median hourly rate £19.50 £46.40 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.97% +170.48% -34.02%
10th Percentile £10.00 £28.23 £10.58
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £42.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year -55.59% +159.07% -51.91%

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 4,260 11,336 13,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.02% 13.32% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,446 6,835 8,200
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £200
90th Percentile £621 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 629 664
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% +49.58% -
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.48 £12.23
90th Percentile £55.60 £53.75 £48.12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +23.68% -1.30%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Wi-Fi.

Hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 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 +72 229 £331 -9.86% 93
UK excluding London +128 161 £300 -7.69% 86
London +103 81 £450 +12.50% 19
South East +141 52 £320 -20.00% 18
East of England +97 49 £300 -4.00% 17
Work from Home -102 30 £325 -23.53% 11
North of England +67 21 £315 +28.57% 14
South West +108 16 £325 -21.21% 15
Midlands +29 12 £213 -39.29% 11
North West +59 11 £301 +33.78% 7
Yorkshire +51 10 £350 +37.25% 6
Scotland +64 7 £204 -52.06% 9
Wales +39 7 £250 -3.85% 3
West Midlands +38 7 £200 -50.00% 7
East Midlands +24 5 £275 -0.90% 3

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 64 (23.53%) Firewall
2 62 (22.79%) Wireless
2 62 (22.79%) C
3 59 (21.69%) WAN
3 59 (21.69%) Cisco
4 56 (20.59%) LAN
5 55 (20.22%) Microsoft
6 44 (16.18%) Telecoms
7 42 (15.44%) Windows
8 41 (15.07%) VPN
8 41 (15.07%) Bluetooth
8 41 (15.07%) Azure
9 37 (13.60%) C++
10 36 (13.24%) Linux
11 33 (12.13%) Active Directory
11 33 (12.13%) Office 365
12 32 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (11.40%) ITIL
13 31 (11.40%) Device Driver
13 31 (11.40%) Software Engineering
14 30 (11.03%) Electronics
14 30 (11.03%) ZigBee
15 27 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (9.56%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (9.19%) Project Management
17 25 (9.19%) Python
17 25 (9.19%) Yocto
18 24 (8.82%) TCP/IP
19 23 (8.46%) DHCP
19 23 (8.46%) Embedded C++

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 8 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.57%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.84%) Apache
4 3 (1.10%) Confluence
4 3 (1.10%) JBoss
4 3 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.37%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.07%) Azure
2 33 (12.13%) Office 365
3 17 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (5.88%) AWS
5 8 (2.94%) GitHub
6 5 (1.84%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.47%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.10%) Logic Apps
8 3 (1.10%) SaaS
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.74%) Serverless
10 1 (0.37%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.37%) Firebase
10 1 (0.37%) GCP
10 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.53%) Firewall
2 62 (22.79%) Wireless
3 59 (21.69%) WAN
4 56 (20.59%) LAN
5 41 (15.07%) Bluetooth
5 41 (15.07%) VPN
6 30 (11.03%) ZigBee
7 26 (9.56%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 23 (8.46%) DHCP
10 21 (7.72%) 3G
10 21 (7.72%) 4G
11 18 (6.62%) 2G
11 18 (6.62%) LTE
12 17 (6.25%) 802.11
12 17 (6.25%) VoIP
12 17 (6.25%) VoLTE
13 16 (5.88%) DNS
14 15 (5.51%) Broadband
15 14 (5.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.94%) MySQL
2 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.37%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) Power BI
4 1 (0.37%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (5.88%) JIRA
2 5 (1.84%) GDB
3 3 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.10%) GitLab
3 3 (1.10%) TestRail
4 2 (0.74%) GCC
4 2 (0.74%) GoogleTest
4 2 (0.74%) JUnit
4 2 (0.74%) Mockito
5 1 (0.37%) Appium
5 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.37%) fastlane
5 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) Redmine
5 1 (0.37%) Trac
5 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 44 (16.18%) Telecoms
2 30 (11.03%) Electronics
3 17 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.78%) Retail
5 10 (3.68%) Finance
6 6 (2.21%) German Language
7 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.10%) Banking
8 3 (1.10%) Marketing
9 2 (0.74%) French Language
9 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 31 (11.40%) Software Engineer
3 29 (10.66%) Embedded Engineer
4 28 (10.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 24 (8.82%) Architect
6 22 (8.09%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.51%) Analyst
7 15 (5.51%) Voice Project Manager
8 13 (4.78%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Developer
11 8 (2.94%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Telecoms Manager
12 7 (2.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 6 (2.21%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.21%) Designer
13 6 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.19%) Yocto
2 19 (6.99%) 802.1X
3 10 (3.68%) POSIX
4 3 (1.10%) Android SDK
4 3 (1.10%) LAMP
4 3 (1.10%) Memcached
4 3 (1.10%) Middleware
5 2 (0.74%) JNI
5 2 (0.74%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.74%) Qt
5 2 (0.74%) STL
6 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.37%) Flash
6 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.37%) REST
6 1 (0.37%) RESTful
6 1 (0.37%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.40%) Device Driver
2 19 (6.99%) Home Automation
2 19 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.04%) User Experience
6 9 (3.31%) Digital Signage
6 9 (3.31%) Media Streaming
7 8 (2.94%) Fibre Optics
7 8 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.57%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.84%) NHS
9 5 (1.84%) Social Media
9 5 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.47%) iPad
11 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.10%) FMCG
11 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.44%) Windows
2 36 (13.24%) Linux
3 23 (8.46%) Android
4 18 (6.62%) Apple iOS
5 17 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.78%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.68%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (2.21%) Unix
9 6 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.10%) Tizen
10 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.74%) OpenWrt
11 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (11.40%) ITIL
2 31 (11.40%) Software Engineering
3 25 (9.19%) Project Management
4 22 (8.09%) PRINCE2
5 21 (7.72%) ITIL V3
5 21 (7.72%) Project Delivery
6 18 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (4.41%) Network Design
8 11 (4.04%) Test Automation
8 11 (4.04%) Workshop Facilitation
9 9 (3.31%) Android Development
9 9 (3.31%) Business Case
9 9 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.31%) Image Processing
9 9 (3.31%) Load Balancing
9 9 (3.31%) Migration
9 9 (3.31%) Performance Testing
10 8 (2.94%) Content Management
11 7 (2.57%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.79%) C
2 37 (13.60%) C++
3 25 (9.19%) Python
4 23 (8.46%) Embedded C++
5 10 (3.68%) SQL
6 9 (3.31%) Embedded C
7 6 (2.21%) Java
8 4 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.74%) Perl
9 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.74%) Tcl
10 1 (0.37%) Go
10 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (7.35%) CCNP
3 16 (5.88%) CCNA
4 13 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.68%) CISSP
6 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.94%) Degree
8 7 (2.57%) MCSE
9 5 (1.84%) CCIE
10 4 (1.47%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.47%) MCSA
11 3 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.10%) HP APS
11 3 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.74%) APMP
12 2 (0.74%) HND
12 2 (0.74%) ISEB
12 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.57%) SLA
2 5 (1.84%) QA
3 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) JTAG
6 1 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.21%) Firmware
4 5 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.47%) Docker
5 4 (1.47%) Squid
6 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.74%) KVM
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.68%) SCCM
2 6 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.21%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.47%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.10%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (1.10%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.10%) Iperf
6 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (21.69%) Cisco
2 55 (20.22%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.35%) CheckPoint
3 20 (7.35%) Palo Alto
4 18 (6.62%) F5
5 17 (6.25%) HP
5 17 (6.25%) VMware
6 16 (5.88%) Meraki
6 16 (5.88%) Remedy
7 14 (5.15%) Citrix
7 14 (5.15%) Ericsson
8 12 (4.41%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.04%) Dell
10 10 (3.68%) EMC
11 9 (3.31%) Juniper
12 8 (2.94%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.94%) Splunk
13 7 (2.57%) Apple
13 7 (2.57%) BT
13 7 (2.57%) WatchGuard