Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 473 413 467
Rank change year-on-year -60 +54 +16
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 454 506 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 4.01% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 322 293
UK median daily rate £362 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.44% -4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £175 £159 £201
90th Percentile £561 £575 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -7.86% -6.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 34
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -52.50% +32.45%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.23 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £77.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -47.50% +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 13,278 12,631 16,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.88% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,166 7,666 9,702
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £219
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 745 743
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -23.08% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.99 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.19 £27.05
% change year-on-year -0.99% -29.06% +20.22%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -79 409 £375 +3.45% 188
UK excluding London -58 278 £323 -7.86% 134
London -43 167 £400 - 57
South East +8 104 £413 +3.13% 37
North of England -45 45 £250 -33.33% 30
East of England -2 39 £355 +22.41% 27
Scotland -13 33 £215 -17.31% 2
Midlands -22 31 £350 -3.45% 24
West Midlands -16 24 £220 -46.67% 13
South West -44 24 £330 +5.60% 12
North West -23 20 £300 -25.00% 16
North East +4 18 £218 -62.17% 2
East Midlands -18 7 £400 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire -29 7 £419 +11.67% 12
Wales -7 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 178 (39.21%) WAN
2 174 (38.33%) Cisco
3 172 (37.89%) LAN
4 128 (28.19%) Windows
5 115 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (20.26%) Firewall
7 86 (18.94%) Wireless
8 80 (17.62%) Active Directory
9 76 (16.74%) DNS
10 74 (16.30%) Finance
11 73 (16.08%) Microsoft
12 68 (14.98%) VPN
13 66 (14.54%) Security Cleared
14 65 (14.32%) CCNA
14 65 (14.32%) VMware
15 64 (14.10%) SC Cleared
16 60 (13.22%) ITIL
17 59 (13.00%) CCNP
17 59 (13.00%) Windows 10
18 56 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 56 (12.33%) Windows 7
19 55 (12.11%) DHCP
19 55 (12.11%) MPLS
20 53 (11.67%) Data Centre
21 52 (11.45%) Windows Server
21 52 (11.45%) Migration
21 52 (11.45%) VoIP
22 51 (11.23%) Juniper
23 50 (11.01%) Citrix
24 46 (10.13%) Telecoms

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 12 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.98%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.10%) Apache
3 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (0.44%) Confluence
5 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.44%) nginx
5 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.22%) JBoss
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.03%) Office 365
2 34 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.42%) G Suite
4 7 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.54%) SaaS
5 5 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.88%) IaaS
6 4 (0.88%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.66%) PaaS
8 2 (0.44%) GitHub
8 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.44%) Stackdriver
9 1 (0.22%) Akamai
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Datadog
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 178 (39.21%) WAN
2 172 (37.89%) LAN
3 92 (20.26%) Firewall
4 86 (18.94%) Wireless
5 76 (16.74%) DNS
6 68 (14.98%) VPN
7 55 (12.11%) DHCP
7 55 (12.11%) MPLS
8 52 (11.45%) VoIP
9 42 (9.25%) Internet
10 40 (8.81%) 3G
11 34 (7.49%) Network Security
12 30 (6.61%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (6.17%) TCP/IP
14 21 (4.63%) LTE
14 21 (4.63%) OSPF
15 20 (4.41%) SSL
16 19 (4.19%) BGP
16 19 (4.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.44%) Big Data
3 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.44%) SQLite
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.54%) GCC
1 7 (1.54%) GDB
1 7 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.88%) GoogleTest
3 4 (0.88%) JIRA
3 4 (0.88%) JUnit
3 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
3 4 (0.88%) Mockito
4 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.22%) GitLab
6 1 (0.22%) Mocha
6 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (16.30%) Finance
2 46 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.73%) Retail
4 12 (2.64%) Electronics
5 6 (1.32%) Banking
5 6 (1.32%) Games
5 6 (1.32%) Law
6 4 (0.88%) Automotive
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.66%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 92 (20.26%) Network Engineer
2 55 (12.11%) Project Manager
3 43 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 41 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (9.03%) Analyst
5 30 (6.61%) Architect
6 27 (5.95%) Wireless Engineer
7 26 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 26 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 25 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (5.29%) Network Architect
10 22 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
11 21 (4.63%) Network Analyst
12 20 (4.41%) Desktop Support
12 20 (4.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
13 19 (4.19%) Consultant
14 18 (3.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 17 (3.74%) IT Support
15 17 (3.74%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.76%) HTML
2 6 (1.32%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.32%) CSS
2 6 (1.32%) HTML5
2 6 (1.32%) Qt
3 5 (1.10%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.10%) CSS3
3 5 (1.10%) React
3 5 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (0.88%) Ember.js
4 4 (0.88%) JNI
4 4 (0.88%) LAMP
4 4 (0.88%) STL
4 4 (0.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 3 (0.66%) Yocto
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.44%) Ionic Framework
6 2 (0.44%) PhoneGap
6 2 (0.44%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.15%) Fat Client
2 37 (8.15%) Thin Client
3 20 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.08%) NHS
6 13 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.32%) CCTV
8 6 (1.32%) EPoS
8 6 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.32%) Social Media
9 5 (1.10%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.10%) iPhone
9 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.10%) User Experience
10 4 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.88%) iPad
10 4 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 128 (28.19%) Windows
2 59 (13.00%) Windows 10
3 56 (12.33%) Windows 7
4 52 (11.45%) Windows Server
5 46 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (7.93%) Windows 8
6 36 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (6.83%) Android
7 31 (6.83%) Linux
8 22 (4.85%) Apple iOS
9 17 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (3.08%) Unix
11 11 (2.42%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.10%) VxWorks
14 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.66%) CentOS
16 2 (0.44%) FreeRTOS
17 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.22%) ITIL
2 52 (11.45%) Migration
3 45 (9.91%) Project Management
4 37 (8.15%) PRINCE2
5 36 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (7.71%) Software Delivery
7 31 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (6.17%) Service Management
9 24 (5.29%) Change Control
9 24 (5.29%) Software Engineering
10 21 (4.63%) Network Design
11 18 (3.96%) Supplier Management
12 17 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (3.52%) ITSM
13 16 (3.52%) Load Balancing
13 16 (3.52%) Network Architecture
13 16 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (3.30%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.30%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.95%) C
2 24 (5.29%) C++
3 14 (3.08%) Python
3 14 (3.08%) SQL
4 11 (2.42%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.76%) Embedded C
5 8 (1.76%) Java
5 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.76%) Perl
6 5 (1.10%) Embedded C++
7 3 (0.66%) Apple Swift
7 3 (0.66%) PHP
7 3 (0.66%) VB
8 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.44%) Ruby
8 2 (0.44%) VBA
9 1 (0.22%) Lisp
9 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (14.54%) Security Cleared
3 65 (14.32%) CCNA
4 64 (14.10%) SC Cleared
5 59 (13.00%) CCNP
6 31 (6.83%) Degree
7 28 (6.17%) CCIE
8 18 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 13 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.32%) CCDP
12 6 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.10%) CCENT
13 5 (1.10%) MCSE
14 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.66%) CWNA
15 3 (0.66%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (2.42%) SLA
3 10 (2.20%) QA
4 6 (1.32%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) MISRA
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 56 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.27%) XenApp
4 30 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.98%) Firmware
6 6 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.66%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) iptables
9 2 (0.44%) Postfix
9 2 (0.44%) Samba
9 2 (0.44%) Squid
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) QEMU
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (9.91%) SCCM
2 28 (6.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.64%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.76%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.10%) Kibana
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.10%) QRadar
6 4 (0.88%) Nessus
6 4 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.66%) Ansible
7 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.66%) Puppet
8 2 (0.44%) Cacti
8 2 (0.44%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.44%) logstash
8 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 174 (38.33%) Cisco
2 73 (16.08%) Microsoft
3 65 (14.32%) VMware
4 51 (11.23%) Juniper
5 50 (11.01%) Citrix
6 37 (8.15%) Meraki
7 36 (7.93%) CheckPoint
8 34 (7.49%) Palo Alto
9 31 (6.83%) Ivanti
10 30 (6.61%) ThinPrint
11 28 (6.17%) Aruba
12 20 (4.41%) Google
12 20 (4.41%) HP
13 16 (3.52%) F5
14 15 (3.30%) BT
15 14 (3.08%) Qualys
16 13 (2.86%) Ericsson
16 13 (2.86%) Mitel
17 12 (2.64%) Polycom
17 12 (2.64%) Red Box