Period
to 22 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 413 277 392
Rank change year-on-year -136 +115 +75
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 440 245 536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 6.05% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 112 306
10th Percentile £185 £182 £154
25th Percentile £300 £243 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £360 £350
Median % change year-on-year +11.06% +2.91% -2.95%
75th Percentile £521 £451 £475
90th Percentile £587 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 34
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.03 £17.09
25th Percentile £12.00 £15.63 £40.38
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.77% -57.61% +187.50%
75th Percentile £15.94 £38.34 £47.38
90th Percentile £21.30 £50.00 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -30.77% -45.83% +125.00%

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 8,989 4,049 11,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.22% 13.62% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,773 2,519 7,171
10th Percentile £231 £206 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 188 595
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.78 £12.77
25th Percentile £14.50 £17.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate £22.44 £30.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -26.44% +24.49% +28.95%
75th Percentile £48.74 £46.49 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £27.16 £22.68
% change year-on-year -24.47% +19.73% +19.71%

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 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 16 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 September 2021. 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 -86 396 £400 +6.67% 213
UK excluding London -61 265 £375 +15.38% 189
London -143 120 £425 +6.25% 36
Work from Home -183 92 £432 -7.95% 26
South East -43 86 £425 +14.76% 39
East of England -42 45 £375 +7.14% 30
South West -15 42 £390 -2.50% 17
North of England -63 41 £433 +15.33% 64
Midlands -50 40 £300 +41.18% 28
West Midlands -34 35 £375 +87.50% 16
Yorkshire -34 19 £325 -13.33% 26
North West -54 12 £255 -11.30% 32
North East -4 10 £550 +15.79% 6
Wales -24 8 £250 -9.09% 6
East Midlands -42 5 £188 -37.50% 12
Scotland -86 3 £425 +30.77% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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.

1 120 (27.27%) Cisco
2 109 (24.77%) WAN
3 108 (24.55%) LAN
4 106 (24.09%) Firewall
5 99 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 94 (21.36%) Windows
7 90 (20.45%) Microsoft 365
8 87 (19.77%) Wireless
9 81 (18.41%) Cisco Certification
10 80 (18.18%) Telecoms
11 78 (17.73%) Social Skills
12 71 (16.14%) VPN
13 70 (15.91%) Active Directory
14 68 (15.45%) ITIL
15 60 (13.64%) Azure
16 56 (12.73%) Python
17 55 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (11.82%) Meraki
19 51 (11.59%) CCNA
20 49 (11.14%) Linux
21 47 (10.68%) CCNP
22 44 (10.00%) TCP/IP
23 43 (9.77%) Retail
23 43 (9.77%) Windows 10
24 41 (9.32%) Data Centre
24 41 (9.32%) DHCP
25 40 (9.09%) Internet
25 40 (9.09%) Test Automation
26 39 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
27 38 (8.64%) Degree

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 13 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.73%) Confluence
3 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) assyst
2 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 90 (20.45%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (13.64%) Azure
3 29 (6.59%) AWS
4 19 (4.32%) SaaS
5 15 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.50%) IaaS
7 5 (1.14%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.91%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.91%) GCP
8 4 (0.91%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.91%) PaaS
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.45%) Datadog
10 2 (0.45%) GitHub
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.23%) Catchpoint
11 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (24.77%) WAN
2 108 (24.55%) LAN
3 106 (24.09%) Firewall
4 87 (19.77%) Wireless
5 71 (16.14%) VPN
6 44 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 41 (9.32%) DHCP
8 40 (9.09%) Internet
9 37 (8.41%) VoIP
10 34 (7.73%) Network Security
11 33 (7.50%) DNS
12 29 (6.59%) Bluetooth
12 29 (6.59%) MPLS
13 26 (5.91%) SD-WAN
14 25 (5.68%) VLAN
15 21 (4.77%) IPv6
15 21 (4.77%) Unified Communications
15 21 (4.77%) WLAN
16 20 (4.55%) Broadband
17 17 (3.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.50%) MySQL
3 10 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (5.45%) JIRA
2 13 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.05%) GDB
4 8 (1.82%) GitLab
5 6 (1.36%) TestRail
6 4 (0.91%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.68%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.45%) GCC
8 2 (0.45%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.45%) JUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Mockito
8 2 (0.45%) Subversion
8 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 80 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 78 (17.73%) Social Skills
3 43 (9.77%) Retail
4 33 (7.50%) Finance
5 29 (6.59%) Public Sector
6 19 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.86%) Electronics
8 14 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (2.95%) Manufacturing
10 12 (2.73%) Marketing
11 11 (2.50%) Publishing
12 10 (2.27%) Banking
13 5 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
14 4 (0.91%) Billing
14 4 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.91%) Local Government
15 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.68%) Military
16 2 (0.45%) Back Office
16 2 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (15.45%) Network Engineer
2 46 (10.45%) Architect
3 39 (8.86%) Analyst
4 34 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 29 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 21 (4.77%) Test Engineer
8 18 (4.09%) Service Analyst
8 18 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (3.64%) Consultant
9 16 (3.64%) Python Engineer
10 15 (3.41%) IT Manager
10 15 (3.41%) IT Support
11 14 (3.18%) Bluetooth Engineer
11 14 (3.18%) Field Engineer
12 13 (2.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (2.95%) IT Engineer
12 13 (2.95%) Technical Manager
13 12 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.32%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.14%) Middleware
2 5 (1.14%) Web Services
3 4 (0.91%) RESTful
4 3 (0.68%) HTML
4 3 (0.68%) REST
4 3 (0.68%) SOAP
4 3 (0.68%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.68%) XMPP
5 2 (0.45%) Android NDK
5 2 (0.45%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (0.45%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (0.45%) JNI
5 2 (0.45%) JSON
5 2 (0.45%) LDAP
5 2 (0.45%) PhoneGap
5 2 (0.45%) Qt
5 2 (0.45%) React Native
5 2 (0.45%) STL
5 2 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.86%) Digital Signage
2 17 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (2.50%) iPad
4 11 (2.50%) PKI
4 11 (2.50%) User Experience
5 10 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.82%) CCTV
8 7 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.36%) BYOD
9 6 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.36%) NHS
9 6 (1.36%) Social Media
10 5 (1.14%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.91%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 94 (21.36%) Windows
2 49 (11.14%) Linux
3 43 (9.77%) Windows 10
4 36 (8.18%) Android
5 33 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 33 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.86%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (1.82%) Unix
9 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.59%) OpenWrt
11 6 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.23%) CentOS
16 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.45%) ITIL
2 55 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 38 (8.64%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 34 (7.73%) Project Management
6 31 (7.05%) Incident Management
7 27 (6.14%) Migration
8 26 (5.91%) Project Delivery
9 25 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (5.68%) Software Testing
10 22 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (4.77%) Scrum
11 21 (4.77%) Software Engineering
12 20 (4.55%) Load Balancing
13 19 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (4.09%) Decision-Making
15 17 (3.86%) Business Continuity
15 17 (3.86%) CRM
16 16 (3.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.73%) Python
2 34 (7.73%) C
3 28 (6.36%) SQL
4 13 (2.95%) C++
4 13 (2.95%) Java
5 8 (1.82%) Go
5 8 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.36%) Tcl
8 4 (0.91%) Embedded C
8 4 (0.91%) Rust
9 3 (0.68%) PHP
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.45%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (18.41%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (11.59%) CCNA
3 47 (10.68%) CCNP
4 38 (8.64%) Degree
5 33 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (5.23%) MCSA
6 23 (5.23%) Security Cleared
7 19 (4.32%) CCIE
8 17 (3.86%) A+ Certification
8 17 (3.86%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.18%) CISSP
10 11 (2.50%) CCDP
11 10 (2.27%) MCSE
12 9 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.05%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (1.59%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.36%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.68%) SLA
2 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.36%) JTAG
3 5 (1.14%) QA
4 4 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.91%) PMO
5 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.68%) GDPR
5 3 (0.68%) NCSC
6 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.45%) NIST
6 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.68%) Firmware
3 15 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.59%) Docker
5 7 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.91%) iptables
6 4 (0.91%) KVM
6 4 (0.91%) Xen
7 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (7.50%) SCCM
2 23 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.73%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.68%) Ansible
6 3 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.68%) Nessus
7 2 (0.45%) CASB
7 2 (0.45%) Iperf
7 2 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 2 (0.45%) Packer
7 2 (0.45%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.45%) SCOM
7 2 (0.45%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.45%) WMI
7 2 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 120 (27.27%) Cisco
2 99 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 52 (11.82%) Meraki
4 36 (8.18%) Citrix
5 31 (7.05%) Aruba
6 29 (6.59%) CheckPoint
6 29 (6.59%) VMware
7 25 (5.68%) Palo Alto
8 20 (4.55%) ServiceNow
9 18 (4.09%) F5
9 18 (4.09%) HP
10 17 (3.86%) Juniper
11 13 (2.95%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.50%) SAP
13 10 (2.27%) Apple
14 9 (2.05%) Ruckus Wireless
15 8 (1.82%) Avaya
15 8 (1.82%) Ekahau
16 7 (1.59%) Atlassian
16 7 (1.59%) Infoblox