Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 394 307 337
Rank change year-on-year -87 +30 +130
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 527 337 533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 6.51% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 180 338
10th Percentile £158 £145 £180
25th Percentile £205 £205 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £488 £428 £475
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 36 41
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.13 £13.75
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.49 £41.25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.46 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.98% -66.39% +84.33%
75th Percentile £20.51 £25.63 £48.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £22.63
% change year-on-year +3.33% -33.70% -9.50%

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 9,511 5,173 9,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.93% 12.50% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,256 3,294 6,147
10th Percentile £208 £200 £181
25th Percentile £363 £320 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £412
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.19% -3.06%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £516
90th Percentile £699 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 265 554
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.15 £13.38
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +53.49% +19.44%
75th Percentile £48.52 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.20 £59.50 £52.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.84% +55.00% +14.88%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 17 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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -107 459 £375 +11.11% 276
UK excluding London -38 342 £350 +16.67% 248
London -149 119 £448 +5.29% 40
South East -35 113 £425 +34.92% 40
Work from Home -104 97 £410 +20.59% 32
Midlands -20 57 £190 -33.91% 55
East of England -45 55 £300 - 41
North of England -48 46 £325 +23.81% 76
West Midlands -25 37 £350 +56.60% 34
South West -45 36 £350 +3.70% 23
North West -46 24 £300 +14.29% 26
Yorkshire -29 20 £325 +21.50% 32
East Midlands -17 19 £188 -54.55% 20
Wales -17 18 £175 -30.00% 4
Scotland -42 15 £400 +114.39% 8
Northern Ireland 0 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £200 - 18

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 172 (32.64%) Cisco
2 164 (31.12%) LAN
3 158 (29.98%) WAN
4 137 (26.00%) Microsoft
5 120 (22.77%) Windows
6 118 (22.39%) Microsoft 365
6 118 (22.39%) Social Skills
7 112 (21.25%) Firewall
8 108 (20.49%) Wireless
9 96 (18.22%) VPN
10 95 (18.03%) Active Directory
10 95 (18.03%) ITIL
11 83 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
12 68 (12.90%) SCCM
13 67 (12.71%) Data Centre
14 65 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
14 65 (12.33%) VMware
15 62 (11.76%) Telecoms
16 61 (11.57%) Public Sector
17 60 (11.39%) Windows 10
17 60 (11.39%) Citrix
18 56 (10.63%) DHCP
19 55 (10.44%) Azure
20 52 (9.87%) DNS
21 51 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
22 50 (9.49%) TCP/IP
23 49 (9.30%) CCNP
24 48 (9.11%) Meraki
25 47 (8.92%) Project Management
25 47 (8.92%) Incident Management

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 32 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.47%) Confluence
4 10 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.19%) Moodle
5 1 (0.19%) MTS
Applications
1 65 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.19%) PlantUML
6 1 (0.19%) Simulink
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) assyst
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP LE
3 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 118 (22.39%) Microsoft 365
2 55 (10.44%) Azure
3 24 (4.55%) IaaS
4 19 (3.61%) OneDrive
5 18 (3.42%) AWS
6 17 (3.23%) SaaS
7 14 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.09%) PaaS
9 5 (0.95%) Catchpoint
10 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.57%) Nutanix
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Direct Connect
12 2 (0.38%) GCP
13 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.19%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.19%) Slack
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 164 (31.12%) LAN
2 158 (29.98%) WAN
3 112 (21.25%) Firewall
4 108 (20.49%) Wireless
5 96 (18.22%) VPN
6 56 (10.63%) DHCP
7 52 (9.87%) DNS
8 50 (9.49%) TCP/IP
9 40 (7.59%) Network Security
10 39 (7.40%) BGP
10 39 (7.40%) SD-WAN
10 39 (7.40%) VoIP
11 35 (6.64%) MPLS
11 35 (6.64%) VLAN
12 34 (6.45%) OSPF
13 31 (5.88%) Internet
14 28 (5.31%) Ethernet
15 24 (4.55%) 3G
15 24 (4.55%) 4G
16 22 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.09%) MySQL
2 7 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.57%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) DTS
6 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 24 (4.55%) JIRA
2 9 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.14%) GDB
3 6 (1.14%) TestRail
4 5 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.76%) GitLab
5 4 (0.76%) GoogleTest
5 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.57%) Subversion
6 3 (0.57%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (0.38%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.19%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.19%) GCC
8 1 (0.19%) JUnit
8 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.19%) Mockito
General
1 118 (22.39%) Social Skills
2 62 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 61 (11.57%) Public Sector
4 46 (8.73%) Retail
5 41 (7.78%) Finance
6 23 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.04%) Electronics
8 14 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.52%) Local Government
11 7 (1.33%) Marketing
12 6 (1.14%) Banking
12 6 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.95%) Military
14 4 (0.76%) Billing
15 3 (0.57%) Legal
16 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.38%) German Language
17 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 92 (17.46%) Network Engineer
2 55 (10.44%) Analyst
2 55 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 52 (9.87%) Project Manager
4 40 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (5.69%) Desktop Support
5 30 (5.69%) Service Analyst
6 29 (5.50%) Architect
6 29 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (4.36%) IT Manager
9 22 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (3.61%) IT Engineer
10 19 (3.61%) IT Support
11 18 (3.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 16 (3.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 15 (2.85%) Field Engineer
13 15 (2.85%) Network Architect
14 14 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.04%) XMPP
2 15 (2.85%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.76%) .NET
3 4 (0.76%) Classic ASP
3 4 (0.76%) HTML
3 4 (0.76%) Qt
3 4 (0.76%) Web Services
4 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.38%) Middleware
5 2 (0.38%) RESTful
5 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.19%) JNI
6 1 (0.19%) LAMP
6 1 (0.19%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.17%) NHS
4 19 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (3.04%) Digital Signage
6 14 (2.66%) PKI
7 13 (2.47%) CCTV
7 13 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.47%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.90%) BYOD
8 10 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.90%) User Experience
9 9 (1.71%) iPad
10 7 (1.33%) CMDB
10 7 (1.33%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (1.33%) iPhone
10 7 (1.33%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.77%) Windows
2 60 (11.39%) Windows 10
3 34 (6.45%) Linux
4 29 (5.50%) Windows 7
5 27 (5.12%) Apple iOS
6 26 (4.93%) Android
7 22 (4.17%) Windows Server
8 11 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (2.09%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.14%) Unix
11 5 (0.95%) OpenWrt
11 5 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.57%) CentOS
12 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) SUSE
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.03%) ITIL
2 51 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (8.92%) Incident Management
3 47 (8.92%) Project Management
4 38 (7.21%) Project Delivery
5 37 (7.02%) Service Management
6 35 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (6.45%) Decision-Making
8 31 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 31 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (5.50%) Service Delivery
10 28 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 26 (4.93%) Migration
12 23 (4.36%) Test Automation
13 21 (3.98%) Mobile Device Management
14 20 (3.80%) ITSM
14 20 (3.80%) Load Balancing
14 20 (3.80%) Proactive Monitoring
15 18 (3.42%) Software Engineering
16 17 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.73%) Python
2 31 (5.88%) C
3 24 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.55%) SQL
4 19 (3.61%) VBScript
5 15 (2.85%) VB
6 10 (1.90%) C++
7 7 (1.33%) Go
8 6 (1.14%) Bash
8 6 (1.14%) Embedded C++
8 6 (1.14%) MATLAB
8 6 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.57%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.38%) C#
10 2 (0.38%) Java
10 2 (0.38%) Perl
10 2 (0.38%) Rust
11 1 (0.19%) Ada
11 1 (0.19%) C-shell
11 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (9.30%) CCNP
3 45 (8.54%) CCNA
4 43 (8.16%) Degree
5 41 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (5.31%) Security Cleared
7 25 (4.74%) MCSA
8 24 (4.55%) A+ Certification
9 23 (4.36%) SC Cleared
10 17 (3.23%) CCIE
11 11 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.09%) MCSE
12 9 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.33%) CCDP
13 7 (1.33%) MCP
14 6 (1.14%) CCIE Wireless
14 6 (1.14%) CISSP
14 6 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.95%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.95%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.40%) SLA
2 9 (1.71%) QA
3 7 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.76%) JTAG
6 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.57%) PMO
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.19%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) GDPR
8 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 95 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 16 (3.04%) Firmware
5 10 (1.90%) Docker
6 6 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.14%) vSphere
7 5 (0.95%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.38%) iptables
9 2 (0.38%) KVM
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.38%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.19%) Corosync
10 1 (0.19%) DRBD
10 1 (0.19%) NFS
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (12.90%) SCCM
2 17 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 15 (2.85%) AppManager
4 14 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.33%) Ansible
5 7 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.95%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.38%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.38%) Puppet
9 2 (0.38%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 172 (32.64%) Cisco
2 137 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 65 (12.33%) VMware
4 60 (11.39%) Citrix
5 48 (9.11%) Meraki
6 42 (7.97%) ServiceNow
7 36 (6.83%) Juniper
8 30 (5.69%) Aruba
9 28 (5.31%) Palo Alto
10 23 (4.36%) HP
11 22 (4.17%) Apple
12 21 (3.98%) SolarWinds
13 19 (3.61%) CheckPoint
14 18 (3.42%) F5
15 17 (3.23%) Remedy
16 15 (2.85%) Ivanti
17 13 (2.47%) Ericsson
18 12 (2.28%) Google
19 11 (2.09%) Atlassian
20 9 (1.71%) BT