Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 411 436
Rank change year-on-year +34 +25 +87
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 619 595 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 3.55% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 365 298
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +3.17%
10th Percentile £151 £189 £158
90th Percentile £525 £625 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -18.75% +18.52% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 39 59
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.56% -2.27% +18.92%
10th Percentile £13.74 £14.50 £12.95
90th Percentile £46.43 £77.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +32.00% +11.11% +28.57%

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +40 595 £350 -12.50% 70
UK excluding London +29 371 £325 -18.75% 54
London +27 233 £400 - 19
South East +12 100 £375 -3.23% 10
Midlands +28 79 £365 -18.89% 7
East of England +19 77 £325 -9.72% 13
South West +27 62 £313 +7.76% 10
West Midlands +41 60 £388 -10.92% 2
North of England +33 44 £208 -51.18% 11
North West +1 24 £167 -67.51% 8
East Midlands -1 19 £248 -55.41% 5
Yorkshire +33 14 £150 -64.71% 3
Scotland +14 9 £150 -57.14% 1
North East +59 7 £245 +11.36%
Wales -10 2 £193 -48.67% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 237 (38.29%) LAN
2 226 (36.51%) WAN
3 212 (34.25%) Cisco
4 165 (26.66%) Windows
5 135 (21.81%) Wireless
6 122 (19.71%) Firewall
6 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
7 109 (17.61%) VPN
8 91 (14.70%) Active Directory
9 90 (14.54%) Telecoms
10 89 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
11 77 (12.44%) VoIP
11 77 (12.44%) Data Centre
12 74 (11.95%) Finance
13 73 (11.79%) Project Management
14 72 (11.63%) Office 365
15 68 (10.99%) DNS
16 63 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
17 60 (9.69%) Linux
18 59 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
18 59 (9.53%) Security Cleared
18 59 (9.53%) Windows 10
19 58 (9.37%) DHCP
20 56 (9.05%) PRINCE2
21 55 (8.89%) Bluetooth
22 53 (8.56%) ITIL
23 52 (8.40%) SC Cleared
24 51 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
24 51 (8.24%) MPLS
25 48 (7.75%) 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 23 (3.72%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.58%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.26%) IIS
5 11 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.81%) Apache
6 5 (0.81%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) Moodle
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.63%) Office 365
2 51 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.42%) SaaS
6 9 (1.45%) G Suite
7 8 (1.29%) PaaS
8 5 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.48%) Akamai
9 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.48%) IaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 237 (38.29%) LAN
2 226 (36.51%) WAN
3 135 (21.81%) Wireless
4 122 (19.71%) Firewall
5 109 (17.61%) VPN
6 77 (12.44%) VoIP
7 68 (10.99%) DNS
8 58 (9.37%) DHCP
9 55 (8.89%) Bluetooth
10 51 (8.24%) MPLS
11 43 (6.95%) Internet
11 43 (6.95%) TCP/IP
12 41 (6.62%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (5.98%) VLAN
14 35 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (5.49%) Broadband
16 33 (5.33%) WLAN
17 32 (5.17%) Unified Communications
18 31 (5.01%) 4G
18 31 (5.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.10%) Big Data
3 5 (0.81%) MS Access
3 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.65%) MySQL
5 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.78%) Android Studio
1 11 (1.78%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.78%) JIRA
2 8 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.13%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.97%) IntelliJ
4 6 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.65%) Gradle
5 4 (0.65%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.32%) Babel
6 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.32%) Buildbot
6 2 (0.32%) CMake
6 2 (0.32%) CocoaPods
6 2 (0.32%) Grunt
6 2 (0.32%) gulp
6 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.32%) webpack
7 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 90 (14.54%) Telecoms
2 74 (11.95%) Finance
3 32 (5.17%) Electronics
3 32 (5.17%) Retail
4 15 (2.42%) Marketing
5 10 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.29%) Banking
7 5 (0.81%) Automotive
7 5 (0.81%) Back Office
7 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.81%) Legal
7 5 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.16%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) German Language
8 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (15.67%) Network Engineer
2 96 (15.51%) Project Manager
3 56 (9.05%) Architect
4 53 (8.56%) Analyst
5 36 (5.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (5.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 33 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 27 (4.36%) IT Support
8 26 (4.20%) Infrastructure Manager
8 26 (4.20%) Network Architect
9 25 (4.04%) Embedded Engineer
9 25 (4.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 25 (4.04%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.72%) Developer
11 20 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 19 (3.07%) Desktop Support
13 18 (2.91%) Test Engineer
14 17 (2.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 17 (2.75%) LAN Engineer
15 16 (2.58%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.07%) JSON
2 18 (2.91%) REST
2 18 (2.91%) XML
3 16 (2.58%) 802.1X
4 13 (2.10%) Web Services
5 11 (1.78%) .NET
6 9 (1.45%) LAMP
7 8 (1.29%) Android SDK
8 7 (1.13%) HTML
9 6 (0.97%) OAuth
9 6 (0.97%) SAML
9 6 (0.97%) XMPP
10 5 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.81%) jQuery
11 3 (0.48%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.48%) Google Maps API
11 3 (0.48%) Laravel
11 3 (0.48%) Material Design
12 2 (0.32%) Core Data
12 2 (0.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.44%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.91%) Driving Licence
4 17 (2.75%) Private Cloud
5 16 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.42%) User Experience
7 13 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.62%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.45%) BYOD
11 9 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.45%) NHS
11 9 (1.45%) Social Media
12 8 (1.29%) CCTV
12 8 (1.29%) Smart Home
13 6 (0.97%) Fintech
13 6 (0.97%) PMI
14 5 (0.81%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 165 (26.66%) Windows
2 60 (9.69%) Linux
3 59 (9.53%) Windows 10
4 47 (7.59%) Android
5 46 (7.43%) Windows Server
6 43 (6.95%) Windows 7
7 29 (4.68%) Apple iOS
8 25 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (3.55%) Embedded Linux
10 21 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (2.42%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.94%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.65%) CentOS
15 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.65%) Unix
16 3 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (11.79%) Project Management
2 59 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (9.05%) PRINCE2
4 53 (8.56%) ITIL
5 44 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (5.33%) Software Engineering
7 31 (5.01%) Migration
7 31 (5.01%) Service Management
8 25 (4.04%) High Availability
8 25 (4.04%) Network Management
9 24 (3.88%) Change Management
9 24 (3.88%) Risk Management
10 20 (3.23%) Network Design
11 19 (3.07%) DevOps
12 18 (2.91%) Analytics
12 18 (2.91%) IT Strategy
12 18 (2.91%) ITSM
13 17 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (2.75%) ERP
14 16 (2.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.14%) Python
2 36 (5.82%) C
3 28 (4.52%) SQL
4 21 (3.39%) Embedded C
4 21 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 20 (3.23%) Java
6 19 (3.07%) C++
6 19 (3.07%) Perl
7 10 (1.62%) Embedded C++
8 8 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.13%) C#
10 6 (0.97%) PHP
10 6 (0.97%) R
11 5 (0.81%) Delphi
12 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.32%) ES6
15 1 (0.16%) Ruby
15 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (14.38%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (9.53%) Security Cleared
3 52 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 48 (7.75%) Degree
5 47 (7.59%) CCNA
6 42 (6.79%) CCNP
7 27 (4.36%) CCIE
8 24 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.62%) APMP
9 10 (1.62%) PMP
10 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.45%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.13%) JNCIE
13 6 (0.97%) CWNA
14 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.65%) MCSE
16 3 (0.48%) ISEB
16 3 (0.48%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.39%) SLA
2 14 (2.26%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) PMO
4 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) 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 (14.70%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.39%) Firmware
4 13 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.62%) vSphere
6 9 (1.45%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 9 (1.45%) XenApp
7 7 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.81%) Squid
10 4 (0.65%) iptables
10 4 (0.65%) Postfix
10 4 (0.65%) Samba
10 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.48%) Docker
11 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.16%) IAG
12 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 26 (4.20%) SCCM
2 17 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.62%) Nagios
5 9 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.29%) Cacti
6 8 (1.29%) SCOM
7 7 (1.13%) Puppet
8 5 (0.81%) Ansible
8 5 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.65%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.65%) Nessus
9 4 (0.65%) Nmap
9 4 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.65%) WSUS
10 3 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 212 (34.25%) Cisco
2 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.95%) VMware
4 40 (6.46%) CheckPoint
5 37 (5.98%) Juniper
6 35 (5.65%) HP
7 34 (5.49%) SolarWinds
8 29 (4.68%) Citrix
8 29 (4.68%) Palo Alto
9 25 (4.04%) F5
10 23 (3.72%) Meraki
11 21 (3.39%) Aruba
12 17 (2.75%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.58%) Google
14 15 (2.42%) Dell
15 14 (2.26%) Samsung
16 13 (2.10%) SAP
17 12 (1.94%) Sigfox
18 11 (1.78%) Avaya
19 10 (1.62%) Fortinet