Period
to 30 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 30 November 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
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 364 277 243
Rank change year-on-year -87 -34 +41
Contract jobs citing Wireless 625 333 915
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.91% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.36% 7.04% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 192 507
10th Percentile £155 £200 £156
25th Percentile £185 £269 £257
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £365 £375
Median % change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% -
75th Percentile £438 £450 £456
90th Percentile £500 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 63
10th Percentile £12.24 £21.75 £12.05
25th Percentile £16.21 £26.38 £14.56
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year -49.41% +1.81% +66.98%
75th Percentile £49.06 £47.50 £49.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £54.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -58.82% +63.46% +4.00%

Wireless 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 9,834 4,729 11,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 12.96% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,418 3,019 6,777
10th Percentile £210 £212 £185
25th Percentile £363 £325 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £415
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 222 622
10th Percentile £12.06 £14.00 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.91 £17.81 £16.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.10% +55.44% +18.42%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.88
90th Percentile £64.50 £59.88 £51.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year -42.03% +72.05% +14.59%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
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 Wireless within the UK over the 6 months to 30 November 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 -82 512 £350 -6.67% 384
UK excluding London -74 339 £300 -7.69% 354
London -93 180 £388 -19.27% 57
Work from Home -157 108 £411 +7.87% 46
South East -52 96 £325 -10.34% 76
North of England -61 56 £288 -25.81% 83
East of England -36 54 £388 +23.51% 50
Midlands -49 54 £188 -28.57% 53
South West -38 39 £325 -17.20% 65
East Midlands -17 34 £188 -34.50% 24
North West -63 29 £338 -10.00% 41
Yorkshire -27 22 £250 -38.65% 32
West Midlands -50 20 £174 -50.36% 29
Scotland -61 20 £170 -29.62% 15
Wales -23 16 £200 -24.53% 8
North East - 5 £255 - 10
Northern Ireland - 4 £144 - 5

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 280 (44.80%) Cisco
2 231 (36.96%) Firewall
3 173 (27.68%) WAN
4 155 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
5 154 (24.64%) LAN
6 151 (24.16%) Windows
7 136 (21.76%) Microsoft
8 134 (21.44%) VPN
9 121 (19.36%) Social Skills
10 117 (18.72%) Active Directory
11 113 (18.08%) Microsoft 365
12 104 (16.64%) Data Centre
13 103 (16.48%) CCNP
14 102 (16.32%) Azure
15 98 (15.68%) Wi-Fi
16 95 (15.20%) Telecoms
17 84 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
18 81 (12.96%) CCNA
19 78 (12.48%) DNS
19 78 (12.48%) ITIL
20 77 (12.32%) BGP
21 76 (12.16%) Aruba
22 71 (11.36%) Meraki
22 71 (11.36%) TCP/IP
23 70 (11.20%) SD-WAN
24 68 (10.88%) Linux
24 68 (10.88%) OSPF
24 68 (10.88%) Degree
25 66 (10.56%) VMware
25 66 (10.56%) Microsoft Office

Wireless
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 14 (2.24%) WebSphere
2 11 (1.76%) Confluence
2 11 (1.76%) JBoss
3 10 (1.60%) NetWeaver
4 8 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.32%) IIS
7 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.16%) Camunda
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 66 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 113 (18.08%) Microsoft 365
2 102 (16.32%) Azure
3 46 (7.36%) AWS
4 27 (4.32%) IaaS
4 27 (4.32%) PaaS
5 17 (2.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 16 (2.56%) SaaS
7 15 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 11 (1.76%) GCP
9 8 (1.28%) Google Workspace
10 6 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.96%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.64%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.48%) AWS Direct Connect
13 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.48%) Serverless
14 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 231 (36.96%) Firewall
2 173 (27.68%) WAN
3 154 (24.64%) LAN
4 134 (21.44%) VPN
5 98 (15.68%) Wi-Fi
6 78 (12.48%) DNS
7 77 (12.32%) BGP
8 71 (11.36%) TCP/IP
9 70 (11.20%) SD-WAN
10 68 (10.88%) OSPF
11 64 (10.24%) MPLS
12 53 (8.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 53 (8.48%) DHCP
12 53 (8.48%) Internet
13 52 (8.32%) Network Security
14 47 (7.52%) WLAN
15 46 (7.36%) VLAN
16 45 (7.20%) VoIP
17 43 (6.88%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (6.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.24%) DB2
3 11 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (1.76%) MySQL
4 10 (1.60%) SAP HANA
5 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.32%) Big Data
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) QGIS
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (4.32%) JIRA
2 11 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.12%) GitLab
3 7 (1.12%) TestRail
4 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.96%) Spinnaker
5 5 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.64%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.48%) GoogleTest
7 3 (0.48%) Subversion
7 3 (0.48%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.16%) Maven
9 1 (0.16%) Robot Framework
General
1 121 (19.36%) Social Skills
2 95 (15.20%) Telecoms
3 57 (9.12%) Finance
4 35 (5.60%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.04%) Banking
6 18 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.40%) Electronics
9 12 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.92%) Legal
10 10 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (0.80%) Back Office
11 5 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (0.80%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.64%) French Language
12 4 (0.64%) Games
12 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) Retail
13 3 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 160 (25.60%) Network Engineer
2 63 (10.08%) Architect
3 58 (9.28%) Support Engineer
4 41 (6.56%) Analyst
5 39 (6.24%) Field Engineer
6 38 (6.08%) Desktop Support
7 37 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (4.96%) Wireless Engineer
9 29 (4.64%) Consultant
9 29 (4.64%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (4.16%) Cisco Engineer
10 26 (4.16%) Senior Network Engineer
11 23 (3.68%) Network Architect
12 22 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 22 (3.52%) IT Engineer
13 21 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (3.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 20 (3.20%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.88%) IT Support
16 17 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.32%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.40%) Middleware
3 10 (1.60%) SAP Basis
4 6 (0.96%) RESTful
5 5 (0.80%) REST
6 4 (0.64%) LDAP
6 4 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.64%) XMPP
7 3 (0.48%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (0.48%) HTML
7 3 (0.48%) Kafka
7 3 (0.48%) Qt
8 2 (0.32%) Node.js
8 2 (0.32%) SOAP
8 2 (0.32%) Web Services
9 1 (0.16%) JMS
9 1 (0.16%) OAuth
9 1 (0.16%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.16%) React
9 1 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 104 (16.64%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.68%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.04%) Fibre Optics
5 18 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.56%) PKI
6 16 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (2.08%) NHS
8 13 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.92%) CCTV
9 12 (1.92%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.60%) iPad
11 9 (1.44%) Clustering
12 8 (1.28%) Device Driver
13 7 (1.12%) Verilog
14 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 151 (24.16%) Windows
2 68 (10.88%) Linux
3 55 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 50 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 28 (4.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (4.32%) Windows 7
7 24 (3.84%) Android
7 24 (3.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (1.92%) Mac OS
11 12 (1.92%) Unix
12 10 (1.60%) AIX
12 10 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.80%) CentOS
14 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
2 78 (12.48%) ITIL
3 59 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (7.68%) Migration
5 39 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (5.92%) Network Management
7 35 (5.60%) Network Design
8 33 (5.28%) Project Management
9 32 (5.12%) Service Management
10 31 (4.96%) Change Management
11 29 (4.64%) Service Delivery
12 28 (4.48%) Project Delivery
13 26 (4.16%) Load Balancing
14 24 (3.84%) Microservices
14 24 (3.84%) Root Cause Analysis
15 23 (3.68%) Test Automation
15 23 (3.68%) Validation
16 22 (3.52%) Data Protection
17 21 (3.36%) Business Continuity
17 21 (3.36%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.92%) Python
2 37 (5.92%) C
3 24 (3.84%) PowerShell
3 24 (3.84%) SQL
4 22 (3.52%) C++
5 10 (1.60%) Go
6 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.12%) Embedded C
6 7 (1.12%) Embedded C++
6 7 (1.12%) Java
7 6 (0.96%) Tcl
8 5 (0.80%) Perl
9 4 (0.64%) Assembly Language
9 4 (0.64%) Rust
10 2 (0.32%) C#
10 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.32%) Ruby
10 2 (0.32%) Scala
10 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (16.48%) CCNP
3 81 (12.96%) CCNA
4 68 (10.88%) Degree
5 43 (6.88%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.44%) CCIE
7 24 (3.84%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.88%) DBS Check
9 17 (2.72%) CCDP
10 13 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.76%) MCP
12 9 (1.44%) MCSE
13 8 (1.28%) CISSP
14 7 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
16 5 (0.80%) CWNA
16 5 (0.80%) HND
16 5 (0.80%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.24%) SLA
2 21 (3.36%) GDPR
3 15 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.60%) COBIT
5 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.48%) MISRA
7 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) QA
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) GRC
8 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 117 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.64%) Docker
4 16 (2.56%) Firmware
5 15 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.40%) vSphere
6 13 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.60%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.12%) KVM
10 6 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.80%) Xen
12 4 (0.64%) iptables
13 3 (0.48%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.32%) XenApp
14 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.16%) Squid
15 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (8.64%) SCCM
2 24 (3.84%) Ansible
3 21 (3.36%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.36%) Kubernetes
4 20 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (1.44%) Terraform
7 9 (1.44%) WSUS
8 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (0.64%) Nessus
9 4 (0.64%) Puppet
9 4 (0.64%) SmoothWall
10 3 (0.48%) Amdocs OSS
10 3 (0.48%) Icinga
10 3 (0.48%) Netcool
10 3 (0.48%) OPNET
10 3 (0.48%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 280 (44.80%) Cisco
2 136 (21.76%) Microsoft
3 76 (12.16%) Aruba
4 71 (11.36%) Meraki
5 66 (10.56%) VMware
6 50 (8.00%) Palo Alto
7 49 (7.84%) Juniper
8 45 (7.20%) Citrix
9 37 (5.92%) CheckPoint
10 35 (5.60%) Fortinet
10 35 (5.60%) Ruckus Wireless
11 32 (5.12%) Google
12 27 (4.32%) Apple
13 25 (4.00%) F5
13 25 (4.00%) HP
14 23 (3.68%) Red Hat
15 19 (3.04%) SolarWinds
16 18 (2.88%) Oracle
17 17 (2.72%) ServiceNow
18 15 (2.40%) IBM