Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 268 304
Rank change year-on-year +22 +36 -49
Contract jobs citing Wireless 700 988 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.00% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.68% 7.81% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 603 497
UK median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £163 £193 £172
90th Percentile £540 £538 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 103
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -28.57% +71.11%
10th Percentile £13.76 £14.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.08 £66.81 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% -31.25% +55.85%

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 9,120 12,649 13,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.46% 12.77% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,449 7,663 8,228
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 579 696
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% -12.95% -6.98%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
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 Wireless within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. 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 +31 647 £395 -1.25% 455
UK excluding London +17 462 £375 - 406
London +32 202 £400 -3.03% 81
South East +54 161 £400 +8.84% 111
Midlands +20 84 £363 -12.65% 59
North of England +42 81 £325 -16.67% 84
East of England 0 60 £400 +20.30% 78
West Midlands +33 56 £385 -15.62% 47
South West +29 52 £375 -3.23% 41
North West +19 49 £400 - 48
East Midlands +15 28 £331 -8.69% 12
Yorkshire +58 19 £316 -18.91% 26
North East +20 13 £241 -25.77% 10
Scotland +13 13 £400 +120.39% 17
Wales +4 10 £400 -9.09% 12
Northern Ireland -2 2 £300 -25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 344 (49.14%) Cisco
2 272 (38.86%) Firewall
3 244 (34.86%) LAN
4 221 (31.57%) WAN
5 211 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
6 162 (23.14%) CCNP
7 128 (18.29%) Windows
8 124 (17.71%) VPN
9 113 (16.14%) Telecoms
10 110 (15.71%) WLAN
11 103 (14.71%) Palo Alto
12 100 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 97 (13.86%) BGP
14 96 (13.71%) Data Centre
15 91 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
16 89 (12.71%) Microsoft
17 88 (12.57%) Security Cleared
18 87 (12.43%) CCNA
19 86 (12.29%) Juniper
20 84 (12.00%) MPLS
21 83 (11.86%) OSPF
22 82 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
23 81 (11.57%) ITIL
24 80 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
25 79 (11.29%) CheckPoint
25 79 (11.29%) Internet
26 78 (11.14%) Active Directory
27 76 (10.86%) Ethernet
27 76 (10.86%) Aruba
28 74 (10.57%) VoIP

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 24 (3.43%) Skype for Business
2 15 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.14%) Confluence
3 8 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.29%) Simulink
7 1 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.43%) Office 365
2 44 (6.29%) Azure
3 20 (2.86%) AWS
4 10 (1.43%) IaaS
5 7 (1.00%) SaaS
6 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.57%) G Suite
7 3 (0.43%) PaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Akamai
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.14%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 272 (38.86%) Firewall
2 244 (34.86%) LAN
3 221 (31.57%) WAN
4 124 (17.71%) VPN
5 110 (15.71%) WLAN
6 100 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 97 (13.86%) BGP
8 91 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
9 84 (12.00%) MPLS
10 83 (11.86%) OSPF
11 82 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 79 (11.29%) Internet
13 76 (10.86%) Ethernet
14 74 (10.57%) VoIP
15 71 (10.14%) DNS
16 70 (10.00%) DHCP
17 67 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (9.14%) Network Security
19 60 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless
20 52 (7.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.43%) MySQL
3 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
3 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.86%) Redis
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.29%) Aerospike
5 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) DTS
6 1 (0.14%) GIS
6 1 (0.14%) Power BI
6 1 (0.14%) QGIS
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 16 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.71%) JIRA
4 6 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (0.86%) Rational Quality Manager
5 5 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.57%) CMake
7 2 (0.29%) AppScan
7 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.29%) Hudson
8 1 (0.14%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.14%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.14%) Katalon Studio
8 1 (0.14%) MSI
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (16.14%) Telecoms
2 56 (8.00%) Finance
3 55 (7.86%) Public Sector
4 30 (4.29%) Banking
5 18 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.14%) Front Office
6 15 (2.14%) Retail
7 14 (2.00%) Electronics
8 11 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.43%) Law
10 9 (1.29%) Local Government
11 7 (1.00%) Legal
12 6 (0.86%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.71%) French Language
13 5 (0.71%) German Language
13 5 (0.71%) Marketing
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
15 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 255 (36.43%) Network Engineer
2 61 (8.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 55 (7.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 50 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 39 (5.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 31 (4.43%) Architect
7 24 (3.43%) Project Manager
8 23 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (3.14%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.00%) Wireless Engineer
11 20 (2.86%) Analyst
11 20 (2.86%) Embedded Engineer
11 20 (2.86%) Network Architect
11 20 (2.86%) Network Support
12 19 (2.71%) Juniper Engineer
13 18 (2.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 18 (2.57%) Network Specialist
13 18 (2.57%) Security Engineer
13 18 (2.57%) WAN Engineer
14 17 (2.43%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.14%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.14%) Node.js
3 4 (0.57%) .NET
3 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
3 4 (0.57%) REST
4 3 (0.43%) HTML
4 3 (0.43%) Yocto
5 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.29%) HTML5
5 2 (0.29%) JSON
5 2 (0.29%) Kafka
5 2 (0.29%) LDAP
5 2 (0.29%) Middleware
5 2 (0.29%) POSIX
5 2 (0.29%) React
5 2 (0.29%) SOAP
5 2 (0.29%) Web Services
5 2 (0.29%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.14%) JavaFX
6 1 (0.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.43%) CCTV
3 31 (4.43%) User Experience
4 27 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.86%) Device Driver
6 20 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 14 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
8 13 (1.86%) e-Learning
9 11 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.43%) CMDB
10 10 (1.43%) IPTV
10 10 (1.43%) PKI
11 9 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.71%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (0.71%) NHS
14 4 (0.57%) Analogue Electronics
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.29%) Windows
2 60 (8.57%) Linux
3 38 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.29%) Windows 10
5 32 (4.57%) Windows 7
6 21 (3.00%) Android
7 17 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.86%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.71%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.57%) Mac OS
10 11 (1.57%) Unix
11 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
13 6 (0.86%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.71%) CatOS
14 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.57%) VMS
15 4 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (11.57%) ITIL
2 80 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (8.86%) Network Design
4 60 (8.57%) Network Management
5 53 (7.57%) Migration
6 43 (6.14%) Change Management
6 43 (6.14%) Project Management
7 39 (5.57%) Project Delivery
8 35 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 32 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (4.57%) Software Engineering
10 31 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (4.00%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.43%) Incident Management
13 23 (3.29%) Service Management
14 22 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (3.14%) Test Automation
15 20 (2.86%) Technical Leadership
16 16 (2.29%) Customer Requirements
16 16 (2.29%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.57%) C
2 52 (7.43%) Python
3 26 (3.71%) C++
4 21 (3.00%) Embedded C
5 18 (2.57%) Perl
6 13 (1.86%) Embedded C++
6 13 (1.86%) SQL
7 10 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.86%) Java
8 6 (0.86%) MATLAB
9 5 (0.71%) C#
10 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.43%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) R
12 1 (0.14%) Scala
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 211 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (23.14%) CCNP
3 88 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 87 (12.43%) CCNA
5 64 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 44 (6.29%) CCIE
7 41 (5.86%) Degree
8 22 (3.14%) CCDP
9 21 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.29%) MCSE
11 9 (1.29%) CISSP
12 8 (1.14%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.14%) HNC
12 8 (1.14%) HND
12 8 (1.14%) MCP
13 6 (0.86%) APMP
13 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.71%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.29%) SLA
2 21 (3.00%) PMO
3 11 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.86%) P3O
6 5 (0.71%) GDPR
6 5 (0.71%) QA
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 78 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.00%) Firmware
4 20 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.00%) vSphere
6 12 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.43%) XenApp
8 7 (1.00%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.57%) Docker
12 3 (0.43%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.29%) vCloud
14 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (5.14%) Cisco Prime
2 34 (4.86%) SCCM
3 20 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 20 (2.86%) Puppet
4 17 (2.43%) Cacti
4 17 (2.43%) Statseeker
5 16 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.14%) Nagios
6 15 (2.14%) NetMRI
6 15 (2.14%) ZABBIX
7 13 (1.86%) HP ALM
7 13 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (1.43%) Ansible
9 7 (1.00%) Netcool
10 6 (0.86%) TeMIP
11 5 (0.71%) OpenView
12 4 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
13 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 344 (49.14%) Cisco
2 103 (14.71%) Palo Alto
3 89 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 86 (12.29%) Juniper
5 79 (11.29%) CheckPoint
6 76 (10.86%) Aruba
7 61 (8.71%) F5
8 59 (8.43%) VMware
9 54 (7.71%) Meraki
9 54 (7.71%) SolarWinds
10 38 (5.43%) HP
11 36 (5.14%) Citrix
12 35 (5.00%) Fortinet
13 34 (4.86%) Huawei
14 28 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
15 23 (3.29%) Apple
16 21 (3.00%) Blue Coat
16 21 (3.00%) Ericsson
16 21 (3.00%) NetScout
17 17 (2.43%) Solarflare