Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 235 240
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 +48
Contract jobs citing Wireless 940 1198 1127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.10% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 6.99% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 642 645
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £163 £193 £170
90th Percentile £500 £582 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £360 £300
% change year-on-year -3.61% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 95 90
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +16.18% +70.00%
10th Percentile £10.96 £12.68 £12.48
90th Percentile £67.78 £48.20 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% +75.00%

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13205 17143 16228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.73% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7920 10389 9132
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £224 £204
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 822 957
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +19.42% +7.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -28.85% +24.19% +10.18%

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 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 -19 850 £350 -6.67% 150
UK excluding London +4 627 £347 -3.61% 125
London -51 295 £375 -11.76% 32
South East -35 202 £388 +9.15% 25
East of England +22 99 £338 -6.25% 29
Midlands -17 92 £350 -5.41% 25
North of England +71 85 £400 +23.08% 28
South West -1 84 £275 -26.67% 11
West Midlands -1 58 £363 -2.03% 16
Scotland +60 57 £310 +12.73% 7
Yorkshire +48 41 £443 +5.36% 15
North West +27 35 £325 +8.33% 13
East Midlands -23 34 £300 -46.67% 9
Wales -4 18 £345 -37.27%
North East +54 9 £450 +46.82%
Northern Ireland -66 2 £450 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 542 (57.66%) Cisco
2 414 (44.04%) Firewall
3 381 (40.53%) WAN
3 381 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
4 364 (38.72%) LAN
5 269 (28.62%) CCNP
6 215 (22.87%) Windows
7 181 (19.26%) VPN
8 173 (18.40%) Telecoms
9 172 (18.30%) TCP/IP
9 172 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
10 163 (17.34%) CheckPoint
10 163 (17.34%) BGP
11 155 (16.49%) CCNA
11 155 (16.49%) ITIL
12 151 (16.06%) Data Centre
13 143 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 143 (15.21%) Degree
13 143 (15.21%) HP
13 143 (15.21%) Juniper
14 140 (14.89%) Network Design
15 133 (14.15%) Wi-Fi
15 133 (14.15%) OSPF
16 132 (14.04%) Microsoft
17 128 (13.62%) CCIE
18 124 (13.19%) Security Cleared
19 123 (13.09%) F5
19 123 (13.09%) MPLS
20 121 (12.87%) Cisco Wireless
21 119 (12.66%) DNS

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 29 (3.09%) MS Exchange
1 29 (3.09%) Skype for Business
2 18 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.70%) IIS
4 15 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.96%) CMS
6 8 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.21%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 40 (4.26%) Office 365
2 20 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.43%) G Suite
4 3 (0.32%) Akamai
4 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 414 (44.04%) Firewall
2 381 (40.53%) WAN
3 364 (38.72%) LAN
4 181 (19.26%) VPN
5 172 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
5 172 (18.30%) TCP/IP
6 163 (17.34%) BGP
7 143 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 133 (14.15%) OSPF
8 133 (14.15%) Wi-Fi
9 123 (13.09%) MPLS
10 121 (12.87%) Cisco Wireless
11 119 (12.66%) DNS
12 113 (12.02%) DHCP
12 113 (12.02%) Network Security
13 104 (11.06%) Internet
14 102 (10.85%) Cisco IOS
15 99 (10.53%) WLAN
16 95 (10.11%) VoIP
17 80 (8.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.43%) MySQL
5 3 (0.32%) Big Data
6 2 (0.21%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.06%) JIRA
3 9 (0.96%) Bugzilla
4 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.64%) Redmine
4 6 (0.64%) Trac
5 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.53%) JUnit
5 5 (0.53%) Selenium
6 3 (0.32%) Android Studio
6 3 (0.32%) CMake
6 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.21%) Buildbot
7 2 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.21%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 173 (18.40%) Telecoms
2 115 (12.23%) Finance
3 46 (4.89%) Electronics
4 30 (3.19%) Banking
5 27 (2.87%) Marketing
6 24 (2.55%) Retail
7 21 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.53%) Law
9 4 (0.43%) French Language
10 3 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Legal
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (34.47%) Network Engineer
2 100 (10.64%) Analyst
3 99 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 85 (9.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 66 (7.02%) Architect
6 62 (6.60%) Support Engineer
7 56 (5.96%) Wireless Engineer
8 49 (5.21%) Network Architect
9 45 (4.79%) Test Engineer
10 43 (4.57%) Consultant
11 41 (4.36%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 40 (4.26%) Embedded Engineer
13 38 (4.04%) Technical Support
14 36 (3.83%) Project Manager
15 35 (3.72%) Network Support
16 34 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
17 32 (3.40%) Design Engineer
18 28 (2.98%) Network Consultant
18 28 (2.98%) Network Support Engineer
18 28 (2.98%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.83%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.38%) .NET
3 12 (1.28%) HTML
4 11 (1.17%) XMPP
5 7 (0.74%) LAMP
6 3 (0.32%) Middleware
6 3 (0.32%) XML
7 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.21%) CSS
7 2 (0.21%) SAML
7 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.21%) Spring
8 1 (0.11%) BREW
8 1 (0.11%) Flash
8 1 (0.11%) J2EE
8 1 (0.11%) JSON
8 1 (0.11%) OAuth
8 1 (0.11%) Qt
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 151 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.34%) NHS
7 21 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
8 20 (2.13%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.81%) Clustering
10 16 (1.70%) BYOD
11 11 (1.17%) EPoS
12 9 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.85%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.74%) Handset
14 7 (0.74%) iPhone
15 6 (0.64%) CCTV
15 6 (0.64%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 215 (22.87%) Windows
2 108 (11.49%) Linux
3 57 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 43 (4.57%) Windows 7
5 40 (4.26%) Unix
6 36 (3.83%) Mac OS X
6 36 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (3.72%) Android
8 32 (3.40%) Windows 10
8 32 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (2.45%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.49%) Windows Phone
11 13 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (1.38%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.96%) CentOS
15 8 (0.85%) Debian
16 7 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (16.49%) ITIL
2 140 (14.89%) Network Design
3 70 (7.45%) Service Management
4 64 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
5 57 (6.06%) Migration
6 55 (5.85%) Load Balancing
7 54 (5.74%) ITSM
7 54 (5.74%) Test Automation
8 48 (5.11%) Network Management
9 47 (5.00%) Information Security
10 41 (4.36%) Change Management
10 41 (4.36%) High Availability
11 38 (4.04%) Project Management
12 33 (3.51%) Service Delivery
13 31 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (3.30%) Time Management
14 30 (3.19%) Problem Management
14 30 (3.19%) Test Scripting
15 29 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
15 29 (3.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (7.23%) Python
2 45 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 43 (4.57%) C
4 30 (3.19%) Perl
5 26 (2.77%) Java
6 25 (2.66%) C++
6 25 (2.66%) Embedded C
7 23 (2.45%) PHP
8 17 (1.81%) Tcl
9 16 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.38%) Embedded C++
10 13 (1.38%) VB
11 10 (1.06%) VBScript
12 8 (0.85%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.74%) SQL
14 6 (0.64%) C-shell
14 6 (0.64%) Korn
14 6 (0.64%) Ruby
15 5 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 381 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (28.62%) CCNP
3 155 (16.49%) CCNA
4 143 (15.21%) Degree
5 128 (13.62%) CCIE
6 124 (13.19%) Security Cleared
7 90 (9.57%) SC Cleared
8 56 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 47 (5.00%) CCDP
10 42 (4.47%) JNCIA
11 41 (4.36%) CCSA
11 41 (4.36%) CCSE
12 39 (4.15%) CCIP
13 36 (3.83%) JNCIE
14 34 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (3.19%) HP ASE
16 29 (3.09%) HP MASE
17 22 (2.34%) MCSE
18 20 (2.13%) CISSP
19 17 (1.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.26%) SLA
2 23 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.91%) QA
4 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.53%) PMO
5 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 104 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.87%) Firmware
5 20 (2.13%) vSphere
6 13 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.74%) NFS
8 7 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.64%) DFS Replication
9 6 (0.64%) Openswan
10 5 (0.53%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 5 (0.53%) pfSense
10 5 (0.53%) XenApp
11 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (7.23%) FortiGate
2 53 (5.64%) Cisco Prime
3 39 (4.15%) SCCM
4 26 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (2.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (1.60%) AirWatch
6 15 (1.60%) Cacti
7 12 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
9 10 (1.06%) Nagios
10 9 (0.96%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.74%) OpenView
11 7 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.64%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.64%) OVSD
12 6 (0.64%) QRadar
12 6 (0.64%) WSUS
13 5 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.53%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 542 (57.66%) Cisco
2 163 (17.34%) CheckPoint
3 143 (15.21%) HP
3 143 (15.21%) Juniper
4 132 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 123 (13.09%) F5
6 94 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 92 (9.79%) Palo Alto
8 81 (8.62%) VMware
9 78 (8.30%) Riverbed
10 77 (8.19%) Citrix
11 76 (8.09%) Aruba
12 57 (6.06%) SolarWinds
13 47 (5.00%) Dell
14 29 (3.09%) McAfee
15 26 (2.77%) Apple
16 25 (2.66%) Avaya
17 23 (2.45%) Blue Coat
18 19 (2.02%) Brocade
18 19 (2.02%) Nokia