Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 239 277
Rank change year-on-year -44 +38 +14
Contract jobs citing Wireless 354 803 973
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 7.95% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 480 624
Median daily rate £375 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £203 £156 £180
90th Percentile £588 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 73
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +68.49% -28.57%
10th Percentile £16.23 £13.76 £14.82
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.00 £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year +17.24% +38.10% -30.00%

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 5,063 10,103 12,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.50% 13.87% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,183 6,257 7,817
Median daily rate £438 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 571 596
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.70%
10th Percentile £13.04 £13.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.50 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.41
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.88% -8.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -25 300 £393 +4.67% 189
UK excluding London +30 239 £338 -10.00% 153
London -20 79 £480 +20.00% 46
Work from Home -129 68 £396 +13.21% 16
South East +21 64 £325 -14.75% 42
North of England +66 52 £400 +23.08% 43
South West +66 39 £384 -4.06% 19
North West +52 39 £375 +3.45% 23
East of England +41 37 £308 -6.11% 19
Midlands -2 22 £255 -27.14% 20
Wales +33 15 £265 -33.75% 3
East Midlands +24 13 £260 -25.71% 8
Scotland +43 11 £278 +2.78% 6
Yorkshire +46 8 £453 +61.61% 17
West Midlands +5 7 £200 -49.84% 12
North East +26 5 £500 +233.33% 3
Northern Ireland +3 1 £142 -52.67% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 203 (57.34%) Cisco
2 170 (48.02%) Firewall
3 135 (38.14%) WAN
4 108 (30.51%) LAN
5 100 (28.25%) VPN
6 73 (20.62%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (18.08%) Wi-Fi
8 60 (16.95%) Windows
9 58 (16.38%) Telecoms
10 56 (15.82%) CCNP
11 54 (15.25%) Security Cleared
12 52 (14.69%) F5
13 51 (14.41%) Data Centre
14 48 (13.56%) Active Directory
15 47 (13.28%) Microsoft
15 47 (13.28%) DHCP
16 46 (12.99%) MPLS
17 45 (12.71%) DNS
18 43 (12.15%) Azure
19 42 (11.86%) SC Cleared
20 40 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
21 39 (11.02%) OSPF
21 39 (11.02%) Network Security
22 38 (10.73%) Load Balancing
22 38 (10.73%) Juniper
22 38 (10.73%) TCP/IP
22 38 (10.73%) Cisco Wireless
23 37 (10.45%) CCNA
23 37 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
24 36 (10.17%) CheckPoint

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 16 (4.52%) Skype for Business
2 11 (3.11%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.98%) JBoss
4 5 (1.41%) NetWeaver
5 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.85%) Confluence
7 2 (0.56%) Camunda
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.13%) Simulink
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) SAP EWM
1 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.56%) SAP Travel Management
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.15%) Azure
2 35 (9.89%) Office 365
3 19 (5.37%) AWS
4 16 (4.52%) IaaS
4 16 (4.52%) PaaS
5 10 (2.82%) SaaS
6 6 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.13%) GitHub
8 4 (1.13%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.85%) GCP
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.28%) G Suite
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (48.02%) Firewall
2 135 (38.14%) WAN
3 108 (30.51%) LAN
4 100 (28.25%) VPN
5 64 (18.08%) Wi-Fi
6 47 (13.28%) DHCP
7 46 (12.99%) MPLS
8 45 (12.71%) DNS
9 40 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (11.02%) Network Security
10 39 (11.02%) OSPF
11 38 (10.73%) Cisco Wireless
11 38 (10.73%) TCP/IP
12 37 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (10.17%) Internet
13 36 (10.17%) VoIP
14 32 (9.04%) BGP
15 29 (8.19%) WLAN
16 25 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 25 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.11%) DB2
2 6 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.41%) MySQL
3 5 (1.41%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.28%) QGIS
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (2.26%) JIRA
2 6 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) Maven
3 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.28%) Ant
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) TestRail
4 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (16.38%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.19%) Finance
3 23 (6.50%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.52%) Electronics
5 10 (2.82%) Banking
5 10 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.41%) Law
8 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (31.92%) Network Engineer
2 42 (11.86%) Architect
3 24 (6.78%) Wireless Engineer
4 22 (6.21%) Software Engineer
5 21 (5.93%) Consultant
6 19 (5.37%) Embedded Engineer
6 19 (5.37%) Network Architect
7 18 (5.08%) Test Engineer
8 17 (4.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 16 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (3.39%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.11%) Network Consultant
14 10 (2.82%) Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) Azure Specialist
14 10 (2.82%) Security Specialist
15 8 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.52%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.26%) Yocto
3 7 (1.98%) Web Services
4 6 (1.69%) REST
4 6 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.41%) Middleware
5 5 (1.41%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.13%) .NET
6 4 (1.13%) JMS
6 4 (1.13%) SOAP
7 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.56%) J2EE
7 2 (0.56%) OAuth
7 2 (0.56%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.56%) SAP TM
7 2 (0.56%) XML
7 2 (0.56%) XSD
7 2 (0.56%) XSLT
8 1 (0.28%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.28%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.37%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (5.08%) PKI
4 16 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.11%) Device Driver
6 11 (3.11%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 8 (2.26%) Home Automation
9 7 (1.98%) NHS
9 7 (1.98%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.69%) CCTV
10 6 (1.69%) VHDL
11 5 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.41%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) IVR
12 4 (1.13%) User Experience
12 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (16.95%) Windows
2 33 (9.32%) Linux
3 23 (6.50%) Windows 7
4 20 (5.65%) Windows 10
5 13 (3.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.98%) Unix
7 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.41%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.85%) AIX
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.28%) CatOS
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.28%) MVS
12 1 (0.28%) VMS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (10.73%) Load Balancing
2 28 (7.91%) Software Engineering
3 27 (7.63%) Network Management
4 24 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.78%) ITIL
4 24 (6.78%) Migration
5 22 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (5.08%) Service Management
8 17 (4.80%) Network Architecture
8 17 (4.80%) Network Design
8 17 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (4.52%) Test Automation
10 15 (4.24%) Change Management
10 15 (4.24%) Project Delivery
11 14 (3.95%) Project Management
11 14 (3.95%) SIEM
12 13 (3.67%) Security Architecture
13 12 (3.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.32%) Python
2 28 (7.91%) C
3 16 (4.52%) C++
4 13 (3.67%) Embedded C
5 12 (3.39%) Embedded C++
6 10 (2.82%) Java
7 9 (2.54%) SQL
8 8 (2.26%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.85%) R
11 2 (0.56%) ABAP
11 2 (0.56%) XPath
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 73 (20.62%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (15.82%) CCNP
3 54 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 42 (11.86%) SC Cleared
5 37 (10.45%) CCNA
6 21 (5.93%) Degree
7 19 (5.37%) CCIE
8 8 (2.26%) CCDP
9 7 (1.98%) CCDA
10 6 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.69%) CISSP
10 6 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.41%) RHCA
12 4 (1.13%) PMP
13 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.56%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.28%) MCSM
15 1 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.69%) COBIT
2 6 (1.69%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) QA
5 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.56%) NIST
5 2 (0.56%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) NCSC
6 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 48 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.54%) Docker
3 9 (2.54%) VMware NSX
4 8 (2.26%) vSphere
5 7 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.41%) Firmware
7 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) vCloud
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (5.08%) SCCM
2 17 (4.80%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (4.80%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.39%) Nessus
4 10 (2.82%) Ansible
5 9 (2.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (1.98%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.13%) QRadar
8 4 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.85%) Terraform
10 2 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.56%) Puppet
10 2 (0.56%) Salt
10 2 (0.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 203 (57.34%) Cisco
2 52 (14.69%) F5
3 47 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 38 (10.73%) Juniper
5 36 (10.17%) CheckPoint
6 33 (9.32%) Aruba
7 30 (8.47%) Citrix
7 30 (8.47%) VMware
8 29 (8.19%) Meraki
8 29 (8.19%) Palo Alto
9 24 (6.78%) Fortinet
10 22 (6.21%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.65%) Blue Coat
12 18 (5.08%) Avaya
13 17 (4.80%) Arista
14 13 (3.67%) HP
14 13 (3.67%) Ivanti
15 12 (3.39%) Red Hat
16 11 (3.11%) Extreme Networks
17 10 (2.82%) Dell