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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
UK
Rank 225 244 228
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 515 523 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.98% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 6.64% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 273 261
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 72
Median hourly rate £27.38 £38.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.34% +35.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £39.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year -30.46% +15.80%  

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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 468 £360 +2.85% 158
London +19 168 £375 - 40
South East -15 119 £394 +14.54% 36
Hampshire +1 59 £400 +14.28% 6
South West +19 55 £245 -34.66% 6
West Midlands +26 32 £375 +36.36% 12
East of England -9 30 £338 -18.18% 33
City of London +12 27 £325 -13.33% 11
Buckinghamshire +4 22 £518 +59.23% 3
Scotland +26 20 £325 -3.70% 4
Berkshire +5 20 £213 -42.37% 8
North West +33 19 £375 +11.94% 12
Bristol +15 19 £275 -20.86% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £338 -40.89% 22
Milton Keynes +12 18 £518 +59.23% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 17 £360 +37.14%
North East -1 17 £360 +37.14% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 17 £360 +37.14% 1
Wales +17 15 £375 +9.09% 2
Birmingham +11 15 £363 -12.12% 5
Yorkshire +23 14 £425 +54.54% 9
South Wales +22 14 £375 +11.11% 2
Manchester +21 14 £400 +18.51% 10
Hook - 14 £425 -
Croydon +18 13 £450 -1.36%
Cambridge +5 13 £338 -40.89% 20
East Midlands +3 13 £263 - 8
Wiltshire -2 12 £239 -36.33% 1
Surrey -8 12 £320 +11.30% 8
Gloucestershire +14 11 £120 -69.23%

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 613 (63.20%) Cisco
2 468 (48.25%) Firewall
3 424 (43.71%) LAN
4 407 (41.96%) Cisco Certification
5 404 (41.65%) WAN
6 287 (29.59%) CCNP
7 257 (26.49%) CheckPoint
8 236 (24.33%) VPN
9 222 (22.89%) Windows
10 215 (22.16%) TCP/IP
11 205 (21.13%) ITIL
12 197 (20.31%) Security Cleared
13 193 (19.90%) Juniper
14 189 (19.48%) CCNA
15 180 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
16 167 (17.22%) F5
17 164 (16.91%) SC Cleared
18 154 (15.88%) Microsoft
19 153 (15.77%) HP
20 147 (15.15%) Active Directory
21 144 (14.85%) Data Centre
22 142 (14.64%) Network Security
23 134 (13.81%) Aruba
24 131 (13.51%) BGP
25 130 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
26 127 (13.09%) CCIE
27 125 (12.89%) OSPF
28 124 (12.78%) MPLS
29 121 (12.47%) Finance
29 121 (12.47%) Network Design

Wireless
Top Related 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 26 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.93%) IIS
6 8 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.62%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.21%) JBoss
9 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
10 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 94 (9.69%) MS Office
2 71 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) assyst
1 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
1 40 (4.12%) Office 365
2 35 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.52%) Akamai
3 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.21%) G Suite
6 2 (0.21%) SaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 468 (48.25%) Firewall
2 424 (43.71%) LAN
3 404 (41.65%) WAN
4 236 (24.33%) VPN
5 215 (22.16%) TCP/IP
6 180 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
7 142 (14.64%) Network Security
8 131 (13.51%) BGP
9 130 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 125 (12.89%) OSPF
11 124 (12.78%) MPLS
12 115 (11.86%) DNS
13 99 (10.21%) DHCP
14 97 (10.00%) Internet
15 91 (9.38%) VoIP
16 86 (8.87%) WLAN
17 85 (8.76%) Cisco Wireless
17 85 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
18 72 (7.42%) Cisco IOS
19 68 (7.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.62%) MySQL
4 4 (0.41%) Redis
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.41%) Android Studio
5 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.21%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.10%) GitLab
7 1 (0.10%) JIRA
7 1 (0.10%) Subversion
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (12.47%) Finance
2 103 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.20%) Retail
4 26 (2.68%) Banking
5 20 (2.06%) Electronics
6 16 (1.65%) Legal
7 13 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.93%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.52%) Advertising
10 5 (0.52%) Automotive
10 5 (0.52%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Korean Language
11 4 (0.41%) Local Government
12 3 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.21%) Avionics
13 2 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.21%) German Language
13 2 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 370 (38.14%) Network Engineer
2 130 (13.40%) Analyst
3 90 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 85 (8.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 79 (8.14%) Support Engineer
6 64 (6.60%) Architect
7 52 (5.36%) Network Analyst
8 50 (5.15%) Network Support
9 44 (4.54%) Security Engineer
10 43 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (4.33%) Senior Network Engineer
12 40 (4.12%) Network Architect
13 39 (4.02%) Support Analyst
14 38 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
16 32 (3.30%) Wireless Engineer
17 31 (3.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 30 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
19 29 (2.99%) Consultant
20 28 (2.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.56%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.75%) Web Services
3 9 (0.93%) XMPP
4 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.52%) CSS
6 4 (0.41%) .NET
6 4 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.41%) Middleware
6 4 (0.41%) RESTful
6 4 (0.41%) WAP
7 3 (0.31%) XML
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.21%) WSDL
8 2 (0.21%) XSD
9 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.10%) BREW
9 1 (0.10%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 144 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 75 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 57 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 24 (2.47%) RSA SecurID
7 23 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.96%) CMDB
9 18 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 17 (1.75%) NHS
11 16 (1.65%) CESG
12 13 (1.34%) Handset
13 12 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.13%) PKI
15 10 (1.03%) Clustering
16 9 (0.93%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.93%) EPoS
17 8 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
18 7 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 222 (22.89%) Windows
2 82 (8.45%) Linux
3 80 (8.25%) Windows 7
4 61 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.92%) Mac OS X
8 33 (3.40%) Android
9 32 (3.30%) Unix
10 29 (2.99%) Windows 10
11 23 (2.37%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.75%) Windows XP
13 16 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (1.13%) CatOS
16 9 (0.93%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
19 3 (0.31%) CentOS
19 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (21.13%) ITIL
2 121 (12.47%) Network Design
3 89 (9.18%) Service Management
4 76 (7.84%) Load Balancing
5 75 (7.73%) Network Management
6 69 (7.11%) Information Security
7 61 (6.29%) Project Management
8 59 (6.08%) ITSM
9 55 (5.67%) Change Management
10 53 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
11 47 (4.85%) Service Delivery
12 46 (4.74%) Migration
13 44 (4.54%) Problem Management
14 41 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (4.02%) Time Management
16 33 (3.40%) Incident Management
17 30 (3.09%) Configuration Management
18 27 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
19 26 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (4.54%) C
2 39 (4.02%) Python
3 26 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.55%) C++
5 14 (1.44%) Embedded C
5 14 (1.44%) Perl
6 13 (1.34%) SQL
7 12 (1.24%) VBScript
8 11 (1.13%) Java
9 6 (0.62%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.52%) Tcl
11 4 (0.41%) PHP
12 3 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.31%) C#
12 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 1 (0.10%) VB
14 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 407 (41.96%) Cisco Certification
2 287 (29.59%) CCNP
3 197 (20.31%) Security Cleared
4 189 (19.48%) CCNA
5 164 (16.91%) SC Cleared
6 127 (13.09%) CCIE
7 92 (9.48%) Degree
8 65 (6.70%) CCSA
9 61 (6.29%) CCDP
10 55 (5.67%) CCSE
11 49 (5.05%) JNCIE
12 48 (4.95%) JNCIA
13 45 (4.64%) CCIP
14 41 (4.23%) CISSP
15 31 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (3.09%) HP ASE
16 30 (3.09%) HP MASE
17 26 (2.68%) DV Cleared
18 24 (2.47%) MCSE
19 20 (2.06%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.77%) SLA
2 25 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.34%) RMADS
5 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.41%) QA
7 3 (0.31%) ISO27005
7 3 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 147 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 64 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.47%) vSphere
5 23 (2.37%) Firmware
6 15 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (1.44%) ProxySG
8 12 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.93%) XenServer
10 8 (0.82%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.72%) XenApp
12 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.52%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.41%) Docker
14 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.31%) LXC
15 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.21%) KVM
17 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 48 (4.95%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.40%) SCCM
4 21 (2.16%) Nagios
5 19 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (1.03%) Nexpose
8 10 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.03%) Puppet
9 8 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.82%) OPNET
10 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.62%) Ansible
11 6 (0.62%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.52%) Cacti
12 5 (0.52%) EnCase
12 5 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 613 (63.20%) Cisco
2 257 (26.49%) CheckPoint
3 193 (19.90%) Juniper
4 167 (17.22%) F5
5 154 (15.88%) Microsoft
6 153 (15.77%) HP
7 134 (13.81%) Aruba
8 97 (10.00%) Riverbed
9 95 (9.79%) Fortinet
10 94 (9.69%) VMware
11 91 (9.38%) Palo Alto
12 88 (9.07%) Citrix
13 81 (8.35%) SolarWinds
14 61 (6.29%) Dell
15 56 (5.77%) Blue Coat
16 49 (5.05%) Apple
17 26 (2.68%) Intel Security
18 25 (2.58%) Avaya
18 25 (2.58%) LogRhythm
18 25 (2.58%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
IO Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago