Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 249 268
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 +21
Contract jobs citing Wireless 1003 1083 1023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.03% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 6.64% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 634 599
UK median daily rate £350 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.11% +3.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £154 £155 £188
90th Percentile £488 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year - +4.09% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 84 103
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.59 £11.76
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.38 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% +30.83% +50.00%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -13 914 £350 -6.67% 148
UK excluding London +27 674 £350 - 113
London -70 307 £313 -22.36% 39
South East -29 177 £375 - 22
East of England +60 176 £350 +16.67% 30
Midlands +25 124 £400 +39.13% 22
West Midlands +45 82 £417 +11.07% 14
North of England +47 73 £338 -15.63% 17
Scotland +6 59 £328 +19.09%
South West -21 56 £283 -21.53% 18
East Midlands -15 41 £319 +35.64% 8
Yorkshire +22 34 £410 -2.38% 5
North West +9 34 £325 -16.13% 11
Wales -1 11 £345 -12.93% 3
North East +60 5 £325 -13.33% 1
Northern Ireland -53 3 £450 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 527 (52.54%) Cisco
2 376 (37.49%) Firewall
3 367 (36.59%) WAN
4 347 (34.60%) LAN
5 329 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
6 237 (23.63%) Windows
7 219 (21.83%) CCNP
8 202 (20.14%) VPN
9 176 (17.55%) Telecoms
9 176 (17.55%) Data Centre
10 167 (16.65%) CCNA
11 156 (15.55%) TCP/IP
12 134 (13.36%) Finance
13 130 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
14 129 (12.86%) Internet
15 128 (12.76%) ITIL
15 128 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
16 127 (12.66%) Microsoft
16 127 (12.66%) CheckPoint
17 125 (12.46%) Active Directory
18 123 (12.26%) Network Design
19 120 (11.96%) BGP
20 117 (11.67%) MPLS
20 117 (11.67%) Network Security
21 115 (11.47%) Linux
22 114 (11.37%) DHCP
23 113 (11.27%) Cisco Wireless
24 112 (11.17%) HP
25 110 (10.97%) Juniper
26 108 (10.77%) F5

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 40 (3.99%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.89%) Skype for Business
3 25 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.79%) IBM Notes
6 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.10%) CMS
8 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.80%) IIS
10 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.20%) Apache
13 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.100%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.100%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.100%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 86 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.100%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) SAP EWM
2 3 (0.30%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.100%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.100%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.38%) Office 365
3 39 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.50%) SaaS
6 4 (0.40%) IaaS
6 4 (0.40%) PaaS
7 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.30%) G Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.100%) Akamai
9 1 (0.100%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 376 (37.49%) Firewall
2 367 (36.59%) WAN
3 347 (34.60%) LAN
4 202 (20.14%) VPN
5 156 (15.55%) TCP/IP
6 130 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
7 129 (12.86%) Internet
8 128 (12.76%) Cisco ASA
9 120 (11.96%) BGP
10 117 (11.67%) MPLS
10 117 (11.67%) Network Security
11 114 (11.37%) DHCP
12 113 (11.27%) Cisco Wireless
13 107 (10.67%) DNS
14 106 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 99 (9.87%) OSPF
16 85 (8.47%) WLAN
17 78 (7.78%) Cisco IOS
18 73 (7.28%) VoIP
19 65 (6.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.40%) MySQL
4 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.30%) Big Data
5 3 (0.30%) EDRMS
5 3 (0.30%) GIS
6 1 (0.100%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.100%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.100%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.80%) JIRA
3 6 (0.60%) Bugzilla
3 6 (0.60%) Redmine
3 6 (0.60%) Trac
4 5 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.50%) JUnit
4 5 (0.50%) Selenium
5 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.20%) Buildbot
7 2 (0.20%) CMake
7 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.100%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.100%) GDB
8 1 (0.100%) Rational DOORS
General
1 176 (17.55%) Telecoms
2 134 (13.36%) Finance
3 47 (4.69%) Electronics
4 36 (3.59%) Banking
5 23 (2.29%) Marketing
6 15 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.30%) Retail
8 11 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.80%) Legal
10 6 (0.60%) Automotive
11 5 (0.50%) German Language
11 5 (0.50%) Law
11 5 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.100%) Advertising
14 1 (0.100%) Games
14 1 (0.100%) Military
14 1 (0.100%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (34.50%) Network Engineer
2 142 (14.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 123 (12.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 119 (11.86%) Analyst
5 83 (8.28%) Support Engineer
6 64 (6.38%) Architect
7 48 (4.79%) Wireless Engineer
8 47 (4.69%) Network Support
9 46 (4.59%) Embedded Engineer
10 44 (4.39%) Network Architect
11 42 (4.19%) Support Analyst
12 41 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
13 39 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
14 38 (3.79%) Project Manager
15 37 (3.69%) Desktop Support
16 36 (3.59%) Software Engineer
17 34 (3.39%) Network Specialist
18 33 (3.29%) Test Engineer
19 32 (3.19%) Wireless Network Engineer
20 31 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.48%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.30%) HTML
3 11 (1.10%) XMPP
4 10 (1.00%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.80%) .NET
6 7 (0.70%) LAMP
7 5 (0.50%) XML
8 3 (0.30%) REST
8 3 (0.30%) XSLT
9 2 (0.20%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.20%) Spring
10 1 (0.100%) CGI
10 1 (0.100%) Core Data
10 1 (0.100%) JSON
10 1 (0.100%) OAuth
10 1 (0.100%) OpenID
10 1 (0.100%) SAML
10 1 (0.100%) VML
10 1 (0.100%) WAP
10 1 (0.100%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 176 (17.55%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.09%) Computer Science
3 40 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
6 25 (2.49%) Blackberry
6 25 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.09%) NHS
8 17 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 16 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.20%) iPhone
11 11 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.90%) Clustering
12 9 (0.90%) FMCG
12 9 (0.90%) VHDL
13 8 (0.80%) BYOD
13 8 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.70%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 237 (23.63%) Windows
2 115 (11.47%) Linux
3 65 (6.48%) Windows 7
4 62 (6.18%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (3.79%) Windows 10
8 36 (3.59%) Apple iOS
9 35 (3.49%) Android
10 30 (2.99%) Unix
11 24 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 21 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
14 16 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 14 (1.40%) CentOS
16 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.10%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.80%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (12.76%) ITIL
2 123 (12.26%) Network Design
3 62 (6.18%) Migration
4 59 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 58 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
6 53 (5.28%) Network Management
6 53 (5.28%) Test Automation
7 52 (5.18%) Service Management
7 52 (5.18%) WAN Optimisation
8 50 (4.99%) Change Management
8 50 (4.99%) Software Engineering
9 48 (4.79%) Project Management
10 44 (4.39%) Load Balancing
11 43 (4.29%) Validation
12 40 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (3.39%) Time Management
14 33 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (3.09%) ITSM
16 29 (2.89%) Information Security
17 28 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (9.57%) C
2 86 (8.57%) Python
3 61 (6.08%) Embedded C
4 41 (4.09%) Java
5 37 (3.69%) C++
6 33 (3.29%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.59%) Perl
8 18 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 16 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.50%) PHP
11 11 (1.10%) Tcl
12 10 (1.00%) VB
13 8 (0.80%) Assembly Language
14 7 (0.70%) C-shell
14 7 (0.70%) Korn
14 7 (0.70%) R
14 7 (0.70%) SQL
15 6 (0.60%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 329 (32.80%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (21.83%) CCNP
3 167 (16.65%) CCNA
4 107 (10.67%) Degree
5 103 (10.27%) Security Cleared
6 96 (9.57%) CCIE
7 80 (7.98%) SC Cleared
8 43 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (3.09%) MCSA
10 30 (2.99%) MCSE
11 24 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (2.39%) MCP
11 24 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
12 23 (2.29%) CCDP
12 23 (2.29%) JNCIA
13 22 (2.19%) CCSA
13 22 (2.19%) CWNA
14 19 (1.89%) CCIP
15 18 (1.79%) A+ Certification
15 18 (1.79%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.99%) SLA
2 17 (1.69%) QA
3 15 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.40%) GDPR
5 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.40%) PMO
5 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.100%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.100%) NIST 800
System Software
1 125 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.69%) Firmware
5 19 (1.89%) vSphere
6 18 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 8 (0.80%) NFS
11 7 (0.70%) Openswan
12 6 (0.60%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.60%) pfSense
12 6 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.50%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.50%) XenApp
14 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.30%) Docker
15 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 54 (5.38%) FortiGate
2 52 (5.18%) Cisco Prime
3 38 (3.79%) SCCM
4 19 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.20%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.00%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.80%) Cacti
9 8 (0.80%) TrustSec
10 7 (0.70%) WSUS
11 6 (0.60%) Ionix
11 6 (0.60%) Nagios
11 6 (0.60%) Nexpose
11 6 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.40%) OpenView
14 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 527 (52.54%) Cisco
2 127 (12.66%) CheckPoint
2 127 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 112 (11.17%) HP
4 110 (10.97%) Juniper
5 108 (10.77%) F5
6 91 (9.07%) Citrix
7 78 (7.78%) Fortinet
8 74 (7.38%) VMware
9 65 (6.48%) Aruba
10 55 (5.48%) Palo Alto
11 53 (5.28%) Riverbed
12 50 (4.99%) Dell
13 43 (4.29%) McAfee
14 42 (4.19%) Apple
15 41 (4.09%) Blue Coat
16 35 (3.49%) Oracle
16 35 (3.49%) SolarWinds
17 27 (2.69%) Meraki
18 23 (2.29%) IBM