Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 246 258
Rank change year-on-year -63 +12 -15
Contract jobs citing Wireless 819 940 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 7.39% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 619 593
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69% +15.20%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 102 83
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.93 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -10.07% +31.48%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.12 £12.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £77.50 £48.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -9.86% +20.34%

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 13,566 12,725 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 13.97% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,777 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 735 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018.

Contractor 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 26 May 2018. 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 -60 758 £400 +9.59% 338
UK excluding London -66 482 £375 +7.14% 258
London -36 318 £400 - 96
South East -50 178 £413 +3.13% 76
Midlands +13 111 £460 +26.90% 37
West Midlands +2 78 £485 +29.33% 22
East of England -2 61 £375 +11.11% 54
South West -20 51 £320 +23.08% 24
North of England -76 37 £338 -10.00% 51
East Midlands +2 33 £275 -4.35% 15
Wales -9 20 £325 -7.14% 8
Scotland -65 20 £300 -4.76% 8
Yorkshire -33 18 £350 -15.15% 24
North West -39 15 £250 -28.47% 26
North East -14 4 £425 +14.09% 1
Northern Ireland +4 2 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £175 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 489 (59.71%) Cisco
2 377 (46.03%) Firewall
3 294 (35.90%) WAN
4 280 (34.19%) Cisco Certification
5 268 (32.72%) LAN
6 209 (25.52%) CCNP
7 181 (22.10%) VPN
8 170 (20.76%) Data Centre
9 161 (19.66%) Windows
10 155 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
11 139 (16.97%) Security Cleared
12 135 (16.48%) ITIL
13 129 (15.75%) Network Design
14 127 (15.51%) DNS
15 125 (15.26%) CheckPoint
16 123 (15.02%) BGP
16 123 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 118 (14.41%) TCP/IP
18 115 (14.04%) DHCP
19 111 (13.55%) Aruba
20 107 (13.06%) Microsoft
21 105 (12.82%) SC Cleared
22 103 (12.58%) Network Security
23 99 (12.09%) Cisco Wireless
23 99 (12.09%) Active Directory
24 97 (11.84%) OSPF
25 96 (11.72%) Juniper
25 96 (11.72%) Telecoms
26 95 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
27 91 (11.11%) Finance

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 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.44%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.10%) IIS
5 7 (0.85%) ThingWorx
6 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.61%) CMS
8 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.37%) JBoss
9 3 (0.37%) nginx
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.12%) Confluence
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Moodle
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 123 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (6.11%) Office 365
4 14 (1.71%) SaaS
5 9 (1.10%) IaaS
5 9 (1.10%) PaaS
6 8 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.37%) G Suite
8 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.37%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.24%) Yammer
10 1 (0.12%) Akamai
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 377 (46.03%) Firewall
2 294 (35.90%) WAN
3 268 (32.72%) LAN
4 181 (22.10%) VPN
5 155 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
6 127 (15.51%) DNS
7 123 (15.02%) BGP
8 118 (14.41%) TCP/IP
9 115 (14.04%) DHCP
10 103 (12.58%) Network Security
11 99 (12.09%) Cisco Wireless
12 97 (11.84%) OSPF
13 90 (10.99%) Wi-Fi
14 88 (10.74%) MPLS
15 81 (9.89%) Cisco ISE
16 79 (9.65%) WLAN
17 77 (9.40%) VLAN
18 76 (9.28%) Cisco Nexus
19 62 (7.57%) Internet
20 50 (6.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (0.85%) Power BI
2 7 (0.85%) Spotfire
3 5 (0.61%) MySQL
3 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.49%) Big Data
5 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.12%) GIS
7 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.73%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.49%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.49%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.24%) GCC
7 2 (0.24%) Hudson
7 2 (0.24%) JIRA
7 2 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.24%) Rational Quality Manager
7 2 (0.24%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 96 (11.72%) Telecoms
2 91 (11.11%) Finance
3 20 (2.44%) Retail
4 14 (1.71%) Banking
4 14 (1.71%) Electronics
5 11 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 8 (0.98%) Billing
6 8 (0.98%) Legal
7 7 (0.85%) Law
8 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.61%) Back Office
9 5 (0.61%) Games
10 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.49%) Marketing
11 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.37%) French Language
11 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 308 (37.61%) Network Engineer
2 133 (16.24%) Architect
3 95 (11.60%) Cisco Engineer
4 84 (10.26%) Network Architect
5 79 (9.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 63 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
7 58 (7.08%) Analyst
8 54 (6.59%) Support Engineer
9 44 (5.37%) Network Design Engineer
10 42 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
11 41 (5.01%) Design Engineer
12 40 (4.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
13 35 (4.27%) Implementation Engineer
14 34 (4.15%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 32 (3.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 30 (3.66%) Security Engineer
16 30 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
17 28 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
18 27 (3.30%) Consultant
19 25 (3.05%) Cisco Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.74%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.95%) WAP
3 10 (1.22%) Node.js
4 7 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (0.85%) Web Services
5 5 (0.61%) .NET
5 5 (0.61%) Middleware
6 3 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.37%) JSON
7 2 (0.24%) CSS
7 2 (0.24%) EDI
7 2 (0.24%) HTML
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.24%) XML
7 2 (0.24%) XMPP
8 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.12%) SOAP
8 1 (0.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 170 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.69%) NHS
5 19 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.47%) iPad
10 11 (1.34%) Internet of Things
11 8 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.98%) iPhone
11 8 (0.98%) Replication
12 7 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.73%) Clustering
13 6 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.73%) PKI
14 5 (0.61%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.61%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 161 (19.66%) Windows
2 76 (9.28%) Linux
3 62 (7.57%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.79%) Windows 10
7 30 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.44%) Unix
9 13 (1.59%) Android
10 10 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.85%) VxWorks
13 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.49%) CentOS
14 4 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
14 4 (0.49%) Solaris
15 3 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
15 3 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (16.48%) ITIL
2 129 (15.75%) Network Design
3 95 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (7.20%) Network Monitoring
5 57 (6.96%) Migration
6 54 (6.59%) Change Management
6 54 (6.59%) Network Management
7 51 (6.23%) Service Delivery
8 47 (5.74%) Load Balancing
9 46 (5.62%) WAN Optimisation
10 42 (5.13%) ITIL V3
11 39 (4.76%) Project Management
12 38 (4.64%) Network Virtualisation
13 34 (4.15%) Service Management
14 30 (3.66%) Software Engineering
15 28 (3.42%) Virtual Environments
16 26 (3.17%) Incident Management
17 22 (2.69%) Presales
18 19 (2.32%) Change Control
19 17 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 57 (6.96%) C
2 49 (5.98%) Python
3 26 (3.17%) C++
3 26 (3.17%) Embedded C
4 23 (2.81%) SQL
5 21 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.95%) Perl
7 10 (1.22%) Ruby
8 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.85%) C#
9 6 (0.73%) Embedded C++
9 6 (0.73%) Java
9 6 (0.73%) MATLAB
10 5 (0.61%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.61%) VBScript
11 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.37%) PHP
13 2 (0.24%) Lisp
14 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 280 (34.19%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (25.52%) CCNP
3 139 (16.97%) Security Cleared
4 105 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 91 (11.11%) CCNA
6 63 (7.69%) CCIE
7 54 (6.59%) Degree
8 40 (4.88%) DV Cleared
9 39 (4.76%) CCDP
10 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (1.59%) CCSE
12 11 (1.34%) CCIE Wireless
12 11 (1.34%) CCSA
13 10 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (1.22%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.10%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.98%) CWNA
15 8 (0.98%) MCP
16 7 (0.85%) CCDE
16 7 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.05%) SLA
2 13 (1.59%) GDPR
3 11 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.61%) QA
6 4 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.49%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.24%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) MISRA
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 99 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.81%) VMware NSX
5 16 (1.95%) Firmware
6 15 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.47%) vSphere
8 10 (1.22%) XenApp
9 7 (0.85%) ProxySG
9 7 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.49%) KVM
10 4 (0.49%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.49%) XenServer
11 3 (0.37%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (6.59%) FortiGate
2 38 (4.64%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (3.17%) SCCM
4 15 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.34%) SCOM
6 9 (1.10%) WSUS
7 8 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.85%) Ansible
8 7 (0.85%) Cacti
8 7 (0.85%) Grafana
9 6 (0.73%) Kibana
9 6 (0.73%) OVSD
10 5 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.61%) Malwarebytes
11 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.37%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.37%) logstash
12 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 489 (59.71%) Cisco
2 125 (15.26%) CheckPoint
3 111 (13.55%) Aruba
4 107 (13.06%) Microsoft
5 96 (11.72%) Juniper
6 91 (11.11%) HP
7 87 (10.62%) F5
8 84 (10.26%) VMware
9 67 (8.18%) Palo Alto
10 57 (6.96%) Fortinet
11 54 (6.59%) Meraki
12 52 (6.35%) Citrix
13 48 (5.86%) McAfee
13 48 (5.86%) Oracle
14 47 (5.74%) SolarWinds
15 41 (5.01%) Nokia
16 28 (3.42%) Blue Coat
17 21 (2.56%) Apple
17 21 (2.56%) Google
17 21 (2.56%) Sophos