Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 238 266
Rank change year-on-year -104 +28 +52
Contract jobs citing Wireless 504 405 970
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.08% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.26% 8.20% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 226 564
10th Percentile £170 £169 £168
25th Percentile £258 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 £361 £388
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% -6.77% +3.33%
75th Percentile £450 £473 £488
90th Percentile £527 £544 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -0.71% -5.41% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 70
10th Percentile £12.35 £16.25 £13.24
25th Percentile £25.00 £20.94 £15.53
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.63 £21.68
Median % change year-on-year -0.33% +73.55% -21.16%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.31 £50.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £49.43 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £23.59
% change year-on-year +25.00% +27.17% -14.22%

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 8,046 4,942 11,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.37% 13.17% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,143 3,027 7,367
10th Percentile £238 £200 £200
25th Percentile £359 £321 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 251 559
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.25 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +16.07%
75th Percentile £49.38 £46.25 £44.80
90th Percentile £64.70 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.15
% change year-on-year - -5.44% +11.32%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -71 433 £375 +3.45% 323
UK excluding London -50 289 £348 -0.71% 295
London -97 147 £413 +3.77% 43
Work from Home -207 99 £400 +5.96% 46
South East -46 88 £350 +45.23% 65
North of England -26 54 £255 -27.45% 81
East of England 0 44 £400 -11.11% 54
South West +22 43 £338 -29.69% 38
Midlands -50 34 £300 -22.58% 41
North West -35 32 £220 -44.30% 44
East Midlands -5 23 £300 -7.69% 19
Yorkshire -12 16 £265 -17.19% 28
Scotland -60 16 £513 +112.16% 12
West Midlands -51 11 £326 -15.81% 22
Wales -3 9 £288 -17.86% 2
North East -1 6 £255 -15.42% 9
Northern Ireland - 1 £153 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 240 (47.62%) Cisco
2 196 (38.89%) Firewall
3 148 (29.37%) WAN
4 140 (27.78%) LAN
5 120 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (20.63%) Windows
7 93 (18.45%) Active Directory
8 87 (17.26%) VPN
9 85 (16.87%) Social Skills
10 84 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 84 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 82 (16.27%) Azure
11 82 (16.27%) Microsoft 365
11 82 (16.27%) Telecoms
12 80 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
13 76 (15.08%) ITIL
14 74 (14.68%) CCNP
15 63 (12.50%) Python
16 59 (11.71%) Aruba
17 58 (11.51%) CCNA
18 57 (11.31%) VMware
18 57 (11.31%) CheckPoint
19 56 (11.11%) OSPF
20 54 (10.71%) WLAN
21 53 (10.52%) Linux
21 53 (10.52%) Internet
22 52 (10.32%) Migration
22 52 (10.32%) Meraki
23 51 (10.12%) BGP
24 50 (9.92%) VLAN

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 12 (2.38%) Confluence
2 10 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.99%) JBoss
6 5 (0.99%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.40%) IIS
7 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Camunda
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.39%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 82 (16.27%) Azure
1 82 (16.27%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (7.54%) AWS
3 30 (5.95%) PaaS
4 26 (5.16%) IaaS
5 19 (3.77%) SaaS
6 11 (2.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.59%) GCP
8 6 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.19%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.79%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.60%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 196 (38.89%) Firewall
2 148 (29.37%) WAN
3 140 (27.78%) LAN
4 87 (17.26%) VPN
5 80 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
6 56 (11.11%) OSPF
7 54 (10.71%) WLAN
8 53 (10.52%) Internet
9 51 (10.12%) BGP
10 50 (9.92%) VLAN
11 49 (9.72%) DNS
12 47 (9.33%) TCP/IP
13 45 (8.93%) DHCP
14 44 (8.73%) SD-WAN
15 43 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (8.53%) MPLS
16 41 (8.13%) VoIP
17 38 (7.54%) Cisco Wireless
18 36 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (6.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.39%) DB2
5 5 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.99%) MySQL
5 5 (0.99%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.60%) Big Data
6 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.40%) QGIS
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (5.95%) JIRA
2 10 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.59%) TestRail
5 5 (0.99%) GitLab
5 5 (0.99%) Spinnaker
6 4 (0.79%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) Maven
9 1 (0.20%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.20%) Subversion
9 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (16.87%) Social Skills
2 82 (16.27%) Telecoms
3 42 (8.33%) Finance
4 29 (5.75%) Public Sector
5 16 (3.17%) Electronics
6 15 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.38%) Banking
8 12 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.79%) Marketing
10 6 (1.19%) Legal
11 5 (0.99%) Billing
11 5 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (0.99%) Retail
12 4 (0.79%) German Language
12 4 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.79%) Law
12 4 (0.79%) Local Government
13 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 139 (27.58%) Network Engineer
2 43 (8.53%) Analyst
3 39 (7.74%) Architect
4 37 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (4.37%) Consultant
6 21 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 21 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 20 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 20 (3.97%) Project Manager
8 19 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.17%) Field Engineer
9 16 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (2.98%) Designer
11 14 (2.78%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.38%) Network Analyst
12 12 (2.38%) Network Manager
12 12 (2.38%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.18%) Developer
13 11 (2.18%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.75%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.79%) RESTful
3 5 (0.99%) SAP Basis
4 4 (0.79%) HTML
4 4 (0.79%) LDAP
4 4 (0.79%) Middleware
4 4 (0.79%) XMPP
5 3 (0.60%) REST
5 3 (0.60%) SOAP
5 3 (0.60%) YAML
6 2 (0.40%) Node.js
6 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.20%) J2EE
7 1 (0.20%) JMS
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) Velocity
7 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (2.98%) Fibre Optics
5 15 (2.98%) PKI
6 13 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.18%) CCTV
7 11 (2.18%) Smartphone
7 11 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.59%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.19%) Clustering
11 6 (1.19%) SCADA
12 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.99%) NHS
13 4 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.79%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 104 (20.63%) Windows
2 53 (10.52%) Linux
3 32 (6.35%) Windows 10
4 26 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.38%) Android
9 11 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.59%) Unix
12 6 (1.19%) AIX
12 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
15 1 (0.20%) Solaris
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (15.08%) ITIL
2 52 (10.32%) Migration
3 45 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (5.95%) Project Management
6 29 (5.75%) Test Automation
7 26 (5.16%) Network Design
8 25 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (4.37%) Computer Science
10 22 (4.37%) Project Delivery
11 20 (3.97%) Business Continuity
11 20 (3.97%) Service Delivery
11 20 (3.97%) Software Engineering
12 19 (3.77%) Validation
13 18 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (3.57%) Network Management
14 17 (3.37%) Change Management
14 17 (3.37%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.50%) Python
2 28 (5.56%) SQL
3 27 (5.36%) C
4 15 (2.98%) C++
5 13 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.18%) Go
7 9 (1.79%) Java
8 7 (1.39%) Embedded C
9 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.79%) Rust
10 4 (0.79%) Tcl
11 2 (0.40%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.20%) C#
12 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 120 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (14.68%) CCNP
3 58 (11.51%) CCNA
4 45 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 41 (8.13%) Degree
6 33 (6.55%) CCIE
7 28 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.37%) CCDP
9 13 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.59%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.39%) CCSA
12 7 (1.39%) CISSP
13 6 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.19%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.99%) CCSE
14 5 (0.99%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.37%) SLA
2 10 (1.98%) QA
3 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.39%) GDPR
5 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.79%) COBIT
6 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.60%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 3 (0.60%) PMO
8 2 (0.40%) GRC
9 1 (0.20%) BS25999
9 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.20%) NIST
9 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 93 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 44 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.76%) Docker
4 20 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.98%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.79%) Firmware
7 8 (1.59%) ProxySG
7 8 (1.59%) vSphere
8 6 (1.19%) KVM
8 6 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.79%) iptables
10 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.79%) Xen
11 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.60%) XenApp
11 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (6.94%) SCCM
2 27 (5.36%) FortiGate
3 19 (3.77%) Ansible
4 17 (3.37%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.59%) SCOM
7 8 (1.59%) SCSM
8 5 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.79%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.60%) FlexNet
10 3 (0.60%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.60%) Terraform
10 3 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.40%) Icinga
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.40%) QRadar
Vendors
1 240 (47.62%) Cisco
2 84 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.71%) Aruba
4 57 (11.31%) CheckPoint
4 57 (11.31%) VMware
5 52 (10.32%) Meraki
6 46 (9.13%) F5
7 45 (8.93%) Juniper
8 35 (6.94%) Fortinet
9 34 (6.75%) Palo Alto
10 31 (6.15%) HP
11 29 (5.75%) Citrix
12 21 (4.17%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.57%) Arista
14 17 (3.37%) Riverbed
14 17 (3.37%) Ruckus Wireless
15 16 (3.17%) Blue Coat
16 13 (2.58%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.58%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.38%) IBM