Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 253 275
Rank change year-on-year -32 +22 +11
Contract jobs citing Wireless 882 975 992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 6.84% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 650 565
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £154 £138 £197
90th Percentile £502 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 73 98
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -46.67% +74.42%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.18 £11.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +88.24% -43.33% +68.54%

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 13,181 14,244 15,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 14.84% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,126 8,681 8,797
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £184 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 753 832
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year -8.56% -1.71% -1.35%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -26 819 £350 -3.45% 397
UK excluding London +8 578 £350 +3.70% 338
London -74 284 £330 -12.58% 84
South East -33 168 £393 +7.53% 94
East of England +42 140 £350 +16.67% 86
Midlands +53 136 £421 +58.77% 51
West Midlands +55 96 £450 +24.14% 27
South West -3 45 £261 -12.92% 19
North of England -37 43 £281 -29.69% 63
East Midlands -2 39 £313 +125.59% 24
Scotland -43 32 £340 +8.37% 10
North West -8 25 £288 -28.13% 25
Yorkshire -15 14 £275 -31.25% 36
Wales -7 11 £263 -30.00% 13
North East +25 4 £369 +2.43% 2
Northern Ireland -18 2 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 460 (52.15%) Cisco
2 343 (38.89%) Firewall
3 276 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (30.84%) WAN
5 259 (29.37%) LAN
6 191 (21.66%) Windows
7 190 (21.54%) VPN
8 185 (20.98%) CCNP
9 158 (17.91%) Data Centre
10 144 (16.33%) CCNA
11 128 (14.51%) TCP/IP
12 126 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 122 (13.83%) ITIL
14 121 (13.72%) CheckPoint
14 121 (13.72%) Security Cleared
15 120 (13.61%) Telecoms
16 116 (13.15%) Internet
17 111 (12.59%) Microsoft
18 107 (12.13%) Active Directory
18 107 (12.13%) Network Design
19 106 (12.02%) DHCP
20 103 (11.68%) DNS
21 102 (11.56%) Cisco Wireless
22 99 (11.22%) Network Security
23 96 (10.88%) SC Cleared
24 94 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
24 94 (10.66%) Linux
24 94 (10.66%) C
25 90 (10.20%) BGP
26 85 (9.64%) 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 34 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.29%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.36%) IBM Notes
5 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.79%) ThingWorx
7 6 (0.68%) CMS
8 5 (0.57%) IIS
9 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 68 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
1 3 (0.34%) SAP EWM
1 3 (0.34%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.23%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (5.90%) Office 365
4 12 (1.36%) SaaS
5 9 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.79%) IaaS
6 7 (0.79%) PaaS
7 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.34%) G Suite
8 3 (0.34%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 343 (38.89%) Firewall
2 272 (30.84%) WAN
3 259 (29.37%) LAN
4 190 (21.54%) VPN
5 128 (14.51%) TCP/IP
6 126 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 116 (13.15%) Internet
8 106 (12.02%) DHCP
9 103 (11.68%) DNS
10 102 (11.56%) Cisco Wireless
11 99 (11.22%) Network Security
12 90 (10.20%) BGP
13 82 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
14 81 (9.18%) MPLS
15 76 (8.62%) OSPF
16 67 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 67 (7.60%) VLAN
17 63 (7.14%) WLAN
18 53 (6.01%) Ethernet
19 51 (5.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (0.79%) Power BI
3 7 (0.79%) Spotfire
4 5 (0.57%) GIS
5 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.23%) Hudson
2 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.11%) AppScan
3 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.11%) Paros
3 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.11%) Rational Quality Manager
3 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.11%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.11%) WebScarab
General
1 120 (13.61%) Telecoms
2 85 (9.64%) Finance
3 29 (3.29%) Electronics
4 16 (1.81%) Banking
4 16 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.25%) Retail
6 10 (1.13%) Legal
7 9 (1.02%) Automotive
8 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.68%) Law
10 6 (0.68%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Military
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 322 (36.51%) Network Engineer
2 106 (12.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 98 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 91 (10.32%) Analyst
5 87 (9.86%) Architect
6 66 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 56 (6.35%) Network Architect
8 52 (5.90%) Wireless Engineer
9 42 (4.76%) Network Support
10 37 (4.20%) Support Analyst
11 36 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
12 33 (3.74%) Embedded Engineer
12 33 (3.74%) Wireless Network Engineer
13 32 (3.63%) Network Design Engineer
13 32 (3.63%) Software Engineer
14 31 (3.51%) Design Engineer
14 31 (3.51%) IT Support
14 31 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
15 29 (3.29%) Network Analyst
15 29 (3.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.63%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.25%) Regular Expression
3 7 (0.79%) Node.js
3 7 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (0.79%) WAP
4 5 (0.57%) Web Services
5 4 (0.45%) HTML
5 4 (0.45%) XML
6 3 (0.34%) REST
6 3 (0.34%) XSLT
7 2 (0.23%) .NET
7 2 (0.23%) EDI
7 2 (0.23%) Middleware
7 2 (0.23%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.11%) CGI
8 1 (0.11%) CSS
8 1 (0.11%) LDAP
8 1 (0.11%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.11%) SAML
8 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 158 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 17 (1.93%) Blackberry
5 17 (1.93%) NHS
6 13 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (1.36%) iPhone
8 11 (1.25%) Internet of Things
8 11 (1.25%) iPad
9 10 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.02%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.02%) FMCG
11 8 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.79%) CMDB
12 7 (0.79%) VHDL
13 6 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.57%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 191 (21.66%) Windows
2 94 (10.66%) Linux
3 54 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 52 (5.90%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.29%) Windows 10
8 19 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 18 (2.04%) Android
10 13 (1.47%) Unix
11 12 (1.36%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.25%) CentOS
13 10 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.13%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.45%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.45%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (13.83%) ITIL
2 107 (12.13%) Network Design
3 63 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 60 (6.80%) Network Management
5 55 (6.24%) Change Management
6 53 (6.01%) Network Monitoring
6 53 (6.01%) WAN Optimisation
7 45 (5.10%) Migration
8 43 (4.88%) Service Management
9 40 (4.54%) Software Engineering
10 39 (4.42%) Load Balancing
11 38 (4.31%) Project Management
12 34 (3.85%) ITIL V3
13 30 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
14 28 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (2.95%) Test Automation
16 25 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (2.83%) Incident Management
16 25 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (2.72%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 94 (10.66%) C
2 76 (8.62%) Python
3 55 (6.24%) Embedded C
4 35 (3.97%) C++
5 26 (2.95%) Java
6 15 (1.70%) Embedded C++
7 12 (1.36%) SQL
8 11 (1.25%) Assembly Language
9 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.02%) Tcl
11 7 (0.79%) Ruby
12 6 (0.68%) Perl
13 4 (0.45%) R
14 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.23%) C#
15 2 (0.23%) VBScript
16 1 (0.11%) C-shell
16 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 276 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (20.98%) CCNP
3 144 (16.33%) CCNA
4 121 (13.72%) Security Cleared
5 96 (10.88%) SC Cleared
6 57 (6.46%) CCIE
7 51 (5.78%) Degree
8 31 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (3.17%) DV Cleared
10 22 (2.49%) CWNA
11 20 (2.27%) MCSA
11 20 (2.27%) MCSE
12 18 (2.04%) MCP
13 17 (1.93%) CCDP
14 16 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (1.47%) A+ Certification
16 11 (1.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 11 (1.25%) MCSM
17 10 (1.13%) CCIE Wireless
17 10 (1.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.76%) SLA
2 10 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.79%) QA
4 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.57%) GDPR
4 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.45%) PMO
6 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 54 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.27%) Firmware
5 14 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (1.59%) vSphere
6 10 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.68%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.57%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 4 (0.45%) KVM
11 4 (0.45%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.34%) Docker
12 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.34%) XenApp
13 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (5.90%) FortiGate
2 41 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (2.72%) SCCM
4 10 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.91%) Cacti
7 7 (0.79%) Grafana
7 7 (0.79%) SCOM
7 7 (0.79%) WSUS
8 6 (0.68%) TrustSec
9 5 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
10 4 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.45%) Ionix
10 4 (0.45%) Malwarebytes
10 4 (0.45%) Nagios
11 3 (0.34%) Ansible
11 3 (0.34%) Kibana
11 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.34%) OVSD
Vendors
1 460 (52.15%) Cisco
2 121 (13.72%) CheckPoint
3 111 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 84 (9.52%) F5
5 83 (9.41%) Juniper
6 82 (9.30%) Aruba
6 82 (9.30%) HP
7 69 (7.82%) VMware
8 67 (7.60%) Fortinet
9 64 (7.26%) Citrix
10 50 (5.67%) McAfee
11 44 (4.99%) Oracle
12 42 (4.76%) Meraki
13 41 (4.65%) Palo Alto
14 37 (4.20%) Dell
15 35 (3.97%) Blue Coat
16 31 (3.51%) Apple
17 29 (3.29%) Nokia
18 28 (3.17%) IBM
19 27 (3.06%) SolarWinds