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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 294 337 243
Rank change year-on-year +43 -94 +45
Contract jobs citing Wireless 738 416 522
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.71% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 6.32% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 254 304
10th Percentile £185 £185 £148
25th Percentile £293 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £400 £386
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.56% -0.96%
75th Percentile £550 £466 £475
90th Percentile £645 £549 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 34
10th Percentile £13.23 £14.05 £16.25
25th Percentile £17.64 £18.19 £19.03
Median hourly rate £29.71 £32.50 £38.88
Median % change year-on-year -8.60% -16.40% +56.06%
75th Percentile £43.38 £41.50 £48.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.90 £52.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.06 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -29.06% +8.33% +9.09%

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 9,653 6,585 6,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.02% 11.29% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,329 4,238 3,980
10th Percentile £232 £225 £180
25th Percentile £390 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 308 362
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.50 £13.50
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £27.88 £25.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year +11.50% +5.26% +25.00%
75th Percentile £51.68 £50.00 £47.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £63.98 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% +12.82% +11.43%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +10 628 £400 +4.23% 257
UK excluding London +40 440 £325 -3.70% 224
Work from Home -28 250 £500 +25.00% 67
London -10 214 £475 +11.76% 43
South East +11 118 £320 -11.11% 50
Midlands +21 103 £250 -9.09% 20
North of England -33 89 £375 +70.45% 56
West Midlands +12 72 £250 -39.39% 12
East of England -1 50 £413 +13.79% 53
North West -21 49 £325 +8.33% 27
South West -38 38 £325 -10.34% 35
Yorkshire -16 36 £425 +119.07% 21
Scotland +15 31 £450 - 4
East Midlands -15 30 £300 +9.09% 8
Wales 0 21 £295 -7.81% 4
North East -13 4 £525 +159.90% 8

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 400 (54.20%) Cisco
2 335 (45.39%) WAN
3 324 (43.90%) LAN
4 315 (42.68%) Firewall
5 196 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
6 187 (25.34%) Social Skills
7 154 (20.87%) Data Centre
8 140 (18.97%) Wi-Fi
9 136 (18.43%) Windows
10 122 (16.53%) CCNP
10 122 (16.53%) SD-WAN
11 120 (16.26%) Microsoft
12 115 (15.58%) Aruba
13 113 (15.31%) OSPF
13 113 (15.31%) BGP
14 108 (14.63%) VPN
15 107 (14.50%) WLAN
16 104 (14.09%) Telecoms
17 103 (13.96%) Active Directory
18 97 (13.14%) CCNA
19 93 (12.60%) MPLS
19 93 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
20 88 (11.92%) Azure
20 88 (11.92%) Network Security
21 87 (11.79%) Microsoft 365
22 83 (11.25%) Palo Alto
23 82 (11.11%) VLAN
23 82 (11.11%) Juniper
23 82 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
24 81 (10.98%) TCP/IP

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 33 (4.47%) Skype for Business
2 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.95%) Confluence
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.27%) JBoss
6 2 (0.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 82 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) assyst
1 3 (0.41%) Maximo
1 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.92%) Azure
2 87 (11.79%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (5.15%) AWS
4 22 (2.98%) PaaS
5 21 (2.85%) IaaS
6 18 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 17 (2.30%) SaaS
8 11 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.95%) Catchpoint
9 7 (0.95%) GCP
10 5 (0.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.68%) Azure Storage
10 5 (0.68%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.41%) Azure Sentinel
11 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.27%) Akamai
12 2 (0.27%) Azure Monitor
12 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 335 (45.39%) WAN
2 324 (43.90%) LAN
3 315 (42.68%) Firewall
4 140 (18.97%) Wi-Fi
5 122 (16.53%) SD-WAN
6 113 (15.31%) BGP
6 113 (15.31%) OSPF
7 108 (14.63%) VPN
8 107 (14.50%) WLAN
9 93 (12.60%) MPLS
10 88 (11.92%) Network Security
11 82 (11.11%) VLAN
12 81 (10.98%) TCP/IP
13 78 (10.57%) DNS
14 77 (10.43%) DHCP
14 77 (10.43%) Internet
15 72 (9.76%) Cisco Wireless
16 58 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 57 (7.72%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (7.18%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.08%) DB2
3 5 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.54%) Big Data
5 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (0.41%) GIS
5 3 (0.41%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.27%) DTS
6 2 (0.27%) MySQL
6 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) MS Access
7 1 (0.14%) Power BI
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 21 (2.85%) JIRA
3 9 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.81%) TestRail
5 5 (0.68%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 5 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.27%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.14%) GDB
7 1 (0.14%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 187 (25.34%) Social Skills
2 104 (14.09%) Telecoms
3 59 (7.99%) Finance
4 58 (7.86%) Public Sector
5 42 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.44%) Local Government
7 16 (2.17%) Banking
8 13 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (1.63%) Mandarin Language
10 10 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.08%) Billing
12 8 (1.08%) Legal
12 8 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (0.95%) Electronics
13 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.95%) Retail
14 5 (0.68%) Games
14 5 (0.68%) Law
14 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 250 (33.88%) Network Engineer
2 56 (7.59%) Architect
3 53 (7.18%) Support Engineer
4 47 (6.37%) Analyst
5 41 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 31 (4.20%) Desktop Support
7 30 (4.07%) Cisco Engineer
8 28 (3.79%) Consultant
8 28 (3.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 27 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 27 (3.66%) Network Architect
10 24 (3.25%) Network Manager
11 22 (2.98%) Wireless Engineer
12 21 (2.85%) Data Centre Engineer
12 21 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 21 (2.85%) Field Engineer
12 21 (2.85%) Network Specialist
13 19 (2.57%) IT Support
14 17 (2.30%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.01%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.08%) RESTful
3 6 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (0.54%) REST
5 3 (0.41%) .NET
5 3 (0.41%) Velocity
6 2 (0.27%) HTML
6 2 (0.27%) Middleware
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.14%) HTML5
7 1 (0.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) Node.js
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) Qt
7 1 (0.14%) React
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.14%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 154 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
3 35 (4.74%) Public Cloud
4 30 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.98%) NHS
7 21 (2.85%) IoT
8 18 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 16 (2.17%) Smartphone
10 13 (1.76%) Fibre Optics
11 12 (1.63%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.49%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (1.22%) PKI
13 9 (1.22%) User Experience
14 6 (0.81%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.81%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 136 (18.43%) Windows
2 55 (7.45%) Windows 10
3 49 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 39 (5.28%) Linux
6 25 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (3.12%) Android
8 19 (2.57%) Apple iOS
9 16 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (2.03%) Mac OS
11 13 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.95%) Unix
15 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.27%) AIX
18 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
2 80 (10.84%) Migration
3 79 (10.70%) ITIL
4 62 (8.40%) Network Design
5 47 (6.37%) Agile
5 47 (6.37%) Network Management
6 42 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 37 (5.01%) Change Management
8 35 (4.74%) Load Balancing
8 35 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 34 (4.61%) Business Continuity
9 34 (4.61%) Proactive Monitoring
10 32 (4.34%) Project Management
11 30 (4.07%) Infrastructure as Code
12 29 (3.93%) Service Management
13 28 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 25 (3.39%) Computer Science
16 24 (3.25%) Break/Fix
16 24 (3.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.64%) C
2 48 (6.50%) Python
3 27 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 17 (2.30%) C++
5 12 (1.63%) Bash
5 12 (1.63%) SQL
6 8 (1.08%) Go
7 6 (0.81%) Perl
7 6 (0.81%) Tcl
8 5 (0.68%) Assembly Language
8 5 (0.68%) Ruby
8 5 (0.68%) Rust
9 4 (0.54%) Java
10 2 (0.27%) C#
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.14%) Ada
11 1 (0.14%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 196 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (16.53%) CCNP
3 97 (13.14%) CCNA
4 69 (9.35%) Security Cleared
5 63 (8.54%) CCIE
6 53 (7.18%) Degree
7 44 (5.96%) SC Cleared
8 22 (2.98%) DBS Check
9 18 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (2.03%) CCDP
12 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.36%) CISSP
14 9 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.22%) MCSE
15 7 (0.95%) CCIE Wireless
15 7 (0.95%) JNCIP
16 6 (0.81%) HND
16 6 (0.81%) Master's Degree
17 5 (0.68%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.08%) GDPR
3 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.81%) PMO
5 5 (0.68%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) NCSC
7 2 (0.27%) QA
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (13.96%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.79%) vSphere
4 18 (2.44%) KVM
5 13 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.63%) Firmware
6 12 (1.63%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.08%) Docker
7 8 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.81%) vCloud
9 5 (0.68%) iptables
9 5 (0.68%) Xen
9 5 (0.68%) XenApp
10 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.27%) NFS
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (6.23%) FortiGate
2 43 (5.83%) SCCM
3 35 (4.74%) Ansible
4 20 (2.71%) Terraform
5 15 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.36%) WSUS
8 6 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.81%) Nessus
9 5 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.54%) SCOM
10 4 (0.54%) SCSM
10 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.41%) Grafana
11 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 400 (54.20%) Cisco
2 120 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 115 (15.58%) Aruba
4 83 (11.25%) Palo Alto
5 82 (11.11%) Juniper
6 80 (10.84%) Meraki
7 78 (10.57%) VMware
8 69 (9.35%) CheckPoint
9 68 (9.21%) Fortinet
10 44 (5.96%) Citrix
11 43 (5.83%) Zscaler
12 42 (5.69%) SolarWinds
13 38 (5.15%) HP
14 28 (3.79%) F5
15 26 (3.52%) Apple
16 22 (2.98%) Extreme Networks
17 21 (2.85%) Ekahau
18 20 (2.71%) Google
19 19 (2.57%) Arista
20 15 (2.03%) Avaya