Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 247 289
Rank change year-on-year +1 +42 -26
Contract jobs citing Wireless 298 953 917
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.10% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 8.37% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 542 557
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £165 £199
90th Percentile £514 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Median hourly rate £44.00 £41.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +28.45% -10.34%
10th Percentile £26.30 £13.33 £15.16
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.21 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.23 £30.50
% change year-on-year +82.99% -23.85% -18.67%

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 4,000 11,389 13,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.43% 13.18% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,297 6,913 8,140
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 614 696
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +4.58%
10th Percentile £14.03 £13.16 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £47.92
Median hourly rate £34.00 £23.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +44.68% +23.68% -

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 15 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 29 September 2020. 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 -1 245 £388 +3.33% 187
UK excluding London +16 180 £350 - 173
London +63 83 £437 +9.25% 25
South East +67 62 £288 -23.33% 50
Work from Home -50 45 £350 -6.67% 12
North of England +62 40 £400 +23.08% 42
North West +52 36 £400 +10.34% 28
East of England +41 23 £325 -18.75% 23
Midlands -5 20 £350 - 26
South West +45 18 £350 +3.32% 21
East Midlands +31 13 £406 +16.07% 12
Scotland +57 10 £271 -1.53% 4
Wales +28 8 £253 -41.62% 5
West Midlands -7 7 £350 -6.67% 14
Yorkshire +75 4 £408 +45.54% 11

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 129 (43.29%) Cisco
2 119 (39.93%) Firewall
3 97 (32.55%) WAN
4 73 (24.50%) Windows
5 66 (22.15%) LAN
6 63 (21.14%) VPN
7 60 (20.13%) Active Directory
8 54 (18.12%) Wi-Fi
9 50 (16.78%) Azure
10 47 (15.77%) Telecoms
11 43 (14.43%) Internet
12 41 (13.76%) F5
13 40 (13.42%) Software Engineering
14 39 (13.09%) C
14 39 (13.09%) Data Centre
15 37 (12.42%) Microsoft
16 36 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
16 36 (12.08%) Electronics
17 35 (11.74%) DNS
18 32 (10.74%) Bluetooth
18 32 (10.74%) C++
19 31 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
19 31 (10.40%) Cisco Wireless
20 30 (10.07%) 5G
20 30 (10.07%) 4G
20 30 (10.07%) Finance
21 29 (9.73%) DHCP
21 29 (9.73%) Security Cleared
21 29 (9.73%) Load Balancing
21 29 (9.73%) FortiGate

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 9 (3.02%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.68%) Apache
2 5 (1.68%) JBoss
2 5 (1.68%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.68%) NetWeaver
2 5 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.67%) Confluence
4 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.67%) Simulink
4 2 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) assyst
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (16.78%) Azure
2 25 (8.39%) Office 365
3 23 (7.72%) IaaS
3 23 (7.72%) PaaS
4 16 (5.37%) AWS
5 11 (3.69%) SaaS
6 8 (2.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.01%) GCP
8 3 (1.01%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.01%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.67%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (39.93%) Firewall
2 97 (32.55%) WAN
3 66 (22.15%) LAN
4 63 (21.14%) VPN
5 54 (18.12%) Wi-Fi
6 43 (14.43%) Internet
7 35 (11.74%) DNS
8 32 (10.74%) Bluetooth
9 31 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (10.40%) Cisco Wireless
10 30 (10.07%) 4G
10 30 (10.07%) 5G
11 29 (9.73%) DHCP
11 29 (9.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 27 (9.06%) TCP/IP
13 26 (8.72%) 3G
13 26 (8.72%) DMZ
13 26 (8.72%) ZigBee
14 25 (8.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 25 (8.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.69%) MySQL
3 8 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (2.01%) DB2
5 5 (1.68%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.01%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Firebug
2 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 47 (15.77%) Telecoms
2 36 (12.08%) Electronics
3 30 (10.07%) Finance
4 11 (3.69%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.35%) Banking
5 7 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.01%) Law
6 6 (2.01%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (27.52%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.09%) Software Engineer
3 35 (11.74%) Embedded Engineer
3 35 (11.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) Architect
5 21 (7.05%) Wireless Engineer
6 20 (6.71%) Security Engineer
7 16 (5.37%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (3.69%) Consultant
9 9 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (3.02%) Design Engineer
9 9 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Developer
10 8 (2.68%) Network Architect
10 8 (2.68%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.35%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.35%) Site Engineer
12 6 (2.01%) Radio Engineer
12 6 (2.01%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.05%) Yocto
2 21 (7.05%) .NET
3 12 (4.03%) 802.1X
4 10 (3.36%) Web Services
5 5 (1.68%) Middleware
5 5 (1.68%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.01%) LAMP
6 3 (1.01%) Memcached
7 1 (0.34%) Ajax
7 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.34%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) HTML
7 1 (0.34%) JSON
7 1 (0.34%) Kafka
7 1 (0.34%) React
7 1 (0.34%) REST
7 1 (0.34%) RESTful
7 1 (0.34%) Velocity
7 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.09%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.72%) Device Driver
3 24 (8.05%) Home Automation
4 23 (7.72%) PKI
5 17 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.70%) Public Cloud
7 12 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (3.36%) NHS
9 9 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.68%) Social Media
11 7 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (2.01%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 3 (1.01%) ASIC
14 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 3 (1.01%) Fibre Optics
14 3 (1.01%) Internet of Things
14 3 (1.01%) VHDL
14 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.50%) Windows
2 18 (6.04%) Linux
3 17 (5.70%) Windows 10
4 15 (5.03%) Windows 7
4 15 (5.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.02%) Unix
6 6 (2.01%) Android
6 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.67%) AIX
9 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) CatOS
10 1 (0.34%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.42%) Software Engineering
2 29 (9.73%) Load Balancing
3 25 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (6.38%) Migration
5 19 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (6.38%) SIEM
6 18 (6.04%) Product Roadmap
7 16 (5.37%) Security Architecture
8 15 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (4.70%) ITIL
9 14 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.36%) Service Management
11 11 (3.69%) Network Design
12 10 (3.36%) Business Development
12 10 (3.36%) High Availability
12 10 (3.36%) Project Management
12 10 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (3.36%) Test Automation
12 10 (3.36%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.09%) C
2 32 (10.74%) C++
3 27 (9.06%) Embedded C++
4 22 (7.38%) Java
5 14 (4.70%) Python
6 13 (4.36%) SQL
7 11 (3.69%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.67%) Lisp
8 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.40%) CCNP
4 21 (7.05%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.70%) CISSP
6 15 (5.03%) Degree
7 13 (4.36%) CCNA
8 9 (3.02%) CCIE
9 5 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.68%) CCDA
9 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.34%) MCSE
11 3 (1.01%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (1.01%) PMP
11 3 (1.01%) RIBA
12 2 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.01%) GDPR
2 6 (2.01%) QA
3 5 (1.68%) COBIT
4 3 (1.01%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
6 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.68%) Docker
3 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.34%) Squid
4 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.01%) Firmware
6 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.34%) vCloud
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (9.73%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.36%) SCCM
3 10 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.68%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.68%) Nessus
5 4 (1.34%) Ansible
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.01%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.67%) CASB
7 2 (0.67%) QRadar
7 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.67%) WSUS
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.34%) OpenView
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) SCSM
8 1 (0.34%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 129 (43.29%) Cisco
2 41 (13.76%) F5
3 37 (12.42%) Microsoft
4 26 (8.72%) Juniper
5 23 (7.72%) CheckPoint
6 20 (6.71%) Fortinet
7 19 (6.38%) Blue Coat
7 19 (6.38%) VMware
8 15 (5.03%) Aruba
8 15 (5.03%) Citrix
8 15 (5.03%) Meraki
9 14 (4.70%) Arista
9 14 (4.70%) Symantec
10 13 (4.36%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.69%) Huawei
12 9 (3.02%) CyberArk
12 9 (3.02%) Palo Alto
13 8 (2.68%) Avaya
13 8 (2.68%) Oracle
14 7 (2.35%) SAP