Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 302 274
Rank change year-on-year +46 -28 -37
Contract jobs citing Wireless 971 893 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.34% 6.49% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 509 574
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -6.67% +8.70% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 113
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £32.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.46% -2.99% -15.19%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.10 £10.96
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.75 £64.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -39.82% -10.45% -15.19%

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 11,645 13,751 13,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 13.45% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,087 8,418 7,887
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 769 746
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.22 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.68 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.37% +2.70% -26.00%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +38 884 £375 -2.60% 449
UK excluding London +80 672 £350 -6.67% 389
London -22 271 £400 - 93
South East +35 189 £363 -5.84% 98
Midlands +66 141 £345 -22.47% 64
North of England +55 101 £330 -17.50% 83
East of England +33 89 £411 +26.54% 55
South West +16 88 £328 +2.34% 57
West Midlands +45 87 £400 -15.79% 36
North West +35 56 £363 -9.38% 41
East Midlands +49 54 £291 +29.44% 28
Scotland +67 34 £250 -16.67% 18
North East +44 28 £275 -0.90% 11
Wales +16 21 £425 +30.77% 11
Yorkshire 0 17 £390 -6.87% 31
Northern Ireland +9 8 £275 - 4
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 525 (54.07%) Cisco
2 377 (38.83%) Firewall
3 363 (37.38%) LAN
4 358 (36.87%) Cisco Certification
5 329 (33.88%) WAN
6 233 (24.00%) CCNP
7 199 (20.49%) Windows
8 177 (18.23%) VPN
9 171 (17.61%) CCNA
10 163 (16.79%) Telecoms
11 159 (16.37%) Microsoft
12 148 (15.24%) Data Centre
13 138 (14.21%) ITIL
14 137 (14.11%) BGP
15 135 (13.90%) TCP/IP
16 133 (13.70%) Palo Alto
17 129 (13.29%) MPLS
18 127 (13.08%) OSPF
18 127 (13.08%) Cisco ASA
19 122 (12.56%) Active Directory
20 120 (12.36%) CheckPoint
20 120 (12.36%) Cisco Wireless
21 119 (12.26%) Network Security
22 117 (12.05%) WLAN
23 113 (11.64%) CCIE
24 104 (10.71%) DNS
25 100 (10.30%) DHCP
26 98 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
26 98 (10.09%) Cisco Nexus
27 93 (9.58%) Aruba

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 39 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 38 (3.91%) Skype for Business
3 30 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.62%) IIS
9 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.21%) Confluence
11 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.10%) Apache
12 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 80 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.21%) Shockwave
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) assyst
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) BASE24
3 1 (0.10%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 89 (9.17%) Office 365
2 84 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.06%) IaaS
5 18 (1.85%) PaaS
6 10 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.31%) G Suite
8 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.31%) SaaS
8 3 (0.31%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 377 (38.83%) Firewall
2 363 (37.38%) LAN
3 329 (33.88%) WAN
4 177 (18.23%) VPN
5 137 (14.11%) BGP
6 135 (13.90%) TCP/IP
7 129 (13.29%) MPLS
8 127 (13.08%) Cisco ASA
8 127 (13.08%) OSPF
9 120 (12.36%) Cisco Wireless
10 119 (12.26%) Network Security
11 117 (12.05%) WLAN
12 104 (10.71%) DNS
13 100 (10.30%) DHCP
14 98 (10.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 98 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
15 71 (7.31%) VLAN
16 70 (7.21%) VoIP
17 68 (7.00%) Ethernet
18 59 (6.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (1.03%) Bugzilla
3 8 (0.82%) Rational Quality Manager
4 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.51%) JIRA
6 3 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.21%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.21%) GCC
7 2 (0.21%) Hudson
7 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.21%) NUnit
7 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.21%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.10%) Katalon Studio
8 1 (0.10%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.10%) Trac
General
1 163 (16.79%) Telecoms
2 67 (6.90%) Finance
3 40 (4.12%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.06%) Retail
5 19 (1.96%) Electronics
6 16 (1.65%) Banking
7 14 (1.44%) Military
8 12 (1.24%) Multimedia
9 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.03%) Marketing
11 8 (0.82%) Local Government
12 7 (0.72%) Legal
13 6 (0.62%) Automotive
14 5 (0.51%) Back Office
15 4 (0.41%) Advertising
16 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.21%) Billing
17 2 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 348 (35.84%) Network Engineer
2 90 (9.27%) Support Engineer
3 77 (7.93%) Architect
4 72 (7.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 68 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 62 (6.39%) Analyst
7 53 (5.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 50 (5.15%) Network Architect
9 49 (5.05%) Wireless Engineer
10 45 (4.63%) Desktop Support
11 39 (4.02%) Consultant
12 37 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
13 36 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 30 (3.09%) IT Engineer
15 30 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
15 30 (3.09%) Security Engineer
16 27 (2.78%) Firmware Engineer
17 26 (2.68%) Network Support
18 25 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.53%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.93%) LDAP
3 4 (0.41%) HTML
3 4 (0.41%) XMPP
4 3 (0.31%) CSS
4 3 (0.31%) JSON
4 3 (0.31%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.21%) .NET
5 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.21%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.21%) Flash
5 2 (0.21%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.21%) Velocity
5 2 (0.21%) VML
5 2 (0.21%) Web Services
5 2 (0.21%) YAML
6 1 (0.10%) Doctrine
6 1 (0.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 148 (15.24%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.63%) CCTV
4 39 (4.02%) User Experience
5 30 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
6 29 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.68%) NHS
9 25 (2.57%) Driving Licence
10 17 (1.75%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.54%) Smart Meter
12 13 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.34%) PKI
12 13 (1.34%) Smart Energy
13 11 (1.13%) Clustering
14 9 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.82%) iPad
16 7 (0.72%) Blackberry
17 6 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 199 (20.49%) Windows
2 79 (8.14%) Linux
3 57 (5.87%) Windows 7
4 56 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 52 (5.36%) Windows 10
6 29 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.37%) Android
8 23 (2.37%) Windows 8
9 22 (2.27%) Unix
9 22 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 15 (1.54%) CentOS
12 13 (1.34%) Debian
12 13 (1.34%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.41%) Solaris
15 3 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
15 3 (0.31%) VMS
15 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (14.21%) ITIL
2 84 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (7.93%) Network Design
4 73 (7.52%) Migration
5 68 (7.00%) Network Management
6 67 (6.90%) Project Management
7 63 (6.49%) Load Balancing
8 57 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
9 55 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 48 (4.94%) Change Management
10 48 (4.94%) Service Delivery
11 41 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (3.91%) Problem Management
13 38 (3.91%) Project Delivery
13 38 (3.91%) Service Management
14 33 (3.40%) Configuration Management
14 33 (3.40%) Network Architecture
15 30 (3.09%) Incident Management
16 26 (2.68%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.62%) C
2 45 (4.63%) Python
3 39 (4.02%) Embedded C
4 20 (2.06%) C++
4 20 (2.06%) SQL
5 16 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 9 (0.93%) Java
7 8 (0.82%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.62%) Embedded C++
8 6 (0.62%) Groovy
8 6 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.51%) Perl
10 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.41%) C#
11 2 (0.21%) VBScript
12 1 (0.10%) PHP
12 1 (0.10%) R
12 1 (0.10%) Ruby
12 1 (0.10%) Tcl
12 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 358 (36.87%) Cisco Certification
2 233 (24.00%) CCNP
3 171 (17.61%) CCNA
4 113 (11.64%) CCIE
5 79 (8.14%) Security Cleared
6 78 (8.03%) Degree
7 64 (6.59%) SC Cleared
8 31 (3.19%) CCDP
9 26 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (1.85%) MCP
12 14 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (1.44%) MCSE
13 13 (1.34%) JNCIP
14 11 (1.13%) DBS Check
14 11 (1.13%) JNCIE
15 9 (0.93%) CCIE Wireless
16 8 (0.82%) CCDA
17 7 (0.72%) CCSP
17 7 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.08%) SLA
2 23 (2.37%) MISRA
3 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.93%) PMO
5 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.51%) GDPR
7 4 (0.41%) QA
8 3 (0.31%) HL7
8 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.94%) Firmware
4 27 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.24%) XenApp
6 10 (1.03%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.82%) vSphere
7 8 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.62%) Docker
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.41%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.31%) Ceph
12 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (5.15%) SCCM
2 43 (4.43%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 11 (1.13%) Ansible
6 7 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
7 6 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.62%) Netcool
7 6 (0.62%) SCOM
8 5 (0.51%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.51%) Nagios
8 5 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.51%) WSUS
9 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.41%) Grafana
9 4 (0.41%) Iperf
9 4 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 525 (54.07%) Cisco
2 159 (16.37%) Microsoft
3 133 (13.70%) Palo Alto
4 120 (12.36%) CheckPoint
5 93 (9.58%) Aruba
5 93 (9.58%) F5
6 91 (9.37%) Juniper
7 87 (8.96%) VMware
8 76 (7.83%) SolarWinds
9 72 (7.42%) HP
10 64 (6.59%) Citrix
10 64 (6.59%) Meraki
11 51 (5.25%) Fortinet
12 41 (4.22%) Apple
13 38 (3.91%) Dell
14 26 (2.68%) Riverbed
15 24 (2.47%) Blue Coat
16 22 (2.27%) Google
17 20 (2.06%) Remedy
18 17 (1.75%) Infoblox