Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 239 274
Rank change year-on-year -16 +35 +10
Contract jobs citing Wireless 976 1115 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.05% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 6.65% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 636 580
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £157 £160 £170
90th Percentile £500 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year - +13.36% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 81 87
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +26.32% +42.50%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.69 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.13 £47.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +39.29% +40.00%

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor 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 18 October 2017. 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 -12 884 £350 -6.67% 175
UK excluding London +24 669 £350 - 140
London -75 286 £350 -15.66% 44
South East -26 178 £388 +6.16% 40
East of England +62 159 £350 +27.27% 34
Midlands +10 116 £350 +7.69% 20
North of England +80 81 £350 -12.50% 17
West Midlands +20 74 £375 -2.60% 6
South West -9 67 £301 -11.62% 20
Scotland +36 59 £325 +18.18% 7
East Midlands -9 41 £325 +12.07% 14
North West +26 39 £340 -12.26% 12
Yorkshire +36 37 £435 +4.50% 3
Wales -11 15 £345 -16.87% 3
North East +77 5 £369 - 2
Northern Ireland -67 2 £450 +24.14%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wireless.

1 516 (52.87%) Cisco
2 362 (37.09%) WAN
3 361 (36.99%) Firewall
4 355 (36.37%) LAN
5 323 (33.09%) Cisco Certification
6 234 (23.98%) CCNP
7 228 (23.36%) Windows
8 190 (19.47%) Telecoms
9 188 (19.26%) VPN
10 181 (18.55%) Data Centre
11 162 (16.60%) TCP/IP
12 140 (14.34%) CCNA
12 140 (14.34%) Finance
12 140 (14.34%) Cisco ASA
13 136 (13.93%) BGP
14 135 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
15 130 (13.32%) CheckPoint
16 129 (13.22%) Microsoft
16 129 (13.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 127 (13.01%) HP
18 126 (12.91%) Juniper
18 126 (12.91%) ITIL
19 124 (12.70%) Network Design
19 124 (12.70%) MPLS
20 121 (12.40%) Degree
21 119 (12.19%) Active Directory
22 115 (11.78%) Cisco Wireless
23 113 (11.58%) Internet
24 112 (11.48%) CCIE
24 112 (11.48%) F5

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 38 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 37 (3.79%) Skype for Business
3 21 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.84%) IBM Notes
6 14 (1.43%) IIS
7 12 (1.23%) CMS
7 12 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.20%) Apache
12 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.10%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) RMDS
3 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.64%) Office 365
2 51 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.51%) SaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 4 (0.41%) PaaS
7 3 (0.31%) G Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.10%) Akamai
9 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 362 (37.09%) WAN
2 361 (36.99%) Firewall
3 355 (36.37%) LAN
4 188 (19.26%) VPN
5 162 (16.60%) TCP/IP
6 140 (14.34%) Cisco ASA
7 136 (13.93%) BGP
8 135 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
9 129 (13.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 124 (12.70%) MPLS
11 115 (11.78%) Cisco Wireless
12 113 (11.58%) Internet
13 110 (11.27%) Network Security
13 110 (11.27%) OSPF
14 107 (10.96%) DNS
15 106 (10.86%) DHCP
16 90 (9.22%) Cisco IOS
17 87 (8.91%) WLAN
18 83 (8.50%) VoIP
19 72 (7.38%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.31%) Big Data
5 3 (0.31%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.20%) MySQL
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.10%) GIS
7 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.92%) JIRA
3 7 (0.72%) Bugzilla
4 6 (0.61%) Redmine
4 6 (0.61%) Trac
5 5 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.51%) JUnit
5 5 (0.51%) Selenium
6 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.31%) CMake
7 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.20%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.10%) GCC
9 1 (0.10%) GDB
9 1 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 190 (19.47%) Telecoms
2 140 (14.34%) Finance
3 57 (5.84%) Electronics
4 35 (3.59%) Banking
5 29 (2.97%) Marketing
6 21 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.74%) Retail
8 8 (0.82%) Legal
9 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.72%) Law
10 3 (0.31%) Automotive
10 3 (0.31%) French Language
10 3 (0.31%) German Language
10 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.20%) Games
11 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 327 (33.50%) Network Engineer
2 125 (12.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 108 (11.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 101 (10.35%) Analyst
5 75 (7.68%) Support Engineer
6 65 (6.66%) Architect
7 50 (5.12%) Embedded Engineer
7 50 (5.12%) Wireless Engineer
8 47 (4.82%) Network Architect
9 42 (4.30%) Test Engineer
10 40 (4.10%) Desktop Support
10 40 (4.10%) Network Support
10 40 (4.10%) Project Manager
11 36 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
12 34 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
12 34 (3.48%) Software Engineer
13 33 (3.38%) Support Analyst
13 33 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
14 32 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
15 31 (3.18%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (7.17%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.64%) HTML
3 12 (1.23%) XMPP
4 11 (1.13%) .NET
5 7 (0.72%) LAMP
6 5 (0.51%) XML
7 3 (0.31%) REST
7 3 (0.31%) XSLT
8 2 (0.20%) OAuth
8 2 (0.20%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.20%) SAML
8 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.20%) Spring
9 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.10%) CGI
9 1 (0.10%) Flash
9 1 (0.10%) JSON
9 1 (0.10%) OpenID
9 1 (0.10%) Qt
9 1 (0.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 181 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.12%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.18%) Blackberry
5 27 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
7 24 (2.46%) Embedded Systems
8 19 (1.95%) NHS
9 17 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.74%) Device Driver
9 17 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.43%) BYOD
11 12 (1.23%) Clustering
11 12 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.92%) iPhone
12 9 (0.92%) VHDL
13 8 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.61%) STB
Operating Systems
1 228 (23.36%) Windows
2 108 (11.07%) Linux
3 63 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 61 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 39 (4.00%) Android
6 39 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.89%) Unix
7 38 (3.89%) Windows 10
8 35 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (3.07%) Mac OS X
10 19 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
10 19 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.43%) Windows Phone
12 13 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.33%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.82%) Debian
14 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (12.91%) ITIL
2 124 (12.70%) Network Design
3 66 (6.76%) Service Management
4 59 (6.05%) Test Automation
5 56 (5.74%) Migration
6 55 (5.64%) Network Monitoring
7 51 (5.23%) Network Management
7 51 (5.23%) Service Delivery
8 49 (5.02%) Software Engineering
9 43 (4.41%) Change Management
9 43 (4.41%) Validation
10 41 (4.20%) Load Balancing
11 39 (4.00%) Project Management
11 39 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
12 38 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (3.89%) High Availability
12 38 (3.89%) ITSM
13 32 (3.28%) Information Security
13 32 (3.28%) Time Management
14 29 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (9.32%) C
2 89 (9.12%) Python
3 57 (5.84%) Embedded C
4 44 (4.51%) Java
5 39 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 38 (3.89%) C++
7 28 (2.87%) Perl
8 21 (2.15%) Embedded C++
9 20 (2.05%) PHP
10 17 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.43%) Tcl
12 13 (1.33%) VB
13 8 (0.82%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.82%) VBScript
14 7 (0.72%) C-shell
14 7 (0.72%) Korn
14 7 (0.72%) R
15 6 (0.61%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.61%) Ruby
16 5 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 323 (33.09%) Cisco Certification
2 234 (23.98%) CCNP
3 140 (14.34%) CCNA
4 121 (12.40%) Degree
5 112 (11.48%) CCIE
6 97 (9.94%) Security Cleared
7 74 (7.58%) SC Cleared
8 44 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 33 (3.38%) MCSE
11 32 (3.28%) CCDP
12 30 (3.07%) JNCIA
12 30 (3.07%) MCSA
13 28 (2.87%) CCIP
13 28 (2.87%) CCSA
14 26 (2.66%) CCSE
15 25 (2.56%) JNCIE
16 22 (2.25%) MCP
16 22 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
17 21 (2.15%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.33%) SLA
2 22 (2.25%) QA
3 16 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.61%) PMO
6 4 (0.41%) GDPR
6 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.10%) MISRA
System Software
1 119 (12.19%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.07%) Firmware
5 20 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
5 20 (2.05%) vSphere
6 14 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.13%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.02%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 8 (0.82%) NFS
10 7 (0.72%) Openswan
10 7 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.61%) DFS Replication
11 6 (0.61%) pfSense
12 5 (0.51%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.51%) XenApp
13 4 (0.41%) Docker
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (5.74%) FortiGate
2 55 (5.64%) Cisco Prime
3 40 (4.10%) SCCM
4 22 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.43%) AirWatch
6 13 (1.33%) Cacti
6 13 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
9 8 (0.82%) Nexpose
9 8 (0.82%) TrustSec
10 7 (0.72%) Nagios
10 7 (0.72%) WSUS
11 6 (0.61%) Ionix
11 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.61%) OpenView
11 6 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.51%) QRadar
13 4 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 516 (52.87%) Cisco
2 130 (13.32%) CheckPoint
3 129 (13.22%) Microsoft
4 127 (13.01%) HP
5 126 (12.91%) Juniper
6 112 (11.48%) F5
7 90 (9.22%) Citrix
8 77 (7.89%) Fortinet
8 77 (7.89%) VMware
9 70 (7.17%) Riverbed
10 68 (6.97%) Palo Alto
11 65 (6.66%) Aruba
12 44 (4.51%) SolarWinds
13 39 (4.00%) Dell
14 38 (3.89%) Apple
14 38 (3.89%) McAfee
15 36 (3.69%) Blue Coat
16 32 (3.28%) Oracle
17 23 (2.36%) Meraki
18 22 (2.25%) Nokia