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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 242 228
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 514 536 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 6.71% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 280 273
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -3.57% +20.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 72
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% +20.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -26.00% +8.82%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 470 £350 -1.06% 148
London +4 159 £375 -1.63% 43
South East -6 129 £375 +11.11% 23
Hampshire +8 63 £400 +14.28% 8
South West +16 55 £245 -34.66% 7
West Midlands +28 30 £375 +36.36% 10
East of England -6 30 £338 -22.41% 29
City of London +20 27 £320 -14.66% 9
Berkshire +7 23 £213 -42.37% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £518 +59.23% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 21 £385 +46.66%
North East +4 21 £385 +46.66% 1
Tyne and Wear +3 21 £385 +46.66% 1
North West +31 20 £375 +25.00% 13
Scotland +24 20 £325 -3.70% 2
Bristol +18 18 £275 -20.86% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £338 -40.89% 20
Milton Keynes +12 17 £525 +61.53% 2
Manchester +20 15 £400 +18.51% 9
Yorkshire +24 14 £413 +50.00% 12
Birmingham +14 14 £363 -12.12% 6
Hook - 14 £425 - 1
Croydon +19 13 £450 -1.36% 1
Wales +13 13 £375 +9.09% 2
Cambridge +9 13 £338 -40.89% 17
East Midlands -4 13 £263 - 7
South Wales +21 12 £375 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire -3 12 £239 -36.33% 1
Gloucestershire +13 11 £120 -68.00%
Basingstoke +11 11 £110 -37.14%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 613 (63.39%) Cisco
2 471 (48.71%) Firewall
3 427 (44.16%) LAN
4 411 (42.50%) WAN
5 410 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
6 289 (29.89%) CCNP
7 255 (26.37%) CheckPoint
8 233 (24.10%) VPN
9 216 (22.34%) Windows
10 210 (21.72%) TCP/IP
11 207 (21.41%) ITIL
12 198 (20.48%) Security Cleared
13 192 (19.86%) Juniper
14 190 (19.65%) CCNA
15 179 (18.51%) Cisco ASA
16 169 (17.48%) F5
17 161 (16.65%) SC Cleared
18 160 (16.55%) HP
19 150 (15.51%) Microsoft
20 144 (14.89%) Active Directory
20 144 (14.89%) Data Centre
21 141 (14.58%) Network Security
22 134 (13.86%) Cisco Nexus
23 131 (13.55%) Aruba
23 131 (13.55%) CCIE
23 131 (13.55%) BGP
24 123 (12.72%) MPLS
24 123 (12.72%) OSPF
25 122 (12.62%) Network Design
26 119 (12.31%) 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 25 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.93%) IIS
5 9 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.21%) JBoss
8 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.10%) Drupal
9 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 89 (9.20%) MS Office
2 67 (6.93%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) assyst
1 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
1 39 (4.03%) Office 365
2 34 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.52%) Akamai
3 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.10%) G Suite
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 471 (48.71%) Firewall
2 427 (44.16%) LAN
3 411 (42.50%) WAN
4 233 (24.10%) VPN
5 210 (21.72%) TCP/IP
6 179 (18.51%) Cisco ASA
7 141 (14.58%) Network Security
8 134 (13.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 131 (13.55%) BGP
10 123 (12.72%) MPLS
10 123 (12.72%) OSPF
11 119 (12.31%) DNS
12 102 (10.55%) DHCP
13 95 (9.82%) Internet
14 87 (9.00%) VoIP
14 87 (9.00%) WLAN
15 84 (8.69%) Wi-Fi
16 83 (8.58%) Cisco Wireless
17 72 (7.45%) BIG-IP
18 70 (7.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.62%) MySQL
4 4 (0.41%) Redis
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.41%) Android Studio
5 3 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.21%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.10%) GitLab
7 1 (0.10%) JIRA
7 1 (0.10%) Subversion
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (12.31%) Finance
2 108 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.10%) Retail
4 26 (2.69%) Banking
5 21 (2.17%) Electronics
6 15 (1.55%) Legal
7 11 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.93%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.52%) Advertising
10 5 (0.52%) Automotive
10 5 (0.52%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Local Government
12 3 (0.31%) French Language
12 3 (0.31%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.21%) Avionics
13 2 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Games
13 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 367 (37.95%) Network Engineer
2 128 (13.24%) Analyst
3 88 (9.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 83 (8.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 76 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 63 (6.51%) Architect
7 51 (5.27%) Network Analyst
8 47 (4.86%) Network Support
9 46 (4.76%) Security Engineer
10 44 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
11 42 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (4.34%) Network Architect
12 38 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (3.83%) Support Analyst
14 32 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
14 32 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
14 32 (3.31%) Wireless Engineer
15 31 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 29 (3.00%) Consultant
17 27 (2.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.48%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.65%) Web Services
3 9 (0.93%) XMPP
4 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.52%) CSS
6 4 (0.41%) .NET
6 4 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.41%) Middleware
6 4 (0.41%) RESTful
6 4 (0.41%) WAP
7 3 (0.31%) XML
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.21%) WSDL
8 2 (0.21%) XSD
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.10%) BREW
9 1 (0.10%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.10%) REST
9 1 (0.10%) SAML
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 144 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 61 (6.31%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.79%) Blackberry
6 24 (2.48%) RSA SecurID
7 23 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.96%) CMDB
9 18 (1.86%) NHS
9 18 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.65%) CESG
11 13 (1.34%) Handset
12 12 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.14%) PKI
14 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.03%) Clustering
14 10 (1.03%) EPoS
15 8 (0.83%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.72%) iPad
16 7 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 216 (22.34%) Windows
2 80 (8.27%) Linux
3 74 (7.65%) Windows 7
4 57 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 44 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.93%) Mac OS X
8 33 (3.41%) Unix
9 31 (3.21%) Android
10 28 (2.90%) Windows 10
11 22 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 15 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (1.45%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.14%) CatOS
16 9 (0.93%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.31%) CentOS
18 3 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (21.41%) ITIL
2 122 (12.62%) Network Design
3 92 (9.51%) Service Management
4 75 (7.76%) Network Management
5 74 (7.65%) Load Balancing
6 69 (7.14%) Information Security
7 66 (6.83%) Project Management
8 63 (6.51%) ITSM
9 58 (6.00%) Change Management
10 52 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
11 48 (4.96%) Service Delivery
12 47 (4.86%) Migration
13 43 (4.45%) Kalman Filter
14 41 (4.24%) Problem Management
15 39 (4.03%) Time Management
16 30 (3.10%) Incident Management
17 29 (3.00%) Configuration Management
18 27 (2.79%) Penetration Testing
19 26 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (2.59%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 45 (4.65%) C
2 42 (4.34%) Python
3 27 (2.79%) PowerShell
4 17 (1.76%) C++
5 15 (1.55%) Embedded C
6 14 (1.45%) Perl
6 14 (1.45%) SQL
7 12 (1.24%) VBScript
8 10 (1.03%) Java
9 7 (0.72%) Embedded C++
10 6 (0.62%) Tcl
11 4 (0.41%) PHP
12 3 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.31%) C#
12 3 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 1 (0.10%) VB
14 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 410 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (29.89%) CCNP
3 198 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 190 (19.65%) CCNA
5 161 (16.65%) SC Cleared
6 131 (13.55%) CCIE
7 96 (9.93%) Degree
8 69 (7.14%) CCSA
9 65 (6.72%) CCDP
10 58 (6.00%) CCSE
11 53 (5.48%) JNCIE
12 52 (5.38%) JNCIA
13 49 (5.07%) CCIP
14 42 (4.34%) CISSP
15 34 (3.52%) HP ASE
15 34 (3.52%) HP MASE
16 30 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (3.00%) DV Cleared
18 23 (2.38%) MCSE
19 21 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.58%) SLA
2 25 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.34%) RMADS
5 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.41%) PMO
6 4 (0.41%) QA
7 3 (0.31%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 144 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 61 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.38%) Firmware
4 23 (2.38%) vSphere
5 14 (1.45%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.72%) XenApp
8 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.62%) XenServer
9 5 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.41%) Docker
10 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.31%) LXC
11 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.21%) KVM
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 96 (9.93%) FortiGate
2 47 (4.86%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.41%) SCCM
4 20 (2.07%) Nagios
5 19 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (1.03%) Nexpose
7 10 (1.03%) Puppet
8 9 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.83%) OPNET
10 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.62%) Ansible
11 6 (0.62%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.52%) EnCase
12 5 (0.52%) QRadar
13 4 (0.41%) Cacti
13 4 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 613 (63.39%) Cisco
2 255 (26.37%) CheckPoint
3 192 (19.86%) Juniper
4 169 (17.48%) F5
5 160 (16.55%) HP
6 150 (15.51%) Microsoft
7 131 (13.55%) Aruba
8 102 (10.55%) Riverbed
9 101 (10.44%) Fortinet
10 93 (9.62%) Palo Alto
11 90 (9.31%) VMware
12 84 (8.69%) Citrix
13 80 (8.27%) SolarWinds
14 59 (6.10%) Dell
15 56 (5.79%) Blue Coat
16 48 (4.96%) Apple
17 26 (2.69%) LogRhythm
18 25 (2.59%) Intel Security
19 24 (2.48%) Symantec
20 22 (2.28%) Avaya
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
United Kingdom
Flint Consulting Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dyson
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago