Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 275 257
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 +20
Contract jobs citing Wireless 1,029 983 1,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.96% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 7.06% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 552 624
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.11% +3.21%
10th Percentile £178 £152 £155
90th Percentile £519 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 128 78
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.58% -3.40% +25.31%
10th Percentile £14.78 £10.96 £11.22
90th Percentile £53.25 £49.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% -4.15% +33.76%

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 13,611 13,922 16,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 13.63% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 8,494 9,757
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 740 822
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -14.87% +11.39%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% -24.00% +21.95%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +15 966 £378 +7.86% 486
UK excluding London -23 636 £375 +7.14% 388
London +54 364 £385 +21.26% 117
South East +6 201 £375 - 89
Midlands -5 124 £425 +9.68% 52
North of England +25 122 £400 +18.52% 92
East of England -42 106 £325 -7.14% 95
West Midlands -17 81 £440 +6.02% 33
North West +27 66 £400 +23.08% 48
South West -49 46 £370 +30.97% 40
East Midlands +8 40 £263 -17.65% 19
Yorkshire -9 31 £413 +1.85% 33
North East +23 25 £300 -11.11% 11
Scotland -53 21 £250 -23.08% 10
Wales -19 10 £338 -2.17% 7
Northern Ireland +41 7 £400 -11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 588 (57.14%) Cisco
2 474 (46.06%) Firewall
3 368 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
4 357 (34.69%) WAN
5 334 (32.46%) LAN
6 289 (28.09%) CCNP
7 240 (23.32%) VPN
8 209 (20.31%) Windows
9 186 (18.08%) TCP/IP
10 185 (17.98%) BGP
11 179 (17.40%) OSPF
11 179 (17.40%) ITIL
12 176 (17.10%) Microsoft
12 176 (17.10%) CheckPoint
13 162 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
14 147 (14.29%) Data Centre
15 146 (14.19%) MPLS
16 144 (13.99%) Active Directory
17 143 (13.90%) Network Security
18 141 (13.70%) CCNA
19 138 (13.41%) Juniper
20 132 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
21 131 (12.73%) WLAN
22 129 (12.54%) Cisco Wireless
23 125 (12.15%) Internet
24 122 (11.86%) DNS
25 118 (11.47%) Security Cleared
25 118 (11.47%) Aruba
26 114 (11.08%) SolarWinds
27 113 (10.98%) Palo Alto

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 36 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 24 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.58%) CMS
7 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.39%) IIS
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Connections
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.097%) Apache
10 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.097%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.097%) nginx
10 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.097%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.57%) MS Visio
3 33 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.097%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.097%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) LatentZero
2 3 (0.29%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.44%) Office 365
4 20 (1.94%) IaaS
5 17 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.55%) PaaS
7 14 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.26%) SaaS
9 6 (0.58%) G Suite
9 6 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.49%) Amazon Alexa
11 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.19%) GitHub
12 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.097%) Akamai
13 1 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.097%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.097%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.097%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 474 (46.06%) Firewall
2 357 (34.69%) WAN
3 334 (32.46%) LAN
4 240 (23.32%) VPN
5 186 (18.08%) TCP/IP
6 185 (17.98%) BGP
7 179 (17.40%) OSPF
8 162 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
9 146 (14.19%) MPLS
10 143 (13.90%) Network Security
11 132 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 131 (12.73%) WLAN
13 129 (12.54%) Cisco Wireless
14 125 (12.15%) Internet
15 122 (11.86%) DNS
16 110 (10.69%) IPsec
16 110 (10.69%) VoIP
17 105 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
18 99 (9.62%) DHCP
19 83 (8.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.19%) MySQL
4 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.097%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.097%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.097%) DTS
5 1 (0.097%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.097%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.85%) JIRA
4 13 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.87%) Burp Suite
5 9 (0.87%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.49%) GCC
6 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.39%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.39%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.39%) Rational Quality Manager
7 4 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.29%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (0.29%) Subversion
8 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.19%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.097%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.097%) LabVIEW
General
1 107 (10.40%) Finance
2 101 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.82%) Retail
4 26 (2.53%) Electronics
5 21 (2.04%) Banking
6 18 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.55%) Legal
8 11 (1.07%) Law
9 9 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.78%) Billing
10 8 (0.78%) Games
11 7 (0.68%) Marketing
11 7 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.49%) Advertising
14 4 (0.39%) Automotive
14 4 (0.39%) German Language
14 4 (0.39%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Back Office
15 2 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 398 (38.68%) Network Engineer
2 98 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 86 (8.36%) Architect
4 84 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
5 83 (8.07%) Analyst
6 80 (7.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 56 (5.44%) Support Engineer
8 46 (4.47%) Consultant
9 45 (4.37%) Wireless Engineer
10 43 (4.18%) IT Support
11 42 (4.08%) Security Engineer
12 38 (3.69%) Network Security Engineer
13 35 (3.40%) Desktop Support
14 34 (3.30%) Network Architect
15 28 (2.72%) Software Engineer
16 27 (2.62%) Network Consultant
16 27 (2.62%) Test Engineer
17 26 (2.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 25 (2.43%) Network Support
18 25 (2.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.84%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.97%) OAuth
2 10 (0.97%) OpenID
2 10 (0.97%) SAML
3 8 (0.78%) REST
3 8 (0.78%) Web Services
4 7 (0.68%) J2EE
4 7 (0.68%) Spring
4 7 (0.68%) Spring Boot
4 7 (0.68%) XMPP
5 6 (0.58%) .NET
6 5 (0.49%) LDAP
6 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.19%) HTML
7 2 (0.19%) LAMP
7 2 (0.19%) WAP
8 1 (0.097%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.097%) COM
8 1 (0.097%) WinForms
8 1 (0.097%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 147 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 63 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.94%) NHS
9 15 (1.46%) iPad
9 15 (1.46%) iPhone
10 14 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.36%) Handset
10 14 (1.36%) PKI
11 13 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.97%) Cloud Native
13 10 (0.97%) SCADA
14 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 209 (20.31%) Windows
2 102 (9.91%) Linux
3 75 (7.29%) Windows 7
4 66 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 53 (5.15%) Windows 10
6 35 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (2.82%) Unix
8 23 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.75%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.55%) Android
11 16 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.97%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (0.87%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.39%) Solaris
16 4 (0.39%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (17.40%) ITIL
2 100 (9.72%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (8.94%) Network Design
4 79 (7.68%) Network Management
5 74 (7.19%) Change Management
6 72 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
7 60 (5.83%) Migration
8 56 (5.44%) Load Balancing
8 56 (5.44%) Project Management
9 46 (4.47%) Service Management
10 41 (3.98%) Service Delivery
11 39 (3.79%) Information Security
11 39 (3.79%) Software Engineering
12 37 (3.60%) ITIL V3
12 37 (3.60%) WAN Optimisation
13 34 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (3.11%) Incident Management
14 32 (3.11%) Test Automation
14 32 (3.11%) Time Management
14 32 (3.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (7.29%) Python
2 68 (6.61%) C
3 42 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.60%) Java
5 30 (2.92%) C++
5 30 (2.92%) SQL
6 26 (2.53%) Perl
7 24 (2.33%) Embedded C
8 14 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.07%) C#
10 10 (0.97%) MATLAB
11 9 (0.87%) Lua
11 9 (0.87%) Ruby
11 9 (0.87%) VB
12 8 (0.78%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.58%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.58%) VBA
14 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.19%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 368 (35.76%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (28.09%) CCNP
3 141 (13.70%) CCNA
4 118 (11.47%) Security Cleared
5 89 (8.65%) SC Cleared
6 78 (7.58%) CCIE
7 65 (6.32%) Degree
8 50 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (3.11%) MCSE
10 29 (2.82%) CCDP
11 26 (2.53%) MCP
12 25 (2.43%) DV Cleared
13 17 (1.65%) MCSA
14 13 (1.26%) DBS Check
14 13 (1.26%) MCTS
15 12 (1.17%) CISSP
16 11 (1.07%) JNCIS
17 10 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 10 (0.97%) HP MASE
17 10 (0.97%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.22%) SLA
2 17 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.97%) FedRAMP
4 10 (0.97%) HIPAA
5 8 (0.78%) PMO
5 8 (0.78%) QA
6 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.49%) GDPR
8 4 (0.39%) MISRA
9 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.097%) GAMP
11 1 (0.097%) GxP
11 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 144 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.92%) Firmware
4 24 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.17%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.07%) XenApp
8 10 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.97%) vSphere
9 9 (0.87%) FreeRADIUS
10 8 (0.78%) Docker
10 8 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.49%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.29%) NFS
13 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.29%) XenServer
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 55 (5.34%) SCCM
2 38 (3.69%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (2.62%) FortiGate
4 21 (2.04%) Nagios
5 15 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (1.46%) Nessus
6 14 (1.36%) Cacti
7 10 (0.97%) CASB
7 10 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.87%) Nmap
9 8 (0.78%) Netcool
9 8 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.68%) OpenView
11 6 (0.58%) Ansible
11 6 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
11 6 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 588 (57.14%) Cisco
2 176 (17.10%) CheckPoint
2 176 (17.10%) Microsoft
3 138 (13.41%) Juniper
4 118 (11.47%) Aruba
5 114 (11.08%) SolarWinds
6 113 (10.98%) Palo Alto
7 107 (10.40%) F5
8 98 (9.52%) VMware
9 85 (8.26%) Meraki
10 78 (7.58%) HP
11 70 (6.80%) Citrix
12 66 (6.41%) Fortinet
13 37 (3.60%) Apple
13 37 (3.60%) Blue Coat
14 35 (3.40%) Riverbed
15 34 (3.30%) McAfee
16 31 (3.01%) Aerohive Networks
17 29 (2.82%) Oracle
18 28 (2.72%) Infoblox