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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 244 225
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 407 559 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 6.49% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 301 324
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £360 £300
% change year-on-year -3.05% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 44
Median hourly rate £30.93 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.64% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £13.25 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.68% -1.42%  

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 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -19 374 £388 +3.33% 159
London -27 122 £450 +5.88% 38
South East -6 98 £400 +18.51% 22
Hampshire +22 50 £390 +2.63% 3
South West -3 43 £263 -30.00% 9
East of England 0 32 £338 -15.62% 32
Cambridgeshire +23 22 £338 -21.51% 23
West Midlands +7 22 £356 +7.95% 14
Scotland +55 20 £300 -7.69% 12
North West +22 19 £349 +24.64% 16
Basingstoke +20 19 £325 - 1
City of London -6 19 £271 -38.35% 9
Cambridge +19 18 £338 -21.51% 20
Bristol +9 18 £263 -30.00% 4
East Midlands -12 18 £288 -52.08% 7
Yorkshire +30 16 £450 +8.10% 17
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £525 +16.66% 2
Kent +20 14 £375 +50.00%
Berkshire +3 13 £525 +55.55% 6
Milton Keynes -5 13 £525 +10.87% 2
Manchester +12 12 £349 +16.33% 9
Aberdeen +8 9 - - 2
Reading +4 9 £525 +28.83% 2
Wales -3 9 £345 -37.27% 4
West Yorkshire +37 8 £275 - 8
Devon -6 8 - -
North Yorkshire +7 7 £475 - 6
South Wales +7 7 £348 -33.80% 4
Exeter +3 7 - -
Hertfordshire -5 7 £323 -24.11% 6

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 589 (62.93%) Cisco
2 453 (48.40%) Firewall
3 422 (45.09%) Cisco Certification
4 413 (44.12%) WAN
5 406 (43.38%) LAN
6 305 (32.59%) CCNP
7 252 (26.92%) CheckPoint
8 211 (22.54%) VPN
9 207 (22.12%) ITIL
10 204 (21.79%) Windows
10 204 (21.79%) Security Cleared
11 191 (20.41%) TCP/IP
12 184 (19.66%) Juniper
13 182 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
14 174 (18.59%) CCNA
15 170 (18.16%) HP
16 166 (17.74%) F5
17 161 (17.20%) SC Cleared
18 148 (15.81%) Microsoft
19 144 (15.38%) CCIE
19 144 (15.38%) Network Design
20 136 (14.53%) Cisco Nexus
21 135 (14.42%) Data Centre
21 135 (14.42%) Telecoms
22 134 (14.32%) BGP
23 128 (13.68%) MPLS
24 125 (13.35%) Network Security
25 123 (13.14%) OSPF
26 120 (12.82%) Degree
27 119 (12.71%) DNS

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 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (1.60%) IIS
4 13 (1.39%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Confluence
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) JBoss
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 89 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.17%) Office 365
2 35 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.43%) Akamai
6 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) G Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 453 (48.40%) Firewall
2 413 (44.12%) WAN
3 406 (43.38%) LAN
4 211 (22.54%) VPN
5 191 (20.41%) TCP/IP
6 182 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
7 136 (14.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 134 (14.32%) BGP
9 128 (13.68%) MPLS
10 125 (13.35%) Network Security
11 123 (13.14%) OSPF
12 119 (12.71%) DNS
13 100 (10.68%) Cisco Wireless
14 98 (10.47%) Internet
15 96 (10.26%) DHCP
16 89 (9.51%) VoIP
17 82 (8.76%) Cisco IOS
17 82 (8.76%) WLAN
18 75 (8.01%) BIG-IP
18 75 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.53%) MySQL
5 3 (0.32%) Redis
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.43%) Android Studio
5 3 (0.32%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.32%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.21%) JIRA
6 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.11%) Automake
7 1 (0.11%) CMake
7 1 (0.11%) GCC
7 1 (0.11%) GitLab
7 1 (0.11%) Gradle
7 1 (0.11%) Maven
7 1 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 135 (14.42%) Telecoms
2 104 (11.11%) Finance
3 31 (3.31%) Electronics
4 28 (2.99%) Retail
5 20 (2.14%) Banking
6 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.28%) Legal
7 12 (1.28%) Marketing
8 6 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.53%) Automotive
9 5 (0.53%) Law
9 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.43%) Advertising
10 4 (0.43%) French Language
10 4 (0.43%) Local Government
11 3 (0.32%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Avionics
12 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 343 (36.65%) Network Engineer
2 101 (10.79%) Analyst
3 79 (8.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 76 (8.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 73 (7.80%) Architect
6 66 (7.05%) Support Engineer
7 55 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 46 (4.91%) Network Support
9 45 (4.81%) Security Engineer
10 41 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (4.27%) Network Analyst
12 39 (4.17%) Consultant
13 38 (4.06%) Support Analyst
13 38 (4.06%) Wireless Engineer
14 35 (3.74%) Senior Network Engineer
15 32 (3.42%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (3.31%) Test Engineer
17 30 (3.21%) Project Manager
17 30 (3.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 29 (3.10%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.51%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.50%) Web Services
3 8 (0.85%) .NET
3 8 (0.85%) XMPP
4 7 (0.75%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.43%) Middleware
6 3 (0.32%) CSS
6 3 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.32%) HTML
6 3 (0.32%) RESTful
6 3 (0.32%) SAML
6 3 (0.32%) WAP
6 3 (0.32%) XML
7 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.21%) WSDL
7 2 (0.21%) XSD
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.11%) Flash
8 1 (0.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 135 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 64 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 21 (2.24%) RSA SecurID
7 19 (2.03%) Smartphone
8 18 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (1.39%) CMDB
10 13 (1.39%) EPoS
11 12 (1.28%) BYOD
11 12 (1.28%) Handset
11 12 (1.28%) NHS
12 11 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.07%) CESG
14 9 (0.96%) Clustering
14 9 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 204 (21.79%) Windows
2 84 (8.97%) Linux
3 64 (6.84%) Windows 7
4 51 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 43 (4.59%) Mac OS X
6 37 (3.95%) Android
7 35 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.53%) Unix
9 32 (3.42%) Windows 10
10 27 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.60%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.50%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.96%) CatOS
15 7 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.64%) CentOS
16 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (22.12%) ITIL
2 144 (15.38%) Network Design
3 99 (10.58%) Service Management
4 78 (8.33%) ITSM
5 69 (7.37%) Load Balancing
6 65 (6.94%) Information Security
7 63 (6.73%) Network Management
8 58 (6.20%) Network Monitoring
9 45 (4.81%) Project Management
10 44 (4.70%) Change Management
11 42 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
12 39 (4.17%) Migration
12 39 (4.17%) Service Delivery
13 33 (3.53%) Problem Management
14 32 (3.42%) Configuration Management
15 30 (3.21%) Time Management
16 29 (3.10%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (2.99%) High Availability
18 27 (2.88%) SIEM
18 27 (2.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.98%) Python
2 34 (3.63%) C
3 30 (3.21%) PowerShell
4 21 (2.24%) Perl
5 20 (2.14%) C++
6 15 (1.60%) Tcl
7 14 (1.50%) VBScript
8 13 (1.39%) Java
9 10 (1.07%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.07%) SQL
10 9 (0.96%) Embedded C++
10 9 (0.96%) PHP
11 5 (0.53%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.32%) C#
12 3 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.32%) VB
13 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 1 (0.11%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 422 (45.09%) Cisco Certification
2 305 (32.59%) CCNP
3 204 (21.79%) Security Cleared
4 174 (18.59%) CCNA
5 161 (17.20%) SC Cleared
6 144 (15.38%) CCIE
7 120 (12.82%) Degree
8 83 (8.87%) CCDP
9 73 (7.80%) CCSA
10 70 (7.48%) CCSE
10 70 (7.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 68 (7.26%) JNCIA
12 66 (7.05%) CCIP
12 66 (7.05%) JNCIE
13 46 (4.91%) HP ASE
13 46 (4.91%) HP MASE
14 39 (4.17%) CISSP
15 32 (3.42%) DV Cleared
16 24 (2.56%) SANS
17 23 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.77%) SLA
2 20 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.07%) QA
5 8 (0.85%) RMADS
6 5 (0.53%) PMO
7 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) MISRA
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 118 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.67%) Firmware
5 24 (2.56%) vSphere
6 13 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.07%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.43%) Docker
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.43%) XenApp
9 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.21%) KVM
10 2 (0.21%) LXC
10 2 (0.21%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (10.36%) FortiGate
2 49 (5.24%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.53%) SCCM
4 21 (2.24%) Nagios
5 18 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.07%) Cacti
7 10 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.96%) Nexpose
9 8 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.75%) QRadar
11 6 (0.64%) EnCase
11 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.64%) OVSD
11 6 (0.64%) Puppet
12 5 (0.53%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 589 (62.93%) Cisco
2 252 (26.92%) CheckPoint
3 184 (19.66%) Juniper
4 170 (18.16%) HP
5 166 (17.74%) F5
6 148 (15.81%) Microsoft
7 115 (12.29%) Fortinet
7 115 (12.29%) Riverbed
8 108 (11.54%) Aruba
9 88 (9.40%) Palo Alto
10 81 (8.65%) VMware
11 75 (8.01%) Citrix
12 67 (7.16%) SolarWinds
13 65 (6.94%) Dell
14 42 (4.49%) Apple
15 34 (3.63%) Blue Coat
16 29 (3.10%) McAfee
17 27 (2.88%) LogRhythm
18 25 (2.67%) Avaya
19 21 (2.24%) Rapid7
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day £450-500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.17 - £17.51 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £370 - £375 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Market rate + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 27 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Hertfordshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago