Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 272 235
Rank change year-on-year -28 -37 +7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 893 931 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.97% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 7.16% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 567 645
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £193
90th Percentile £550 £500 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £363
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.17% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 113 96
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% -15.19% +16.18%
10th Percentile £13.10 £10.96 £12.69
90th Percentile £52.75 £64.30 £48.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -17.91% -15.19% +12.86%

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 13,745 12,996 16,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.58% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,421 7,799 10,197
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 762 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +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 20 August 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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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 -10 835 £385 +10.00% 341
UK excluding London -73 507 £375 +9.09% 289
London +23 358 £400 +6.67% 70
South East -23 175 £388 - 71
Midlands -16 98 £450 +33.33% 40
North of England -36 76 £400 - 64
East of England -30 74 £325 -3.70% 68
West Midlands -9 66 £480 +37.07% 24
South West -45 49 £320 +18.52% 28
North West -13 35 £400 +23.08% 25
Yorkshire -20 33 £419 -5.37% 28
East Midlands -11 32 £225 -25.00% 16
Wales -11 18 £325 -5.80% 3
Scotland -79 16 £300 -3.23% 15
North East -3 8 £278 -38.33% 11
Northern Ireland +25 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 532 (59.57%) Cisco
2 433 (48.49%) Firewall
3 327 (36.62%) WAN
4 319 (35.72%) Cisco Certification
5 302 (33.82%) LAN
6 240 (26.88%) CCNP
7 204 (22.84%) VPN
8 185 (20.72%) Windows
9 175 (19.60%) ITIL
10 173 (19.37%) Data Centre
11 156 (17.47%) BGP
12 155 (17.36%) TCP/IP
13 150 (16.80%) Microsoft
14 146 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
15 137 (15.34%) DNS
15 137 (15.34%) CheckPoint
16 131 (14.67%) Network Security
17 127 (14.22%) OSPF
18 122 (13.66%) Active Directory
19 121 (13.55%) Security Cleared
20 120 (13.44%) Juniper
21 119 (13.33%) MPLS
22 116 (12.99%) Finance
23 114 (12.77%) Network Design
24 113 (12.65%) Cisco Wireless
25 110 (12.32%) CCNA
26 106 (11.87%) Aruba
27 103 (11.53%) Microsoft Azure
27 103 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
27 103 (11.53%) WLAN

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 (2.80%) Skype for Business
2 24 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.78%) IIS
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.67%) Amazon Alexa
5 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.67%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.45%) nginx
7 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.34%) JBoss
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.22%) CMS
8 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 66 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (11.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (6.05%) Office 365
4 15 (1.68%) PaaS
5 13 (1.46%) IaaS
6 12 (1.34%) SaaS
7 8 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.34%) Stackdriver
11 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.22%) G Suite
11 2 (0.22%) GitHub
11 2 (0.22%) Yammer
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.11%) Serverless
12 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 433 (48.49%) Firewall
2 327 (36.62%) WAN
3 302 (33.82%) LAN
4 204 (22.84%) VPN
5 156 (17.47%) BGP
6 155 (17.36%) TCP/IP
7 146 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
8 137 (15.34%) DNS
9 131 (14.67%) Network Security
10 127 (14.22%) OSPF
11 119 (13.33%) MPLS
12 113 (12.65%) Cisco Wireless
13 103 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 103 (11.53%) WLAN
14 102 (11.42%) Wi-Fi
15 100 (11.20%) DHCP
16 80 (8.96%) Cisco ISE
16 80 (8.96%) VLAN
17 74 (8.29%) Internet
18 67 (7.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.56%) MySQL
4 4 (0.45%) Big Data
4 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.11%) DTS
7 1 (0.11%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.11%) Redis
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.67%) GCC
4 6 (0.67%) JIRA
5 5 (0.56%) Mercurial
5 5 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.45%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.45%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.22%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) JUnit
9 1 (0.11%) NUnit
9 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 116 (12.99%) Finance
2 98 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.58%) Retail
4 20 (2.24%) Electronics
5 14 (1.57%) Banking
6 12 (1.34%) Billing
7 11 (1.23%) Legal
8 9 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.67%) Back Office
10 6 (0.67%) Games
10 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.67%) Law
10 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.56%) Military
12 4 (0.45%) Marketing
13 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 330 (36.95%) Network Engineer
2 130 (14.56%) Architect
3 114 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 94 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 78 (8.73%) Analyst
6 69 (7.73%) Network Architect
7 55 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 51 (5.71%) Support Engineer
9 47 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
10 38 (4.26%) Security Engineer
11 36 (4.03%) IT Support
11 36 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
12 35 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
13 33 (3.70%) Consultant
14 31 (3.47%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 30 (3.36%) Network Design Engineer
16 29 (3.25%) Desktop Support
17 26 (2.91%) Design Engineer
18 25 (2.80%) Support Analyst
19 24 (2.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.85%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.23%) Web Services
3 10 (1.12%) WAP
4 8 (0.90%) J2EE
4 8 (0.90%) REST
4 8 (0.90%) Spring
5 7 (0.78%) Spring Boot
6 6 (0.67%) .NET
7 5 (0.56%) LDAP
8 4 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.45%) OAuth
8 4 (0.45%) OpenID
8 4 (0.45%) SAML
9 3 (0.34%) HTML
9 3 (0.34%) JSON
9 3 (0.34%) Middleware
9 3 (0.34%) Node.js
9 3 (0.34%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.34%) XML
10 2 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 173 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 75 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.24%) NHS
6 20 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 16 (1.79%) PKI
9 12 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.23%) Clustering
11 10 (1.12%) Handset
11 10 (1.12%) iPad
11 10 (1.12%) iPhone
11 10 (1.12%) Replication
11 10 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 185 (20.72%) Windows
2 71 (7.95%) Linux
2 71 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 63 (7.05%) Windows 7
4 47 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 33 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.69%) Unix
8 17 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.68%) Android
10 15 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.90%) Mac OS X Server
12 7 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.56%) Solaris
15 4 (0.45%) CentOS
15 4 (0.45%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.34%) CatOS
16 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (19.60%) ITIL
2 114 (12.77%) Network Design
3 92 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (7.28%) Network Monitoring
5 64 (7.17%) Migration
6 61 (6.83%) Change Management
6 61 (6.83%) Network Management
7 48 (5.38%) Load Balancing
8 45 (5.04%) Project Management
9 41 (4.59%) Incident Management
10 39 (4.37%) Service Management
11 35 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.81%) Software Engineering
13 33 (3.70%) ITIL V3
14 32 (3.58%) WAN Optimisation
15 29 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (3.25%) Network Virtualisation
15 29 (3.25%) Time Management
16 26 (2.91%) Network Architecture
16 26 (2.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.82%) C
2 42 (4.70%) Python
3 34 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 31 (3.47%) SQL
5 27 (3.02%) C++
6 21 (2.35%) Embedded C
7 20 (2.24%) Perl
8 19 (2.13%) Java
9 9 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.01%) MATLAB
9 9 (1.01%) VB
10 8 (0.90%) C#
11 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.56%) VBA
12 4 (0.45%) Embedded C++
12 4 (0.45%) PHP
12 4 (0.45%) VBScript
13 3 (0.34%) Ruby
14 2 (0.22%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 319 (35.72%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (26.88%) CCNP
3 121 (13.55%) Security Cleared
4 110 (12.32%) CCNA
5 89 (9.97%) SC Cleared
6 68 (7.61%) CCIE
7 50 (5.60%) Degree
8 42 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (4.03%) CCDP
10 32 (3.58%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.91%) MCSE
12 18 (2.02%) MCP
13 15 (1.68%) JNCIS
14 14 (1.57%) CCSE
15 13 (1.46%) MCSA
15 13 (1.46%) MCTS
16 10 (1.12%) CISSP
16 10 (1.12%) DBS Check
17 9 (1.01%) JNCIP
17 9 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.93%) SLA
2 21 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.34%) GDPR
3 12 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.12%) QA
5 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.56%) FedRAMP
6 5 (0.56%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.45%) MISRA
7 4 (0.45%) PMO
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 122 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 54 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.46%) Firmware
5 19 (2.13%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.46%) XenApp
7 11 (1.23%) ProxySG
8 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.78%) Docker
11 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.56%) vSphere
12 5 (0.56%) XenServer
13 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.34%) NFS
14 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
16 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (5.15%) SCCM
2 40 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
2 40 (4.48%) FortiGate
3 24 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.90%) Ansible
5 8 (0.90%) Nagios
5 8 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.78%) OpenView
6 7 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.56%) Cacti
8 5 (0.56%) CASB
8 5 (0.56%) SCOM
9 4 (0.45%) Cisco CME
9 4 (0.45%) Nessus
9 4 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 532 (59.57%) Cisco
2 150 (16.80%) Microsoft
3 137 (15.34%) CheckPoint
4 120 (13.44%) Juniper
5 106 (11.87%) Aruba
6 90 (10.08%) VMware
7 85 (9.52%) Palo Alto
8 83 (9.29%) HP
9 79 (8.85%) SolarWinds
10 77 (8.62%) F5
11 56 (6.27%) Citrix
12 54 (6.05%) Meraki
13 48 (5.38%) Fortinet
14 37 (4.14%) Oracle
15 35 (3.92%) Apple
16 33 (3.70%) McAfee
17 30 (3.36%) Nokia
18 29 (3.25%) Blue Coat
19 27 (3.02%) Infoblox
20 22 (2.46%) Brocade