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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 224 237
Rank change year-on-year -27 +13  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 453 598 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.11% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 6.85% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 338 320
Median daily rate £363 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.93% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 37 32
Median hourly rate £33.50 £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.26 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.55 £50.75 £42.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the UK

Wireless
Top 11 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 June 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 -33 400 £370 -1.33% 146
UK excluding London -2 318 £349 -6.93% 123
London -53 131 £400 -5.88% 31
South East -8 103 £388 +3.33% 28
Midlands -13 50 £338 -15.62% 18
North of England +70 44 £338 +2.27% 21
Scotland +63 40 £225 -35.71% 6
East of England +9 40 £338 +12.50% 37
South West -19 38 £351 -5.70% 10
Wales -9 9 £345 -42.50%
Northern Ireland -51 1 £450 -21.73% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 571 (58.93%) Cisco
2 459 (47.37%) Firewall
3 421 (43.45%) WAN
4 415 (42.83%) LAN
5 413 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
6 297 (30.65%) CCNP
7 228 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 218 (22.50%) Windows
9 208 (21.47%) ITIL
10 206 (21.26%) VPN
11 190 (19.61%) Security Cleared
12 189 (19.50%) HP
13 184 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
14 181 (18.68%) TCP/IP
15 171 (17.65%) Juniper
16 168 (17.34%) F5
17 163 (16.82%) Telecoms
18 157 (16.20%) CCNA
19 151 (15.58%) Microsoft
19 151 (15.58%) Network Design
20 149 (15.38%) SC Cleared
21 148 (15.27%) CCIE
22 145 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
23 144 (14.86%) BGP
24 139 (14.34%) Data Centre
25 129 (13.31%) Degree
26 122 (12.59%) Network Security
27 121 (12.49%) OSPF
28 120 (12.38%) MPLS
28 120 (12.38%) 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 27 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.96%) IIS
3 15 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.21%) Apache
9 2 (0.21%) CMS
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.10%) Confluence
10 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 94 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 12 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.44%) Office 365
2 38 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.21%) Akamai
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.10%) G Suite
6 1 (0.10%) IaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 459 (47.37%) Firewall
2 421 (43.45%) WAN
3 415 (42.83%) LAN
4 206 (21.26%) VPN
5 184 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
6 181 (18.68%) TCP/IP
7 145 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 144 (14.86%) BGP
9 122 (12.59%) Network Security
10 121 (12.49%) OSPF
11 120 (12.38%) DNS
11 120 (12.38%) MPLS
12 102 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
13 96 (9.91%) Internet
13 96 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
14 94 (9.70%) DHCP
15 93 (9.60%) VoIP
16 89 (9.18%) WLAN
17 87 (8.98%) Cisco IOS
18 78 (8.05%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.62%) MySQL
4 3 (0.31%) Redis
5 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) Big Data
6 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.72%) Bugzilla
4 6 (0.62%) JIRA
5 4 (0.41%) Android Studio
5 4 (0.41%) Redmine
5 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.41%) Trac
6 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.31%) JUnit
6 3 (0.31%) Selenium
7 2 (0.21%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.10%) Automake
8 1 (0.10%) CMake
8 1 (0.10%) Maven
8 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 163 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 101 (10.42%) Finance
3 37 (3.82%) Electronics
4 31 (3.20%) Retail
5 21 (2.17%) Marketing
6 20 (2.06%) Banking
6 20 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.83%) Legal
8 5 (0.52%) French Language
9 4 (0.41%) Automotive
9 4 (0.41%) Local Government
10 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.31%) Law
10 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Avionics
11 2 (0.21%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 351 (36.22%) Network Engineer
2 107 (11.04%) Analyst
3 89 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 84 (8.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 76 (7.84%) Architect
6 59 (6.09%) Support Engineer
7 58 (5.99%) Network Architect
8 48 (4.95%) Wireless Engineer
9 39 (4.02%) Consultant
10 38 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (3.92%) Project Manager
11 36 (3.72%) Test Engineer
11 36 (3.72%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 35 (3.61%) Support Analyst
13 34 (3.51%) Network Analyst
13 34 (3.51%) Network Support
13 34 (3.51%) Security Engineer
13 34 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
14 27 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (2.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.36%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.24%) .NET
3 10 (1.03%) Web Services
4 9 (0.93%) HTML
4 9 (0.93%) XMPP
5 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.41%) XML
7 3 (0.31%) CSS
7 3 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.31%) LAMP
7 3 (0.31%) Middleware
7 3 (0.31%) RESTful
7 3 (0.31%) SAML
8 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.21%) Spring
8 2 (0.21%) WAP
9 1 (0.10%) JSON
9 1 (0.10%) OAuth
9 1 (0.10%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 139 (14.34%) Data Centre
2 75 (7.74%) Computer Science
3 60 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 19 (1.96%) Smartphone
7 15 (1.55%) BYOD
7 15 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 15 (1.55%) RSA SecurID
7 15 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.44%) EPoS
8 14 (1.44%) NHS
9 11 (1.14%) Handset
10 10 (1.03%) Clustering
11 9 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.72%) CESG
13 6 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.62%) iPad
13 6 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 218 (22.50%) Windows
2 97 (10.01%) Linux
3 59 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 58 (5.99%) Windows 7
5 44 (4.54%) Android
5 44 (4.54%) Mac OS X
6 41 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (4.02%) Unix
8 32 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.68%) Windows 10
10 20 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.55%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.93%) Windows Phone
15 8 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.62%) CentOS
18 5 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
19 4 (0.41%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (21.47%) ITIL
2 151 (15.58%) Network Design
3 95 (9.80%) Service Management
4 82 (8.46%) ITSM
5 65 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
6 64 (6.60%) Load Balancing
7 61 (6.30%) Network Management
8 56 (5.78%) Information Security
9 53 (5.47%) Migration
10 45 (4.64%) Change Management
11 44 (4.54%) Project Management
12 39 (4.02%) High Availability
12 39 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (3.92%) Service Delivery
14 35 (3.61%) Test Automation
15 34 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (3.20%) Problem Management
17 30 (3.10%) Time Management
18 28 (2.89%) Configuration Management
19 27 (2.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.78%) Python
2 43 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 31 (3.20%) C
4 25 (2.58%) Perl
5 22 (2.27%) Java
6 18 (1.86%) PHP
7 17 (1.75%) C++
8 15 (1.55%) Tcl
9 14 (1.44%) VBScript
10 13 (1.34%) Embedded C
11 10 (1.03%) SQL
11 10 (1.03%) VB
12 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.83%) Embedded C++
13 6 (0.62%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.52%) Ruby
15 4 (0.41%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.31%) C#
16 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 413 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (30.65%) CCNP
3 190 (19.61%) Security Cleared
4 157 (16.20%) CCNA
5 149 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 148 (15.27%) CCIE
7 129 (13.31%) Degree
8 78 (8.05%) CCDP
9 69 (7.12%) CCSE
9 69 (7.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 67 (6.91%) CCIP
10 67 (6.91%) CCSA
10 67 (6.91%) JNCIA
11 65 (6.71%) JNCIE
12 48 (4.95%) HP ASE
12 48 (4.95%) HP MASE
13 35 (3.61%) CISSP
14 29 (2.99%) DV Cleared
15 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (2.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.78%) SLA
2 23 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.24%) QA
5 6 (0.62%) PMO
6 5 (0.52%) RMADS
7 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) MISRA
9 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 118 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.99%) Firmware
5 24 (2.48%) vSphere
6 12 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.52%) XenApp
11 4 (0.41%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.21%) Docker
13 2 (0.21%) NFS
14 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 99 (10.22%) FortiGate
2 59 (6.09%) Cisco Prime
3 36 (3.72%) SCCM
4 19 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.65%) Nagios
6 14 (1.44%) Cacti
6 14 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 13 (1.34%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.03%) QRadar
9 8 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.72%) OpenView
11 6 (0.62%) Nexpose
11 6 (0.62%) OVSD
12 5 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.52%) EnCase
12 5 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.52%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 571 (58.93%) Cisco
2 228 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 189 (19.50%) HP
4 171 (17.65%) Juniper
5 168 (17.34%) F5
6 151 (15.58%) Microsoft
7 118 (12.18%) Fortinet
8 108 (11.15%) Riverbed
9 97 (10.01%) Aruba
10 90 (9.29%) Palo Alto
11 84 (8.67%) VMware
12 82 (8.46%) Citrix
13 70 (7.22%) SolarWinds
14 64 (6.60%) Dell
15 41 (4.23%) Apple
16 28 (2.89%) McAfee
17 24 (2.48%) Avaya
17 24 (2.48%) LogRhythm
18 21 (2.17%) Blue Coat
19 20 (2.06%) Toshiba
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Somerset
Genium Selection Limited
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour + BENEFITS
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.0 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Flint Consulting Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £140 - £155 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 15 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 20 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 20 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago