Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 269 271
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 935 1,016 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 7.50% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 594 565
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £153
90th Percentile £550 £515 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 66 125
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.98% -33.33% +2.04%
10th Percentile £12.28 £14.78 £10.96
90th Percentile £54.35 £53.25 £49.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -33.33% -3.85%

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 11,272 13,543 13,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.55% 13.01% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,757 8,159 8,534
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 633 745
UK median hourly rate £24.38 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% +5.26% -19.15%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.04
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.32% -27.84%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +33 860 £375 - 502
UK excluding London +45 626 £350 -6.67% 442
London +13 263 £398 +3.25% 88
South East +50 211 £363 -2.03% 134
Midlands +44 132 £350 -17.16% 68
North of England +20 101 £325 -18.75% 76
West Midlands +44 85 £385 -12.50% 41
South West +31 81 £375 +1.35% 55
North West +25 72 £375 -6.25% 40
East of England -8 63 £288 -11.54% 84
East Midlands +32 47 £245 -7.55% 27
Scotland +26 21 £213 -15.00% 23
North East +15 17 £285 -5.00% 11
Yorkshire +18 12 £280 -32.12% 25
Wales +30 11 £400 +6.67% 2
Northern Ireland +4 6 £300 -25.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 491 (52.51%) Cisco
2 395 (42.25%) Firewall
3 327 (34.97%) LAN
4 325 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
5 278 (29.73%) WAN
6 227 (24.28%) CCNP
7 189 (20.21%) Windows
8 172 (18.40%) VPN
9 166 (17.75%) Telecoms
10 163 (17.43%) Palo Alto
11 152 (16.26%) CCNA
12 137 (14.65%) BGP
13 134 (14.33%) Microsoft
14 131 (14.01%) TCP/IP
15 127 (13.58%) WLAN
15 127 (13.58%) ITIL
16 125 (13.37%) Data Centre
17 123 (13.16%) Aruba
18 121 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
18 121 (12.94%) MPLS
19 115 (12.30%) OSPF
20 113 (12.09%) Active Directory
21 107 (11.44%) Network Security
22 104 (11.12%) CheckPoint
23 103 (11.02%) Juniper
23 103 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
24 97 (10.37%) Wi-Fi
25 92 (9.84%) CCIE
25 92 (9.84%) F5
26 91 (9.73%) Security Cleared

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 41 (4.39%) Skype for Business
2 35 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.43%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.21%) Confluence
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 88 (9.41%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) Simulink
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) assyst
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) BASE24
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 82 (8.77%) Office 365
2 60 (6.42%) Azure
3 40 (4.28%) AWS
4 16 (1.71%) IaaS
5 10 (1.07%) PaaS
6 7 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.53%) GCP
8 4 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
11 1 (0.11%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 395 (42.25%) Firewall
2 327 (34.97%) LAN
3 278 (29.73%) WAN
4 172 (18.40%) VPN
5 137 (14.65%) BGP
6 131 (14.01%) TCP/IP
7 127 (13.58%) WLAN
8 121 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
8 121 (12.94%) MPLS
9 115 (12.30%) OSPF
10 107 (11.44%) Network Security
11 97 (10.37%) Wi-Fi
12 90 (9.63%) DNS
13 88 (9.41%) DHCP
14 85 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 85 (9.09%) VoIP
15 81 (8.66%) Cisco Wireless
16 78 (8.34%) Ethernet
17 77 (8.24%) Internet
18 75 (8.02%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.11%) GIS
3 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.11%) MySQL
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.11%) Power BI
3 1 (0.11%) QGIS
3 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (1.07%) Rational Quality Manager
3 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.43%) CMake
6 2 (0.21%) AppScan
6 2 (0.21%) GCC
6 2 (0.21%) Hudson
6 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.21%) JIRA
7 1 (0.11%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.11%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.11%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (0.11%) NUnit
7 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.11%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (17.75%) Telecoms
2 74 (7.91%) Finance
3 53 (5.67%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.78%) Banking
5 21 (2.25%) Electronics
6 19 (2.03%) Retail
7 17 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.07%) Military
9 9 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.86%) Local Government
10 8 (0.86%) Marketing
10 8 (0.86%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.64%) Front Office
11 6 (0.64%) Legal
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
14 1 (0.11%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 355 (37.97%) Network Engineer
2 90 (9.63%) Support Engineer
3 71 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (6.63%) Architect
5 55 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 55 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (5.03%) Analyst
7 46 (4.92%) Wireless Engineer
8 41 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 39 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 39 (4.17%) Network Architect
10 31 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 31 (3.32%) Network Support
11 30 (3.21%) Consultant
12 28 (2.99%) Firmware Engineer
13 27 (2.89%) IT Engineer
14 26 (2.78%) Embedded Engineer
15 23 (2.46%) Network Support Engineer
16 22 (2.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.67%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.53%) LDAP
3 4 (0.43%) Web Services
3 4 (0.43%) XMPP
4 2 (0.21%) HTML
4 2 (0.21%) Velocity
4 2 (0.21%) VML
5 1 (0.11%) .NET
5 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.11%) Flash
5 1 (0.11%) JavaFX
5 1 (0.11%) Jinja
5 1 (0.11%) JSON
5 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 125 (13.37%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.67%) CCTV
3 52 (5.56%) User Experience
4 40 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (2.35%) Driving Licence
9 21 (2.25%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.39%) NHS
11 13 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.28%) e-Learning
12 12 (1.28%) PKI
13 11 (1.18%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.75%) Clustering
15 5 (0.53%) CESG
15 5 (0.53%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.43%) Device Driver
16 4 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 189 (20.21%) Windows
2 68 (7.27%) Linux
3 56 (5.99%) Windows 7
4 54 (5.78%) Windows Server
5 47 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 31 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.67%) Unix
8 24 (2.57%) Apple iOS
9 23 (2.46%) Mac OS X
10 19 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.71%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.60%) Android
13 13 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.07%) CentOS
14 10 (1.07%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.96%) FreeRTOS
16 7 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.64%) Debian
18 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (13.58%) ITIL
2 103 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
3 81 (8.66%) Migration
4 77 (8.24%) Network Design
5 72 (7.70%) Load Balancing
6 71 (7.59%) Project Management
7 66 (7.06%) Network Management
8 58 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 55 (5.88%) Change Management
10 51 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
11 49 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 45 (4.81%) Project Delivery
13 38 (4.06%) Network Architecture
14 34 (3.64%) Incident Management
14 34 (3.64%) Service Management
15 32 (3.42%) Software Engineering
16 31 (3.32%) Kalman Filter
17 29 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (2.89%) Information Security
19 26 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.99%) C
2 38 (4.06%) Python
3 35 (3.74%) Embedded C
4 23 (2.46%) C++
5 18 (1.93%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.71%) SQL
7 12 (1.28%) Embedded C++
8 11 (1.18%) Perl
9 5 (0.53%) Java
10 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.21%) C#
11 2 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.21%) PHP
11 2 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.11%) Tcl
12 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 325 (34.76%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (24.28%) CCNP
3 152 (16.26%) CCNA
4 92 (9.84%) CCIE
5 91 (9.73%) Security Cleared
6 68 (7.27%) SC Cleared
7 60 (6.42%) Degree
8 42 (4.49%) CCDP
9 24 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (1.93%) MCP
10 18 (1.93%) MCSE
11 17 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (1.82%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.60%) DBS Check
13 12 (1.28%) CISSP
13 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.18%) JNCIP
15 9 (0.96%) JNCIE
16 6 (0.64%) CCIE Wireless
17 5 (0.53%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.92%) SLA
2 16 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.60%) PMO
4 11 (1.18%) MISRA
5 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.64%) QA
7 5 (0.53%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.43%) GDPR
9 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 113 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 56 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.92%) Firmware
4 19 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.28%) vSphere
6 9 (0.96%) XenApp
7 7 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.43%) Docker
10 4 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.43%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.32%) Ceph
11 3 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (5.13%) SCCM
2 37 (3.96%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 20 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.18%) Ansible
6 10 (1.07%) Puppet
7 9 (0.96%) Cacti
7 9 (0.96%) Nagios
7 9 (0.96%) Netcool
8 8 (0.86%) WSUS
9 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.75%) TeMIP
10 6 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.64%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.53%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.43%) Iperf
12 4 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.32%) Cisco CME
13 3 (0.32%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 491 (52.51%) Cisco
2 163 (17.43%) Palo Alto
3 134 (14.33%) Microsoft
4 123 (13.16%) Aruba
5 104 (11.12%) CheckPoint
6 103 (11.02%) Juniper
7 92 (9.84%) F5
8 78 (8.34%) VMware
9 72 (7.70%) SolarWinds
10 70 (7.49%) Meraki
11 64 (6.84%) HP
12 53 (5.67%) Citrix
13 48 (5.13%) Fortinet
14 40 (4.28%) Apple
15 34 (3.64%) Blue Coat
16 33 (3.53%) Dell
17 31 (3.32%) Aerohive Networks
18 22 (2.35%) Google
19 21 (2.25%) Remedy
20 18 (1.93%) Riverbed