The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 93 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 28 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 1.77% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £470 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.93% +22.50%
Wi-Fi
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
611 566 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.19% 22.53% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 187 178
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.29% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Berkshire region.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Berkshire region.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 9 - - 1
Slough - 6 £130 - 8
Newbury -2 2 £283 -
Wi-Fi
South East

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wi-Fi.

1 41 (60.29%) Wireless
2 40 (58.82%) Telecoms
3 38 (55.88%) 4G
4 29 (42.65%) LTE
5 28 (41.18%) WiMAX
5 28 (41.18%) 3G
6 27 (39.71%) UMTS
7 25 (36.76%) VoLTE
8 24 (35.29%) GSM
8 24 (35.29%) C
9 23 (33.82%) MPLS
10 20 (29.41%) DSL
11 19 (27.94%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (25.00%) GPON
12 17 (25.00%) HSPA
12 17 (25.00%) CDMA2000
12 17 (25.00%) GPRS
12 17 (25.00%) Ericsson
12 17 (25.00%) SDH
12 17 (25.00%) Network Planning
13 16 (23.53%) Linux
14 13 (19.12%) Huawei
15 12 (17.65%) Firewall
15 12 (17.65%) HP
16 11 (16.18%) C++
16 11 (16.18%) LAN
16 11 (16.18%) Cisco
17 10 (14.71%) OO
17 10 (14.71%) OOD
17 10 (14.71%) IPv4

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wi-Fi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (60.29%) Wireless
2 38 (55.88%) 4G
3 29 (42.65%) LTE
4 28 (41.18%) WiMAX
4 28 (41.18%) 3G
5 27 (39.71%) UMTS
6 25 (36.76%) VoLTE
7 24 (35.29%) GSM
8 23 (33.82%) MPLS
9 20 (29.41%) DSL
10 19 (27.94%) Radio Access Network
11 17 (25.00%) GPON
11 17 (25.00%) HSPA
11 17 (25.00%) CDMA2000
11 17 (25.00%) GPRS
11 17 (25.00%) SDH
12 12 (17.65%) Firewall
13 11 (16.18%) LAN
14 10 (14.71%) IPv4
14 10 (14.71%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) JMeter
1 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 40 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) Architect
2 9 (13.24%) OSS Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.29%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 4 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Security Specialist
5 4 (5.88%) Network Design Specialist
6 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Security Designer
7 2 (2.94%) Ericsson Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) SecurID
1 4 (5.88%) IPTV
2 3 (4.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Statistics
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Economics
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.41%) UNIX
3 3 (4.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.94%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 10 (14.71%) OO
2 10 (14.71%) OOD
3 9 (13.24%) UML
3 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
4 8 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 8 (11.76%) Project Management
5 7 (10.29%) Validation
6 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.88%) eTOM
8 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
9 3 (4.41%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.41%) TDD
9 3 (4.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) C
2 11 (16.18%) C++
3 7 (10.29%) Embedded C
3 7 (10.29%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) CCNP
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.35%) PMP
3 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.88%) CISSP
4 4 (5.88%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (1.47%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) OpenView
1 9 (13.24%) HP NNM
2 4 (5.88%) TrustSec
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.47%) Netcool
4 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 13 (19.12%) Huawei
3 12 (17.65%) HP
4 11 (16.18%) Cisco
5 9 (13.24%) SevOne
6 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.82%) F5
7 6 (8.82%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.82%) Juniper
8 4 (5.88%) CA
8 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.88%) Tufin
8 4 (5.88%) AlgoSec
9 3 (4.41%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (4.41%) Actix
9 3 (4.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.94%) CODA
10 2 (2.94%) Sage
10 2 (2.94%) ProCurve
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