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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 94 118 104
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 40 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.42% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 1.82% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 7
Average daily rate
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£295 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.39% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £298 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.35 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.76% +4.00%
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
766 658 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.25% 24.17% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 248 182
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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
Newbury +1 10 £291 -32.26% 4
Reading +6 9 £313 -
Slough +1 6 £450 +136.84% 8
Windsor - - - -
Wi-Fi
South East

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 37 (69.81%) Wireless
2 33 (62.26%) Telecoms
3 25 (47.17%) 4G
4 24 (45.28%) WiMAX
4 24 (45.28%) LTE
5 22 (41.51%) UMTS
6 21 (39.62%) GSM
6 21 (39.62%) C
7 19 (35.85%) MPLS
8 16 (30.19%) DSL
9 15 (28.30%) 3G
9 15 (28.30%) CDMA2000
9 15 (28.30%) SDH
9 15 (28.30%) GPRS
9 15 (28.30%) HSPA
9 15 (28.30%) Network Planning
9 15 (28.30%) GPON
10 14 (26.42%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (26.42%) LAN
10 14 (26.42%) Linux
10 14 (26.42%) Cisco
10 14 (26.42%) Ericsson
11 12 (22.64%) WAN
11 12 (22.64%) VoLTE
12 10 (18.87%) WLAN
12 10 (18.87%) Huawei
13 9 (16.98%) C++
13 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
14 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (15.09%) Project Management

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 37 (69.81%) Wireless
2 25 (47.17%) 4G
3 24 (45.28%) LTE
3 24 (45.28%) WiMAX
4 22 (41.51%) UMTS
5 21 (39.62%) GSM
6 19 (35.85%) MPLS
7 16 (30.19%) DSL
8 15 (28.30%) 3G
8 15 (28.30%) CDMA2000
8 15 (28.30%) SDH
8 15 (28.30%) GPRS
8 15 (28.30%) GPON
8 15 (28.30%) HSPA
9 14 (26.42%) Radio Access Network
9 14 (26.42%) LAN
10 12 (22.64%) WAN
10 12 (22.64%) VoLTE
11 10 (18.87%) WLAN
12 8 (15.09%) Firewall
General
1 33 (62.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (9.43%) Coordinator
1 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
1 5 (9.43%) Project Coordinator
2 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
2 4 (7.55%) Security Specialist
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (7.55%) Network Specialist
2 4 (7.55%) Network Design Specialist
3 3 (5.66%) Designer
3 3 (5.66%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
4 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Ericsson Engineer
4 2 (3.77%) Security Designer
5 1 (1.89%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (1.89%) IT Support
5 1 (1.89%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) SecurID
1 4 (7.55%) IPTV
2 2 (3.77%) Statistics
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) PMI
3 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Network Planning
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Project Management
3 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.32%) UML
4 6 (11.32%) OO
4 6 (11.32%) OOD
4 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.55%) eTOM
5 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Validation
5 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.55%) Network Management
6 3 (5.66%) TDD
6 3 (5.66%) Fault Management
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Change Management
6 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) C
2 9 (16.98%) C++
3 7 (13.21%) Embedded C
3 7 (13.21%) Embedded C++
4 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 7 (13.21%) PMI Certification
3 6 (11.32%) PMP
3 6 (11.32%) CCNP
3 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) NVQ Level 3
5 4 (7.55%) CISSP
5 4 (7.55%) CCNA
5 4 (7.55%) VCP4
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco
1 14 (26.42%) Ericsson
2 10 (18.87%) Huawei
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.32%) Fortinet
4 6 (11.32%) F5
5 4 (7.55%) AlgoSec
5 4 (7.55%) Tufin
5 4 (7.55%) CA
5 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) Actix
7 2 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.77%) Juniper
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) BT
8 1 (1.89%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) AirMagnet
8 1 (1.89%) Ruckus Wireless
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