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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 102 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 35 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.57% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 2.46% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 6
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£290 £428 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.16% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £312 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £430 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+62.50% +19.40%
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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 12 £290 -32.55% 2
Reading +8 9 £313 - 4
Slough 0 4 £145 -23.68% 3
Wi-Fi
South East

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 38 (69.09%) Wireless
2 36 (65.45%) Telecoms
3 27 (49.09%) 4G
4 25 (45.45%) WiMAX
5 24 (43.64%) UMTS
5 24 (43.64%) LTE
6 23 (41.82%) GSM
7 22 (40.00%) MPLS
8 21 (38.18%) C
9 18 (32.73%) DSL
10 17 (30.91%) CDMA2000
10 17 (30.91%) GPRS
10 17 (30.91%) SDH
10 17 (30.91%) Network Planning
10 17 (30.91%) GPON
10 17 (30.91%) HSPA
11 16 (29.09%) Ericsson
12 15 (27.27%) 3G
12 15 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
13 13 (23.64%) VoLTE
13 13 (23.64%) Cisco
13 13 (23.64%) LAN
13 13 (23.64%) Linux
14 12 (21.82%) Huawei
15 11 (20.00%) WAN
16 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 10 (18.18%) WLAN
17 9 (16.36%) Project Management
18 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (14.55%) PMI Certification

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (69.09%) Wireless
2 27 (49.09%) 4G
3 25 (45.45%) WiMAX
4 24 (43.64%) UMTS
4 24 (43.64%) LTE
5 23 (41.82%) GSM
6 22 (40.00%) MPLS
7 18 (32.73%) DSL
8 17 (30.91%) CDMA2000
8 17 (30.91%) SDH
8 17 (30.91%) GPRS
8 17 (30.91%) GPON
8 17 (30.91%) HSPA
9 15 (27.27%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (27.27%) 3G
10 13 (23.64%) LAN
10 13 (23.64%) VoLTE
11 11 (20.00%) WAN
12 10 (18.18%) WLAN
13 8 (14.55%) Firewall
General
1 36 (65.45%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (10.91%) Coordinator
1 6 (10.91%) Project Coordinator
2 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Security Specialist
3 4 (7.27%) Network Specialist
3 4 (7.27%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (7.27%) Network Design Specialist
3 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Security Designer
5 2 (3.64%) IT Support
5 2 (3.64%) Designer
5 2 (3.64%) Ericsson Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (1.82%) Design Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Security Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) IPTV
2 4 (7.27%) SecurID
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
4 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Network Planning
2 9 (16.36%) Project Management
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.91%) UML
4 6 (10.91%) OO
4 6 (10.91%) OOD
5 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.27%) eTOM
6 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Validation
6 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.27%) Network Management
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Fault Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) C
2 8 (14.55%) C++
3 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
3 6 (10.91%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (14.55%) PMI Certification
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) PMP
3 6 (10.91%) CCNP
3 6 (10.91%) NVQ Level 3
3 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Ericsson
2 13 (23.64%) Cisco
3 12 (21.82%) Huawei
4 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.91%) Fortinet
5 6 (10.91%) F5
6 4 (7.27%) AlgoSec
6 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.27%) Tufin
6 4 (7.27%) CA
7 3 (5.45%) Actix
8 2 (3.64%) Juniper
8 2 (3.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (1.82%) BT
9 1 (1.82%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.82%) AirMagnet
9 1 (1.82%) HP
9 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.82%) CODA
9 1 (1.82%) Sage
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