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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 102 123 105
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 25 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 0.85% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £333 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-23.49% +61.39%
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
689 591 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.29% 22.46% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 220 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 33
Average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.22% -59.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 8 £313 - 2
Slough 0 7 £375 - 6
Windsor - - - -
Wi-Fi
South East

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 18 (46.15%) Wireless
3 15 (38.46%) Cisco
4 14 (35.90%) LAN
5 13 (33.33%) WAN
6 11 (28.21%) VPN
7 10 (25.64%) SSL
7 10 (25.64%) 4G
8 9 (23.08%) WLAN
9 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (20.51%) ITIL
9 8 (20.51%) Firewall
9 8 (20.51%) LTE
10 7 (17.95%) F5
10 7 (17.95%) Project Management
10 7 (17.95%) IPsec
10 7 (17.95%) Linux
10 7 (17.95%) 3G
10 7 (17.95%) MPLS
10 7 (17.95%) OSPF
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.38%) CCNP
11 6 (15.38%) C
11 6 (15.38%) UMTS
11 6 (15.38%) GSM
11 6 (15.38%) WiMAX
11 6 (15.38%) VLAN
11 6 (15.38%) Fortinet
11 6 (15.38%) Degree
11 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (7.69%) IIS
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Wireless
2 14 (35.90%) LAN
3 13 (33.33%) WAN
4 11 (28.21%) VPN
5 10 (25.64%) SSL
5 10 (25.64%) 4G
6 9 (23.08%) WLAN
7 8 (20.51%) Firewall
7 8 (20.51%) LTE
8 7 (17.95%) IPsec
8 7 (17.95%) 3G
8 7 (17.95%) MPLS
8 7 (17.95%) OSPF
9 6 (15.38%) UMTS
9 6 (15.38%) GSM
9 6 (15.38%) WiMAX
9 6 (15.38%) VLAN
10 5 (12.82%) Broadband
10 5 (12.82%) DHCP
11 4 (10.26%) BGP
General
1 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Network Specialist
2 4 (10.26%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (10.26%) Security Specialist
2 4 (10.26%) Solutions Designer
2 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Designer
2 4 (10.26%) Network Design Specialist
3 3 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Security Designer
4 2 (5.13%) Lead Designer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) IT Support
5 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) SecurID
2 2 (5.13%) IPTV
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) UNIX
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
4 4 (10.26%) eTOM
4 4 (10.26%) Validation
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.26%) Network Management
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Fault Management
6 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) C
2 3 (7.69%) C++
2 3 (7.69%) Embedded C
2 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCNP
2 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
4 4 (10.26%) CISSP
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) PMP
5 3 (7.69%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) F5
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Fortinet
4 5 (12.82%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.26%) CA
5 4 (10.26%) Ericsson
5 4 (10.26%) Huawei
5 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Tufin
5 4 (10.26%) AlgoSec
6 3 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) AirMagnet
8 1 (2.56%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.56%) BT
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.56%) Nokia
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