The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £19.75 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+102.53% -14.87%
Wi-Fi
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.59% 15.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) 3G
5 1 (14.29%) ADSL
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DMZ
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) GPRS
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Human Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCVP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) arcserve
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper