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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 67 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.68% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 6.25% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +45.16%
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
104 80 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.42% 10.90% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 81
Median daily rate £400 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (50.00%) Meraki
4 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) WLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) CCIE
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) CCDA
5 3 (37.50%) CCDP
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Aruba
5 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
5 3 (37.50%) Huawei
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) NAS
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCDA
3 3 (37.50%) CCDP
3 3 (37.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (50.00%) Meraki
2 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) Aruba
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Huawei
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds