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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 54 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.53% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.33% 2.94% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £373 £288
% change year-on-year
-16.77% +29.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.01%
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
79 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.75% 18.18% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) GPRS
6 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) 3G
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) 3G
5 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) GPRS
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) DMZ
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) ARCserve
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) HP