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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -23.07%
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
102 121 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 17.85% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 27
Average daily rate £325 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £452 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) HSRP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) CCDP
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) Apple

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Apple