The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 187 210 201
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 20 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.51% 1.38% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
Average daily rate
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£180 £350 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £286 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £360 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £27.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.90 £13.88
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +36.21%
Wi-Fi
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 872 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi across the City of London region.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 11 (31.43%) MS Office
3 11 (31.43%) Firewall
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 9 (25.71%) Linux
5 9 (25.71%) Android
6 7 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (20.00%) DNS
6 7 (20.00%) LAN
6 7 (20.00%) Wireless
6 7 (20.00%) Google
7 6 (17.14%) Google Apps
7 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 5 (14.29%) VMware
8 5 (14.29%) BGP
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (14.29%) MySQL
9 4 (11.43%) Perl
9 4 (11.43%) Apache
9 4 (11.43%) Python
9 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.43%) WAN
9 4 (11.43%) DHCP
9 4 (11.43%) Broadband

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) VPN
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (20.00%) Wireless
3 7 (20.00%) LAN
4 5 (14.29%) BGP
5 4 (11.43%) Broadband
5 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 4 (11.43%) DHCP
6 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) DSL
6 3 (8.57%) MPLS
6 3 (8.57%) OSPF
7 2 (5.71%) Internet
7 2 (5.71%) VoIP
7 2 (5.71%) WLAN
7 2 (5.71%) VLAN
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Selenium
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
1 3 (8.57%) PKI
1 3 (8.57%) Open Source
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) iPhone
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Android
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.43%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) UNIX
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) ITSM
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.57%) Kanban
4 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Python
1 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) CCIP
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE
5 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCDST
5 1 (2.86%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
1 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (8.57%) Cobbler
1 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.00%) Google
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Sophos
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper
6 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.86%) Draytek
8 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.86%) Bomgar
8 1 (2.86%) Meraki
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) Sage
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint