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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 178 194 202
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 13 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.61% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £255 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% -17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £460 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £245 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -24.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.23 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +22.50%
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
698 683 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.92% 11.47% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 499 553
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) MS Office
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (39.13%) Android
2 8 (34.78%) Apple iOS
2 8 (34.78%) Apple
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) Service Management
3 6 (26.09%) ITSM
3 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
3 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CTC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Google
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) Internet
6 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
6 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.70%) Network Security
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (8.70%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) LAN
1 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (8.70%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) ADSL
6 1 (4.35%) LDAP
6 1 (4.35%) WLAN
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Android
2 8 (34.78%) Apple iOS
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Service Management
1 6 (26.09%) ITSM
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Server Building
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) CTC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Postgraduate
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) DCSE
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Casper Suite
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Apple
3 6 (26.09%) Google
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya