The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 57 81 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 22 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 1.41% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£384 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +12.50%
Wi-Fi
Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 142 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.64% 11.29% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 30
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) 802.11
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
5 8 (34.78%) Firmware
6 7 (30.43%) Linux Kernel Development
7 5 (21.74%) C
8 4 (17.39%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
10 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
10 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
10 2 (8.70%) Banking
10 2 (8.70%) VHDL
10 2 (8.70%) Verilog
10 2 (8.70%) Android
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
10 2 (8.70%) Xilinx
10 2 (8.70%) Perl
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.70%) ITIL
10 2 (8.70%) Python
10 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
10 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
10 2 (8.70%) CCNP
10 2 (8.70%) CCNA

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) 802.11
2 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Mobility Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Developer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.70%) VHDL
2 2 (8.70%) Verilog
2 2 (8.70%) ASIC
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Linux Kernel Development
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C
2 4 (17.39%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CCNP
1 2 (8.70%) CCNA
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Firmware
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
2 2 (8.70%) Xilinx
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco