The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 67 70 73
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.39% 0.79% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
205 253 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.22% 24.33% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 75
Average daily rate £350 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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 Reading

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) IPTV
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) PMP
2 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) NVQ Level 3
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Fault Management
4 3 (18.75%) Junos
4 3 (18.75%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
5 2 (12.50%) LTE
5 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) 3G
5 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Retail

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Junos
3 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
3 2 (12.50%) LTE
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) 3G
3 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
General
1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Coordinator
1 5 (31.25%) Coordinator
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) IPTV
2 1 (6.25%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Fault Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) PMP
1 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
1 5 (31.25%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
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