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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 66 77 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +21
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.59% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 2.54% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £500 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
+21.73% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.64% +55.35%
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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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) UMTS
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) DMZ
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) LTE
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) WiMAX
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) GSM
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (14.29%) Ericsson

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) UMTS
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DMZ
1 3 (42.86%) LTE
2 2 (28.57%) WiMAX
3 1 (14.29%) GSM
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (28.57%) RF Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Tester
2 2 (28.57%) RF Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Siemens
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei