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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 60 70 83
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.70% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.82% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £415 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +66.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-23.45% +6.57%
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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
242 248 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.66% 24.68% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 101
Average daily rate £400 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) UMTS
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) DMZ
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) LTE
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) GSM
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (12.50%) Ericsson

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) DMZ
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) UMTS
2 3 (37.50%) LTE
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
4 1 (12.50%) GSM
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) 3G
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (25.00%) RF Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) RF Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) Huawei