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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 71 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 0.81% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 4.12% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.41% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 £36.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +53.19%
Wi-Fi
Berkshire

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
290 194 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 19.54% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 72 94
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Ericsson
3 10 (50.00%) Project Management
3 10 (50.00%) MS Project
3 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (50.00%) Amdocs
3 10 (50.00%) LTE
3 10 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 10 (50.00%) VoLTE
4 7 (35.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) Remedy
7 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco
7 4 (20.00%) VLAN
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.00%) IPv4
8 3 (15.00%) IPv6
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.00%) MPLS

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (50.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LTE
1 10 (50.00%) VoLTE
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) BGP
5 3 (15.00%) Broadband
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) IPsec
5 3 (15.00%) IPv4
5 3 (15.00%) IPv6
5 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 3 (15.00%) OSPF
5 3 (15.00%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Voice Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Network Field Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.00%) RSS
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 10 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Network Optimisation
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) MCITP
2 3 (15.00%) MCTS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Amdocs
2 10 (50.00%) Ericsson
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) ProCurve