The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 71 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.51% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Wi-Fi
Berkshire

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 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory