The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 194 216 185
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 55 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 1.39% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £288 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £430 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +191.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £37.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £37.50 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-23.49% +61.39%
Wi-Fi
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +21 25 £313 -17.76% 13
Hampshire -10 12 £338 -15.62% 1
West Sussex -8 7 £220 -56.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £413 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £359 -
Surrey - 1 £325 - 7
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (33.64%) LAN
1 37 (33.64%) WAN
2 36 (32.73%) Cisco
3 30 (27.27%) Windows
4 29 (26.36%) Telecoms
5 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
6 22 (20.00%) Wireless
7 21 (19.09%) Firewall
8 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (15.45%) MPLS
10 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
10 16 (14.55%) VPN
10 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
11 15 (13.64%) ITIL
11 15 (13.64%) Project Management
12 14 (12.73%) SharePoint
12 14 (12.73%) Windows 7
13 13 (11.82%) 4G
13 13 (11.82%) F5
13 13 (11.82%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.82%) 3G
13 13 (11.82%) Internet
14 12 (10.91%) OSPF
14 12 (10.91%) Linux
14 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
14 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (10.91%) VMware
15 11 (10.00%) Software Engineering
16 10 (9.09%) WLAN

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.27%) IIS
3 7 (6.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.73%) Lync
5 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.09%) MS Office
3 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.64%) Office 365
3 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (33.64%) LAN
1 37 (33.64%) WAN
2 22 (20.00%) Wireless
3 21 (19.09%) Firewall
4 17 (15.45%) MPLS
5 16 (14.55%) VPN
6 13 (11.82%) 4G
6 13 (11.82%) 3G
6 13 (11.82%) Internet
7 12 (10.91%) OSPF
8 10 (9.09%) WLAN
8 10 (9.09%) SSL
8 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 10 (9.09%) ADSL
8 10 (9.09%) LTE
9 9 (8.18%) VLAN
9 9 (8.18%) DHCP
10 8 (7.27%) Ethernet
10 8 (7.27%) UMTS
10 8 (7.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (26.36%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.18%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
4 1 (0.91%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (12.73%) Analyst
2 13 (11.82%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.36%) Consultant
5 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
5 6 (5.45%) Network Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.64%) Designer
7 4 (3.64%) Network Design Specialist
7 4 (3.64%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.64%) Tester
7 4 (3.64%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.64%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (3.64%) Software Tester
7 4 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (3.64%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (0.91%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.64%) SecurID
2 4 (3.64%) e-Health
2 4 (3.64%) IVR
3 3 (2.73%) PKI
3 3 (2.73%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.82%) PMI
4 2 (1.82%) IPTV
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Tandem
5 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.91%) Wiki
5 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.91%) iPad
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.27%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.91%) Linux
3 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.45%) Android
5 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.64%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.91%) UNIX
9 1 (0.91%) Solaris
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) ITIL
1 15 (13.64%) Project Management
2 13 (11.82%) PRINCE2
3 11 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (7.27%) Migration
5 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.55%) Validation
7 4 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.64%) Line Management
7 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.64%) Network Management
7 4 (3.64%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.64%) Network Planning
7 4 (3.64%) Automated Testing
7 4 (3.64%) eTOM
7 4 (3.64%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.09%) C
2 7 (6.36%) Python
3 4 (3.64%) AppleScript
4 3 (2.73%) C++
4 3 (2.73%) Java
4 3 (2.73%) Embedded C
4 3 (2.73%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.91%) Perl
5 1 (0.91%) VBScript
5 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.09%) CCNA
5 9 (8.18%) CCNP
6 6 (5.45%) PMI Certification
6 6 (5.45%) Degree
7 5 (4.55%) MCP
7 5 (4.55%) PMP
7 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.64%) ISEB
8 4 (3.64%) CISSP
8 4 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.73%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (2.73%) MCSE
9 3 (2.73%) MCSA
10 2 (1.82%) CCIE
10 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.82%) MCDST
11 1 (0.91%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.73%) QA
4 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.91%) BS15000
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.73%) UAG
4 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.73%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.82%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.82%) Nessus
4 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.91%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Cisco
2 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.82%) F5
4 12 (10.91%) VMware
5 9 (8.18%) Citrix
5 9 (8.18%) CheckPoint
6 8 (7.27%) CA
7 7 (6.36%) HP
8 6 (5.45%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.55%) Huawei
9 5 (4.55%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.64%) AlgoSec
10 4 (3.64%) Tufin
10 4 (3.64%) Avaya
10 4 (3.64%) Remedy
11 3 (2.73%) BT
11 3 (2.73%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.73%) Dell
11 3 (2.73%) EMC
11 3 (2.73%) Juniper
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