The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 138 102 138
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +36
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.44% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 3.72% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £288 £273
% change year-on-year
+28.69% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +8.90%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
504 269 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.50% 11.96% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 137 201
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% -43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -6 4 - -
Dorset - 3 £400 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) 3G
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) C
4 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
4 4 (30.77%) Firmware
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
4 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) ARCserve
6 2 (15.38%) CAD
6 2 (15.38%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) 3G
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
4 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) FWSM
6 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
1 2 (15.38%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
1 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Firmware
1 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
1 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) CAD
1 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) ARCserve
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Dell
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) BT
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) IronPort