The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 408 451 465
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +14
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 192 131 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.42% 1.88% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 65 48
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£319 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £252 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £471 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £335
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +17.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 10
Average hourly rate £18.75 £23.20 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.18% +61.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.70 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +61.39%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
England +25 189 £319 -18.98% 46
London +47 85 £265 -26.38% 10
South East +10 55 £353 +17.50% 11
City of London +18 23 £200 -42.85% 4
Berkshire +17 18 £369 -29.76% 2
North West +1 18 £240 - 5
Hampshire -7 13 £331 - 2
East of England -21 11 £353 -11.87% 5
Slough - 10 £375 - 1
Manchester -2 9 £298 - 3
Milton Keynes -9 9 £425 +3.03% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £425 +25.92% 1
Yorkshire -8 8 £425 -5.55% 5
South West -20 7 £330 +1.53% 5
Southampton +1 6 £325 - 2
Cheshire +12 5 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 5 £425 -5.55% 3
Surrey - 5 £325 - 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £310 -
Hemel Hempstead +4 4 £355 -11.25% 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 £355 -5.33% 2
Essex -3 4 £313 -26.47%
Lancashire - 4 £240 -
Reading - 4 - -
Cambridge +3 3 £275 - 3
Brighton -1 3 £250 -13.04%
Leeds -3 3 £425 -5.55% 3
East Sussex -6 3 £250 -14.89%
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire -18 3 - -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 161 (39.08%) Cisco
2 123 (29.85%) Windows
3 115 (27.91%) LAN
4 113 (27.43%) Firewall
5 112 (27.18%) WAN
6 92 (22.33%) Microsoft
7 84 (20.39%) VPN
8 75 (18.20%) Wireless
9 62 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (14.56%) MS Office
11 57 (13.83%) Active Directory
12 56 (13.59%) ITIL
13 53 (12.86%) Telecoms
14 47 (11.41%) DNS
14 47 (11.41%) Windows 7
15 46 (11.17%) Security Cleared
16 45 (10.92%) Linux
17 42 (10.19%) VoIP
17 42 (10.19%) DHCP
18 40 (9.71%) MPLS
19 38 (9.22%) 3G
19 38 (9.22%) VMware
19 38 (9.22%) TCP/IP
20 37 (8.98%) Windows XP
21 36 (8.74%) Project Management
22 35 (8.50%) Citrix
22 35 (8.50%) CheckPoint
22 35 (8.50%) SCCM
23 34 (8.25%) PRINCE2
24 33 (8.01%) SC Cleared

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.18%) IIS
3 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.46%) Lync
5 6 (1.46%) Apache
6 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.73%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.73%) CMS
8 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (14.56%) MS Office
2 28 (6.80%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.73%) MS Project
4 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.43%) Google Apps
2 9 (2.18%) Office 365
3 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.49%) IaaS
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (27.91%) LAN
2 113 (27.43%) Firewall
3 112 (27.18%) WAN
4 84 (20.39%) VPN
5 75 (18.20%) Wireless
6 47 (11.41%) DNS
7 42 (10.19%) VoIP
7 42 (10.19%) DHCP
8 40 (9.71%) MPLS
9 38 (9.22%) 3G
9 38 (9.22%) TCP/IP
10 32 (7.77%) OSPF
10 32 (7.77%) Internet
11 29 (7.04%) WLAN
12 27 (6.55%) 4G
13 26 (6.31%) BGP
13 26 (6.31%) VLAN
14 24 (5.83%) Broadband
15 23 (5.58%) LTE
15 23 (5.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.94%) MySQL
3 5 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Selenium
2 5 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.24%) JUnit
4 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (12.86%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.58%) Finance
3 17 (4.13%) Retail
4 10 (2.43%) Banking
5 7 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.46%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.21%) Publishing
7 5 (1.21%) Back Office
8 4 (0.97%) French Language
8 4 (0.97%) Billing
8 4 (0.97%) Automotive
9 3 (0.73%) Legal
9 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.49%) German Language
10 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Electronics
10 2 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (17.23%) Network Engineer
2 60 (14.56%) Analyst
3 34 (8.25%) Architect
3 34 (8.25%) Project Manager
4 30 (7.28%) Support Engineer
5 18 (4.37%) Desktop Support
6 17 (4.13%) Network Analyst
7 16 (3.88%) Designer
7 16 (3.88%) Network Architect
7 16 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (3.64%) Consultant
9 14 (3.40%) Wireless Engineer
9 14 (3.40%) Service Analyst
10 13 (3.16%) Developer
10 13 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (3.16%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (2.91%) Network Support
12 11 (2.67%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.46%) Middleware
2 5 (1.21%) LAMP
3 3 (0.73%) JSON
3 3 (0.73%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.49%) HTML5
4 2 (0.49%) RESTful
4 2 (0.49%) Android SDK
4 2 (0.49%) HTML
4 2 (0.49%) CSS
4 2 (0.49%) Web Services
4 2 (0.49%) J2ME
5 1 (0.24%) WAP
5 1 (0.24%) COM+
5 1 (0.24%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.07%) Blackberry
2 24 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.13%) PKI
4 14 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.43%) iPad
6 8 (1.94%) STB
7 7 (1.70%) PMI
8 6 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.46%) Clustering
8 6 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.21%) e-Health
9 5 (1.21%) iPhone
9 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.97%) Open Source
10 4 (0.97%) IVR
10 4 (0.97%) CESG
10 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.97%) Handset
11 3 (0.73%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 123 (29.85%) Windows
2 47 (11.41%) Windows 7
3 45 (10.92%) Linux
4 37 (8.98%) Windows XP
5 33 (8.01%) Android
6 29 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (6.07%) Apple iOS
8 20 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (4.13%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (3.64%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.70%) Solaris
14 6 (1.46%) CentOS
14 6 (1.46%) UNIX
15 5 (1.21%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.59%) ITIL
2 36 (8.74%) Project Management
3 34 (8.25%) PRINCE2
4 23 (5.58%) Migration
5 22 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
6 21 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (4.85%) Service Management
8 15 (3.64%) Software Engineering
8 15 (3.64%) Network Management
8 15 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (3.16%) Change Management
9 13 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (2.91%) Network Design
11 11 (2.67%) Android Development
12 10 (2.43%) Information Assurance
12 10 (2.43%) Load Balancing
13 9 (2.18%) E-Commerce
13 9 (2.18%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.61%) Python
2 14 (3.40%) C
3 9 (2.18%) SQL
4 8 (1.94%) Java
5 7 (1.70%) Perl
5 7 (1.70%) C++
6 6 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.21%) Embedded C
7 5 (1.21%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.21%) Ruby
8 4 (0.97%) AppleScript
9 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (11.17%) Security Cleared
3 33 (8.01%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.28%) CCNA
5 24 (5.83%) CCNP
6 14 (3.40%) Degree
7 12 (2.91%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.70%) CCIE
9 6 (1.46%) PMP
9 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.97%) CISSP
11 4 (0.97%) MCP
12 3 (0.73%) MCSE
12 3 (0.73%) MCSA
12 3 (0.73%) ISEB
12 3 (0.73%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.37%) SLA
2 11 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.21%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.24%) BS15000
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.94%) XenApp
5 4 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.97%) Firmware
6 2 (0.49%) UAG
6 2 (0.49%) XenServer
6 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (8.50%) SCCM
2 7 (1.70%) Nessus
2 7 (1.70%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.46%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.21%) ARCserve
4 5 (1.21%) Ansible
4 5 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (1.21%) Puppet
4 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (1.21%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.73%) WSUS
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.49%) SCOM
8 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 161 (39.08%) Cisco
2 92 (22.33%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.22%) VMware
4 35 (8.50%) Citrix
4 35 (8.50%) CheckPoint
5 22 (5.34%) HP
6 21 (5.10%) Google
7 20 (4.85%) Dell
8 19 (4.61%) Avaya
9 17 (4.13%) Juniper
10 15 (3.64%) F5
11 14 (3.40%) Sophos
12 11 (2.67%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.43%) Aruba
13 10 (2.43%) Remedy
13 10 (2.43%) CA
13 10 (2.43%) Nokia
14 9 (2.18%) EMC
15 8 (1.94%) Mitel
15 8 (1.94%) Oracle
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