The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 476 429 458
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +29
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 120 122 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.65% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.25 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.92%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 104 £351 +0.28% 36
South East +4 39 £403 +123.61% 8
London -37 35 £350 -11.11% 10
Berkshire +11 16 £430 +72.00% 1
City of London -1 13 £350 +12.90% 3
North West -18 12 £203 -6.89% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £405 - 1
Scotland +6 8 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes -11 8 £405 - 1
Lancashire -17 8 £203 -
Maidenhead - 7 £338 -
East of England -44 6 £310 -4.61% 6
Edinburgh -18 5 £224 -
Newbury - 5 £430 - 1
Hampshire -2 4 £388 +121.42% 2
Hertfordshire -5 4 £375 +42.85% 2
South West -13 4 £330 - 2
West Sussex 0 3 £400 +300.00% 2
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Reading -3 2 £500 -
Chester - 2 - -
Slough +8 1 £190 -36.66%
Middlesex -2 1 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead -3 1 £375 +275.00% 1
Fareham -3 1 - -
Cambridge -5 1 - - 2

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 75 (30.36%) Windows
1 75 (30.36%) WAN
1 75 (30.36%) Cisco
2 74 (29.96%) LAN
3 52 (21.05%) VPN
4 49 (19.84%) Microsoft
5 47 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (17.41%) ITIL
7 42 (17.00%) TCP/IP
7 42 (17.00%) Firewall
7 42 (17.00%) Windows 7
8 41 (16.60%) Wireless
9 39 (15.79%) Project Management
10 37 (14.98%) Telecoms
10 37 (14.98%) Active Directory
11 36 (14.57%) PRINCE2
11 36 (14.57%) 3G
11 36 (14.57%) MPLS
12 35 (14.17%) VoIP
13 34 (13.77%) Linux
13 34 (13.77%) MS Office
14 31 (12.55%) Degree
15 29 (11.74%) Internet
15 29 (11.74%) CCNP
16 28 (11.34%) DNS
17 26 (10.53%) Windows XP
17 26 (10.53%) Finance
18 25 (10.12%) MS Excel
18 25 (10.12%) DHCP
19 23 (9.31%) Android

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 18 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.26%) Lync
4 8 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.21%) Node.js
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.81%) CMS
8 2 (0.81%) Site Server
8 2 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.81%) WordPress
9 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (13.77%) MS Office
2 25 (10.12%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.64%) MS Project
4 7 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (30.36%) WAN
2 74 (29.96%) LAN
3 52 (21.05%) VPN
4 42 (17.00%) TCP/IP
4 42 (17.00%) Firewall
5 41 (16.60%) Wireless
6 36 (14.57%) 3G
6 36 (14.57%) MPLS
7 35 (14.17%) VoIP
8 29 (11.74%) Internet
9 28 (11.34%) DNS
10 25 (10.12%) DHCP
11 21 (8.50%) BGP
12 19 (7.69%) OSPF
13 16 (6.48%) Network Security
14 15 (6.07%) Broadband
15 13 (5.26%) EIGRP
16 12 (4.86%) Ethernet
16 12 (4.86%) HTTP
16 12 (4.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.83%) MySQL
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.40%) Redis
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.81%) Trac
3 2 (0.81%) Grunt
3 2 (0.81%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.40%) PVCS
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 37 (14.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (10.53%) Finance
3 7 (2.83%) Banking
3 7 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.43%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Back Office
6 4 (1.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Military
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (17.00%) Project Manager
2 33 (13.36%) Analyst
3 24 (9.72%) Network Engineer
4 21 (8.50%) Developer
5 20 (8.10%) Consultant
6 19 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Architect
8 13 (5.26%) Android Developer
9 12 (4.86%) Desktop Support
10 11 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.05%) Administrator
12 9 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.64%) Support Analyst
13 8 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
14 7 (2.83%) IT Support
14 7 (2.83%) Wireless Engineer
14 7 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
14 7 (2.83%) Network Analyst
14 7 (2.83%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) XML
2 6 (2.43%) Google Maps API
3 5 (2.02%) HTML
4 4 (1.62%) CSS
4 4 (1.62%) SOAP
5 3 (1.21%) CSS3
5 3 (1.21%) HTML5
5 3 (1.21%) Web Services
5 3 (1.21%) .NET
6 2 (0.81%) WebRTC
6 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.81%) LAMP
6 2 (0.81%) XHTML
6 2 (0.81%) REST
6 2 (0.81%) jQuery
7 1 (0.40%) Kohana
7 1 (0.40%) JSON
7 1 (0.40%) XMPP
7 1 (0.40%) WAP
7 1 (0.40%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.88%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.24%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.24%) iPad
4 8 (3.24%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.83%) iPhone
6 6 (2.43%) NHS
7 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.02%) SecurID
7 5 (2.02%) PDA
8 4 (1.62%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.62%) PMI
8 4 (1.62%) Firmware
8 4 (1.62%) e-Health
8 4 (1.62%) PKI
8 4 (1.62%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.21%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.36%) Windows
2 42 (17.00%) Windows 7
3 34 (13.77%) Linux
4 26 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 23 (9.31%) Android
6 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.48%) Apple iOS
9 15 (6.07%) UNIX
10 11 (4.45%) Mac OS X
11 9 (3.64%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.83%) SUSE
13 5 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.62%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.62%) Solaris
15 3 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
17 1 (0.40%) CentOS
17 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.41%) ITIL
2 39 (15.79%) Project Management
3 36 (14.57%) PRINCE2
4 14 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (5.67%) Network Design
5 13 (5.26%) Android Development
6 12 (4.86%) Supplier Management
7 11 (4.45%) Project Planning
7 11 (4.45%) Change Management
7 11 (4.45%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.64%) Service Management
10 8 (3.24%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (3.24%) Quality Management
10 8 (3.24%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.83%) Risk Management
12 5 (2.02%) Network Management
12 5 (2.02%) Asset Management
12 5 (2.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.67%) C
2 12 (4.86%) C++
2 12 (4.86%) SQL
3 10 (4.05%) Python
4 8 (3.24%) Objective-C
4 8 (3.24%) Java
5 7 (2.83%) C#
6 6 (2.43%) PHP
7 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.81%) R
9 1 (0.40%) PHP5
9 1 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 47 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (12.55%) Degree
3 29 (11.74%) CCNP
4 19 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.48%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.67%) CCNA
7 13 (5.26%) CCIE
8 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.43%) CCDP
10 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.02%) PMP
10 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.62%) MCSE
12 3 (1.21%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.81%) MCP
13 2 (0.81%) MCSA
13 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.62%) QA
3 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (14.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.24%) vSphere
3 4 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.21%) XenApp
5 2 (0.81%) NFS
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.40%) XenServer
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.45%) SCCM
2 5 (2.02%) Puppet
2 5 (2.02%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.62%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.62%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.81%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.40%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 75 (30.36%) Cisco
2 49 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.91%) Citrix
4 13 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 12 (4.86%) VMware
5 12 (4.86%) Google
6 10 (4.05%) Juniper
6 10 (4.05%) Riverbed
7 9 (3.64%) SAP
7 9 (3.64%) HP
8 8 (3.24%) Apple
9 7 (2.83%) Aruba
10 6 (2.43%) Mitel
11 5 (2.02%) Polycom
11 5 (2.02%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.02%) Nortel
11 5 (2.02%) Reuters
11 5 (2.02%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.02%) Facebook
11 5 (2.02%) Twitter
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