The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 383 373 440
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +67
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 274 313 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 3.96% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 169 105
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.53 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.83% +19.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.35 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.95 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.83% +23.00%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 257 £400 +11.11% 57
London +8 91 £400 +15.10% 11
South East -5 47 £400 +8.10% 10
North West +26 37 £450 +102.24% 4
West Midlands -3 27 £460 +15.00% 3
Hampshire +21 19 £400 +18.51% 1
East of England -8 19 £425 +14.86% 15
South West +19 16 £301 +4.78% 6
Manchester +2 16 £425 +45.29% 2
Berkshire +6 13 £525 +26.12% 3
Lancashire +29 11 £550 +266.66%
Hertfordshire -19 9 £399 +7.77% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £394 -4.54%
Milton Keynes 0 8 £394 -5.12%
Scotland -5 8 £325 +59.50%
Shropshire - 8 £475 -
Wales +25 7 £425 +286.36% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £300 +71.42% 4
Bristol - 7 £313 - 3
Telford - 7 £475 -
South Wales +29 6 £425 +286.36% 1
Basingstoke +16 6 £340 -
Southampton +11 6 £400 +18.51% 1
Fleetwood - 6 £550 -
Edinburgh +21 5 £470 +97.89%
Cambridgeshire +18 5 - - 8
Solihull +5 5 £420 -
Cambridge +14 4 - - 6
Reading +6 4 £550 - 1
Derbyshire +6 4 £235 +34.28% 1

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 221 (39.12%) LAN
2 217 (38.41%) Cisco
3 192 (33.98%) WAN
4 155 (27.43%) Firewall
5 149 (26.37%) Windows
6 140 (24.78%) Wireless
7 114 (20.18%) Active Directory
8 109 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
9 103 (18.23%) Microsoft
10 89 (15.75%) Security Cleared
11 85 (15.04%) ITIL
12 84 (14.87%) VoIP
13 83 (14.69%) Data Centre
14 75 (13.27%) CCNP
15 69 (12.21%) VPN
16 68 (12.04%) DNS
17 66 (11.68%) Project Management
18 64 (11.33%) Windows Server
19 63 (11.15%) Network Security
19 63 (11.15%) Internet
20 61 (10.80%) SC Cleared
21 60 (10.62%) Telecoms
22 59 (10.44%) Linux
22 59 (10.44%) Palo Alto
23 58 (10.27%) DHCP
23 58 (10.27%) VMware
23 58 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
24 55 (9.73%) HP
24 55 (9.73%) CheckPoint
25 52 (9.20%) SCCM

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.54%) Mule
3 16 (2.83%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.77%) CMS
7 8 (1.42%) IIS
8 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.88%) Apache
9 5 (0.88%) Confluence
9 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (7.96%) MS Office
2 38 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.77%) MS Project
4 7 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) HipChat
6 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.32%) Office 365
2 33 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.30%) G Suite
5 9 (1.59%) IaaS
6 7 (1.24%) SaaS
6 7 (1.24%) Trello
7 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.35%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 221 (39.12%) LAN
2 192 (33.98%) WAN
3 155 (27.43%) Firewall
4 140 (24.78%) Wireless
5 84 (14.87%) VoIP
6 69 (12.21%) VPN
7 68 (12.04%) DNS
8 63 (11.15%) Internet
8 63 (11.15%) Network Security
9 58 (10.27%) DHCP
10 40 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (6.73%) Ethernet
12 35 (6.19%) TCP/IP
13 33 (5.84%) BGP
14 32 (5.66%) 3G
14 32 (5.66%) OSPF
15 31 (5.49%) MPLS
15 31 (5.49%) VLAN
16 25 (4.42%) SAN
16 25 (4.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.06%) JIRA
2 3 (0.53%) Subversion
3 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.35%) Xcode
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (10.62%) Telecoms
2 41 (7.26%) Finance
3 35 (6.19%) Retail
4 11 (1.95%) Banking
5 10 (1.77%) Electronics
6 8 (1.42%) Law
7 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.88%) Marketing
8 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
9 4 (0.71%) Billing
9 4 (0.71%) Games
9 4 (0.71%) German Language
9 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (16.81%) Architect
2 88 (15.58%) Network Engineer
3 67 (11.86%) Project Manager
4 44 (7.79%) Network Architect
5 42 (7.43%) Analyst
6 33 (5.84%) Support Engineer
7 32 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (5.31%) Consultant
9 29 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
10 21 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (3.54%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (3.36%) Desktop Support
12 19 (3.36%) Developer
12 19 (3.36%) Security Engineer
13 18 (3.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 18 (3.19%) Network Security Engineer
14 17 (3.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 17 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.01%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.42%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.48%) Middleware
3 10 (1.77%) Django
4 4 (0.71%) .NET
4 4 (0.71%) LAMP
5 3 (0.53%) JSON
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.35%) J2EE
6 2 (0.35%) RESTful
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) Ajax
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.18%) CSS
7 1 (0.18%) HTML5
7 1 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.18%) WAP
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.69%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.19%) Fat Client
3 18 (3.19%) Thin Client
4 15 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (2.48%) CESG
6 13 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.12%) EPoS
8 11 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.95%) PKI
8 11 (1.95%) Raspberry Pi
9 10 (1.77%) Social Media
10 8 (1.42%) BYOD
10 8 (1.42%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.24%) CCTV
11 7 (1.24%) NHS
12 6 (1.06%) Handset
13 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 149 (26.37%) Windows
2 64 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 59 (10.44%) Linux
4 39 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 35 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (6.02%) Mac OS X
7 27 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (3.19%) Unix
8 18 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.83%) Android
9 16 (2.83%) Windows 10
10 12 (2.12%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.06%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.53%) CentOS
15 3 (0.53%) MVS
16 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.04%) ITIL
2 66 (11.68%) Project Management
3 58 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (8.67%) PRINCE2
5 43 (7.61%) Migration
6 42 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (6.90%) Network Design
8 35 (6.19%) Service Management
9 29 (5.13%) DevOps
10 23 (4.07%) Network Architecture
11 21 (3.72%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.36%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (3.19%) Software Delivery
14 16 (2.83%) TOGAF
15 15 (2.65%) Problem Management
16 14 (2.48%) Change Control
16 14 (2.48%) Incident Management
17 13 (2.30%) ITSM
18 12 (2.12%) Load Balancing
18 12 (2.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.54%) C
2 19 (3.36%) Python
3 17 (3.01%) SQL
4 11 (1.95%) C++
5 9 (1.59%) Perl
6 7 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.71%) C#
8 4 (0.71%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.35%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.35%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.35%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (15.75%) Security Cleared
3 75 (13.27%) CCNP
4 61 (10.80%) SC Cleared
5 51 (9.03%) CCNA
6 29 (5.13%) CCIE
7 26 (4.60%) Degree
8 22 (3.89%) CISSP
9 20 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (2.65%) MCSE
12 11 (1.95%) CCDP
13 10 (1.77%) MCP
14 9 (1.59%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.59%) JNCIP
15 8 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.42%) MCSA
16 6 (1.06%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.06%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.96%) SLA
2 11 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.60%) XenApp
3 25 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.95%) Firmware
7 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.53%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.35%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.18%) NFS
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (9.20%) SCCM
2 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.36%) Ansible
3 19 (3.36%) Puppet
4 13 (2.30%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.42%) Nagios
6 8 (1.42%) OpenView
7 6 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.35%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.35%) WSUS
10 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.18%) Cacti
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco CME
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 217 (38.41%) Cisco
2 103 (18.23%) Microsoft
3 59 (10.44%) Palo Alto
4 58 (10.27%) VMware
5 55 (9.73%) CheckPoint
5 55 (9.73%) HP
6 47 (8.32%) Juniper
7 41 (7.26%) Aruba
7 41 (7.26%) Citrix
8 34 (6.02%) Google
9 23 (4.07%) Dell
10 21 (3.72%) Fortinet
11 17 (3.01%) Apple
11 17 (3.01%) Mitel
12 15 (2.65%) F5
13 14 (2.48%) Meraki
14 13 (2.30%) AppSense
14 13 (2.30%) Avaya
14 13 (2.30%) ThinPrint
15 12 (2.12%) SolarWinds
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