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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 412 443 458
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 206 144 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 2.04% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 69 65
Average daily rate
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£319 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.05% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 15
Average hourly rate £19.75 £21.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +30.34%

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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +17 199 £322 -14.70% 50
London +25 79 £310 -14.02% 22
South East +3 54 £325 +8.33% 11
City of London +29 21 £180 -48.57% 5
North West -6 18 £333 +10.83% 2
Berkshire +17 14 £285 -45.71% 3
Yorkshire +6 14 £275 -38.88% 2
East of England -21 14 £350 -6.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -20 12 £425 +54.54% 1
Milton Keynes -8 10 £425 +3.03% 1
Slough +4 8 £280 -
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £354 - 3
Manchester -6 8 £375 - 2
Hampshire -17 8 £300 - 3
Cheshire +16 7 £400 -
West Midlands -3 7 £375 - 3
Surrey - 7 £350 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £310 -
Reading +15 4 - - 2
Cambridge +3 4 £319 - 3
Scotland -1 4 £250 -35.48% 3
Edinburgh -5 4 £250 -35.48% 3
Hertfordshire -16 4 £355 -36.88% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £403 -3.01% 3
South West -27 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £240 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £403 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Birmingham -4 2 £350 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -9 2 £401 -46.50% 1

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 133 (33.33%) Cisco
2 131 (32.83%) Windows
3 103 (25.81%) WAN
4 100 (25.06%) LAN
5 98 (24.56%) Microsoft
6 97 (24.31%) Firewall
7 76 (19.05%) VPN
8 73 (18.30%) Active Directory
9 64 (16.04%) Wireless
10 56 (14.04%) ITIL
11 55 (13.78%) DNS
12 51 (12.78%) MS Office
13 50 (12.53%) DHCP
14 47 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (11.53%) VMware
16 44 (11.03%) SCCM
16 44 (11.03%) Windows 7
17 43 (10.78%) 3G
18 41 (10.28%) Linux
19 39 (9.77%) Internet
19 39 (9.77%) Telecoms
20 38 (9.52%) VoIP
21 37 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
22 36 (9.02%) Windows XP
22 36 (9.02%) TCP/IP
22 36 (9.02%) Citrix
22 36 (9.02%) MPLS
23 35 (8.77%) Project Management
24 34 (8.52%) PRINCE2
25 32 (8.02%) MS Exchange

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 32 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (5.26%) IIS
4 14 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.50%) Lync
7 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.00%) Apache
8 4 (1.00%) SAS
8 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.75%) CMS
9 3 (0.75%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 51 (12.78%) MS Office
2 23 (5.76%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) SPSS
4 4 (1.00%) MS Project
5 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.51%) Office 365
2 18 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.01%) IaaS
4 8 (2.01%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.81%) WAN
2 100 (25.06%) LAN
3 97 (24.31%) Firewall
4 76 (19.05%) VPN
5 64 (16.04%) Wireless
6 55 (13.78%) DNS
7 50 (12.53%) DHCP
8 43 (10.78%) 3G
9 39 (9.77%) Internet
10 38 (9.52%) VoIP
11 36 (9.02%) TCP/IP
11 36 (9.02%) MPLS
12 25 (6.27%) OSPF
13 23 (5.76%) LTE
13 23 (5.76%) 4G
14 22 (5.51%) VLAN
14 22 (5.51%) BGP
15 20 (5.01%) WLAN
15 20 (5.01%) Network Security
16 19 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.25%) MySQL
4 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Selenium
2 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (9.77%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.27%) Finance
3 14 (3.51%) Banking
4 12 (3.01%) Retail
5 8 (2.01%) Publishing
5 8 (2.01%) Dutch Language
6 7 (1.75%) French Language
6 7 (1.75%) Marketing
7 6 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.25%) Back Office
9 4 (1.00%) Automotive
9 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.75%) Advertising
10 3 (0.75%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Legal
10 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.75%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (17.54%) Analyst
2 57 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 35 (8.77%) Project Manager
4 32 (8.02%) Architect
5 26 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.01%) Consultant
7 19 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 19 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.51%) Network Analyst
9 13 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (3.26%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.26%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.26%) Wireless Engineer
10 12 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (3.01%) Network Architect
11 11 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.51%) Developer
12 10 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.50%) Middleware
2 3 (0.75%) LAMP
2 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.25%) RESTful
4 1 (0.25%) HTML5
4 1 (0.25%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.25%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) COM+
4 1 (0.25%) CSS
4 1 (0.25%) Web Services
4 1 (0.25%) J2ME
4 1 (0.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.02%) PKI
1 24 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.76%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.26%) iPad
6 8 (2.01%) User Experience
7 7 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.75%) PMI
8 6 (1.50%) NHS
8 6 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.50%) STB
8 6 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.25%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.25%) e-Health
10 4 (1.00%) IVR
10 4 (1.00%) CESG
10 4 (1.00%) Handset
10 4 (1.00%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 131 (32.83%) Windows
2 44 (11.03%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.28%) Linux
4 37 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (9.02%) Windows XP
6 29 (7.27%) Android
7 25 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (6.02%) Apple iOS
9 19 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 18 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.51%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.25%) UNIX
12 5 (1.25%) Solaris
13 4 (1.00%) CentOS
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.04%) ITIL
2 35 (8.77%) Project Management
3 34 (8.52%) PRINCE2
4 31 (7.77%) Migration
5 26 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (4.51%) Service Management
8 14 (3.51%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.51%) Change Management
9 13 (3.26%) Software Engineering
10 12 (3.01%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.01%) Information Assurance
11 11 (2.76%) Network Management
11 11 (2.76%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.51%) Network Design
13 9 (2.26%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (2.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.01%) Python
2 12 (3.01%) C
2 12 (3.01%) SQL
3 5 (1.25%) C++
3 5 (1.25%) Embedded C
3 5 (1.25%) Embedded C++
3 5 (1.25%) Perl
4 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.00%) AppleScript
4 4 (1.00%) Java
5 3 (0.75%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.25%) VBScript
7 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.02%) CCNA
4 21 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.51%) CCNP
7 13 (3.26%) Degree
8 12 (3.01%) MCSE
9 11 (2.76%) MCSA
9 11 (2.76%) MCP
10 10 (2.51%) CCIE
10 10 (2.51%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.00%) PMP
12 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.26%) SLA
2 9 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.50%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) BS15000
System Software
1 73 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.76%) UAG
4 8 (2.01%) XenApp
5 6 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.50%) Firmware
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
7 2 (0.50%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 44 (11.03%) SCCM
2 9 (2.26%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.75%) Nessus
4 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.75%) WSUS
7 3 (0.75%) Puppet
7 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.75%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.75%) Ansible
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.50%) SCOM
8 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 133 (33.33%) Cisco
2 98 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.53%) VMware
4 36 (9.02%) Citrix
5 29 (7.27%) CheckPoint
6 25 (6.27%) HP
7 20 (5.01%) Dell
7 20 (5.01%) Avaya
8 16 (4.01%) Google
9 15 (3.76%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.51%) Juniper
11 12 (3.01%) Remedy
11 12 (3.01%) Aruba
11 12 (3.01%) F5
12 11 (2.76%) Sophos
13 10 (2.51%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.01%) Symantec
15 7 (1.75%) BT
15 7 (1.75%) Nokia
15 7 (1.75%) EMC
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