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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
Rank 370 402 454
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +52
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 243 235 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 3.10% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 121 105
Median daily rate £370 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 23
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +105.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.25 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £40.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-49.69% +126.38%

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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +38 224 £375 - 61
London +12 78 £400 +14.28% 17
South East +18 45 £385 +10.00% 9
South West +18 26 £275 -21.98% 5
North West +42 23 £475 +11.76% 5
Berkshire +23 23 £213 -53.55%
Reading +27 22 £213 -52.77%
Bristol +14 17 £361 -6.83%
East of England -26 15 £338 -15.62% 13
East Midlands +17 14 £300 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +11 13 £513 +22.02% 7
South Wales +27 11 £350 -
Wales +24 11 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +23 10 £388 +29.16% 4
City of London +11 8 £446 +11.37% 1
Wiltshire +9 8 £210 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £404 +3.58%
Northamptonshire 0 7 £300 -17.24%
West Yorkshire - 7 £388 - 1
Manchester - 7 £300 - 4
Milton Keynes - 7 £404 -
Cheshire +40 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Lancashire +20 6 £625 -
Hampshire -1 6 £410 +17.14% 2
Essex - 6 £338 -
Scotland +14 5 £270 -22.85% 1
Birmingham +6 5 £313 - 3
Fleetwood - 5 £638 -
Leeds - 5 £258 -
Nottingham +10 4 £300 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 181 (34.09%) Cisco
2 159 (29.94%) LAN
3 130 (24.48%) Firewall
4 127 (23.92%) WAN
5 122 (22.98%) Microsoft
6 120 (22.60%) Windows
7 110 (20.72%) ITIL
8 99 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
9 92 (17.33%) Active Directory
10 82 (15.44%) Data Centre
11 80 (15.07%) Wireless
12 77 (14.50%) Project Management
13 76 (14.31%) PRINCE2
14 69 (12.99%) Telecoms
15 68 (12.81%) MS Excel
16 66 (12.43%) VoIP
17 63 (11.86%) MS Office
17 63 (11.86%) ITIL V3
18 62 (11.68%) CCNP
19 61 (11.49%) CheckPoint
20 59 (11.11%) VPN
21 56 (10.55%) Security Cleared
22 52 (9.79%) Internet
22 52 (9.79%) Management Information System
23 51 (9.60%) Cisco ASA
24 50 (9.42%) Windows 7
24 50 (9.42%) CCNA
25 48 (9.04%) VMware
25 48 (9.04%) Network Security
26 45 (8.47%) SC Cleared

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 20 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.13%) CMS
5 4 (0.75%) Apache
5 4 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 68 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 63 (11.86%) MS Office
3 43 (8.10%) MS Project
4 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.75%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.77%) Office 365
3 16 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.32%) SaaS
5 6 (1.13%) G Suite
6 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.56%) PaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.19%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 159 (29.94%) LAN
2 130 (24.48%) Firewall
3 127 (23.92%) WAN
4 80 (15.07%) Wireless
5 66 (12.43%) VoIP
6 59 (11.11%) VPN
7 52 (9.79%) Internet
8 51 (9.60%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (9.04%) Network Security
10 45 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 42 (7.91%) Ethernet
11 42 (7.91%) TCP/IP
12 38 (7.16%) LTE
12 38 (7.16%) MPLS
13 34 (6.40%) VoLTE
14 33 (6.21%) DHCP
14 33 (6.21%) DNS
15 26 (4.90%) OSPF
16 22 (4.14%) 3G
17 21 (3.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.51%) MySQL
3 4 (0.75%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.56%) SQLite
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
5 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.75%) JIRA
4 3 (0.56%) Subversion
5 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 69 (12.99%) Telecoms
2 40 (7.53%) Retail
3 39 (7.34%) Finance
4 11 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.88%) Electronics
6 7 (1.32%) Marketing
7 6 (1.13%) Local Government
8 5 (0.94%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Automotive
9 4 (0.75%) Billing
10 3 (0.56%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Banking
10 3 (0.56%) French Language
10 3 (0.56%) German Language
10 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
10 3 (0.56%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (19.59%) Network Engineer
2 77 (14.50%) Project Manager
3 72 (13.56%) Architect
4 45 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (7.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 41 (7.72%) Analyst
7 34 (6.40%) Voice Project Manager
8 32 (6.03%) Network Architect
9 27 (5.08%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.95%) IT Support
10 21 (3.95%) Network Manager
11 19 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.58%) Developer
12 17 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (2.64%) Desktop Support
13 14 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.64%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (2.64%) Security Engineer
14 13 (2.45%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.88%) Web Services
3 6 (1.13%) J2EE
3 6 (1.13%) SOAP
4 5 (0.94%) Django
5 3 (0.56%) .NET
5 3 (0.56%) JSON
5 3 (0.56%) LAMP
5 3 (0.56%) Node.js
5 3 (0.56%) REST
5 3 (0.56%) WCF
5 3 (0.56%) WPF
6 2 (0.38%) Material Design
6 2 (0.38%) Middleware
6 2 (0.38%) RESTful
6 2 (0.38%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.19%) Itk
7 1 (0.19%) OAuth
7 1 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.44%) Data Centre
2 52 (9.79%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 19 (3.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (2.64%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (2.26%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.26%) NHS
8 11 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.88%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.69%) Internet of Things
11 8 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (1.32%) EPoS
12 7 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.13%) BYOD
13 6 (1.13%) PMI
13 6 (1.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.60%) Windows
2 50 (9.42%) Windows 7
3 40 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 34 (6.40%) Linux
5 33 (6.21%) Windows 10
6 32 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (5.65%) Android
8 25 (4.71%) Apple iOS
9 22 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (3.95%) Windows 8
11 18 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.26%) Unix
13 10 (1.88%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.51%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.75%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.38%) CentOS
17 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.72%) ITIL
2 77 (14.50%) Project Management
3 76 (14.31%) PRINCE2
4 63 (11.86%) ITIL V3
5 45 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (7.53%) Service Management
7 31 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (5.46%) Migration
8 29 (5.46%) Network Architecture
9 28 (5.27%) TOGAF
10 27 (5.08%) Network Design
11 21 (3.95%) Validation
12 20 (3.77%) Service Design
12 20 (3.77%) Time Management
13 18 (3.39%) High Availability
13 18 (3.39%) Software Engineering
14 16 (3.01%) Change Management
15 14 (2.64%) CRM
15 14 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (2.64%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.08%) C
2 19 (3.58%) Python
3 14 (2.64%) SQL
4 13 (2.45%) Perl
5 11 (2.07%) C++
6 7 (1.32%) Embedded C
6 7 (1.32%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.13%) Java
8 5 (0.94%) C#
8 5 (0.94%) PHP
9 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.75%) Ruby
10 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.38%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.38%) VBScript
12 1 (0.19%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.19%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 99 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (11.68%) CCNP
3 56 (10.55%) Security Cleared
4 50 (9.42%) CCNA
5 45 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 37 (6.97%) Degree
7 28 (5.27%) CCIE
8 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.45%) MCSE
10 12 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (2.26%) MCSA
11 11 (2.07%) JNCIA
11 11 (2.07%) MCP
12 9 (1.69%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.51%) ACDT
13 8 (1.51%) ACHDS
13 8 (1.51%) ACTC
13 8 (1.51%) MCDST
13 8 (1.51%) MCSM
13 8 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.88%) SLA
2 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.75%) PMO
3 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.56%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 92 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.64%) Firmware
4 10 (1.88%) XenApp
5 9 (1.69%) Docker
5 9 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.38%) NFS
9 2 (0.38%) vSphere
9 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) IAG
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (3.77%) SCCM
2 16 (3.01%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.13%) Ansible
6 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.94%) Terraform
7 4 (0.75%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.75%) Mesos
7 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.56%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.38%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.38%) Puppet
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.19%) SCOM
10 1 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 181 (34.09%) Cisco
2 122 (22.98%) Microsoft
3 61 (11.49%) CheckPoint
4 48 (9.04%) VMware
5 39 (7.34%) Aruba
6 38 (7.16%) F5
7 35 (6.59%) Ericsson
7 35 (6.59%) Remedy
8 34 (6.40%) Juniper
9 27 (5.08%) Citrix
10 26 (4.90%) HP
11 24 (4.52%) Apple
12 22 (4.14%) Meraki
13 18 (3.39%) Google
14 15 (2.82%) Palo Alto
15 13 (2.45%) BT
15 13 (2.45%) EMC
15 13 (2.45%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.69%) Fortinet
16 9 (1.69%) Samsung
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