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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 386 433 440
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +7
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 237 163 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 2.25% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 68
Average daily rate
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£294 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £210 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.56% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 8
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £10.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+91.78% -29.80%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +30 222 £300 - 73
London +3 72 £308 -18.00% 25
South East +9 61 £350 +22.27% 18
North West +1 32 £220 -1.47% 4
Berkshire +35 29 £178 -40.83% 6
City of London -2 18 £288 +12.74% 2
East of England +13 13 £260 - 10
Manchester +4 12 £223 - 1
Merseyside - 12 £156 - 1
Hampshire +6 11 £388 +3.33% 3
West Midlands +2 11 £300 - 3
Yorkshire -20 11 £250 -35.06% 5
Scotland +11 10 - - 3
Essex - 8 £263 -
Reading +9 7 - -
Southampton +2 7 £388 +23.01% 2
East Midlands -4 7 £389 -7.16% 3
South West -11 7 £275 -31.25% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £550 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire -18 6 £175 -40.67% 1
Birmingham - 6 £300 -
Edinburgh - 6 - - 2
Slough +8 5 £115 - 2
West Yorkshire -22 5 £250 -35.06% 4
Basingstoke +9 4 - -
Bristol +3 4 - -
North East -18 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £200 -
Harlow - 4 £260 -
Milton Keynes -1 3 £675 +49.17% 2

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 141 (30.99%) Cisco
2 131 (28.79%) LAN
3 123 (27.03%) Windows
4 122 (26.81%) Wireless
5 109 (23.96%) WAN
6 102 (22.42%) Microsoft
7 101 (22.20%) Firewall
8 72 (15.82%) VPN
9 66 (14.51%) Telecoms
10 63 (13.85%) Cisco Certification
11 62 (13.63%) MS Office
12 61 (13.41%) Linux
13 58 (12.75%) MPLS
14 57 (12.53%) Windows 7
15 56 (12.31%) Active Directory
16 50 (10.99%) 4G
17 48 (10.55%) Data Centre
17 48 (10.55%) 3G
18 47 (10.33%) C
19 46 (10.11%) CCNP
19 46 (10.11%) DNS
20 44 (9.67%) HP
20 44 (9.67%) Internet
21 43 (9.45%) BGP
21 43 (9.45%) VoIP
22 40 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (8.57%) OSPF
23 39 (8.57%) MS Excel
23 39 (8.57%) LTE
24 36 (7.91%) Project Management

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 20 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.52%) IIS
4 13 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.42%) Lync
6 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.66%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (13.63%) MS Office
2 39 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.54%) MS Project
5 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.22%) Line 500
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.40%) Office 365
2 12 (2.64%) Google Apps
3 10 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.88%) PaaS
5 4 (0.88%) IaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 131 (28.79%) LAN
2 122 (26.81%) Wireless
3 109 (23.96%) WAN
4 101 (22.20%) Firewall
5 72 (15.82%) VPN
6 58 (12.75%) MPLS
7 50 (10.99%) 4G
8 48 (10.55%) 3G
9 46 (10.11%) DNS
10 44 (9.67%) Internet
11 43 (9.45%) VoIP
11 43 (9.45%) BGP
12 39 (8.57%) OSPF
12 39 (8.57%) LTE
13 36 (7.91%) DHCP
14 33 (7.25%) VLAN
15 30 (6.59%) Network Security
15 30 (6.59%) TCP/IP
16 29 (6.37%) UMTS
16 29 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.10%) MySQL
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.22%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.88%) PowerBuilder
1 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.66%) JIRA
2 3 (0.66%) Selenium
2 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.44%) GCC
4 1 (0.22%) SCons
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) Maven
4 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.22%) Trac
4 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (14.51%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.47%) Finance
3 21 (4.62%) Retail
4 8 (1.76%) Electronics
5 5 (1.10%) Back Office
5 5 (1.10%) Local Government
5 5 (1.10%) French Language
6 4 (0.88%) Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.44%) Legal
8 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 70 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 42 (9.23%) Project Manager
2 42 (9.23%) Analyst
3 38 (8.35%) Architect
4 23 (5.05%) Software Engineer
5 19 (4.18%) Consultant
6 18 (3.96%) Support Engineer
7 17 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (3.08%) Desktop Support
9 13 (2.86%) Developer
9 13 (2.86%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.64%) Network Consultant
10 12 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (2.64%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (2.42%) Technical Manager
11 11 (2.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 11 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.42%) Firmware Engineer
12 10 (2.20%) IT Support
12 10 (2.20%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.98%) HTML
2 5 (1.10%) .NET
2 5 (1.10%) XML
2 5 (1.10%) SAML
2 5 (1.10%) Middleware
2 5 (1.10%) JSON
2 5 (1.10%) HTML5
2 5 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (0.66%) REST
3 3 (0.66%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.66%) OAuth
3 3 (0.66%) Web Services
4 2 (0.44%) Django
5 1 (0.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.22%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.22%) WAP
5 1 (0.22%) CGI
5 1 (0.22%) OCX
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 13 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.86%) Device Driver
2 13 (2.86%) PKI
3 12 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.76%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.10%) EPoS
6 5 (1.10%) VHDL
6 5 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.88%) NHS
7 4 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (0.88%) STB
7 4 (0.88%) IPTV
8 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.66%) Clustering
8 3 (0.66%) iPhone
8 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 123 (27.03%) Windows
2 61 (13.41%) Linux
3 57 (12.53%) Windows 7
4 40 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (7.91%) Android
6 31 (6.81%) Apple iOS
7 26 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.96%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.64%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.64%) Mac OS X
10 12 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.76%) UNIX
11 8 (1.76%) Solaris
12 3 (0.66%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (7.91%) Project Management
2 33 (7.25%) Software Engineering
3 31 (6.81%) ITIL
4 21 (4.62%) PRINCE2
4 21 (4.62%) Network Management
5 18 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (3.96%) Performance Management
6 17 (3.74%) Network Planning
7 16 (3.52%) Network Design
8 15 (3.30%) OO
9 14 (3.08%) Service Management
10 13 (2.86%) Migration
11 11 (2.42%) UML
12 10 (2.20%) OOD
12 10 (2.20%) Service Delivery
12 10 (2.20%) Information Security
12 10 (2.20%) Project Planning
12 10 (2.20%) Test Scripting
12 10 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (1.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.33%) C
2 30 (6.59%) SQL
3 27 (5.93%) C++
4 14 (3.08%) Python
4 14 (3.08%) Embedded C
5 9 (1.98%) Embedded C++
5 9 (1.98%) Java
6 6 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.32%) Assembly Language
7 4 (0.88%) Perl
7 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.88%) VBA
7 4 (0.88%) Ruby
8 3 (0.66%) Erlang
8 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (13.85%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (10.11%) CCNP
3 33 (7.25%) CCNA
4 28 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.84%) Degree
6 15 (3.30%) CCIE
7 12 (2.64%) CCDP
8 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.98%) MCP
10 7 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.32%) MCSE
12 5 (1.10%) PMP
12 5 (1.10%) NVQ Level 3
13 4 (0.88%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.88%) MCSA
13 4 (0.88%) CISSP
14 3 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.10%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.52%) Firmware
3 10 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.76%) XenApp
5 6 (1.32%) XenServer
6 5 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.44%) UAG
8 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.22%) pfSense
9 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (3.74%) SCCM
2 10 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (1.98%) OpenView
3 9 (1.98%) HP NNM
4 8 (1.76%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (1.54%) NetCrunch
6 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.66%) Casper Suite
6 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.44%) DameWare
7 2 (0.44%) Puppet
7 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.44%) WSUS
8 1 (0.22%) Nmap
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 141 (30.99%) Cisco
2 102 (22.42%) Microsoft
3 44 (9.67%) HP
4 33 (7.25%) Citrix
5 31 (6.81%) CheckPoint
6 27 (5.93%) Apple
6 27 (5.93%) Juniper
6 27 (5.93%) VMware
7 19 (4.18%) Ericsson
8 17 (3.74%) Aruba
9 15 (3.30%) Huawei
10 14 (3.08%) Google
10 14 (3.08%) SolarWinds
10 14 (3.08%) Avaya
11 13 (2.86%) Dell
11 13 (2.86%) Nokia
11 13 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
11 13 (2.86%) Blue Coat
12 9 (1.98%) SonicWALL
12 9 (1.98%) Symantec
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Rate: £23 - 27 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
Imperative People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £23.75 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Imperative People
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £280 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago