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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 396 438 474
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +36
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 208 140 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 1.93% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 77 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £193 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 18
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £31.30 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-13.88% -1.36%

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +25 190 £365 +12.30% 82
London +5 63 £313 -3.84% 25
South East +6 39 £338 +9.75% 21
Yorkshire - 22 £294 - 1
West Midlands -5 19 £450 +20.00% 3
City of London +35 18 £245 -30.00% 4
North West +7 16 £225 -10.00% 9
East of England -24 10 £401 -46.53% 19
Berkshire +6 9 £369 -7.81% 4
Lancashire - 9 £225 -
Shropshire - 9 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £385 - 1
Hampshire -4 8 £400 - 2
Surrey +4 7 £333 +33.00% 6
South West -37 7 £400 +60.00% 3
Scotland -10 6 £275 +89.65% 2
West Sussex - 6 £220 - 1
Cheshire -2 5 £475 - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 5 £418 - 11
Leeds - 5 £385 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £450 - 1
Reading +11 4 £300 -27.71% 2
Birmingham +5 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 4 £348 +15.83% 2
Swindon -4 4 - -
Wiltshire -9 4 - -
Hertfordshire -13 4 £375 -50.00% 4
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 - 1
Telford - 4 £375 -
Northampton - 4 £450 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 104 (31.52%) Windows
2 88 (26.67%) Cisco
3 86 (26.06%) LAN
4 80 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 79 (23.94%) WAN
6 77 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 74 (22.42%) Firewall
8 55 (16.67%) ITIL
9 54 (16.36%) Wireless
10 53 (16.06%) DHCP
11 51 (15.45%) VPN
12 50 (15.15%) DNS
13 46 (13.94%) 3G
14 45 (13.64%) Windows 7
15 44 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
16 41 (12.42%) Linux
17 40 (12.12%) Project Management
18 38 (11.52%) Telecoms
19 37 (11.21%) PRINCE2
19 37 (11.21%) Citrix
19 37 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (10.91%) SCCM
21 35 (10.61%) Windows XP
21 35 (10.61%) Finance
22 34 (10.30%) MS Office
23 32 (9.70%) VoIP
24 31 (9.39%) Internet
25 30 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
26 29 (8.79%) MS Exchange
27 28 (8.48%) SharePoint

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.48%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.85%) IIS
5 14 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.03%) Lync
8 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.21%) SAS
9 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.91%) CMS
11 2 (0.61%) Apache
11 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 34 (10.30%) MS Office
2 19 (5.76%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.73%) MS Project
4 7 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.21%) SPSS
6 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.27%) Office 365
2 18 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.64%) IaaS
3 12 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.61%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (26.06%) LAN
2 79 (23.94%) WAN
3 74 (22.42%) Firewall
4 54 (16.36%) Wireless
5 53 (16.06%) DHCP
6 51 (15.45%) VPN
7 50 (15.15%) DNS
8 46 (13.94%) 3G
9 32 (9.70%) VoIP
10 31 (9.39%) Internet
11 26 (7.88%) TCP/IP
12 24 (7.27%) 4G
13 19 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (5.45%) MPLS
14 18 (5.45%) LTE
15 17 (5.15%) IP Telephony
16 16 (4.85%) Network Security
16 16 (4.85%) BGP
17 15 (4.55%) WLAN
18 14 (4.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.61%) MySQL
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Redis
5 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) JUnit
1 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.61%) Selenium
2 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
2 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.30%) PVCS
2 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
General
1 38 (11.52%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.61%) Finance
3 9 (2.73%) Marketing
3 9 (2.73%) Retail
4 7 (2.12%) Dutch Language
5 6 (1.82%) Legal
5 6 (1.82%) Publishing
6 5 (1.52%) Banking
6 5 (1.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.21%) Advertising
7 4 (1.21%) French Language
7 4 (1.21%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.91%) German Language
8 3 (0.91%) Electronics
8 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) Automotive
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (16.06%) Analyst
2 41 (12.42%) Project Manager
3 38 (11.52%) Network Engineer
4 33 (10.00%) Architect
5 27 (8.18%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.76%) Desktop Support
7 15 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.24%) Network Architect
9 13 (3.94%) Consultant
9 13 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (3.64%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.03%) Technical Architect
12 10 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (2.73%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (2.42%) Service Analyst
14 8 (2.42%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.91%) Application Packaging
1 3 (0.91%) HTML
1 3 (0.91%) .NET
1 3 (0.91%) XML
1 3 (0.91%) Middleware
2 2 (0.61%) LAMP
2 2 (0.61%) Web Services
2 2 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.30%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.30%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.30%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (0.30%) RESTful
3 1 (0.30%) HTML5
3 1 (0.30%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.30%) REST
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
3 1 (0.30%) WAP
3 1 (0.30%) COM+
3 1 (0.30%) CSS
3 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.36%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.15%) PKI
3 13 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 10 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.73%) PMI
6 7 (2.12%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.12%) NHS
6 7 (2.12%) Smartcard
6 7 (2.12%) Firmware
7 6 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.82%) iPad
8 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.52%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.21%) iPhone
9 4 (1.21%) Statistics
9 4 (1.21%) STB
9 4 (1.21%) CESG
9 4 (1.21%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 104 (31.52%) Windows
2 45 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 41 (12.42%) Linux
4 37 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (10.61%) Windows XP
6 27 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 15 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (3.94%) Android
10 9 (2.73%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.82%) UNIX
11 6 (1.82%) Solaris
12 4 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (1.21%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.30%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.67%) ITIL
2 40 (12.12%) Project Management
3 37 (11.21%) PRINCE2
4 30 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (7.88%) Migration
6 19 (5.76%) Service Management
7 16 (4.85%) Configuration Management
7 16 (4.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (3.94%) Change Management
9 13 (3.94%) Network Design
10 12 (3.64%) Information Assurance
11 9 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.42%) Project Planning
12 8 (2.42%) Performance Management
13 7 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (2.12%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.12%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.64%) C
1 12 (3.64%) SQL
2 4 (1.21%) Python
2 4 (1.21%) C++
3 3 (0.91%) Java
4 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.61%) PHP
4 2 (0.61%) Embedded C
4 2 (0.61%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.30%) R
5 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) VBA
5 1 (0.30%) C#
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 44 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (7.88%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.36%) Degree
4 19 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.45%) CCNA
5 18 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.55%) CCNP
7 14 (4.24%) MCSE
8 13 (3.94%) MCSA
9 12 (3.64%) CCIE
9 12 (3.64%) PMI Certification
10 10 (3.03%) MCP
11 6 (1.82%) PMP
11 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.21%) CCDP
12 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.21%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.21%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.91%) QA
4 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.33%) UAG
3 10 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.52%) vSphere
4 5 (1.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.61%) XenServer
6 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.30%) KVM
7 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.30%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (10.91%) SCCM
2 4 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.21%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.91%) Nessus
3 3 (0.91%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.91%) WSUS
3 3 (0.91%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.61%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.61%) SCOM
4 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.61%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.30%) NetCrunch
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 88 (26.67%) Cisco
2 80 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.21%) Citrix
4 28 (8.48%) VMware
5 25 (7.58%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.64%) HP
8 11 (3.33%) Dell
9 10 (3.03%) Juniper
10 9 (2.73%) Remedy
11 7 (2.12%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.12%) F5
11 7 (2.12%) Nokia
11 7 (2.12%) Avaya
11 7 (2.12%) SAP
12 6 (1.82%) Symantec
13 5 (1.52%) Aruba
13 5 (1.52%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.52%) Apple
14 4 (1.21%) Mitel
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Peterborough
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Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
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