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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 423 405 496
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +91
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 244 237 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 2.86% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 121 60
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +63.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.35 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 £36.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +53.19%

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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -3 235 £375 +25.00% 47
London +12 76 £375 +3.44% 9
South East -32 56 £370 +27.58% 8
East of England +20 35 £400 +42.85% 3
Hertfordshire +25 22 £400 -
Hampshire +13 19 £413 +26.92% 1
Berkshire -9 16 £350 +20.68% 1
North East -17 16 £230 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £230 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 16 £230 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 16 £400 -
West Midlands +2 15 £315 +5.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +18 12 £381 +199.01% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 12 £350 -5.08% 1
Reading -11 12 £450 -5.26%
North West -17 12 £375 +25.00% 8
Cambridge +3 11 £413 +223.52% 3
South West +11 10 £260 -29.25% 11
City of London +37 9 £400 +42.85%
Yorkshire -4 7 £413 +65.00%
Southampton +18 6 £350 +38.61% 1
East Midlands +10 6 £400 -23.80% 2
Solihull -7 6 - -
Manchester -13 6 £375 +78.57% 1
Milton Keynes +1 5 £350 -5.08% 1
West Sussex -14 5 £335 +15.51% 1
Hook - 5 £525 -
Birmingham +2 4 £328 +9.16% 3
Surrey -10 4 £625 +72.41% 3
Nottinghamshire +2 3 - - 1

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 199 (37.83%) Cisco
2 191 (36.31%) LAN
3 154 (29.28%) WAN
4 153 (29.09%) Windows
5 137 (26.05%) Firewall
6 113 (21.48%) Active Directory
7 107 (20.34%) Wireless
8 105 (19.96%) Microsoft
9 103 (19.58%) VPN
10 89 (16.92%) Linux
11 83 (15.78%) ITIL
12 80 (15.21%) Windows Server
13 78 (14.83%) VMware
14 77 (14.64%) Cisco Certification
14 77 (14.64%) Data Centre
15 73 (13.88%) Telecoms
16 69 (13.12%) Internet
17 67 (12.74%) DNS
18 66 (12.55%) Security Cleared
19 65 (12.36%) TCP/IP
20 63 (11.98%) VoIP
21 62 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
22 59 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 59 (11.22%) Windows 7
23 54 (10.27%) DHCP
24 50 (9.51%) HP
24 50 (9.51%) PRINCE2
25 49 (9.32%) Project Management
25 49 (9.32%) 3G
25 49 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 35 (6.65%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.09%) IIS
6 10 (1.90%) Confluence
7 9 (1.71%) Apache
8 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.57%) CMS
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.19%) Node.js
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 48 (9.13%) MS Office
2 36 (6.84%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.18%) MS Project
4 8 (1.52%) HipChat
5 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.65%) Office 365
2 28 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.47%) IaaS
5 8 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.95%) SaaS
7 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.76%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.76%) PaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.57%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (36.31%) LAN
2 154 (29.28%) WAN
3 137 (26.05%) Firewall
4 107 (20.34%) Wireless
5 103 (19.58%) VPN
6 69 (13.12%) Internet
7 67 (12.74%) DNS
8 65 (12.36%) TCP/IP
9 63 (11.98%) VoIP
10 54 (10.27%) DHCP
11 49 (9.32%) 3G
12 46 (8.75%) LTE
13 45 (8.56%) Bluetooth
14 44 (8.37%) HTTP
14 44 (8.37%) SSL
15 37 (7.03%) SAN
16 35 (6.65%) VLAN
17 34 (6.46%) Network Security
18 32 (6.08%) 4G
18 32 (6.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.90%) MySQL
2 10 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.33%) OLTP
4 6 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Big Data
7 2 (0.38%) GIS
7 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (4.37%) Subversion
2 22 (4.18%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.28%) JIRA
4 9 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.71%) Trac
5 5 (0.95%) Gradle
5 5 (0.95%) Hudson
5 5 (0.95%) IntelliJ
5 5 (0.95%) Maven
5 5 (0.95%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.57%) Selenium
6 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.38%) GCC
7 2 (0.38%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) JUnit
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.19%) TestLink
General
1 73 (13.88%) Telecoms
2 45 (8.56%) Finance
3 28 (5.32%) Retail
4 15 (2.85%) Legal
5 9 (1.71%) Local Government
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
7 7 (1.33%) Advertising
7 7 (1.33%) Banking
7 7 (1.33%) Electronics
8 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.76%) Billing
9 4 (0.76%) French Language
10 3 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (15.40%) Network Engineer
2 76 (14.45%) Architect
3 55 (10.46%) Project Manager
4 39 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.51%) Analyst
6 27 (5.13%) Developer
7 26 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 25 (4.75%) Infrastructure Manager
9 23 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 20 (3.80%) Network Architect
12 19 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (3.61%) Software Engineer
13 18 (3.42%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.42%) IT Support
13 18 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
14 16 (3.04%) Python Developer
15 14 (2.66%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 26 (4.94%) HTML
2 26 (4.94%) JSON
3 24 (4.56%) AngularJS
3 24 (4.56%) CSS
3 24 (4.56%) REST
4 23 (4.37%) Ajax
5 10 (1.90%) LAMP
6 9 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (1.71%) STL
7 5 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (0.95%) Web Services
8 4 (0.76%) .NET
8 4 (0.76%) XML
9 3 (0.57%) Flash
9 3 (0.57%) OAuth
9 3 (0.57%) RSS
10 2 (0.38%) jQuery
10 2 (0.38%) Middleware
11 1 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.64%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.56%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.94%) Internet of Things
4 21 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.99%) Fat Client
4 21 (3.99%) Thin Client
5 17 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.28%) Handset
7 12 (2.28%) PKI
8 11 (2.09%) BYOD
8 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.09%) NHS
9 8 (1.52%) Derivative
10 7 (1.33%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.14%) STB
11 6 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.95%) CCTV
13 4 (0.76%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 153 (29.09%) Windows
2 89 (16.92%) Linux
3 80 (15.21%) Windows Server
4 59 (11.22%) Windows 7
4 59 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (6.46%) Android
8 32 (6.08%) Unix
9 22 (4.18%) Apple iOS
10 19 (3.61%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.23%) CentOS
12 13 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.47%) Windows 10
13 12 (2.28%) Windows 8
14 11 (2.09%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.52%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (1.33%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.57%) VMS
17 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.78%) ITIL
2 62 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (9.51%) PRINCE2
4 49 (9.32%) Project Management
5 43 (8.17%) Migration
6 40 (7.60%) Service Management
7 31 (5.89%) Software Engineering
8 30 (5.70%) Network Design
8 30 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 27 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 22 (4.18%) ITIL V3
10 22 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
11 21 (3.99%) DevOps
11 21 (3.99%) High Availability
11 21 (3.99%) Mobile Device Management
12 20 (3.80%) Change Management
13 17 (3.23%) ITSM
13 17 (3.23%) Scrum
14 15 (2.85%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.56%) Python
2 40 (7.60%) C
3 39 (7.41%) C++
4 35 (6.65%) Perl
5 34 (6.46%) Bash Shell
6 26 (4.94%) JavaScript
7 24 (4.56%) SQL
8 8 (1.52%) C#
9 7 (1.33%) Java
10 5 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.76%) Embedded C
11 4 (0.76%) Ruby
11 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (14.64%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (12.55%) Security Cleared
3 47 (8.94%) CCNA
3 47 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 45 (8.56%) CCNP
5 38 (7.22%) Degree
6 21 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.04%) CCIE
8 15 (2.85%) MCSE
9 14 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (2.47%) MCP
11 9 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.71%) MCSA
12 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.14%) CWNA
13 6 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.76%) MCITP
14 4 (0.76%) MCTS
14 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.57%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.08%) SLA
2 12 (2.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.90%) QA
4 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (21.48%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (2.85%) XenApp
5 14 (2.66%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.95%) oVirt
8 4 (0.76%) Firmware
9 3 (0.57%) UAG
10 2 (0.38%) iptables
11 1 (0.19%) Samba
11 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.27%) SCCM
2 17 (3.23%) ZABBIX
3 15 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.85%) Puppet
4 14 (2.66%) AirWatch
4 14 (2.66%) Salt
5 10 (1.90%) WSUS
6 6 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.76%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.19%) Nagios
11 1 (0.19%) OpenView
11 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 199 (37.83%) Cisco
2 105 (19.96%) Microsoft
3 78 (14.83%) VMware
4 50 (9.51%) HP
5 41 (7.79%) Citrix
6 34 (6.46%) Meraki
7 33 (6.27%) Aruba
8 31 (5.89%) Juniper
9 24 (4.56%) CheckPoint
10 22 (4.18%) Dell
11 21 (3.99%) Palo Alto
12 18 (3.42%) F5
13 16 (3.04%) LANDesk
14 15 (2.85%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.66%) Ericsson
16 13 (2.47%) Red Hat
17 12 (2.28%) Apple
17 12 (2.28%) AppSense
17 12 (2.28%) ThinPrint
18 11 (2.09%) Amdocs
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