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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 387 425 452
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +27
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 250 189 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 2.47% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 114 76
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 4
Average hourly rate £21.76 £17.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.01% -36.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £9.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £20.75 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+47.72% -38.31%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 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 31 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 31 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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Rank Change
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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 +24 234 £350 +11.11% 86
London +15 81 £400 +26.98% 21
South East +12 57 £370 +29.25% 20
Berkshire +27 29 £340 +13.33% 9
North West -15 26 £163 -27.77% 10
East of England +21 25 £350 -6.66% 16
City of London -6 19 £356 +45.40% 3
Merseyside - 15 £150 -
Hertfordshire +6 14 £360 -4.00% 2
Hampshire -1 13 £388 -10.91% 3
East Midlands +5 10 £389 -13.61% 1
Yorkshire -26 10 £263 -31.81% 8
Southampton +4 9 £388 -10.91% 2
South West -7 9 £300 -25.00% 3
West Midlands -7 8 £300 -33.33% 6
Scotland -9 7 - - 2
Liverpool - 7 £150 -
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £425 -15.00% 1
North East -21 6 £498 - 1
West Yorkshire -27 6 £250 -35.06% 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 £213 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £350 -
Nottingham - 6 £213 -
Essex - 6 £260 -
Birmingham +6 5 £350 - 1
Devon - 5 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 5 £498 -
Slough +5 4 - - 1
Glasgow +4 4 - - 1
Reading -3 4 - - 4

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 160 (32.65%) Cisco
2 136 (27.76%) LAN
3 130 (26.53%) Wireless
4 122 (24.90%) Windows
5 115 (23.47%) WAN
6 110 (22.45%) Firewall
7 102 (20.82%) Microsoft
8 72 (14.69%) Telecoms
9 71 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
10 68 (13.88%) VPN
11 62 (12.65%) MS Office
12 60 (12.24%) Linux
13 59 (12.04%) Windows 7
14 57 (11.63%) Active Directory
15 53 (10.82%) VoIP
16 51 (10.41%) DNS
16 51 (10.41%) 3G
17 50 (10.20%) MPLS
18 49 (10.00%) 4G
19 47 (9.59%) CCNP
20 46 (9.39%) C
20 46 (9.39%) Data Centre
21 45 (9.18%) Internet
22 43 (8.78%) BGP
23 42 (8.57%) Finance
23 42 (8.57%) CCNA
24 41 (8.37%) DHCP
25 40 (8.16%) LTE
26 39 (7.96%) OSPF
27 38 (7.76%) HP

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (3.67%) SharePoint
1 18 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.06%) IIS
3 10 (2.04%) Lync
3 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.61%) Apache
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 62 (12.65%) MS Office
2 34 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.22%) MS Project
5 3 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.20%) Line 500
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.69%) Office 365
2 12 (2.45%) Google Apps
3 9 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.82%) PaaS
5 4 (0.82%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 136 (27.76%) LAN
2 130 (26.53%) Wireless
3 115 (23.47%) WAN
4 110 (22.45%) Firewall
5 68 (13.88%) VPN
6 53 (10.82%) VoIP
7 51 (10.41%) DNS
7 51 (10.41%) 3G
8 50 (10.20%) MPLS
9 49 (10.00%) 4G
10 45 (9.18%) Internet
11 43 (8.78%) BGP
12 41 (8.37%) DHCP
13 40 (8.16%) LTE
14 39 (7.96%) OSPF
15 33 (6.73%) EIGRP
16 32 (6.53%) VLAN
17 31 (6.33%) Network Security
18 29 (5.92%) TCP/IP
18 29 (5.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) DB2
4 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.63%) JIRA
2 5 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.82%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.82%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (0.61%) Selenium
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.41%) GCC
5 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.20%) SCons
6 1 (0.20%) Trac
6 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 72 (14.69%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.57%) Finance
3 19 (3.88%) Retail
4 8 (1.63%) Electronics
5 7 (1.43%) Banking
6 6 (1.22%) Local Government
7 5 (1.02%) French Language
7 5 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (0.61%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (15.31%) Network Engineer
2 48 (9.80%) Architect
3 46 (9.39%) Analyst
4 44 (8.98%) Project Manager
5 24 (4.90%) Consultant
6 23 (4.69%) Software Engineer
6 23 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 17 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.27%) Desktop Support
8 16 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (2.86%) Developer
9 14 (2.86%) Network Consultant
9 14 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (2.65%) Support Analyst
11 12 (2.45%) Data Analyst
11 12 (2.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (2.45%) Network Architect
12 11 (2.24%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (2.24%) Technical Manager
12 11 (2.24%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.94%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.04%) HTML
3 9 (1.84%) Web Services
4 6 (1.22%) .NET
5 5 (1.02%) HTML5
5 5 (1.02%) JSON
5 5 (1.02%) XML
5 5 (1.02%) SAML
5 5 (1.02%) Middleware
5 5 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.61%) REST
6 3 (0.61%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.61%) OAuth
7 2 (0.41%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.20%) OCX
8 1 (0.20%) LAMP
8 1 (0.20%) XMPP
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 12 (2.45%) PKI
5 10 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.63%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.43%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.02%) VHDL
9 5 (1.02%) User Experience
10 4 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.82%) EPoS
10 4 (0.82%) NHS
11 3 (0.61%) iPhone
11 3 (0.61%) IPTV
11 3 (0.61%) Clustering
11 3 (0.61%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 122 (24.90%) Windows
2 60 (12.24%) Linux
3 59 (12.04%) Windows 7
4 38 (7.76%) Android
5 33 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (6.12%) Apple iOS
7 22 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.88%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.88%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.45%) Mac OS
11 11 (2.24%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.04%) UNIX
12 10 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.63%) Solaris
15 3 (0.61%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (7.76%) ITIL
2 37 (7.55%) Project Management
3 33 (6.73%) Software Engineering
4 28 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 23 (4.69%) Network Design
6 19 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (3.88%) Network Management
7 18 (3.67%) Performance Management
8 14 (2.86%) Network Planning
8 14 (2.86%) Information Security
9 13 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (2.65%) Service Management
9 13 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (2.24%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.24%) OO
10 11 (2.24%) Project Planning
11 10 (2.04%) Load Balancing
11 10 (2.04%) Test Scripting
11 10 (2.04%) UML
11 10 (2.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.39%) C
2 28 (5.71%) C++
3 26 (5.31%) SQL
4 14 (2.86%) Embedded C
5 13 (2.65%) Python
6 10 (2.04%) Java
7 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.84%) Embedded C++
8 7 (1.43%) Assembly Language
9 4 (0.82%) Ruby
9 4 (0.82%) Perl
9 4 (0.82%) VBA
9 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.61%) Erlang
10 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.61%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.41%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 71 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (9.59%) CCNP
3 42 (8.57%) CCNA
4 30 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.49%) Degree
6 17 (3.47%) CCIE
7 12 (2.45%) CCDP
8 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.63%) MCP
10 7 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.02%) MCSE
12 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.02%) CISSP
13 4 (0.82%) MCSA
13 4 (0.82%) PMP
13 4 (0.82%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.82%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.90%) SLA
2 7 (1.43%) QA
3 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.47%) Firmware
3 10 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.43%) XenApp
6 5 (1.02%) XenServer
6 5 (1.02%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.82%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.41%) UAG
8 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Squid
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.20%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.20%) pfSense
9 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 14 (2.86%) SCCM
2 10 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (1.84%) OpenView
3 9 (1.84%) HP NNM
4 7 (1.43%) NetCrunch
5 6 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.61%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.61%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.41%) WSUS
9 2 (0.41%) DameWare
9 2 (0.41%) Puppet
9 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.20%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 160 (32.65%) Cisco
2 102 (20.82%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.76%) HP
4 32 (6.53%) Juniper
5 30 (6.12%) Citrix
5 30 (6.12%) CheckPoint
6 25 (5.10%) Apple
7 24 (4.90%) VMware
8 21 (4.29%) Aruba
9 18 (3.67%) Ericsson
10 17 (3.47%) Dell
11 15 (3.06%) Avaya
12 14 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
12 14 (2.86%) Google
12 14 (2.86%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.65%) F5
14 12 (2.45%) Huawei
15 11 (2.24%) Nokia
16 10 (2.04%) SolarWinds
17 9 (1.84%) SevOne
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