The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 471 440 453
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 117 116 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.60% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.20 £18.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £34.30 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -43 101 £352 +0.57% 85
South East +3 39 £403 +123.61% 11
London -48 34 £350 -12.50% 23
Berkshire -3 16 £430 +72.00% 3
City of London -3 13 £350 +12.90% 7
North West -13 12 £203 -6.89% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 10 £405 - 3
Scotland -9 8 £250 -9.09% 2
Lancashire -15 8 £203 -
Milton Keynes -17 8 £405 - 2
Maidenhead - 7 £338 - 1
East of England -39 6 £310 -4.61% 32
Edinburgh -20 5 £224 -18.63%
Newbury - 5 £430 - 1
Hampshire -2 4 £400 +128.57% 2
Hertfordshire -5 4 £375 +42.85% 5
South West -22 4 £330 - 1
West Sussex +2 3 £400 +175.86% 2
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Reading -8 2 £500 - 1
Chester - 2 - - 2
Slough +4 1 £190 -36.66%
Cambridge -2 1 - - 24
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 £375 +275.00% 2
Fareham -2 1 - -
Middlesex -3 1 £500 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 80 (31.13%) Cisco
2 79 (30.74%) WAN
3 78 (30.35%) LAN
4 77 (29.96%) Windows
5 53 (20.62%) VPN
6 49 (19.07%) Microsoft
7 47 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (18.29%) Firewall
8 45 (17.51%) ITIL
9 44 (17.12%) Windows 7
10 43 (16.73%) TCP/IP
11 41 (15.95%) Wireless
12 39 (15.18%) Active Directory
13 38 (14.79%) VoIP
14 37 (14.40%) Project Management
15 36 (14.01%) 3G
15 36 (14.01%) MPLS
15 36 (14.01%) Telecoms
15 36 (14.01%) Linux
16 35 (13.62%) MS Office
17 34 (13.23%) PRINCE2
18 30 (11.67%) Internet
18 30 (11.67%) Degree
19 29 (11.28%) CCNP
19 29 (11.28%) DNS
20 28 (10.89%) DHCP
21 27 (10.51%) Windows XP
22 26 (10.12%) MS Excel
23 25 (9.73%) Finance
24 24 (9.34%) Windows Server 2003

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (6.61%) SharePoint
1 17 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.06%) Lync
3 8 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.17%) Node.js
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) WordPress
7 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.39%) Site Server
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (13.62%) MS Office
2 26 (10.12%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.11%) MS Project
4 7 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (30.74%) WAN
2 78 (30.35%) LAN
3 53 (20.62%) VPN
4 47 (18.29%) Firewall
5 43 (16.73%) TCP/IP
6 41 (15.95%) Wireless
7 38 (14.79%) VoIP
8 36 (14.01%) 3G
8 36 (14.01%) MPLS
9 30 (11.67%) Internet
10 29 (11.28%) DNS
11 28 (10.89%) DHCP
12 22 (8.56%) OSPF
13 21 (8.17%) BGP
14 19 (7.39%) Network Security
15 18 (7.00%) Broadband
16 13 (5.06%) EIGRP
17 12 (4.67%) Ethernet
17 12 (4.67%) HTTP
18 11 (4.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.72%) MySQL
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Redis
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) MS Access
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.78%) Trac
3 2 (0.78%) Grunt
3 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.78%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.78%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Selenium
4 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.39%) Subversion
4 1 (0.39%) PVCS
4 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 36 (14.01%) Telecoms
2 25 (9.73%) Finance
3 7 (2.72%) Banking
3 7 (2.72%) Retail
4 6 (2.33%) Marketing
5 5 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Military
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (16.34%) Project Manager
2 35 (13.62%) Analyst
3 24 (9.34%) Network Engineer
4 21 (8.17%) Developer
5 20 (7.78%) Consultant
5 20 (7.78%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.84%) Architect
7 13 (5.06%) Desktop Support
7 13 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (4.67%) Android Developer
9 10 (3.89%) Administrator
9 10 (3.89%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.50%) Service Analyst
10 9 (3.50%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.11%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Network Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Network Consultant
12 7 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.72%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.72%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.72%) XML
2 6 (2.33%) Google Maps API
3 4 (1.56%) HTML
3 4 (1.56%) CSS
3 4 (1.56%) SOAP
3 4 (1.56%) Web Services
4 3 (1.17%) .NET
4 3 (1.17%) HTML5
4 3 (1.17%) CSS3
5 2 (0.78%) WebRTC
5 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.78%) jQuery
5 2 (0.78%) REST
5 2 (0.78%) XHTML
6 1 (0.39%) WAP
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) OCX
6 1 (0.39%) LAMP
6 1 (0.39%) XMPP
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.61%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.11%) iPad
4 8 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.72%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.72%) iPhone
5 7 (2.72%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.95%) NHS
6 5 (1.95%) SecurID
6 5 (1.95%) PDA
6 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.56%) PKI
7 4 (1.56%) e-Health
7 4 (1.56%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.56%) PMI
7 4 (1.56%) Firmware
7 4 (1.56%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 77 (29.96%) Windows
2 44 (17.12%) Windows 7
3 36 (14.01%) Linux
4 27 (10.51%) Windows XP
5 24 (9.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (8.56%) Android
7 21 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.23%) UNIX
9 15 (5.84%) Apple iOS
10 11 (4.28%) Mac OS X
11 9 (3.50%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.72%) SUSE
13 6 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.56%) Solaris
14 4 (1.56%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.51%) ITIL
2 37 (14.40%) Project Management
3 34 (13.23%) PRINCE2
4 13 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (5.06%) Network Design
5 12 (4.67%) Supplier Management
5 12 (4.67%) Android Development
6 11 (4.28%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.89%) Project Planning
8 9 (3.50%) Service Management
8 9 (3.50%) Change Management
9 8 (3.11%) Quality Management
9 8 (3.11%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.11%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.11%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.33%) Risk Management
12 5 (1.95%) Software Engineering
12 5 (1.95%) Asset Management
12 5 (1.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.45%) C
1 14 (5.45%) SQL
2 12 (4.67%) C++
3 10 (3.89%) Python
4 8 (3.11%) Java
5 7 (2.72%) C#
5 7 (2.72%) Objective-C
5 7 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.78%) R
7 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.39%) XAML
8 1 (0.39%) PHP5
8 1 (0.39%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (11.67%) Degree
3 29 (11.28%) CCNP
4 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.45%) CCNA
7 13 (5.06%) CCIE
8 7 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.33%) CCDP
10 5 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.95%) PMP
10 5 (1.95%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.56%) MCSE
12 3 (1.17%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.78%) MCSA
13 2 (0.78%) MCP
13 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.89%) vSphere
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.78%) NFS
5 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.39%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.06%) SCCM
2 7 (2.72%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.95%) Puppet
4 4 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.78%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.39%) Nagios
6 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.39%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 80 (31.13%) Cisco
2 49 (19.07%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.17%) Citrix
4 14 (5.45%) VMware
5 13 (5.06%) CheckPoint
6 12 (4.67%) Google
7 11 (4.28%) HP
8 10 (3.89%) Juniper
8 10 (3.89%) Riverbed
9 9 (3.50%) SAP
10 8 (3.11%) Apple
11 7 (2.72%) Mitel
11 7 (2.72%) Aruba
12 5 (1.95%) Facebook
12 5 (1.95%) Twitter
12 5 (1.95%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.95%) Polycom
12 5 (1.95%) Nortel
12 5 (1.95%) Reuters
12 5 (1.95%) Bloomberg
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £360 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wednesbury, West Midlands (County)
Woodgreen Academy
Rate: From £22,500 to £26,500 per annum ,fixed term Contract (2 years)
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago