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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 396 445 466
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +21
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 223 140 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 1.99% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 75 80
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £168 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 21
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £41.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £21.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-16.09% +55.35%

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +40 208 £370 +10.86% 62
London -6 71 £365 +4.28% 14
South East +17 49 £325 -10.95% 19
Yorkshire - 19 £275 - 1
West Midlands +2 18 £438 - 1
City of London +28 17 £235 -30.37% 4
North West -6 14 £246 -1.60% 8
East of England -23 14 £373 +65.55% 13
Hampshire -5 10 £418 - 2
Berkshire +4 9 £293 -35.00% 10
Surrey +7 8 £325 +26.21% 3
Shropshire - 8 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £401 - 10
Buckinghamshire -10 7 - - 1
Scotland -19 7 £300 +71.42% 7
Cheshire +11 6 £475 - 4
Lancashire - 6 £236 -
East Midlands +11 5 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -5 5 £348 -18.23%
Hertfordshire -21 5 £300 -60.00% 2
South West -34 5 £400 +21.67% 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £330 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £450 - 1
Birmingham +2 4 £350 -
Slough -4 4 £280 - 4
Northampton - 4 £450 -
Telford - 4 £450 -
West Sussex - 4 £220 -
Cambridge -1 3 £370 - 10

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 110 (30.90%) Windows
2 101 (28.37%) Cisco
3 88 (24.72%) LAN
4 86 (24.16%) WAN
5 82 (23.03%) Microsoft
6 79 (22.19%) Firewall
7 76 (21.35%) Active Directory
8 54 (15.17%) Wireless
8 54 (15.17%) ITIL
9 53 (14.89%) DNS
10 51 (14.33%) VPN
11 50 (14.04%) DHCP
12 45 (12.64%) Windows 7
13 41 (11.52%) Project Management
13 41 (11.52%) 3G
14 40 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
14 40 (11.24%) PRINCE2
14 40 (11.24%) Linux
14 40 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (10.39%) Citrix
16 36 (10.11%) MS Office
16 36 (10.11%) Windows XP
16 36 (10.11%) Telecoms
17 33 (9.27%) VMware
17 33 (9.27%) SCCM
18 31 (8.71%) Migration
18 31 (8.71%) Finance
18 31 (8.71%) TCP/IP
18 31 (8.71%) Internet
19 30 (8.43%) MS Exchange

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.62%) IIS
5 14 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.53%) Lync
6 9 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.12%) SAS
10 3 (0.84%) CMS
10 3 (0.84%) Apache
10 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.28%) Site Server
Applications
1 36 (10.11%) MS Office
2 18 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.25%) MS Project
4 4 (1.12%) SPSS
5 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.46%) Office 365
2 19 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.37%) IaaS
4 4 (1.12%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (24.72%) LAN
2 86 (24.16%) WAN
3 79 (22.19%) Firewall
4 54 (15.17%) Wireless
5 53 (14.89%) DNS
6 51 (14.33%) VPN
7 50 (14.04%) DHCP
8 41 (11.52%) 3G
9 31 (8.71%) Internet
9 31 (8.71%) TCP/IP
10 28 (7.87%) VoIP
11 21 (5.90%) Network Security
12 20 (5.62%) 4G
12 20 (5.62%) MPLS
13 19 (5.34%) OSPF
13 19 (5.34%) BGP
14 17 (4.78%) IP Telephony
14 17 (4.78%) WLAN
14 17 (4.78%) VLAN
14 17 (4.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.56%) Selenium
1 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) JUnit
2 1 (0.28%) PVCS
General
1 36 (10.11%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.71%) Finance
3 10 (2.81%) Retail
4 9 (2.53%) Marketing
5 8 (2.25%) Publishing
6 7 (1.97%) Dutch Language
7 6 (1.69%) Banking
7 6 (1.69%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.40%) Back Office
9 4 (1.12%) Legal
9 4 (1.12%) Automotive
9 4 (1.12%) French Language
10 3 (0.84%) German Language
10 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.84%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (15.73%) Analyst
2 47 (13.20%) Network Engineer
3 46 (12.92%) Project Manager
4 31 (8.71%) Architect
5 29 (8.15%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.34%) Desktop Support
7 17 (4.78%) Consultant
7 17 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (3.93%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (3.37%) Network Architect
9 12 (3.37%) Network Analyst
10 11 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (2.81%) Developer
11 10 (2.81%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.53%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.40%) Middleware
2 3 (0.84%) LAMP
2 3 (0.84%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.56%) HTML
3 2 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) COM+
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) J2ME
4 1 (0.28%) WAP
4 1 (0.28%) XMPP
4 1 (0.28%) JSON
4 1 (0.28%) OCX
4 1 (0.28%) RESTful
4 1 (0.28%) HTML5
4 1 (0.28%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.28%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.62%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.49%) PKI
4 14 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.81%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.81%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.53%) PMI
7 9 (2.53%) User Experience
8 7 (1.97%) iPad
8 7 (1.97%) NHS
8 7 (1.97%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.69%) Firmware
9 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.40%) iPhone
10 5 (1.40%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.40%) Smartcard
10 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.40%) STB
Operating Systems
1 110 (30.90%) Windows
2 45 (12.64%) Windows 7
3 40 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (11.24%) Linux
4 36 (10.11%) Windows XP
5 29 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (5.90%) Android
8 17 (4.78%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.49%) Apple iOS
9 16 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.25%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.40%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.12%) UNIX
12 4 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (1.12%) Solaris
13 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.17%) ITIL
2 41 (11.52%) Project Management
3 40 (11.24%) PRINCE2
4 31 (8.71%) Migration
5 29 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (4.49%) Service Management
9 15 (4.21%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.93%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (3.65%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.65%) Change Management
12 12 (3.37%) Information Assurance
13 11 (3.09%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.09%) Network Design
14 10 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (2.81%) E-Commerce
14 10 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (2.53%) Network Management
15 9 (2.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.93%) C
2 12 (3.37%) SQL
3 9 (2.53%) Python
4 5 (1.40%) C++
5 3 (0.84%) Java
5 3 (0.84%) Embedded C
5 3 (0.84%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.56%) AppleScript
6 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.56%) Perl
6 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) XAML
7 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 40 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.78%) CCNA
5 16 (4.49%) Degree
6 13 (3.65%) MCSE
6 13 (3.65%) MCSA
7 11 (3.09%) CCIE
7 11 (3.09%) CCNP
7 11 (3.09%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.81%) MCP
9 7 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.40%) PMP
11 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.12%) CCDP
13 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.65%) SLA
2 8 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) BS15000
System Software
1 76 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.09%) UAG
4 5 (1.40%) XenApp
5 3 (0.84%) vSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.56%) XenServer
6 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.28%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (9.27%) SCCM
2 8 (2.25%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.69%) Nessus
4 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.84%) WSUS
6 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.84%) ZENworks
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.56%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) NetCrunch
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.28%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 101 (28.37%) Cisco
2 82 (23.03%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.39%) Citrix
4 33 (9.27%) VMware
5 27 (7.58%) CheckPoint
6 19 (5.34%) HP
7 18 (5.06%) Dell
8 15 (4.21%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.93%) Juniper
10 9 (2.53%) Remedy
10 9 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.53%) Aruba
11 7 (1.97%) F5
11 7 (1.97%) SAP
11 7 (1.97%) Nokia
11 7 (1.97%) Avaya
12 6 (1.69%) Symantec
12 6 (1.69%) Meraki
13 5 (1.40%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.40%) Apple
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