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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 354 413 455
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +42
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 308 215 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 2.60% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 125 74
Average daily rate
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£348 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.79% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 13 11
Average hourly rate £21.53 £17.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £17.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+25.78% -19.54%

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
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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 +59 290 £350 -5.40% 76
London +20 94 £375 +7.14% 17
South East +16 66 £360 +6.66% 21
East of England +29 36 £360 -7.21% 7
Yorkshire -22 25 £275 -4.34% 11
Hertfordshire +24 24 £365 +21.66% 5
Berkshire +13 22 £370 -15.42% 3
City of London +15 20 £394 +50.71% 4
North West -27 18 £208 -11.88% 7
North East - 18 £510 - 1
Hampshire +3 13 £363 -13.17% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 13 £413 - 2
South West -3 12 £288 -28.12% 11
South Yorkshire -13 12 £275 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 11 £510 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £510 -
Southampton +12 10 £388 -10.91% 3
Reading +5 10 - - 1
Stevenage +3 10 - -
Milton Keynes +1 10 £415 - 2
West Midlands -1 10 £318 -27.42% 1
Scotland -4 10 - - 5
Sheffield -19 10 £275 - 4
Oxfordshire -13 9 £180 -48.20% 7
Merseyside - 9 £135 -
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £283 -32.41%
West Yorkshire -23 7 £300 -22.07% 2
Devon - 7 £300 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £350 - 2
East Midlands -12 6 £403 -10.55%

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 201 (36.22%) Cisco
2 168 (30.27%) LAN
3 155 (27.93%) Firewall
4 143 (25.77%) WAN
5 135 (24.32%) Windows
6 127 (22.88%) Wireless
7 118 (21.26%) Microsoft
8 103 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
9 83 (14.95%) Telecoms
10 82 (14.77%) VPN
11 74 (13.33%) Windows 7
12 73 (13.15%) Active Directory
13 71 (12.79%) CCNA
14 70 (12.61%) DNS
15 65 (11.71%) VoIP
15 65 (11.71%) Data Centre
16 63 (11.35%) MS Office
17 55 (9.91%) Linux
18 54 (9.73%) CCNP
18 54 (9.73%) MPLS
19 52 (9.37%) Project Management
19 52 (9.37%) DHCP
20 49 (8.83%) Finance
21 48 (8.65%) 3G
22 47 (8.47%) TCP/IP
23 45 (8.11%) VLAN
23 45 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
24 44 (7.93%) HP
24 44 (7.93%) ITIL
25 43 (7.75%) OSPF

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.24%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.24%) Lync
3 16 (2.88%) IIS
4 11 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.90%) Drupal
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 63 (11.35%) MS Office
2 40 (7.21%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.98%) MS Project
4 9 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (0.36%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.36%) Line 500
1 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.96%) Office 365
2 10 (1.80%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.90%) GitHub
5 3 (0.54%) SoftLayer
5 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 168 (30.27%) LAN
2 155 (27.93%) Firewall
3 143 (25.77%) WAN
4 127 (22.88%) Wireless
5 82 (14.77%) VPN
6 70 (12.61%) DNS
7 65 (11.71%) VoIP
8 54 (9.73%) MPLS
9 52 (9.37%) DHCP
10 48 (8.65%) 3G
11 47 (8.47%) TCP/IP
12 45 (8.11%) VLAN
13 43 (7.75%) OSPF
13 43 (7.75%) 4G
14 42 (7.57%) BGP
15 40 (7.21%) Internet
16 39 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (6.67%) EIGRP
18 35 (6.31%) Network Security
19 27 (4.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (1.80%) JIRA
2 8 (1.44%) GitLab
3 4 (0.72%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.72%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (0.54%) Selenium
4 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) GCC
5 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.36%) Maven
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Ant
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.18%) JMeter
6 1 (0.18%) Xcode
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 83 (14.95%) Telecoms
2 49 (8.83%) Finance
3 19 (3.42%) Retail
4 12 (2.16%) Banking
5 9 (1.62%) Electronics
6 7 (1.26%) Local Government
7 6 (1.08%) French Language
7 6 (1.08%) Back Office
7 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.72%) Legal
9 4 (0.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 96 (17.30%) Network Engineer
2 63 (11.35%) Project Manager
3 53 (9.55%) Analyst
4 47 (8.47%) Architect
5 33 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 28 (5.05%) Developer
7 24 (4.32%) Consultant
7 24 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (3.96%) Desktop Support
9 18 (3.24%) Software Engineer
9 18 (3.24%) Senior Network Engineer
10 17 (3.06%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (2.88%) IT Support
12 15 (2.70%) Network Consultant
12 15 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (2.70%) Network Architect
13 14 (2.52%) Network Support
13 14 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.05%) 802.1X
2 23 (4.14%) HTML
3 21 (3.78%) .NET
4 16 (2.88%) CSS
4 16 (2.88%) Web Services
4 16 (2.88%) HTML5
5 11 (1.98%) jQuery
6 10 (1.80%) RSS
7 5 (0.90%) Middleware
7 5 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (0.90%) Drush
8 4 (0.72%) XML
9 3 (0.54%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.36%) SAML
10 2 (0.36%) JSON
10 2 (0.36%) WAP
10 2 (0.36%) COM+
11 1 (0.18%) CGI
11 1 (0.18%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (2.34%) Device Driver
5 11 (1.98%) Smartphone
5 11 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.80%) Social Media
7 9 (1.62%) PKI
8 7 (1.26%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.08%) iPad
9 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.90%) User Experience
10 5 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.72%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.72%) CCTV
11 4 (0.72%) VHDL
11 4 (0.72%) EPoS
11 4 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 135 (24.32%) Windows
2 74 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 55 (9.91%) Linux
4 45 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (7.57%) Android
6 31 (5.59%) Apple iOS
7 28 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (5.05%) Mac OS
8 21 (3.78%) Windows XP
9 20 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (3.42%) UNIX
11 18 (3.24%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.80%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (1.44%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.26%) Solaris
16 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.54%) Windows CE
17 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.36%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (9.37%) Project Management
2 44 (7.93%) ITIL
3 40 (7.21%) PRINCE2
4 36 (6.49%) Network Design
5 27 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (4.14%) Software Engineering
8 22 (3.96%) Performance Management
9 19 (3.42%) Change Control
9 19 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (3.06%) Network Management
11 15 (2.70%) Information Security
11 15 (2.70%) Service Management
11 15 (2.70%) Service Delivery
12 13 (2.34%) Content Management
12 13 (2.34%) Test Scripting
13 12 (2.16%) Open Source
13 12 (2.16%) SDLC
13 12 (2.16%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.16%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.41%) C
2 23 (4.14%) SQL
3 21 (3.78%) C++
4 20 (3.60%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.16%) PHP
6 11 (1.98%) ActionScript
7 10 (1.80%) Python
7 10 (1.80%) VB
8 9 (1.62%) Java
9 8 (1.44%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.08%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.72%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.72%) VBA
11 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.54%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.54%) Ruby
12 3 (0.54%) Erlang
13 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (12.79%) CCNA
3 54 (9.73%) CCNP
4 34 (6.13%) Security Cleared
5 23 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.60%) Degree
7 17 (3.06%) CCIE
8 14 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.16%) CCDP
10 10 (1.80%) MCSE
11 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.08%) MCP
13 5 (0.90%) CISSP
13 5 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.90%) CCVP
14 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.72%) ISSAP
14 4 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.85%) SLA
2 9 (1.62%) QA
3 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (13.15%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.52%) Firmware
4 10 (1.80%) XenApp
5 9 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.72%) XenServer
8 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) Squid
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.18%) pfSense
9 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 11 (1.98%) SCCM
2 9 (1.62%) OpenView
2 9 (1.62%) HP NNM
2 9 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (1.44%) NetCrunch
4 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.72%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.54%) Casper Suite
6 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.36%) DameWare
7 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.36%) WSUS
7 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 201 (36.22%) Cisco
2 118 (21.26%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.93%) HP
4 42 (7.57%) Juniper
5 36 (6.49%) VMware
6 30 (5.41%) Citrix
6 30 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 24 (4.32%) Aruba
8 23 (4.14%) Apple
8 23 (4.14%) Remedy
9 22 (3.96%) Aerohive Networks
10 21 (3.78%) Blue Coat
11 17 (3.06%) Avaya
11 17 (3.06%) F5
12 16 (2.88%) Dell
13 15 (2.70%) SonicWALL
14 14 (2.52%) Google
14 14 (2.52%) Websense
15 13 (2.34%) Ericsson
16 11 (1.98%) SolarWinds
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Computer People
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
TRG
Rate: 260-295 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago