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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 377 428 466
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +38
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 263 184 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 2.40% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 112 54
Average daily rate £394 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -14.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.03% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.63 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.82% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £13.63 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £36.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £21.50 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+89.53% -7.32%

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +53 249 £408 +28.12% 84
London +41 94 £363 +20.83% 18
South East -24 48 £465 +48.80% 24
East of England +40 45 £375 +0.67% 9
Hertfordshire +26 23 £450 +15.38% 3
Surrey +17 20 £425 +30.76% 10
North West -6 18 £513 +132.95% 9
South West +9 14 £353 +0.71% 9
Cambridgeshire +21 13 £250 - 3
Cheshire +9 13 £513 +16.47% 1
Warrington - 12 £525 -
Cambridge +5 11 £300 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +13 10 £469 +20.19%
Berkshire -18 10 £433 +47.94% 8
West Midlands -3 9 £420 - 5
Southampton +13 8 £419 +28.84% 1
Hampshire -1 8 £419 +26.41% 1
Reading -8 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 8 £300 -25.92% 6
Guildford - 8 - - 3
Scotland -6 6 £350 +281.67%
East Midlands -7 6 £325 -20.73% 3
City of London +41 5 £300 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £238 -
Bristol 0 4 £388 +10.71% 4
Wiltshire -2 4 £280 -26.31% 2
Edinburgh -7 4 £375 -
Midlands - 4 £650 -
Birmingham - 4 - - 4
Solihull - 4 - -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 228 (37.38%) Cisco
2 224 (36.72%) LAN
3 186 (30.49%) WAN
4 178 (29.18%) Firewall
5 160 (26.23%) Windows
6 135 (22.13%) Active Directory
7 126 (20.66%) Microsoft
8 113 (18.52%) VPN
9 110 (18.03%) Wireless
10 106 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
11 86 (14.10%) Linux
12 85 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (13.44%) Telecoms
13 82 (13.44%) Data Centre
14 80 (13.11%) Windows 7
15 78 (12.79%) CCNA
16 77 (12.62%) TCP/IP
17 75 (12.30%) VMware
17 75 (12.30%) Windows Server
18 74 (12.13%) DNS
18 74 (12.13%) VoIP
18 74 (12.13%) MS Office
19 72 (11.80%) Security Cleared
20 68 (11.15%) ITIL
21 62 (10.16%) Finance
21 62 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
22 59 (9.67%) Android
23 58 (9.51%) Internet
24 56 (9.18%) Juniper
25 55 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.10%) CMS
4 24 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.62%) IIS
5 16 (2.62%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.31%) Apache
6 8 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.98%) Drupal
8 5 (0.82%) Confluence
8 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.66%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.33%) Node.js
12 1 (0.16%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (12.13%) MS Office
2 37 (6.07%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.80%) MS Project
4 5 (0.82%) HipChat
5 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.16%) Line 500
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.41%) Office 365
2 32 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.64%) IaaS
4 7 (1.15%) Google Apps
4 7 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.98%) GitHub
5 6 (0.98%) SoftLayer
6 4 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.66%) PaaS
6 4 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (36.72%) LAN
2 186 (30.49%) WAN
3 178 (29.18%) Firewall
4 113 (18.52%) VPN
5 110 (18.03%) Wireless
6 77 (12.62%) TCP/IP
7 74 (12.13%) DNS
7 74 (12.13%) VoIP
8 58 (9.51%) Internet
9 50 (8.20%) DHCP
10 49 (8.03%) 3G
11 48 (7.87%) 4G
11 48 (7.87%) VLAN
12 45 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (6.89%) SAN
14 39 (6.39%) SSL
15 37 (6.07%) HTTP
16 35 (5.74%) Bluetooth
16 35 (5.74%) MPLS
17 33 (5.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.15%) MySQL
3 7 (1.15%) OLTP
3 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.49%) Big Data
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.16%) MS Access
8 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (3.61%) Subversion
2 20 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.13%) GitLab
4 11 (1.80%) JIRA
5 8 (1.31%) Trac
6 6 (0.98%) Hudson
6 6 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.98%) Maven
6 6 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.82%) Gradle
7 5 (0.82%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.82%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.49%) JUnit
9 3 (0.49%) Selenium
10 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.16%) TestLink
10 1 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 82 (13.44%) Telecoms
2 62 (10.16%) Finance
3 21 (3.44%) Retail
4 20 (3.28%) Legal
5 12 (1.97%) Banking
5 12 (1.97%) French Language
6 9 (1.48%) Electronics
6 9 (1.48%) Local Government
7 7 (1.15%) Billing
7 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
8 5 (0.82%) Back Office
8 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.49%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (16.72%) Network Engineer
2 73 (11.97%) Architect
3 64 (10.49%) Project Manager
4 49 (8.03%) Developer
5 47 (7.70%) Analyst
6 45 (7.38%) Support Engineer
7 32 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 31 (5.08%) IT Support
9 27 (4.43%) Desktop Support
10 25 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 24 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 23 (3.77%) Network Support
13 20 (3.28%) Network Architect
14 19 (3.11%) Senior Network Engineer
14 19 (3.11%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) Field Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.87%) HTML
2 45 (7.38%) CSS
3 37 (6.07%) 802.1X
4 29 (4.75%) JSON
5 25 (4.10%) .NET
5 25 (4.10%) REST
6 24 (3.93%) Ajax
6 24 (3.93%) AngularJS
7 21 (3.44%) jQuery
8 19 (3.11%) HTML5
9 18 (2.95%) RSS
9 18 (2.95%) Web Services
10 10 (1.64%) XML
11 8 (1.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (1.31%) STL
12 6 (0.98%) Drush
13 5 (0.82%) COM+
13 5 (0.82%) LAMP
13 5 (0.82%) LAPP Stack
14 4 (0.66%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.44%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.28%) Internet of Things
3 20 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (2.95%) Social Media
5 17 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.46%) Handset
8 13 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 13 (2.13%) BYOD
9 10 (1.64%) CCTV
9 10 (1.64%) NHS
10 9 (1.48%) iPad
11 8 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.31%) STB
12 7 (1.15%) PKI
13 6 (0.98%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (26.23%) Windows
2 86 (14.10%) Linux
3 80 (13.11%) Windows 7
4 75 (12.30%) Windows Server
5 62 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (9.67%) Android
7 39 (6.39%) Unix
8 38 (6.23%) Apple iOS
8 38 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (5.25%) Mac OS
11 18 (2.95%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.13%) CentOS
13 12 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.31%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (1.15%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.98%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (11.15%) ITIL
3 53 (8.69%) PRINCE2
4 51 (8.36%) Project Management
5 38 (6.23%) Service Management
6 37 (6.07%) Migration
7 34 (5.57%) Network Design
8 30 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (4.75%) High Availability
9 29 (4.75%) Software Engineering
10 27 (4.43%) Change Control
11 24 (3.93%) Content Management
12 23 (3.77%) Configuration Management
12 23 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
12 23 (3.77%) Open Source
13 22 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (3.61%) ITSM
14 21 (3.44%) SDLC
15 20 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
16 19 (3.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.03%) JavaScript
2 45 (7.38%) C++
3 43 (7.05%) C
4 42 (6.89%) Python
5 32 (5.25%) Bash Shell
6 29 (4.75%) Perl
6 29 (4.75%) SQL
7 24 (3.93%) PHP
8 19 (3.11%) ActionScript
9 17 (2.79%) VB
10 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.97%) Java
12 8 (1.31%) C#
13 5 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 5 (0.82%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.33%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.16%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 106 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (12.79%) CCNA
3 72 (11.80%) Security Cleared
4 52 (8.52%) CCNP
5 51 (8.36%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.77%) Degree
6 23 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (3.44%) MCSE
8 16 (2.62%) CCIE
8 16 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.48%) HND
12 8 (1.31%) HNC
12 8 (1.31%) MCP
12 8 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.82%) MCSA
14 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.87%) SLA
2 18 (2.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.97%) QA
4 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.48%) Firmware
5 8 (1.31%) XenApp
5 8 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.82%) oVirt
7 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.49%) UAG
9 2 (0.33%) KVM
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.16%) Samba
10 1 (0.16%) Squid
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (2.95%) AirWatch
2 16 (2.62%) Puppet
3 15 (2.46%) SCCM
4 14 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.30%) Salt
4 14 (2.30%) ZABBIX
5 10 (1.64%) WSUS
6 8 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.82%) NetCrunch
9 4 (0.66%) Iperf
9 4 (0.66%) Nagios
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 228 (37.38%) Cisco
2 126 (20.66%) Microsoft
3 75 (12.30%) VMware
4 56 (9.18%) Juniper
5 38 (6.23%) Citrix
6 36 (5.90%) HP
7 35 (5.74%) Aruba
8 29 (4.75%) CheckPoint
9 24 (3.93%) LANDesk
10 23 (3.77%) Palo Alto
11 22 (3.61%) Forcepoint
11 22 (3.61%) Meraki
11 22 (3.61%) Remedy
12 19 (3.11%) Barracuda Networks
12 19 (3.11%) Blue Coat
12 19 (3.11%) F5
13 16 (2.62%) Google
14 15 (2.46%) Dell
14 15 (2.46%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.13%) Avaya
Central London / West End
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day 3-6 month contract excellent day rate on off
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + PER DAY
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago