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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 406 439 423
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -16
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 168 120 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 1.86% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 60 67
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.20 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +61.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £37.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-23.49% +61.39%

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +29 160 £325 -13.33% 79
London +22 65 £280 -27.74% 22
South East +22 55 £325 -7.14% 25
Berkshire +21 25 £313 -17.76% 13
City of London +14 14 £250 -21.87% 5
Yorkshire 0 12 £405 -10.00% 6
Hampshire -10 12 £338 -15.62% 1
East of England +3 11 £355 -11.25% 11
South West -13 8 £338 +3.84% 6
Hemel Hempstead +8 7 £355 -11.25%
Hertfordshire +5 7 £355 -11.25% 1
Slough 0 7 £375 +97.36% 6
West Sussex -8 7 £220 -56.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 3
Reading - 7 £313 - 2
Southampton -10 6 £331 -
Bristol - 5 £350 -
East Midlands +16 4 £410 -
North West -6 4 £220 -39.31% 4
Scotland -8 4 £92 -62.18% 1
Milton Keynes -8 4 £413 - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £413 - 2
Leeds - 4 £425 - 1
Crawley +1 3 - -
Manchester -1 3 £220 - 4
Essex - 3 £275 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 2 £405 +268.18% 1
Newbury +1 2 £288 -32.74% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £314 -
Middlesex - 2 £359 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 142 (37.87%) Cisco
2 119 (31.73%) Windows
3 109 (29.07%) LAN
4 103 (27.47%) WAN
5 99 (26.40%) Microsoft
6 95 (25.33%) Firewall
7 89 (23.73%) VPN
8 78 (20.80%) Wireless
9 69 (18.40%) MS Office
10 58 (15.47%) Cisco Certification
11 52 (13.87%) Telecoms
12 51 (13.60%) MPLS
13 48 (12.80%) Security Cleared
14 47 (12.53%) Windows 7
15 46 (12.27%) Linux
16 45 (12.00%) ITIL
17 44 (11.73%) Active Directory
18 40 (10.67%) DNS
18 40 (10.67%) VMware
19 39 (10.40%) SC Cleared
20 37 (9.87%) OSPF
20 37 (9.87%) TCP/IP
20 37 (9.87%) MS Excel
20 37 (9.87%) SCCM
21 35 (9.33%) VoIP
21 35 (9.33%) Project Management
22 34 (9.07%) Internet
22 34 (9.07%) DHCP
23 33 (8.80%) Android
24 32 (8.53%) Windows XP

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.93%) IIS
5 6 (1.60%) Apache
5 6 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.07%) Lync
8 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.80%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 69 (18.40%) MS Office
2 37 (9.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.60%) MS Project
4 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.93%) Google Apps
2 8 (2.13%) Office 365
3 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (29.07%) LAN
2 103 (27.47%) WAN
3 95 (25.33%) Firewall
4 89 (23.73%) VPN
5 78 (20.80%) Wireless
6 51 (13.60%) MPLS
7 40 (10.67%) DNS
8 37 (9.87%) OSPF
8 37 (9.87%) TCP/IP
9 35 (9.33%) VoIP
10 34 (9.07%) Internet
10 34 (9.07%) DHCP
11 31 (8.27%) 3G
12 30 (8.00%) VLAN
13 26 (6.93%) BGP
14 23 (6.13%) WLAN
15 22 (5.87%) 4G
16 21 (5.60%) IP Telephony
16 21 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (5.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.47%) MySQL
3 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.33%) Selenium
1 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 52 (13.87%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.87%) Finance
3 21 (5.60%) Retail
4 11 (2.93%) Banking
5 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.33%) Publishing
5 5 (1.33%) Back Office
6 3 (0.80%) French Language
6 3 (0.80%) Billing
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
7 2 (0.53%) Automotive
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Advertising
7 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (16.80%) Network Engineer
2 51 (13.60%) Analyst
3 38 (10.13%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.13%) Support Engineer
5 16 (4.27%) Designer
5 16 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (4.00%) Network Analyst
6 15 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 14 (3.73%) Developer
7 14 (3.73%) Service Analyst
8 13 (3.47%) Wireless Engineer
8 13 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (3.47%) Architect
9 11 (2.93%) Test Engineer
9 11 (2.93%) Consultant
10 10 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (2.67%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.33%) LAMP
2 3 (0.80%) Middleware
3 2 (0.53%) CSS
3 2 (0.53%) WAP
3 2 (0.53%) JSON
3 2 (0.53%) Django
3 2 (0.53%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.27%) RESTful
4 1 (0.27%) HTML5
4 1 (0.27%) J2ME
4 1 (0.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.27%) COM+
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.40%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.80%) PKI
4 14 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.67%) STB
6 9 (2.40%) iPad
7 6 (1.60%) Replication
8 5 (1.33%) e-Health
8 5 (1.33%) IVR
8 5 (1.33%) Clustering
8 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.07%) CESG
9 4 (1.07%) SecurID
9 4 (1.07%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.80%) iPhone
10 3 (0.80%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 119 (31.73%) Windows
2 47 (12.53%) Windows 7
3 46 (12.27%) Linux
4 33 (8.80%) Android
5 32 (8.53%) Windows XP
6 29 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (7.73%) Apple iOS
7 18 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (4.27%) Mac OS
9 15 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.47%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.60%) CentOS
13 5 (1.33%) Solaris
13 5 (1.33%) UNIX
13 5 (1.33%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.07%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.00%) ITIL
2 35 (9.33%) Project Management
3 22 (5.87%) PRINCE2
4 21 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
4 21 (5.60%) Migration
5 16 (4.27%) Software Engineering
5 16 (4.27%) Service Management
5 16 (4.27%) Network Management
6 14 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (3.20%) Test Scripting
7 12 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (2.67%) Validation
8 10 (2.67%) Change Management
8 10 (2.67%) Network Planning
8 10 (2.67%) Load Balancing
8 10 (2.67%) Android Development
9 8 (2.13%) ITSM
10 7 (1.87%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.13%) Python
2 18 (4.80%) C
3 15 (4.00%) SQL
4 13 (3.47%) C++
5 8 (2.13%) Java
6 7 (1.87%) Perl
7 6 (1.60%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.60%) Embedded C++
7 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.33%) Ruby
9 4 (1.07%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 58 (15.47%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 39 (10.40%) SC Cleared
4 28 (7.47%) CCNA
5 27 (7.20%) CCNP
6 17 (4.53%) Degree
7 9 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.87%) ISEB
9 7 (1.87%) PMP
10 6 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (1.33%) MCSE
11 5 (1.33%) MCP
12 4 (1.07%) CISSP
12 4 (1.07%) MCSA
12 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.80%) NVQ Level 3
13 3 (0.80%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.80%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) BS15000
System Software
1 44 (11.73%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.60%) XenApp
5 3 (0.80%) UAG
5 3 (0.80%) Firmware
6 2 (0.53%) Nmap
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (9.87%) SCCM
2 7 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.60%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.60%) Nessus
4 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (1.33%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.33%) Puppet
4 5 (1.33%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (1.33%) Ansible
4 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (1.33%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.80%) WSUS
7 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.53%) NetCrunch
8 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 142 (37.87%) Cisco
2 99 (26.40%) Microsoft
3 40 (10.67%) VMware
4 31 (8.27%) CheckPoint
5 30 (8.00%) Citrix
6 28 (7.47%) HP
7 24 (6.40%) Google
8 17 (4.53%) Dell
8 17 (4.53%) Juniper
9 16 (4.27%) F5
10 15 (4.00%) Sophos
11 14 (3.73%) Avaya
12 13 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.47%) CA
12 13 (3.47%) Nokia
13 11 (2.93%) Apple
14 10 (2.67%) Ericsson
14 10 (2.67%) Oracle
15 9 (2.40%) Aruba
16 8 (2.13%) EMC
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