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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 405 442 465
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +23
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 193 128 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 1.83% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 76 66
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.31% +52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.90 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £32.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-43.92% +46.57%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +21 175 £333 +3.90% 72
London +18 65 £315 -3.07% 17
South East -2 36 £290 -5.69% 21
West Midlands -4 18 £450 +20.00% 2
City of London +27 16 £245 -21.60% 2
North West +7 15 £225 - 7
Yorkshire - 13 £385 - 7
West Sussex - 11 £220 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £385 - 4
Lancashire - 9 £225 - 1
Berkshire -3 8 £300 -25.00% 7
South West -28 8 £400 +77.77% 5
Hampshire -7 7 £435 - 4
Scotland -17 6 £275 +89.65% 3
East of England -22 6 £413 +26.92% 9
Reading +7 5 £300 -27.71% 4
East Midlands +6 5 £450 +28.57% 4
Surrey -7 5 £286 +14.50% 2
Cheshire +4 4 £475 - 3
Hertfordshire 0 4 £375 +29.31% 3
Swindon -1 4 - -
Wiltshire -8 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £385 - 3
Oxfordshire +1 3 £295 -1.66% 4
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 £400 - 1
Gatwick - 3 £220 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £385 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 102 (32.69%) Windows
2 85 (27.24%) LAN
3 80 (25.64%) WAN
4 78 (25.00%) Cisco
5 70 (22.44%) Active Directory
6 67 (21.47%) Microsoft
7 62 (19.87%) Firewall
8 51 (16.35%) DHCP
9 48 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 48 (15.38%) DNS
10 46 (14.74%) Wireless
11 45 (14.42%) VPN
11 45 (14.42%) Linux
11 45 (14.42%) ITIL
12 44 (14.10%) Project Management
12 44 (14.10%) 3G
13 42 (13.46%) Citrix
13 42 (13.46%) Windows 7
14 39 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
14 39 (12.50%) PRINCE2
15 37 (11.86%) VoIP
15 37 (11.86%) Finance
16 35 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (10.90%) Windows XP
18 33 (10.58%) TCP/IP
18 33 (10.58%) SCCM
19 31 (9.94%) MS Office
20 30 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 28 (8.97%) MPLS
21 28 (8.97%) MS Exchange

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.81%) IIS
5 14 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.56%) Lync
6 8 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.28%) SAS
7 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.96%) CMS
9 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.32%) Site Server
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (9.94%) MS Office
2 19 (6.09%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.88%) MS Project
4 7 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.28%) SPSS
6 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.37%) Office 365
2 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 85 (27.24%) LAN
2 80 (25.64%) WAN
3 62 (19.87%) Firewall
4 51 (16.35%) DHCP
5 48 (15.38%) DNS
6 46 (14.74%) Wireless
7 45 (14.42%) VPN
8 44 (14.10%) 3G
9 37 (11.86%) VoIP
10 33 (10.58%) TCP/IP
11 28 (8.97%) MPLS
12 27 (8.65%) Internet
13 23 (7.37%) 4G
14 21 (6.73%) BGP
15 19 (6.09%) OSPF
16 17 (5.45%) Network Security
17 16 (5.13%) LTE
18 14 (4.49%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (4.49%) WLAN
19 13 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.28%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Redis
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.64%) Selenium
1 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.64%) JUnit
2 1 (0.32%) PVCS
2 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.32%) Trac
2 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.32%) Subversion
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 48 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.86%) Finance
3 10 (3.21%) Marketing
4 8 (2.56%) Retail
5 7 (2.24%) Dutch Language
5 7 (2.24%) Banking
6 5 (1.60%) Legal
7 4 (1.28%) French Language
7 4 (1.28%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.96%) Electronics
8 3 (0.96%) Automotive
8 3 (0.96%) Publishing
9 2 (0.64%) Law
9 2 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (16.03%) Analyst
2 43 (13.78%) Project Manager
3 34 (10.90%) Network Engineer
4 32 (10.26%) Architect
5 25 (8.01%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.77%) Desktop Support
7 17 (5.45%) Consultant
8 14 (4.49%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.17%) Network Architect
10 12 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.53%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.21%) Technical Architect
12 10 (3.21%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (2.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (2.56%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.28%) XML
2 3 (0.96%) HTML
2 3 (0.96%) .NET
2 3 (0.96%) Middleware
2 3 (0.96%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.64%) LAMP
3 2 (0.64%) Web Services
3 2 (0.64%) WAP
3 2 (0.64%) WebRTC
3 2 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (0.32%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.32%) XHTML
4 1 (0.32%) J2ME
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) SOAP
4 1 (0.32%) XMPP
4 1 (0.32%) OCX
4 1 (0.32%) RESTful
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.13%) PKI
2 15 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.53%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.21%) PMI
5 10 (3.21%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.21%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.24%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.24%) NHS
6 7 (2.24%) Smartcard
7 6 (1.92%) Firmware
7 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.92%) iPad
8 5 (1.60%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.28%) iPhone
9 4 (1.28%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.28%) Statistics
9 4 (1.28%) STB
9 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 102 (32.69%) Windows
2 45 (14.42%) Linux
3 42 (13.46%) Windows 7
4 35 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (10.90%) Windows XP
6 24 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.49%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.85%) Android
11 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.60%) Solaris
13 5 (1.60%) UNIX
13 5 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.28%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.32%) OpenWrt
16 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.42%) ITIL
2 44 (14.10%) Project Management
3 39 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 30 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (8.33%) Migration
6 18 (5.77%) Service Management
7 16 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 15 (4.81%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.81%) Mobile Device Management
9 14 (4.49%) Network Design
10 13 (4.17%) Change Management
11 12 (3.85%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (2.88%) Project Planning
14 8 (2.56%) Risk Management
14 8 (2.56%) Network Management
15 7 (2.24%) Performance Management
15 7 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (2.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.49%) SQL
2 12 (3.85%) C
3 3 (0.96%) C++
4 2 (0.64%) Java
4 2 (0.64%) Python
4 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) R
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.32%) XAML
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.41%) Degree
4 19 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.45%) CCIE
6 16 (5.13%) CCNP
6 16 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.81%) CCNA
8 13 (4.17%) MCSE
8 13 (4.17%) PMI Certification
9 12 (3.85%) MCSA
9 12 (3.85%) MCP
10 7 (2.24%) PMP
11 6 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.28%) CCDP
12 4 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.28%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) SLA
2 6 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (22.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.53%) UAG
3 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.60%) XenApp
4 5 (1.60%) vSphere
5 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.64%) XenServer
6 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) KVM
7 1 (0.32%) NFS
7 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (10.58%) SCCM
2 5 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.28%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.96%) WSUS
4 3 (0.96%) ZENworks
4 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.64%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.64%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.64%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.64%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 78 (25.00%) Cisco
2 67 (21.47%) Microsoft
3 42 (13.46%) Citrix
4 23 (7.37%) VMware
5 17 (5.45%) CheckPoint
6 15 (4.81%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.53%) HP
8 9 (2.88%) Remedy
9 8 (2.56%) Avaya
10 7 (2.24%) Juniper
10 7 (2.24%) Dell
10 7 (2.24%) Apple
10 7 (2.24%) Aruba
11 6 (1.92%) Riverbed
11 6 (1.92%) Symantec
12 5 (1.60%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.60%) Polycom
12 5 (1.60%) F5
13 4 (1.28%) Mitel
13 4 (1.28%) SAP
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day per day (Ltd Co. basis)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Solmar Finance
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £40000 - £41000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Kidlington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago