The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
Rank 337 336 418
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +82
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 275 300 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 4.07% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 171 105
Median daily rate £350 £425 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £450 £359
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +105.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.54 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £51.00 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-53.12% +109.15%

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
6858 7366 7533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.48% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4299 4257
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 368 423
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 256 £375 -14.77% 65
London -15 79 £391 -0.63% 13
South East +28 55 £385 -21.02% 15
Berkshire +36 36 £450 -14.28% 3
Reading +30 31 £115 - 2
East of England -20 29 £231 -40.32% 13
South West +34 25 £314 -13.51% 5
North West +21 24 £350 -30.00% 8
Bristol +15 15 £370 +0.33% 3
East Midlands +12 15 £330 +29.41% 2
West Midlands -2 14 £400 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +18 12 £375 +25.00% 4
City of London -1 12 £433 +105.95% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 12 £325 +30.00% 11
Cheshire +20 10 £413 -17.50% 3
Cambridge +3 10 £325 +8.33% 8
West Yorkshire +16 9 £375 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes +14 9 £385 -35.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £385 -35.83% 2
Suffolk -6 9 £275 -26.66%
Wales - 8 £223 -
Manchester +20 7 £300 - 2
North East -12 7 £206 -58.33%
Coventry - 7 £468 - 1
South Wales - 7 £195 -
Ipswich - 7 £275 -
Scotland +27 6 £290 -22.66% 1
Nottingham +12 6 £375 -
Nottinghamshire +11 6 £375 -
Lancashire +6 6 £625 +303.22% 1

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 193 (34.59%) Cisco
2 179 (32.08%) LAN
3 147 (26.34%) WAN
3 147 (26.34%) Firewall
4 134 (24.01%) Microsoft
5 127 (22.76%) Windows
6 118 (21.15%) ITIL
7 97 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 89 (15.95%) Wireless
10 88 (15.77%) Data Centre
11 83 (14.87%) Project Management
12 78 (13.98%) Telecoms
12 78 (13.98%) PRINCE2
13 74 (13.26%) VoIP
14 70 (12.54%) CCNP
15 69 (12.37%) MS Excel
16 68 (12.19%) MS Office
16 68 (12.19%) CheckPoint
17 67 (12.01%) Security Cleared
18 66 (11.83%) Network Security
19 65 (11.65%) VPN
20 63 (11.29%) ITIL V3
21 58 (10.39%) Internet
22 55 (9.86%) Management Information System
23 54 (9.68%) SC Cleared
24 50 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
25 48 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
26 47 (8.42%) Windows 7
27 46 (8.24%) Aruba

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.97%) CMS
4 9 (1.61%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.72%) Apache
6 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) IIS
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 69 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 68 (12.19%) MS Office
3 43 (7.71%) MS Project
4 9 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.58%) Office 365
3 16 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.33%) G Suite
5 7 (1.25%) SaaS
6 4 (0.72%) Trello
7 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) GitHub
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (32.08%) LAN
2 147 (26.34%) Firewall
2 147 (26.34%) WAN
3 89 (15.95%) Wireless
4 74 (13.26%) VoIP
5 66 (11.83%) Network Security
6 65 (11.65%) VPN
7 58 (10.39%) Internet
8 48 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (7.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 43 (7.71%) TCP/IP
10 41 (7.35%) Ethernet
11 39 (6.99%) DNS
11 39 (6.99%) LTE
12 38 (6.81%) MPLS
13 37 (6.63%) DHCP
14 34 (6.09%) VoLTE
15 31 (5.56%) OSPF
15 31 (5.56%) VLAN
16 25 (4.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.90%) MySQL
3 4 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.54%) SQLite
5 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.18%) GIS
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) Xcode
General
1 78 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 43 (7.71%) Retail
3 34 (6.09%) Finance
4 12 (2.15%) Electronics
5 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.43%) Local Government
7 5 (0.90%) Billing
7 5 (0.90%) Law
8 4 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.72%) Banking
8 4 (0.72%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) French Language
9 3 (0.54%) German Language
9 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (18.10%) Network Engineer
2 87 (15.59%) Project Manager
3 80 (14.34%) Architect
4 45 (8.06%) Analyst
5 38 (6.81%) Network Architect
6 37 (6.63%) Cisco Engineer
7 34 (6.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 34 (6.09%) Voice Project Manager
8 28 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.30%) Developer
10 22 (3.94%) Network Manager
11 19 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
12 18 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
13 15 (2.69%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.69%) IT Support
13 15 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
14 14 (2.51%) Network Project Manager
15 13 (2.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.79%) Django
3 8 (1.43%) Web Services
4 5 (0.90%) J2EE
4 5 (0.90%) SOAP
5 4 (0.72%) Middleware
6 3 (0.54%) .NET
6 3 (0.54%) JSON
6 3 (0.54%) Node.js
6 3 (0.54%) WCF
6 3 (0.54%) WPF
7 2 (0.36%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) RESTful
8 1 (0.18%) Ajax
8 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.18%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.18%) Material Design
8 1 (0.18%) XML
8 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.77%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.69%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (1.97%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.97%) Social Media
8 11 (1.97%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.79%) EPoS
9 10 (1.79%) Internet of Things
9 10 (1.79%) Raspberry Pi
10 9 (1.61%) BYOD
10 9 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.25%) NHS
11 7 (1.25%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 127 (22.76%) Windows
2 47 (8.42%) Windows 7
3 42 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.38%) Linux
5 27 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 27 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 26 (4.66%) Android
7 25 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (3.94%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.33%) Unix
10 13 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.79%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.61%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.72%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.18%) Gentoo
17 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.15%) ITIL
2 83 (14.87%) Project Management
3 78 (13.98%) PRINCE2
4 63 (11.29%) ITIL V3
5 50 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (8.06%) Service Management
7 34 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (5.38%) Network Design
9 29 (5.20%) Migration
10 27 (4.84%) Network Architecture
11 26 (4.66%) TOGAF
12 22 (3.94%) Validation
13 19 (3.41%) Time Management
14 18 (3.23%) Service Design
14 18 (3.23%) Software Engineering
15 16 (2.87%) CRM
15 16 (2.87%) High Availability
16 15 (2.69%) Change Management
16 15 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (2.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.12%) C
2 20 (3.58%) Python
3 14 (2.51%) SQL
4 10 (1.79%) Perl
5 8 (1.43%) C++
6 7 (1.25%) Embedded C
6 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.90%) PHP
8 4 (0.72%) C#
8 4 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.54%) Java
10 2 (0.36%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.18%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (17.38%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (12.54%) CCNP
3 67 (12.01%) Security Cleared
4 54 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 44 (7.89%) CCNA
6 35 (6.27%) Degree
7 29 (5.20%) CCIE
8 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.33%) MCSE
10 12 (2.15%) MCSA
11 11 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (1.97%) MCP
12 10 (1.79%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.43%) ACDT
14 8 (1.43%) ACHDS
14 8 (1.43%) ACTC
14 8 (1.43%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.43%) MCDST
14 8 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.69%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.54%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 93 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.33%) Firmware
3 13 (2.33%) XenApp
4 9 (1.61%) Docker
4 9 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) NFS
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.18%) IAG
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (3.58%) SCCM
2 17 (3.05%) FortiGate
3 13 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.90%) Terraform
6 4 (0.72%) Ansible
6 4 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.72%) Mesos
6 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 193 (34.59%) Cisco
2 134 (24.01%) Microsoft
3 68 (12.19%) CheckPoint
4 46 (8.24%) Aruba
4 46 (8.24%) VMware
5 40 (7.17%) Juniper
6 35 (6.27%) Ericsson
6 35 (6.27%) F5
6 35 (6.27%) Remedy
7 34 (6.09%) Citrix
8 32 (5.73%) HP
9 23 (4.12%) Apple
10 22 (3.94%) Meraki
11 21 (3.76%) Google
11 21 (3.76%) Palo Alto
12 13 (2.33%) BT
12 13 (2.33%) Fortinet
13 12 (2.15%) EMC
14 11 (1.97%) Blue Coat
15 10 (1.79%) SolarWinds
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