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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 370 406 477
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +71
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 291 249 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 3.08% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 109 95
Median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £160 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £451 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £278 £290
% change year-on-year
+31.53% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £53.75 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £35.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.47% +77.50%

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +44 276 £375 +25.00% 66
London +23 107 £413 +37.50% 10
South East -10 46 £365 +4.28% 12
East of England +19 25 £310 +19.23% 13
South West +21 24 £263 - 7
East Midlands +11 20 £600 +54.34% 1
West Midlands -13 20 £399 +32.91% 7
North East -43 17 £218 - 4
Nottinghamshire +12 16 £600 +182.35%
Nottingham +5 16 £600 +182.35%
Tyne and Wear -45 16 £219 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 15 £220 - 3
West Sussex -1 12 £358 +62.50% 1
Hertfordshire +27 11 £300 +20.24% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 11 £350 -36.36% 1
Bristol +13 11 £550 - 5
North West -27 11 £388 +76.13% 8
City of London +23 9 £500 +73.91% 2
Milton Keynes +18 9 £450 -33.33% 1
Surrey +6 9 £491 +22.81% 3
Hampshire +5 9 £425 +9.67% 3
Wales +22 7 £363 - 2
Essex +3 6 - - 1
Coventry - 6 £400 -
Southampton +11 5 £413 +6.45%
Brentwood +4 5 - -
Berkshire -25 5 £85 -52.11% 1
Scotland -30 5 £388 -
Somerset - 5 £275 -
Watford - 5 £288 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 200 (37.88%) LAN
2 198 (37.50%) Cisco
3 172 (32.58%) WAN
4 139 (26.33%) Windows
5 126 (23.86%) Firewall
6 122 (23.11%) Wireless
7 104 (19.70%) Active Directory
8 103 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
9 96 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 86 (16.29%) ITIL
11 81 (15.34%) Linux
12 77 (14.58%) VPN
12 77 (14.58%) Security Cleared
13 75 (14.20%) Data Centre
14 74 (14.02%) Telecoms
15 70 (13.26%) Project Management
16 67 (12.69%) VoIP
17 65 (12.31%) DNS
18 61 (11.55%) Windows Server
19 59 (11.17%) CCNP
20 58 (10.98%) PRINCE2
21 57 (10.80%) DHCP
22 55 (10.42%) CCNA
23 53 (10.04%) SCCM
24 52 (9.85%) Internet
25 51 (9.66%) VMware
25 51 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
26 50 (9.47%) 3G
27 48 (9.09%) Finance
27 48 (9.09%) Palo Alto

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 27 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (3.79%) Mule
3 12 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.14%) IIS
5 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.95%) Confluence
7 3 (0.57%) Apache
7 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.01%) MS Office
3 24 (4.55%) MS Project
4 3 (0.57%) HipChat
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.33%) Office 365
2 29 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.70%) IaaS
5 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.57%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 200 (37.88%) LAN
2 172 (32.58%) WAN
3 126 (23.86%) Firewall
4 122 (23.11%) Wireless
5 77 (14.58%) VPN
6 67 (12.69%) VoIP
7 65 (12.31%) DNS
8 57 (10.80%) DHCP
9 52 (9.85%) Internet
10 50 (9.47%) 3G
11 42 (7.95%) Network Security
12 37 (7.01%) TCP/IP
13 36 (6.82%) LTE
14 34 (6.44%) MPLS
15 33 (6.25%) 4G
16 31 (5.87%) Ethernet
17 27 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (4.92%) BGP
19 25 (4.73%) OSPF
19 25 (4.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (0.95%) MySQL
2 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.38%) GIS
4 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.38%) OLTP
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.89%) Subversion
2 8 (1.52%) JIRA
2 8 (1.52%) Trac
3 5 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.38%) GCC
5 2 (0.38%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.38%) Selenium
5 2 (0.38%) Xcode
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (14.02%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.09%) Finance
3 33 (6.25%) Retail
4 8 (1.52%) Marketing
5 7 (1.33%) Banking
5 7 (1.33%) Electronics
6 6 (1.14%) Legal
6 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Back Office
8 3 (0.57%) Billing
8 3 (0.57%) Games
8 3 (0.57%) Local Government
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 74 (14.02%) Architect
3 66 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 35 (6.63%) Support Engineer
5 33 (6.25%) Analyst
6 31 (5.87%) Infrastructure Manager
7 29 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 25 (4.73%) Network Architect
9 23 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (4.36%) Consultant
9 23 (4.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 18 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (3.41%) Desktop Support
10 18 (3.41%) IT Support
11 17 (3.22%) Wireless Engineer
12 16 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 15 (2.84%) Network Support
13 15 (2.84%) Security Engineer
14 14 (2.65%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.65%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (1.52%) Middleware
2 8 (1.52%) STL
3 5 (0.95%) .NET
3 5 (0.95%) HTML
3 5 (0.95%) LAMP
4 4 (0.76%) AngularJS
4 4 (0.76%) CSS
4 4 (0.76%) JSON
4 4 (0.76%) REST
5 3 (0.57%) Ajax
5 3 (0.57%) Flash
5 3 (0.57%) RSS
6 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.38%) Web Services
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) jQuery
7 1 (0.19%) RESTful
7 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.36%) Fat Client
4 23 (4.36%) Thin Client
5 16 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.46%) PKI
7 10 (1.89%) Internet of Things
7 10 (1.89%) NHS
8 9 (1.70%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.95%) BYOD
11 5 (0.95%) iPad
11 5 (0.95%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.95%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.76%) Arduino
12 4 (0.76%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 139 (26.33%) Windows
2 81 (15.34%) Linux
3 61 (11.55%) Windows Server
4 51 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (8.52%) Windows 7
6 36 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (5.87%) Mac OS X
8 25 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (3.98%) Unix
10 18 (3.41%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.84%) Windows 10
12 11 (2.08%) Android
12 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.14%) CentOS
14 5 (0.95%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.38%) AIX
17 2 (0.38%) Solaris
18 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (16.29%) ITIL
2 70 (13.26%) Project Management
3 58 (10.98%) PRINCE2
4 45 (8.52%) Network Design
5 43 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (7.01%) Migration
8 30 (5.68%) Service Management
9 26 (4.92%) DevOps
10 22 (4.17%) Software Engineering
11 21 (3.98%) Software Delivery
12 19 (3.60%) ITIL V3
13 16 (3.03%) Load Balancing
14 15 (2.84%) Change Management
14 15 (2.84%) Network Architecture
14 15 (2.84%) Problem Management
15 14 (2.65%) Change Control
16 13 (2.46%) ITSM
16 13 (2.46%) Logistics
17 12 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.98%) SQL
2 16 (3.03%) C++
3 14 (2.65%) Python
4 12 (2.27%) C
5 10 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.70%) Perl
7 7 (1.33%) C#
8 6 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.76%) Assembly Language
9 4 (0.76%) Ruby
10 3 (0.57%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.38%) PHP
11 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.19%) Java
12 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.19%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.19%) Pig Latin
12 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 103 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 59 (11.17%) CCNP
4 55 (10.42%) CCNA
5 42 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.44%) Degree
7 21 (3.98%) CISSP
7 21 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (3.79%) CCIE
9 15 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (2.65%) MCSE
11 13 (2.46%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.70%) MCP
14 6 (1.14%) CCDP
14 6 (1.14%) MCSA
14 6 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.95%) CWNA
15 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.30%) SLA
2 13 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.33%) QA
4 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.17%) XenApp
4 16 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.76%) Firmware
6 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) iptables
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) Samba
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (10.04%) SCCM
2 21 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (3.79%) Ansible
3 20 (3.79%) Puppet
4 10 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.70%) OpenView
6 8 (1.52%) Nagios
7 7 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.14%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.76%) WSUS
10 4 (0.76%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.57%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.38%) Casper Suite
13 1 (0.19%) cPanel
13 1 (0.19%) NetVault Backup
13 1 (0.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 198 (37.50%) Cisco
2 96 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 51 (9.66%) VMware
4 48 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 47 (8.90%) HP
6 34 (6.44%) Juniper
7 33 (6.25%) Aruba
8 31 (5.87%) Citrix
9 29 (5.49%) CheckPoint
10 23 (4.36%) Google
11 22 (4.17%) F5
12 19 (3.60%) Meraki
13 16 (3.03%) AppSense
13 16 (3.03%) ThinPrint
14 14 (2.65%) Mitel
14 14 (2.65%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.46%) Avaya
16 11 (2.08%) Red Hat
17 10 (1.89%) Dell
17 10 (1.89%) Ericsson
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