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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 376 465 429
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -36
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 242 128 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 1.79% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 69 68
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £195 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+51.06% +17.50%

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
8032 7164 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 3914 3417
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 393 544
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +70 218 £300 -4.76% 77
South East +4 60 £331 -5.35% 24
London +36 57 £363 -1.69% 18
North West +11 37 £223 +5.95% 9
Berkshire +27 29 £230 -23.33% 13
Scotland +17 23 £340 +23.63% 1
East of England +25 22 £304 +23.97% 13
Edinburgh +17 15 £340 +36.00%
Merseyside - 15 £163 -
City of London +14 14 £274 +7.35% 2
Essex +13 14 £328 +98.48%
Manchester - 13 £223 - 5
West Midlands -2 10 £300 - 4
Yorkshire -12 10 £250 -37.50% 5
Reading +8 9 - - 3
South West +13 8 £360 +9.09% 2
Hampshire +5 8 £338 -2.17% 3
Bristol +8 7 £360 +9.09%
Slough - 7 £130 - 9
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £550 +10.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 6 £250 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £250 - 1
Brentwood +2 5 £425 +157.57%
East Midlands -1 5 £418 +160.93% 1
Surrey +17 4 £363 - 4
Basingstoke +5 4 £325 -
Milton Keynes -1 4 £675 +49.17% 2
Cheshire -4 4 £420 - 2
Southampton -7 4 £356 +13.09% 2
Birmingham - 4 £350 - 2

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 122 (28.98%) Cisco
2 117 (27.79%) LAN
3 116 (27.55%) Windows
4 109 (25.89%) Wireless
5 95 (22.57%) WAN
6 93 (22.09%) Microsoft
7 82 (19.48%) Firewall
8 69 (16.39%) Telecoms
9 68 (16.15%) VPN
9 68 (16.15%) MS Office
10 60 (14.25%) Linux
11 55 (13.06%) Windows 7
12 54 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
13 51 (12.11%) Active Directory
14 50 (11.88%) MPLS
15 48 (11.40%) 4G
16 46 (10.93%) Data Centre
17 44 (10.45%) C
18 43 (10.21%) 3G
19 42 (9.98%) Security Cleared
20 41 (9.74%) Internet
21 40 (9.50%) MS Excel
22 39 (9.26%) CCNP
22 39 (9.26%) Project Management
23 38 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
24 36 (8.55%) LTE
24 36 (8.55%) DNS
24 36 (8.55%) ITIL
25 35 (8.31%) OSPF
26 34 (8.08%) Finance

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.14%) Lync
4 9 (2.14%) IIS
5 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.95%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 68 (16.15%) MS Office
2 40 (9.50%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.43%) MS Project
5 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.48%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.24%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.56%) Office 365
2 11 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.38%) Google Apps
4 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.19%) IaaS
6 4 (0.95%) PaaS
6 4 (0.95%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (27.79%) LAN
2 109 (25.89%) Wireless
3 95 (22.57%) WAN
4 82 (19.48%) Firewall
5 68 (16.15%) VPN
6 50 (11.88%) MPLS
7 48 (11.40%) 4G
8 43 (10.21%) 3G
9 41 (9.74%) Internet
10 36 (8.55%) LTE
10 36 (8.55%) DNS
11 35 (8.31%) OSPF
12 34 (8.08%) VoIP
13 32 (7.60%) BGP
14 31 (7.36%) DHCP
15 28 (6.65%) TCP/IP
15 28 (6.65%) UMTS
16 27 (6.41%) WiMAX
17 26 (6.18%) Network Security
17 26 (6.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.90%) MySQL
4 5 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
1 4 (0.95%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (0.71%) JIRA
2 3 (0.71%) Selenium
3 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.24%) JMeter
4 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.24%) GCC
4 1 (0.24%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.24%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.24%) Trac
4 1 (0.24%) SCons
General
1 69 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 34 (8.08%) Finance
3 27 (6.41%) Retail
4 8 (1.90%) Electronics
5 5 (1.19%) Back Office
5 5 (1.19%) Local Government
6 3 (0.71%) Banking
7 2 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (11.88%) Network Engineer
2 43 (10.21%) Analyst
3 40 (9.50%) Project Manager
4 32 (7.60%) Architect
5 25 (5.94%) Software Engineer
6 19 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.04%) Support Engineer
8 16 (3.80%) Consultant
9 14 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (2.61%) Firmware Engineer
11 11 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.61%) Developer
12 10 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (2.38%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.14%) IT Support
13 9 (2.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 9 (2.14%) Network Consultant
13 9 (2.14%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.43%) JSON
2 5 (1.19%) XML
2 5 (1.19%) HTML
2 5 (1.19%) SAML
3 4 (0.95%) Middleware
3 4 (0.95%) Web Services
4 3 (0.71%) WAP
4 3 (0.71%) OAuth
4 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.71%) REST
5 2 (0.48%) Android SDK
5 2 (0.48%) Django
5 2 (0.48%) LAMP
6 1 (0.24%) J2ME
6 1 (0.24%) CGI
6 1 (0.24%) OCX
6 1 (0.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.24%) RESTful
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.93%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.56%) PKI
3 12 (2.85%) Device Driver
4 10 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.43%) STB
8 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.95%) IPTV
9 4 (0.95%) SecurID
9 4 (0.95%) EPoS
10 3 (0.71%) NHS
10 3 (0.71%) Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) Replication
10 3 (0.71%) VHDL
10 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 116 (27.55%) Windows
2 60 (14.25%) Linux
3 55 (13.06%) Windows 7
4 38 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (7.84%) Apple iOS
6 29 (6.89%) Android
7 23 (5.46%) Windows XP
8 20 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.09%) Mac OS X
10 12 (2.85%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.61%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.43%) Solaris
14 6 (1.43%) UNIX
15 4 (0.95%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.71%) Windows CE
16 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (9.26%) Project Management
2 36 (8.55%) ITIL
3 34 (8.08%) Software Engineering
4 22 (5.23%) Network Management
5 20 (4.75%) PRINCE2
6 18 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (4.04%) Network Planning
8 16 (3.80%) OO
9 14 (3.33%) Performance Management
10 13 (3.09%) Service Management
10 13 (3.09%) Migration
10 13 (3.09%) Test Scripting
11 12 (2.85%) Network Design
12 11 (2.61%) Validation
12 11 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.14%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (2.14%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (2.14%) UML
13 9 (2.14%) OOD
13 9 (2.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.45%) C
2 25 (5.94%) C++
3 23 (5.46%) SQL
4 15 (3.56%) Python
5 13 (3.09%) Embedded C
6 8 (1.90%) Embedded C++
7 7 (1.66%) Java
8 6 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.19%) Perl
10 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.95%) Assembly Language
10 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.95%) VBA
11 3 (0.71%) Ruby
11 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) Tcl
13 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 54 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 39 (9.26%) CCNP
4 31 (7.36%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.41%) CCNA
6 25 (5.94%) Degree
7 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.61%) CCIE
9 10 (2.38%) MCP
10 8 (1.90%) CCDP
10 8 (1.90%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.66%) MCSE
11 7 (1.66%) CISSP
11 7 (1.66%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.43%) PMP
13 5 (1.19%) MCSA
13 5 (1.19%) ISEB
13 5 (1.19%) NVQ Level 3
14 3 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.28%) SLA
2 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 51 (12.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.56%) Firmware
3 12 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.19%) UAG
6 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.95%) XenServer
7 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.71%) XenApp
8 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Squid
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 28 (6.65%) SCCM
2 12 (2.85%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (2.14%) OpenView
3 9 (2.14%) HP NNM
4 8 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.19%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.95%) TrustSec
7 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.71%) Puppet
7 3 (0.71%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.48%) Ansible
8 2 (0.48%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.48%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.48%) Nmap
8 2 (0.48%) DameWare
9 1 (0.24%) Netcool
9 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 122 (28.98%) Cisco
2 93 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.36%) Citrix
4 29 (6.89%) HP
5 28 (6.65%) Apple
6 22 (5.23%) CheckPoint
7 20 (4.75%) VMware
8 19 (4.51%) Ericsson
9 16 (3.80%) Juniper
10 15 (3.56%) Huawei
11 14 (3.33%) Google
12 12 (2.85%) CA
12 12 (2.85%) Aerohive Networks
12 12 (2.85%) Aruba
13 11 (2.61%) F5
13 11 (2.61%) Nokia
14 10 (2.38%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.14%) SevOne
16 8 (1.90%) Blue Coat
16 8 (1.90%) IBM
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £130.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £130.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 38 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Brighton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago