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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 346 339 449
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +110
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 285 352 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.64% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 4.43% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 225 102
Median daily rate £350 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £411 £353
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 22
Median hourly rate £16.25 £25.50 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.27% +22.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.39 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £43.20 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +48.14%

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -27 269 £375 -6.25% 95
London -46 80 £388 +10.71% 19
South East +23 58 £340 -20.00% 21
North West +2 32 £488 +2.63% 13
Berkshire +21 27 £450 -14.28% 2
East of England -25 27 £325 -16.12% 16
South West +21 23 £275 -23.87% 9
Reading +18 21 £258 -35.56% 1
City of London -5 17 £414 +3.43% 2
West Midlands -17 14 £525 +31.25% 8
North East -20 14 £213 -57.07%
Hampshire +24 12 £340 -30.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £369 -13.23% 2
Manchester +10 12 £363 +0.69% 8
Milton Keynes +9 12 £369 -13.23% 1
Yorkshire +18 11 £400 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +7 11 £350 +38.61% 5
Bristol +13 10 £375 +3.44% 2
Suffolk +3 10 £275 -29.03% 1
West Yorkshire +27 9 £463 +54.16% 1
Cheshire +6 9 £550 +10.00% 1
Cambridge +4 9 £325 -12.75% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £325 -12.16% 6
Coventry -4 8 £533 +33.12% 2
Basingstoke - 8 £340 -
Ipswich - 8 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear -30 7 £245 -50.25%
Scotland +2 6 £325 +30.00% 3
Lancashire -7 6 £600 +287.09%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 6 £215 -56.34%

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 222 (37.44%) Cisco
2 219 (36.93%) LAN
3 173 (29.17%) Firewall
4 171 (28.84%) WAN
5 147 (24.79%) Windows
6 135 (22.77%) Wireless
7 127 (21.42%) Microsoft
8 119 (20.07%) Cisco Certification
9 111 (18.72%) Active Directory
10 104 (17.54%) ITIL
11 96 (16.19%) CCNP
12 95 (16.02%) VoIP
13 89 (15.01%) Data Centre
14 86 (14.50%) CheckPoint
15 85 (14.33%) Security Cleared
16 81 (13.66%) Project Management
16 81 (13.66%) Network Security
17 78 (13.15%) VPN
18 71 (11.97%) MS Office
19 66 (11.13%) PRINCE2
19 66 (11.13%) Internet
19 66 (11.13%) Telecoms
20 65 (10.96%) SC Cleared
21 59 (9.95%) Cisco ASA
21 59 (9.95%) Windows Server
22 55 (9.27%) MS Excel
22 55 (9.27%) DNS
22 55 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
23 53 (8.94%) Windows 7
23 53 (8.94%) 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 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.36%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.02%) Mule
3 12 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.85%) CMS
5 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.67%) Apache
6 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.34%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) IIS
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 71 (11.97%) MS Office
2 55 (9.27%) MS Excel
3 28 (4.72%) MS Project
4 8 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.07%) Office 365
2 30 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.70%) G Suite
5 11 (1.85%) SaaS
6 7 (1.18%) Trello
7 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) PaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 219 (36.93%) LAN
2 173 (29.17%) Firewall
3 171 (28.84%) WAN
4 135 (22.77%) Wireless
5 95 (16.02%) VoIP
6 81 (13.66%) Network Security
7 78 (13.15%) VPN
8 66 (11.13%) Internet
9 59 (9.95%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (9.27%) DNS
11 50 (8.43%) DHCP
12 41 (6.91%) MPLS
13 39 (6.58%) Ethernet
13 39 (6.58%) OSPF
14 37 (6.24%) TCP/IP
15 35 (5.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (5.90%) VLAN
16 29 (4.89%) 3G
16 29 (4.89%) BGP
17 26 (4.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.34%) SQLite
4 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.17%) GIS
4 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.67%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 66 (11.13%) Telecoms
2 44 (7.42%) Retail
3 30 (5.06%) Finance
4 9 (1.52%) Electronics
4 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.35%) Law
6 7 (1.18%) Banking
7 6 (1.01%) Local Government
7 6 (1.01%) Marketing
8 5 (0.84%) Back Office
8 5 (0.84%) Billing
8 5 (0.84%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) German Language
9 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
10 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 107 (18.04%) Network Engineer
2 91 (15.35%) Architect
3 84 (14.17%) Project Manager
4 43 (7.25%) Analyst
4 43 (7.25%) Network Architect
5 38 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 31 (5.23%) Support Engineer
8 25 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (3.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 23 (3.88%) Network Manager
9 23 (3.88%) Voice Project Manager
10 22 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.20%) Consultant
11 19 (3.20%) Network Security Engineer
11 19 (3.20%) Security Engineer
12 18 (3.04%) Delivery Manager
12 18 (3.04%) Desktop Support
12 18 (3.04%) Developer
12 18 (3.04%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.88%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.69%) Django
2 10 (1.69%) Middleware
3 4 (0.67%) J2EE
3 4 (0.67%) Web Services
4 3 (0.51%) .NET
4 3 (0.51%) JSON
5 2 (0.34%) RESTful
5 2 (0.34%) SOAP
5 2 (0.34%) WCF
5 2 (0.34%) WPF
6 1 (0.17%) Ajax
6 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
6 1 (0.17%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.17%) REST
6 1 (0.17%) WAP
6 1 (0.17%) XML
6 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (15.01%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (2.87%) Driving Licence
5 15 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.36%) CESG
7 13 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.02%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.85%) Social Media
9 11 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.69%) EPoS
10 10 (1.69%) Raspberry Pi
11 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.35%) BYOD
12 8 (1.35%) NHS
13 7 (1.18%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 147 (24.79%) Windows
2 59 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 53 (8.94%) Windows 7
4 40 (6.75%) Linux
5 28 (4.72%) Windows 10
6 27 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (4.05%) Mac OS X
8 23 (3.88%) Android
8 23 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 22 (3.71%) Apple iOS
10 18 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.70%) Unix
12 13 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.51%) MVS
16 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.17%) Mandriva Linux
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (17.54%) ITIL
2 81 (13.66%) Project Management
3 66 (11.13%) PRINCE2
4 55 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (7.25%) ITIL V3
6 41 (6.91%) Migration
7 40 (6.75%) Service Management
8 36 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (5.23%) Network Design
10 30 (5.06%) Network Architecture
11 19 (3.20%) Validation
12 18 (3.04%) DevOps
12 18 (3.04%) TOGAF
13 17 (2.87%) Service Design
13 17 (2.87%) Time Management
14 16 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (2.70%) Load Balancing
15 15 (2.53%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (2.53%) Software Delivery
16 14 (2.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.71%) C
2 17 (2.87%) Python
3 11 (1.85%) SQL
4 9 (1.52%) C++
5 8 (1.35%) Perl
6 6 (1.01%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.34%) C#
7 2 (0.34%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (20.07%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (16.19%) CCNP
3 85 (14.33%) Security Cleared
4 65 (10.96%) SC Cleared
5 49 (8.26%) CCNA
6 34 (5.73%) CCIE
7 24 (4.05%) Degree
8 17 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.36%) CISSP
10 13 (2.19%) MCSE
11 12 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.85%) CCDP
12 11 (1.85%) JNCIA
12 11 (1.85%) MCSA
13 10 (1.69%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.69%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.52%) MCP
15 8 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (1.18%) ACTC
16 7 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.88%) SLA
2 5 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.17%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.20%) XenApp
4 16 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.19%) Firmware
6 10 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.51%) vSphere
8 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.34%) NFS
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.17%) Docker
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (6.24%) SCCM
2 24 (4.05%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (2.02%) Ansible
5 12 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.85%) Puppet
7 5 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.84%) Nagios
7 5 (0.84%) OpenView
8 3 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.34%) WSUS
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.17%) QRadar
10 1 (0.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 222 (37.44%) Cisco
2 127 (21.42%) Microsoft
3 86 (14.50%) CheckPoint
4 53 (8.94%) Aruba
5 50 (8.43%) VMware
6 48 (8.09%) Palo Alto
7 47 (7.93%) Juniper
8 46 (7.76%) HP
9 41 (6.91%) Citrix
10 37 (6.24%) F5
11 30 (5.06%) Google
12 25 (4.22%) Fortinet
13 23 (3.88%) Meraki
13 23 (3.88%) Remedy
14 22 (3.71%) Ericsson
15 21 (3.54%) Apple
16 15 (2.53%) Dell
17 14 (2.36%) BT
18 13 (2.19%) Blue Coat
19 12 (2.02%) SolarWinds
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
RP International
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Digital Catapult
Rate: Daily rate - 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago