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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 402 450 435
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -15
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 172 124 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 1.86% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 61 58
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £200 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £27.15 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%

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
7532 6678 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.12% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4090 3404 3469
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 383 622
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +40 158 £300 -20.00% 91
South East +22 73 £293 -26.87% 34
London -7 49 £280 -25.33% 16
Berkshire +22 37 £295 -31.39% 16
Hampshire -5 11 £318 -20.62% 4
Yorkshire +3 10 £319 - 2
Newbury -2 10 £291 -32.26% 4
East of England +13 9 £390 +4.00% 15
City of London +10 9 £450 +28.57% 5
West Sussex -6 9 £235 -52.95%
Reading - 8 £313 - 1
Southampton -12 7 £228 -
South West - 7 £363 - 6
Scotland -4 6 £260 +31.44% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £238 -
Hertfordshire +14 5 £390 +4.00% 4
Slough +1 5 £450 +136.84% 9
North West -19 5 £440 +21.37% 7
Derbyshire +17 4 £410 -
East Midlands +8 4 £410 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +1 4 £390 +4.00% 2
Milton Keynes 0 4 £238 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 1
Derby +11 3 £375 -
Cheshire +4 3 £440 +3.52% 2
Crawley -3 3 - -
Edinburgh -3 3 £428 +116.45% 4
Bristol - 3 £338 -
Wiltshire - 3 £450 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £250 - 1

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 130 (34.39%) Cisco
2 125 (33.07%) Windows
3 112 (29.63%) LAN
4 102 (26.98%) WAN
5 91 (24.07%) Microsoft
6 88 (23.28%) VPN
7 82 (21.69%) Firewall
8 78 (20.63%) Wireless
9 73 (19.31%) MS Office
10 63 (16.67%) MPLS
11 62 (16.40%) Telecoms
12 53 (14.02%) Linux
13 52 (13.76%) Security Cleared
14 50 (13.23%) Windows 7
14 50 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (12.17%) Active Directory
16 44 (11.64%) SC Cleared
17 42 (11.11%) 3G
18 41 (10.85%) DNS
18 41 (10.85%) SCCM
19 40 (10.58%) ITIL
19 40 (10.58%) MS Excel
20 38 (10.05%) OSPF
21 37 (9.79%) Android
21 37 (9.79%) 4G
22 36 (9.52%) Project Management
22 36 (9.52%) VMware
22 36 (9.52%) VoIP
23 35 (9.26%) TCP/IP
23 35 (9.26%) Apple iOS

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.44%) IIS
4 12 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.59%) Apache
6 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.79%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.53%) Lync
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 73 (19.31%) MS Office
2 40 (10.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.59%) MS Project
4 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.17%) Google Apps
2 10 (2.65%) Office 365
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.32%) IaaS
6 3 (0.79%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (29.63%) LAN
2 102 (26.98%) WAN
3 88 (23.28%) VPN
4 82 (21.69%) Firewall
5 78 (20.63%) Wireless
6 63 (16.67%) MPLS
7 42 (11.11%) 3G
8 41 (10.85%) DNS
9 38 (10.05%) OSPF
10 37 (9.79%) 4G
11 36 (9.52%) VoIP
12 35 (9.26%) TCP/IP
13 33 (8.73%) Internet
13 33 (8.73%) VLAN
14 32 (8.47%) DHCP
15 31 (8.20%) LTE
16 29 (7.67%) BGP
17 24 (6.35%) WiMAX
18 22 (5.82%) Network Security
19 21 (5.56%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.17%) MySQL
3 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.32%) Selenium
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (16.40%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.67%) Finance
3 22 (5.82%) Retail
4 12 (3.17%) Banking
5 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Electronics
6 3 (0.79%) French Language
6 3 (0.79%) Billing
7 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 57 (15.08%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.70%) Analyst
3 33 (8.73%) Project Manager
4 19 (5.03%) Support Engineer
4 19 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (4.76%) Architect
6 15 (3.97%) Rollout Engineer
7 14 (3.70%) Desktop Support
7 14 (3.70%) Developer
7 14 (3.70%) Network Analyst
7 14 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 13 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (3.17%) Wireless Engineer
10 11 (2.91%) Test Engineer
10 11 (2.91%) Consultant
10 11 (2.91%) Designer
11 10 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.32%) LAMP
1 5 (1.32%) JSON
2 4 (1.06%) Web Services
3 3 (0.79%) XML
3 3 (0.79%) SAML
3 3 (0.79%) Middleware
3 3 (0.79%) OAuth
3 3 (0.79%) REST
4 2 (0.53%) Android SDK
4 2 (0.53%) WAP
4 2 (0.53%) Django
4 2 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) J2ME
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.56%) PKI
2 20 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.97%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.65%) STB
4 10 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.59%) IVR
5 6 (1.59%) iPad
6 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.32%) e-Health
7 4 (1.06%) SecurID
7 4 (1.06%) iPhone
7 4 (1.06%) IPTV
7 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.06%) Replication
7 4 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.06%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.79%) PMI
8 3 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 125 (33.07%) Windows
2 53 (14.02%) Linux
3 50 (13.23%) Windows 7
4 37 (9.79%) Android
5 35 (9.26%) Apple iOS
6 32 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (7.67%) Windows XP
8 21 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.50%) Mac OS
10 14 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.32%) UNIX
14 5 (1.32%) CentOS
15 4 (1.06%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.79%) Solaris
17 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (10.58%) ITIL
2 36 (9.52%) Project Management
3 24 (6.35%) PRINCE2
4 21 (5.56%) Network Planning
5 20 (5.29%) Software Engineering
6 19 (5.03%) Migration
7 17 (4.50%) Service Management
7 17 (4.50%) Network Management
8 13 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (3.17%) Test Scripting
10 11 (2.91%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (2.65%) Android Development
11 10 (2.65%) ITSM
11 10 (2.65%) OO
11 10 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.12%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.67%) C
2 22 (5.82%) Python
3 16 (4.23%) SQL
4 15 (3.97%) C++
5 10 (2.65%) Java
6 8 (2.12%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.85%) Embedded C++
7 7 (1.85%) Perl
8 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.32%) Ruby
9 4 (1.06%) AppleScript
10 2 (0.53%) PHP
10 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 52 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (11.64%) SC Cleared
4 29 (7.67%) CCNP
5 25 (6.61%) CCNA
6 19 (5.03%) Degree
7 10 (2.65%) PMI Certification
8 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.12%) PMP
10 7 (1.85%) ISEB
10 7 (1.85%) MCP
11 6 (1.59%) MCSE
11 6 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.32%) VCP4
12 5 (1.32%) MCSA
13 4 (1.06%) CCIE
13 4 (1.06%) CISSP
13 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.06%) NVQ Level 3
13 4 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) SLA
2 8 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) BS15000
System Software
1 46 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.85%) XenApp
5 5 (1.32%) UAG
6 3 (0.79%) XenServer
6 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) Firmware
7 2 (0.53%) Nmap
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (10.85%) SCCM
2 7 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.59%) Puppet
4 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (1.32%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.32%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (1.32%) Ansible
4 5 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.32%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.06%) Nessus
6 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.53%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 130 (34.39%) Cisco
2 91 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.52%) VMware
4 33 (8.73%) Citrix
5 25 (6.61%) CheckPoint
5 25 (6.61%) Google
6 23 (6.08%) HP
7 19 (5.03%) Ericsson
8 15 (3.97%) Avaya
8 15 (3.97%) Apple
9 14 (3.70%) Juniper
9 14 (3.70%) F5
10 13 (3.44%) CA
10 13 (3.44%) Dell
10 13 (3.44%) Sophos
11 12 (3.17%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.65%) Huawei
12 10 (2.65%) Oracle
13 9 (2.38%) Aruba
14 8 (2.12%) Blue Coat
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