The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 109 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.093% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.62% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£95 £325 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.76% +51.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +54.66%
Wi-Fi
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
329 325 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 156 96
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 54
Average hourly rate £24.25 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wi-Fi across the West Midlands region.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi across the West Midlands region.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) PMI
4 4 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 3 (16.67%) Automotive
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) 3G
5 3 (16.67%) BPR
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) ERP

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) 3G
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) 4G
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) LTE
General
1 3 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.11%) Head of IT
2 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) PMI
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) BPR
6 2 (11.11%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) PMI Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) HP