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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 108 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 9 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.74% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 4.26% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £373 £288
% change year-on-year
-16.10% +29.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.95 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -11.94%
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
275 446 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.99% 17.25% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 229 150
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £456 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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
Birmingham +6 5 £300 -14.28%
Staffordshire -6 4 £425 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) LAN
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (26.32%) CCNP
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) BGP
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Internet
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) OSPF
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) VoIP
7 4 (21.05%) Wireless
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (21.05%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) F5
8 3 (15.79%) Office 365
8 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
8 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
8 3 (15.79%) WLAN
8 3 (15.79%) Avaya
8 3 (15.79%) 3G

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) LAN
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 4 (21.05%) MPLS
4 4 (21.05%) OSPF
4 4 (21.05%) BGP
4 4 (21.05%) VoIP
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) 3G
5 3 (15.79%) WLAN
5 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) GPRS
6 2 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Data Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Voice Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Windows CE
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) CCVP
3 1 (5.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) DameWare
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Juniper
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) F5
4 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 2 (10.53%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) Motorola
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix