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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 105 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 40 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 0.36% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 3.33% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 9
Median daily rate £450 £318 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -29.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £168 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £14.95 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +57.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +45.16%
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
462 270 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.27% 10.83% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 226
Median daily rate £388 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £487 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Shropshire - 12 £475 -
Coventry - 7 £400 -
Birmingham -13 4 - -
Solihull - 4 £420 -
Staffordshire 0 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Worcestershire - 1 £135 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 35 (61.40%) LAN
2 30 (52.63%) Wireless
3 26 (45.61%) Firewall
4 25 (43.86%) Cisco
5 17 (29.82%) Windows
6 15 (26.32%) Internet
7 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (22.81%) WAN
7 13 (22.81%) Fortinet
8 12 (21.05%) Network Security
8 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 12 (21.05%) 802.1X
8 12 (21.05%) DHCP
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
9 11 (19.30%) CCNP
9 11 (19.30%) CCNA
9 11 (19.30%) FortiGate
10 10 (17.54%) Aruba
10 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (17.54%) VLAN
10 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
11 9 (15.79%) Linux
11 9 (15.79%) Migration
12 8 (14.04%) VoIP
12 8 (14.04%) DNS
12 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
12 8 (14.04%) WPA2
13 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
13 7 (12.28%) TACACS

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.75%) CMS
1 1 (1.75%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (61.40%) LAN
2 30 (52.63%) Wireless
3 26 (45.61%) Firewall
4 15 (26.32%) Internet
5 13 (22.81%) WAN
6 12 (21.05%) DHCP
6 12 (21.05%) Network Security
7 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (17.54%) VLAN
8 8 (14.04%) DNS
8 8 (14.04%) VoIP
8 8 (14.04%) WPA2
9 7 (12.28%) SNMP
9 7 (12.28%) TACACS
9 7 (12.28%) VPN
9 7 (12.28%) WLAN
10 6 (10.53%) ZigBee
11 5 (8.77%) OSPF
12 4 (7.02%) 802.11
12 4 (7.02%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Wireless Architect
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Network Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Internet of Things
2 4 (7.02%) Arduino
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Home Automation
2 4 (7.02%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) CESG
3 3 (5.26%) Economics
3 3 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.26%) MVS
5 3 (5.26%) Unix
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 7 (12.28%) Project Management
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
3 5 (8.77%) Network Architecture
3 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.02%) Network Design
4 4 (7.02%) Network Management
4 4 (7.02%) Service Management
4 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.26%) ITSM
5 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.26%) SOA
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) Python
2 2 (3.51%) Ruby
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) CCNA
3 11 (19.30%) CCNP
4 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) CCDP
6 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CCDA
6 3 (5.26%) CCIE
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.51%) CCSA
8 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.75%) CCSE
8 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.75%) MCP
8 1 (1.75%) MCSE
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Cisco
2 13 (22.81%) Fortinet
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.54%) Aruba
4 10 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
6 7 (12.28%) HP
7 6 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 4 (7.02%) Meraki
9 3 (5.26%) Dell
9 3 (5.26%) Huawei
9 3 (5.26%) Juniper
10 2 (3.51%) BT
11 1 (1.75%) Apple
11 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.75%) Brocade
11 1 (1.75%) Citrix
11 1 (1.75%) EMC
11 1 (1.75%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.75%) Symantec