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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 13 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.24% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 2.40% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £513 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.02% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.98 - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £41.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-49.39% +130.55%

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
341 250 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.10% 9.81% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 132
Median daily rate £363 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +2 5 £313 - 3
Coventry - 4 £533 -
Warwickshire - 3 £550 - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Firewall
3 10 (43.48%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) CCNP
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
6 6 (26.09%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) BT
7 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
7 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) DMZ
7 5 (21.74%) 802.1X
7 5 (21.74%) FortiGate
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
8 4 (17.39%) 802.11
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
9 3 (13.04%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) Android
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.04%) BGP
9 3 (13.04%) C
9 3 (13.04%) MS Project

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 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
1 3 (13.04%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) OSPF
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) Wireless
5 5 (21.74%) DMZ
6 4 (17.39%) 802.11
7 3 (13.04%) BGP
7 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
8 2 (8.70%) ATM
8 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.70%) Frame Relay
8 2 (8.70%) MPLS
8 2 (8.70%) PPP
8 2 (8.70%) RIP
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) VPN
8 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 3 (13.04%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Governance
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CCNP
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CCDA
3 2 (8.70%) CCDP
3 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CCA
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) BT
2 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 2 (8.70%) AirMagnet
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) VMware