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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 113 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.046% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 0.33% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £360 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.18% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £19.75 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+102.53% -14.87%
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
266 305 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.51% 14.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 - - 5
Solihull - 4 - -
Shropshire - 3 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 £420 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) Juniper
5 6 (22.22%) Brocade
5 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
6 4 (14.81%) Aruba
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.11%) 4G
7 3 (11.11%) Office 365
7 3 (11.11%) ERP
7 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 3 (11.11%) DNS
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (11.11%) CCNA
7 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.11%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) LAN
2 12 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) VoIP
3 4 (14.81%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) 4G
4 3 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (11.11%) MPLS
4 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) SSL
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) 3G
6 1 (3.70%) ADSL
6 1 (3.70%) Broadband
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) DMZ
6 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.70%) GPRS
6 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) CESG
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (14.81%) Supplier Management
2 3 (11.11%) ERP
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Information Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Human Resource Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design
4 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCVP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Juniper
3 6 (22.22%) Brocade
4 4 (14.81%) Aruba
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Avaya
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) arcserve
7 1 (3.70%) BT
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Rackspace