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 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 110 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 39 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 3.36% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 9
Median daily rate £450 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £360 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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 £37.50 £23.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+57.89% +75.92%
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
451 268 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 11.27% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 144 172
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 July 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 27 July 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 - 11 £475 -
Coventry - 6 £400 - 1
Staffordshire 0 5 £398 +98.75%
Solihull -11 4 £420 +40.00%
Birmingham -15 4 - - 1
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £135 - 2
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (63.64%) LAN
2 30 (54.55%) Wireless
3 25 (45.45%) Firewall
3 25 (45.45%) Cisco
4 16 (29.09%) Windows
5 15 (27.27%) Internet
6 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (23.64%) WAN
7 12 (21.82%) DHCP
7 12 (21.82%) Fortinet
7 12 (21.82%) Network Security
7 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
8 11 (20.00%) FortiGate
8 11 (20.00%) CCNP
8 11 (20.00%) CCNA
9 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (18.18%) VLAN
10 9 (16.36%) Aruba
10 9 (16.36%) Linux
10 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
10 9 (16.36%) Migration
11 8 (14.55%) DNS
11 8 (14.55%) VoIP
11 8 (14.55%) WPA2
12 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
12 7 (12.73%) WLAN
12 7 (12.73%) SNMP

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 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) IIS
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (63.64%) LAN
2 30 (54.55%) Wireless
3 25 (45.45%) Firewall
4 15 (27.27%) Internet
5 13 (23.64%) WAN
6 12 (21.82%) DHCP
6 12 (21.82%) Network Security
7 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (18.18%) VLAN
8 8 (14.55%) DNS
8 8 (14.55%) VoIP
8 8 (14.55%) WPA2
9 7 (12.73%) SNMP
9 7 (12.73%) TACACS
9 7 (12.73%) VPN
9 7 (12.73%) WLAN
10 6 (10.91%) ZigBee
11 5 (9.09%) OSPF
12 4 (7.27%) 802.11
12 4 (7.27%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Wireless Architect
3 10 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 9 (16.36%) Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Internet of Things
2 4 (7.27%) Arduino
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Home Automation
2 4 (7.27%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) CESG
3 3 (5.45%) Economics
3 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.45%) MVS
5 3 (5.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) Project Management
3 5 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 4 (7.27%) ITIL
4 4 (7.27%) Network Design
4 4 (7.27%) Network Management
4 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (5.45%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.45%) ITSM
5 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Service Management
5 3 (5.45%) SOA
5 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.00%) CCNA
3 11 (20.00%) CCNP
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CCDP
6 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.45%) CCDA
6 3 (5.45%) CCIE
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.64%) CCSA
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.82%) CCSE
8 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) MCSE
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco
2 12 (21.82%) Fortinet
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.36%) Aruba
4 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.73%) HP
5 7 (12.73%) Intel Security
6 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.27%) Juniper
7 4 (7.27%) Meraki
8 3 (5.45%) Dell
8 3 (5.45%) Huawei
9 2 (3.64%) BT
10 1 (1.82%) Apple
10 1 (1.82%) Brocade
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix
10 1 (1.82%) EMC
10 1 (1.82%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec