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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 121 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 14 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.59% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 4.46% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Median daily rate £525 £400 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +61.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £438 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £411 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £26.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-38.09% +29.62%
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
357 336 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.05% 13.11% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 160 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Coventry 0 8 £533 +33.12% 2
Solihull -1 2 - -
Birmingham -5 2 £140 - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 33 (63.46%) LAN
2 29 (55.77%) Cisco
3 27 (51.92%) Firewall
3 27 (51.92%) Wireless
4 17 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (30.77%) CCNP
6 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
6 15 (28.85%) FortiGate
7 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (25.00%) Aruba
7 13 (25.00%) 802.1X
8 12 (23.08%) Fortinet
9 11 (21.15%) Network Security
10 10 (19.23%) CCNA
10 10 (19.23%) Windows
10 10 (19.23%) VLAN
10 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (17.31%) Network Architecture
11 9 (17.31%) WAN
11 9 (17.31%) HP
11 9 (17.31%) OSPF
12 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 7 (13.46%) WPA2
13 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
13 7 (13.46%) BT
13 7 (13.46%) Project Management
13 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
13 7 (13.46%) Internet
13 7 (13.46%) VoIP
13 7 (13.46%) WLAN

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 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) IIS
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) LAN
2 27 (51.92%) Firewall
2 27 (51.92%) Wireless
3 11 (21.15%) Network Security
4 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (19.23%) VLAN
5 9 (17.31%) OSPF
5 9 (17.31%) WAN
6 7 (13.46%) DHCP
6 7 (13.46%) DNS
6 7 (13.46%) Internet
6 7 (13.46%) VoIP
6 7 (13.46%) WLAN
6 7 (13.46%) WPA2
7 6 (11.54%) 802.11
7 6 (11.54%) SNMP
7 6 (11.54%) TACACS
8 5 (9.62%) DMZ
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Architect
2 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Wireless Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Network Architect
5 8 (15.38%) Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Administrator
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Network Administrator
9 3 (5.77%) Network Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.77%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) CESG
2 3 (5.77%) Economics
2 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
3 3 (5.77%) MVS
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Network Architecture
2 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Network Management
4 4 (7.69%) People Management
4 4 (7.69%) Service Management
5 3 (5.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (5.77%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.77%) ITSM
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.77%) Network Design
5 3 (5.77%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.77%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (5.77%) SOA
5 3 (5.77%) User Stories
6 2 (3.85%) SFIA
7 1 (1.92%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.77%) CCNP
3 10 (19.23%) CCNA
4 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) CCDP
7 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
7 3 (5.77%) CCDA
7 3 (5.77%) CCIE
7 3 (5.77%) JNCIA
7 3 (5.77%) JNCIP
8 2 (3.85%) CCSA
9 1 (1.92%) CCSE
9 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
3 13 (25.00%) Aruba
3 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 9 (17.31%) HP
6 7 (13.46%) BT
6 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
7 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.62%) Juniper
9 4 (7.69%) Meraki
10 3 (5.77%) Dell
10 3 (5.77%) Huawei
11 1 (1.92%) Apple
11 1 (1.92%) Avaya
11 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.92%) Brocade
11 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.92%) Symantec