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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 14 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.37% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 3.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £360 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +278.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £355
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +26.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-53.12% +122.22%

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
324 265 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.53% 11.00% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 130 144
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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
Coventry - 7 £468 - 1
Birmingham +4 5 £275 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) LAN
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Wireless
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (28.57%) CCNP
5 8 (28.57%) 802.1X
6 7 (25.00%) Aruba
6 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
6 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) OSPF
6 7 (25.00%) Network Security
7 6 (21.43%) BT
7 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
7 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 5 (17.86%) 802.11
8 5 (17.86%) DMZ
8 5 (17.86%) VLAN
9 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
9 4 (14.29%) Windows
10 3 (10.71%) CCNA
10 3 (10.71%) SNMP
10 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
10 3 (10.71%) BGP
10 3 (10.71%) 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 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 7 (25.00%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) OSPF
5 6 (21.43%) WAN
6 5 (17.86%) 802.11
6 5 (17.86%) DMZ
6 5 (17.86%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) BGP
7 3 (10.71%) SNMP
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.14%) ATM
8 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) DNS
8 2 (7.14%) PPP
8 2 (7.14%) RIP
8 2 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (7.14%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Wireless Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Head of Infrastructure
7 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Network Design Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Project Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) People Management
2 3 (10.71%) Presales
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
1 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CCNP
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) CCDA
3 2 (7.14%) CCDP
3 2 (7.14%) CCIE
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Aruba
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) BT
3 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.14%) AirMagnet
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) Brocade
6 1 (3.57%) ProCurve