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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 120 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 27 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 4.65% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Median daily rate £460 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% -13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £168 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £18.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.55% +89.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.53 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+85.83% +13.28%
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
478 301 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 11.93% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 149 227
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 28
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 - 8 £475 -
Solihull +4 5 £420 -
Staffordshire -5 3 - -
Birmingham -9 2 - - 3
Dudley - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £228 -
Worcestershire -3 1 £135 -
Coventry -13 1 £388 -3.12%
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 34 (69.39%) LAN
2 28 (57.14%) Wireless
3 24 (48.98%) Cisco
4 23 (46.94%) Firewall
5 13 (26.53%) Fortinet
5 13 (26.53%) 802.1X
6 12 (24.49%) Network Security
6 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (24.49%) WAN
7 11 (22.45%) FortiGate
7 11 (22.45%) Aruba
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.41%) VLAN
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.41%) CCNP
8 10 (20.41%) CCNA
8 10 (20.41%) Windows
8 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
8 10 (20.41%) Internet
9 9 (18.37%) DHCP
9 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
10 8 (16.33%) VoIP
10 8 (16.33%) Intel Security
10 8 (16.33%) WPA2
11 7 (14.29%) Migration
11 7 (14.29%) TACACS
11 7 (14.29%) Project Management
11 7 (14.29%) HP
11 7 (14.29%) 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 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (69.39%) LAN
2 28 (57.14%) Wireless
3 23 (46.94%) Firewall
4 12 (24.49%) Network Security
4 12 (24.49%) WAN
5 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (20.41%) Internet
5 10 (20.41%) VLAN
6 9 (18.37%) DHCP
7 8 (16.33%) DNS
7 8 (16.33%) VoIP
7 8 (16.33%) WPA2
8 7 (14.29%) SNMP
8 7 (14.29%) TACACS
8 7 (14.29%) WLAN
9 5 (10.20%) 802.11
9 5 (10.20%) OSPF
10 4 (8.16%) Converged Networks
10 4 (8.16%) SAN
10 4 (8.16%) VPN
General
1 3 (6.12%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Architect
2 11 (22.45%) Network Architect
2 11 (22.45%) Wireless Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) CESG
2 3 (6.12%) Economics
2 3 (6.12%) Internet of Things
2 3 (6.12%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Arduino
3 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.04%) Home Automation
3 1 (2.04%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.12%) MVS
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Migration
1 7 (14.29%) Project Management
2 5 (10.20%) Network Architecture
2 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Network Design
3 4 (8.16%) Network Management
3 4 (8.16%) Service Management
4 3 (6.12%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Data Flow Diagram
4 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.12%) ITSM
4 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.12%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (6.12%) SOA
4 3 (6.12%) User Stories
5 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.08%) SFIA
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) Python
2 2 (4.08%) Ruby
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.41%) CCNA
2 10 (20.41%) CCNP
3 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) CCDP
6 3 (6.12%) A+ Certification
6 3 (6.12%) CCDA
6 3 (6.12%) CCIE
6 3 (6.12%) JNCIA
6 3 (6.12%) JNCIP
7 2 (4.08%) CCSA
8 1 (2.04%) CCSE
8 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Cisco
2 13 (26.53%) Fortinet
3 11 (22.45%) Aruba
4 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
4 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.33%) Intel Security
6 7 (14.29%) HP
7 6 (12.24%) Palo Alto
8 4 (8.16%) Juniper
8 4 (8.16%) Meraki
9 3 (6.12%) Dell
9 3 (6.12%) Huawei
10 2 (4.08%) BT
11 1 (2.04%) Apple
11 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.04%) Brocade
11 1 (2.04%) Citrix
11 1 (2.04%) EMC
11 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.04%) Symantec