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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 120 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 20 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 3.92% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
Median daily rate £399 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £178 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £278 £290
% change year-on-year
+31.53% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.52 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £35.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.47% +77.50%
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
403 332 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.48% 13.98% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 185 147
Median daily rate £363 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £229 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.08 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +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 1 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 1 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
Coventry - 6 £400 -
Shropshire - 4 £463 - 1
Birmingham -7 3 £375 +25.00% 2
Staffordshire +4 2 £398 +13.40%
Solihull -18 2 - -
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £525 -
Dudley - 1 £100 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 24 (66.67%) LAN
2 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) WAN
3 13 (36.11%) Wireless
4 12 (33.33%) Firewall
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco
4 12 (33.33%) Internet
5 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 7 (19.44%) Linux
6 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
7 6 (16.67%) Internet of Things
7 6 (16.67%) DHCP
7 6 (16.67%) CCNP
7 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.67%) ZigBee
7 6 (16.67%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
8 5 (13.89%) Supplier Management
8 5 (13.89%) CCNA
8 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
8 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
9 4 (11.11%) Arduino
9 4 (11.11%) 4G
9 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
9 4 (11.11%) Home Automation
9 4 (11.11%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (11.11%) HTTP

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 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) LAN
2 14 (38.89%) WAN
3 13 (36.11%) Wireless
4 12 (33.33%) Firewall
4 12 (33.33%) Internet
5 6 (16.67%) DHCP
5 6 (16.67%) ZigBee
6 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.11%) 4G
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.11%) HTTP
7 4 (11.11%) HTTPS
7 4 (11.11%) SSL
7 4 (11.11%) VoIP
7 4 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.33%) DNS
8 3 (8.33%) MPLS
8 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 3 (8.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
1 7 (19.44%) Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Wireless Architect
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Systems Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 4 (11.11%) Arduino
2 4 (11.11%) Home Automation
2 4 (11.11%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) CESG
5 1 (2.78%) Economics
5 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) MVS
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
3 5 (13.89%) Supplier Management
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (8.33%) Network Design
5 3 (8.33%) User Stories
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Network Management
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.78%) ITSM
7 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) SOA
7 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (16.67%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) CCDA
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CCSA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) MCP
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 4 (11.11%) Juniper
4 3 (8.33%) Brocade
4 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.56%) Aruba
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Huawei
5 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 2 (5.56%) Meraki
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) VMware
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