Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 6 months to 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 92 94
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2 -13
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 26 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.00% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 3.32% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 6 4
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £248 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -15.74% -12.31%
10th Percentile £178 £181 £170
90th Percentile £395 £373 £446
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £260 £455
% change year-on-year +38.46% -42.86% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £32.25 £31.98
% change year-on-year -16.28% +0.86% +77.64%

Wi-Fi is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 156 241 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.02% 15.14% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 170 131
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £171 £155 £213
90th Percentile £476 £526 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £391
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.15% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -
10th Percentile £13.86 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.88 £42.35 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £30.17 £15.00
% change year-on-year -43.65% +101.12% -16.67%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 20 (76.92%) Windows
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
2 16 (61.54%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Retail
2 16 (61.54%) FMCG
2 16 (61.54%) Re-Platforming
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 13 (50.00%) Firewall
4 11 (42.31%) VMware
4 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (38.46%) Patch Management
5 10 (38.46%) Internet
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (30.77%) Application Discovery
7 8 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Logistics
9 4 (15.38%) Office 365
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
10 3 (11.54%) GDPR
10 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
10 3 (11.54%) QA
10 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
10 3 (11.54%) Change Control

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (3.85%) Site Server
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) LAN
1 16 (61.54%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (7.69%) PABX
5 1 (3.85%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) GSM
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) PBX
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
General
1 16 (61.54%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (42.31%) Server Engineer
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Engineer
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Project Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Senior Server Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) FMCG
2 3 (11.54%) PMI
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Re-Platforming
2 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (38.46%) Patch Management
4 8 (30.77%) Application Discovery
4 8 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (19.23%) Logistics
6 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.54%) Change Control
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
7 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security Management
8 1 (3.85%) Open Source
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
8 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
1 3 (11.54%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) GDPR
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) NEC