Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 75 95
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 -7
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 11 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.75% 1.36% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 8.26% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 1
Birmingham median daily rate £208 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.15% -2.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £130 £181 £363
90th Percentile £245 £400 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £208 £388 £410
% change year-on-year -46.45% -5.49% +29.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £14.30 £46.00
% change year-on-year -13.30% -68.91% +207.69%

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 176 230 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.93% 16.45% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 171 148
Birmingham median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £155 £154 £185
90th Percentile £488 £488 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.68 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.51% +9.44% -28.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £9.93 £11.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £22.80 £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -18.60% +26.47%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018, 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 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Office 365
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Squid
5 2 (18.18%) PKI
5 2 (18.18%) Statistics
5 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Samba
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (18.18%) Postfix
5 2 (18.18%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (18.18%) DNS

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 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) iptables
2 2 (18.18%) Postfix
2 2 (18.18%) Samba
2 2 (18.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (9.09%) Nessus
1 1 (9.09%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Meraki
3 1 (9.09%) NEC