Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 93 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 16 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.01% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 2.29% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Birmingham median daily rate £188 £275 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +17.02% -32.86%
10th Percentile £181 £157 £155
90th Percentile £352 £313 £320
West Midlands median daily rate £213 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -50.58% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -21.25% +122.22% +89.47%

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 260 218 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.40% 15.59% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 131 117
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.40% -4.29%
10th Percentile £143 £205 £160
90th Percentile £500 £538 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.35 £25.70 £18.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -14.29% -29.29%

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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Broadband
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) AppDynamics
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) CCIE
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) CCNA
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Akamai
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) Broadband
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
1 1 (6.25%) LAMP
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) Postfix
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
2 1 (6.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) AirMagnet
3 3 (18.75%) AppDynamics
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Infoblox
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
5 1 (6.25%) Meraki
5 1 (6.25%) NEC
5 1 (6.25%) Proofpoint
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Sigfox
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec