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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 61 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.52% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 3.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £328 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.67% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £355 £290
% change year-on-year -0.70% +22.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.63 £36.00
% change year-on-year -11.83% -14.93%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 70 131 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 11.53% 16.99% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 62 91
Median daily rate £400 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £204 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £466 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.80 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% -54.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) AirMagnet
3 2 (33.33%) PPP
3 2 (33.33%) RIP
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) WLAN
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) CA

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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) 802.11
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) PPP
3 2 (33.33%) RIP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) DSL
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (16.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDA
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) AirMagnet
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft