Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 92 90
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.42% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.32% +9.17% -
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £300
% change year-on-year +0.63% +32.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £15.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.08 £46.00 £14.95
% change year-on-year -58.53% +207.69% +57.37%

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 192 234 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.61% 15.34% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 135 140
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £338 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.46% +5.38%
10th Percentile £216 £185 £216
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.86 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -32.43% +58.12%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.73 £10.40
90th Percentile £25.70 £26.25 £27.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +13.16% +19.87%

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 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
1 6 (66.67%) VPN
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
1 6 (66.67%) Logistics
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) FMCG
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) RFID
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
5 2 (22.22%) 3G
5 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Data Security
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) 4G
5 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky
5 2 (22.22%) ZigBee
5 2 (22.22%) 5G
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Presales
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis

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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) VPN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) 5G
3 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
3 2 (22.22%) RFID
3 2 (22.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Business IT Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) IT Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) IoT Architect
3 2 (22.22%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Project Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Transformation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Audio Visual Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Logistics
2 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint