Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 75 101
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26 -21
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 20 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.40% 1.34% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 8.08% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 0
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £365 £420
% change year-on-year -1.37% -13.10% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £31.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -23.81% -31.52% +174.63%

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 192 260 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.41% 16.58% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 192 131
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £205
90th Percentile £488 £486 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £16.58 £9.98 £10.69
90th Percentile £42.50 £31.10 £26.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £22.49 £21.25
% change year-on-year -22.19% +5.84% +21.43%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) Retail
3 11 (55.00%) FMCG
3 11 (55.00%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (45.00%) Firewall
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Internet
5 7 (35.00%) Patch Management
5 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (20.00%) Change Control
8 4 (20.00%) Office 365
8 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (20.00%) Logistics
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco
10 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
10 2 (10.00%) Statistics
10 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 2 (10.00%) QA
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

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:

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) LAN
1 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) WLAN
General
1 11 (55.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Server Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Project Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) FMCG
2 2 (10.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Re-Platforming
2 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Patch Management
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
5 4 (20.00%) Change Control
5 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (20.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Line Management
7 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.00%) Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.00%) QA
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) iptables
2 1 (5.00%) Postfix
2 1 (5.00%) Samba
2 1 (5.00%) Squid
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Meraki