The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 March 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 93 118
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 18 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 1.22% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.79% 8.50% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 11
Median daily rate £363 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £448 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.26% +26.15%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 376 353 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.71% 14.35% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 196 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +81.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the East of England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the East of England

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the East of England

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +8 8 - - 8
Essex - 5 £338 -
Hertfordshire -17 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £375 -
Suffolk 0 1 - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 13 (29.55%) VoIP
2 11 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 9 (20.45%) Windows
4 8 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.18%) EMC
5 7 (15.91%) PSTN
5 7 (15.91%) Linux
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
5 7 (15.91%) Network Security
5 7 (15.91%) Retail
6 6 (13.64%) Degree
6 6 (13.64%) Firewall
6 6 (13.64%) Wireless
6 6 (13.64%) C
6 6 (13.64%) Office 365
6 6 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (11.36%) LAN
7 5 (11.36%) Python
7 5 (11.36%) Perl
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.36%) WAN
7 5 (11.36%) VPN
7 5 (11.36%) Internet
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Electronics
8 4 (9.09%) Juniper
8 4 (9.09%) BT

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) VoIP
2 11 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 8 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 7 (15.91%) Network Security
4 7 (15.91%) PSTN
5 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 6 (13.64%) Wireless
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) Internet
6 5 (11.36%) LAN
6 5 (11.36%) VPN
6 5 (11.36%) WAN
7 4 (9.09%) DHCP
7 4 (9.09%) DNS
8 3 (6.82%) WebEx
8 3 (6.82%) WLAN
9 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.27%) DSL
10 1 (2.27%) Intranet
10 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (15.91%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Electronics
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Graduate
5 2 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Graduate
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.09%) Internet of Things
3 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.55%) Handset
5 1 (2.27%) CCTV
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) Verilog
5 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Project Management
1 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 4 (9.09%) Validation
3 3 (6.82%) CRM
3 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.82%) SDLC
4 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.27%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.27%) Prototyping
5 1 (2.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) C
2 5 (11.36%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) Python
3 4 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) CCIE
4 2 (4.55%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) EMC
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) BT
3 4 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) Apple
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Meraki
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.27%) Google
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL