Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 November 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 > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 187 198
Rank change year-on-year +35 +11 +7
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 91 76 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.11% 0.78% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 6.02% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 25
Midlands median daily rate £300 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -8.57%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £188
90th Percentile £504 £586 £596
England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £35.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.34% +97.22% +89.47%
10th Percentile £13.31 £24.80 £14.31
90th Percentile £34.02 £44.60 £103.20
England median hourly rate £32.75 £21.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year +52.33% -0.12% +10.38%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1248 1262 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.18% 12.97% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 706 497
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £160 £183 £200
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 69 100
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +13.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.89 £10.71
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.60 £39.13
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +42 70 £365 -12.05%
East Midlands -2 21 £260 -22.39% 4
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 51 (56.04%) LAN
2 46 (50.55%) WAN
3 38 (41.76%) Cisco
4 21 (23.08%) Bluetooth
5 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
5 20 (21.98%) 3G
6 18 (19.78%) VPN
7 17 (18.68%) Firewall
8 16 (17.58%) MPLS
8 16 (17.58%) Windows
8 16 (17.58%) ZigBee
8 16 (17.58%) Analytics
8 16 (17.58%) Z-Wave
9 15 (16.48%) ERP
9 15 (16.48%) VoIP
9 15 (16.48%) SSL
10 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (15.38%) 4G
11 13 (14.29%) Big Data
11 13 (14.29%) Presales
11 13 (14.29%) Sigfox
11 13 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (14.29%) 5G
11 13 (14.29%) ITIL
11 13 (14.29%) RFID
12 12 (13.19%) Data Security
12 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
12 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.99%) Project Management
13 10 (10.99%) DNS

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (4.40%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Akamai
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (56.04%) LAN
2 46 (50.55%) WAN
3 21 (23.08%) Bluetooth
4 20 (21.98%) 3G
5 18 (19.78%) VPN
6 17 (18.68%) Firewall
7 16 (17.58%) MPLS
7 16 (17.58%) ZigBee
7 16 (17.58%) Z-Wave
8 15 (16.48%) SSL
8 15 (16.48%) VoIP
9 14 (15.38%) 4G
10 13 (14.29%) 5G
10 13 (14.29%) RFID
11 10 (10.99%) DNS
11 10 (10.99%) Hyperconnected
12 9 (9.89%) DHCP
13 8 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (8.79%) HTTP
14 7 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Android Studio
1 5 (5.49%) Gradle
2 4 (4.40%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) Metasploit
3 3 (3.30%) CocoaPods
General
1 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.89%) Automotive
3 6 (6.59%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Finance
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Architect
3 11 (12.09%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Network Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Network Support
7 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.49%) IoT Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.40%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (4.40%) ITIL Service Design Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Service Design Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) JSON
1 8 (8.79%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) LAMP
3 3 (3.30%) Cocoa
3 3 (3.30%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (3.30%) Core Animation
3 3 (3.30%) Core Data
3 3 (3.30%) Material Design
3 3 (3.30%) XMPP
4 1 (1.10%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Driving Licence
1 9 (9.89%) User Experience
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) FMCG
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.40%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) Animation
5 2 (2.20%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (2.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.58%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.59%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.49%) Android
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.40%) Unix
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.30%) Linux
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Analytics
2 15 (16.48%) ERP
3 13 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 13 (14.29%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) Presales
4 12 (13.19%) Data Security
5 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.99%) Project Management
6 8 (8.79%) Scrum
7 7 (7.69%) Break/Fix
7 7 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.59%) Logistics
8 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.59%) Service Management
9 5 (5.49%) Android Development
9 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.49%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.49%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) Java
3 4 (4.40%) C
3 4 (4.40%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.30%) Apple Swift
4 3 (3.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.99%) CCNA
3 8 (8.79%) CCNP
4 6 (6.59%) Degree
5 5 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.49%) PMP
5 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.30%) CCIE
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (21.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) iptables
2 4 (4.40%) Postfix
2 4 (4.40%) Samba
2 4 (4.40%) Squid
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) Firmware
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.40%) Nessus
2 4 (4.40%) Nmap
3 3 (3.30%) Nagios
3 3 (3.30%) SCOM
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Cisco
2 13 (14.29%) Sigfox
3 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.99%) HP
5 9 (9.89%) SolarWinds
6 7 (7.69%) Aruba
6 7 (7.69%) Dell
6 7 (7.69%) Juniper
7 4 (4.40%) F5
7 4 (4.40%) NEC
7 4 (4.40%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.40%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.30%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.30%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.30%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.30%) ProCurve
8 3 (3.30%) Xerox
9 2 (2.20%) Apple
9 2 (2.20%) SAP