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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 130 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 27 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.74% 0.92% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 7.17% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 11
Median daily rate £400 £550 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +83.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £335 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £655 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £290
% change year-on-year -4.10% +25.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.05 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.95 £131.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% -46.47%  

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 Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 516 600 539
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 14.05% 12.77% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 1019 866
Median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £213 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 66 106
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.27% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 3 months to 29 June 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
West Midlands +20 19 £400 +0.31% 4
East Midlands -16 8 £375 -37.50% 3
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 25 (50.00%) LAN
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco
2 20 (40.00%) Firewall
3 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (32.00%) WAN
4 14 (28.00%) Windows
5 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (22.00%) CCNA
6 11 (22.00%) Juniper
7 10 (20.00%) 3G
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.00%) Wireless
8 9 (18.00%) JNCIA
8 9 (18.00%) ZigBee
8 9 (18.00%) Meraki
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (16.00%) IP Telephony
9 8 (16.00%) Dell
9 8 (16.00%) DHCP
10 7 (14.00%) VoIP
10 7 (14.00%) Project Management
11 6 (12.00%) MPLS
11 6 (12.00%) Bluetooth
11 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.00%) VPN
11 6 (12.00%) C
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office

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 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.00%) Confluence
1 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) LAN
2 20 (40.00%) Firewall
3 16 (32.00%) WAN
4 10 (20.00%) 3G
5 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 9 (18.00%) ZigBee
6 8 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (16.00%) DHCP
6 8 (16.00%) IP Telephony
7 7 (14.00%) VoIP
8 6 (12.00%) Bluetooth
8 6 (12.00%) MPLS
8 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.00%) VLAN
8 6 (12.00%) VPN
9 5 (10.00%) 4G
9 5 (10.00%) 5G
9 5 (10.00%) RFID
9 5 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.00%) Automotive
1 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.00%) Retail
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Voice Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IoT Architect
7 2 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) XMPP
2 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.00%) FMCG
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) RIA
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) Android
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.00%) MVS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Project Management
2 6 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (12.00%) Presales
3 5 (10.00%) Analytics
3 5 (10.00%) Data Security
3 5 (10.00%) ERP
3 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.00%) Break/Fix
4 4 (8.00%) Logistics
4 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) C
2 3 (6.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCNA
3 9 (18.00%) JNCIA
4 4 (8.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.00%) PMP
6 2 (4.00%) CCDP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) Juniper
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) Meraki
5 8 (16.00%) Dell
6 5 (10.00%) NetApp
6 5 (10.00%) VMware
7 4 (8.00%) Xerox
8 3 (6.00%) Avaya
8 3 (6.00%) Intel
8 3 (6.00%) LANDesk
9 2 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.00%) BT
10 1 (2.00%) CA
10 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.00%) Veritas