Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 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)
England > South West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 140 172
Rank change year-on-year -46 +32 +36
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 37 61 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 1.08% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 7.36% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 53 26
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £113
90th Percentile £422 £388 £616
England median daily rate £360 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +85.19% +102.50%
10th Percentile £24.63 £33.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £18.76 £32.50 £20.88
% change year-on-year -42.28% +55.69% -3.02%

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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 912 829 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.47% 14.71% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 498 498
South West median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £164
90th Percentile £538 £532 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 83
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +7.50% -23.57%
10th Percentile £16.98 £13.15 £11.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the South West

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Bristol -32 9 £225 -28.00% 5
Somerset +7 7 £388 +167.24% 4
Cornwall -10 6 £338 +35.00% 2
Wiltshire -26 5 £383 +64.52% 2
Gloucestershire -10 3 £425 +30.77% 4
Devon +3 2 - - 3
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 South West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Python
3 11 (29.73%) Migration
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
4 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
4 10 (27.03%) C
5 9 (24.32%) C++
5 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 8 (21.62%) Go
6 8 (21.62%) Docker
6 8 (21.62%) Office 365
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (21.62%) LAN
6 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco
7 7 (18.92%) Degree
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.92%) Finance
7 7 (18.92%) Security Management
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Device Driver
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.51%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) HipChat
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
2 8 (21.62%) LAN
3 4 (10.81%) Broadband
3 4 (10.81%) Wireless
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.70%) HSRP
6 1 (2.70%) HTTP
6 1 (2.70%) PPP
6 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.70%) SNMP
6 1 (2.70%) UMTS
6 1 (2.70%) VPN
6 1 (2.70%) WLAN
6 1 (2.70%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Python Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.22%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
3 2 (5.41%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.70%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.51%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) CentOS
8 1 (2.70%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (2.70%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (2.70%) Unix
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 7 (18.92%) Security Management
5 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
9 2 (5.41%) Change Control
9 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.41%) SFIA
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 2 (5.41%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
10 1 (2.70%) BDD
10 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.70%) Open Source
10 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) C
3 9 (24.32%) C++
4 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
4 8 (21.62%) Go
5 3 (8.11%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Groovy
7 1 (2.70%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.70%) APMP
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) CCMSE
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) CWNA
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.70%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Docker
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.70%) QNAP
4 1 (2.70%) VMware