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 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 129 140
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 31 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.20% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 2.41% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 6
Median daily rate £226 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £230 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £432 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.25 - -
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 South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 432 457 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.78% 15.75% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 299 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
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 South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
Bristol +20 18 £313 -19.35% 2
Wiltshire +7 10 £208 -25.89%
Somerset +2 2 £213 -34.61%
Gloucestershire +6 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 26 (49.06%) Cisco
2 20 (37.74%) Firewall
3 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.30%) Windows
4 15 (28.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
5 14 (26.42%) WAN
6 13 (24.53%) LAN
7 11 (20.75%) ITIL
7 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
7 11 (20.75%) F5
7 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
8 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.98%) VMware
9 9 (16.98%) MS Office
9 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
9 9 (16.98%) VPN
9 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
10 8 (15.09%) DNS
10 8 (15.09%) DHCP
10 8 (15.09%) Network Security
11 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
11 7 (13.21%) Wireless
11 7 (13.21%) Migration
11 7 (13.21%) CCNA
11 7 (13.21%) Broadband
11 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2

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 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) Firewall
2 15 (28.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (26.42%) WAN
4 13 (24.53%) LAN
5 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 8 (15.09%) DHCP
6 8 (15.09%) DNS
6 8 (15.09%) Network Security
7 7 (13.21%) Broadband
7 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (13.21%) Wireless
8 6 (11.32%) FWSM
8 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 6 (11.32%) VLAN
9 5 (9.43%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (7.55%) X.509
11 3 (5.66%) ADSL
11 3 (5.66%) Internet
11 3 (5.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Project Manager
4 7 (13.21%) IT Support
5 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) ERP Support
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) SAP Support
7 4 (7.55%) Systems Support
7 4 (7.55%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.55%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.66%) FlexPod
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.43%) Android
5 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) High Availability
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
3 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
3 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.55%) Demand Management
4 4 (7.55%) ERP
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Time Management
6 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Information Security
6 2 (3.77%) ITSM
6 2 (3.77%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.77%) QMS
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.77%) Service Management
6 2 (3.77%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CCNA
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) MCSE
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) APMP
6 2 (3.77%) CCDA
6 2 (3.77%) CNA
6 2 (3.77%) CNE
6 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) MCSA
6 2 (3.77%) Novell Certification
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 4 (7.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Cisco
2 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.75%) CheckPoint
3 11 (20.75%) F5
4 9 (16.98%) VMware
5 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.55%) Nokia
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle
6 4 (7.55%) Pegasus
6 4 (7.55%) QAD
6 4 (7.55%) SAP
7 3 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) NetApp
7 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.77%) BT
8 2 (3.77%) Novell
8 2 (3.77%) Sophos
9 1 (1.89%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper
9 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow