The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 412 444
Rank change year-on-year +24 +32  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 229 233 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 2.95% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 120
Median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £216 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 28
Median hourly rate £29.00 £41.00 £25.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +58.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £16.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.95% +29.23%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the UK

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +19 212 £375 - 62
London +20 72 £388 +10.71% 16
South East -1 46 £404 +3.46% 7
South West +16 30 £215 -34.84% 6
Bristol +18 17 £294 -24.19% 2
East of England -13 17 £363 -9.37% 11
North West +33 16 £488 +30.00% 5
Berkshire +25 16 £213 -52.77% 2
East Midlands +1 15 £300 -17.24% 2
Reading +19 14 £381 -15.27%
City of London -4 13 £391 -2.18% 3
Yorkshire +22 11 £375 +76.47% 3
Wiltshire +5 10 £208 -25.89%
Hampshire +1 10 £405 +9.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £415 +6.41% 1
West Yorkshire +20 9 £388 - 2
Milton Keynes -2 9 £414 - 1
West Midlands +8 8 £500 +58.73% 9
Cambridgeshire +4 8 - - 9
South Wales +23 7 £300 -14.28%
Wales +20 7 £300 -14.28%
Lancashire +25 6 £625 +216.45%
Leeds +15 6 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +12 5 £325 -
Nottingham +10 5 £325 -
Cambridge +6 5 - - 8
Northamptonshire +6 5 £300 -17.24%
Kettering - 5 £300 -
Fleetwood - 5 £638 -
Essex - 5 £338 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 174 (33.98%) Cisco
2 142 (27.73%) Firewall
3 141 (27.54%) LAN
4 129 (25.20%) Microsoft
5 118 (23.05%) Windows
6 113 (22.07%) WAN
7 106 (20.70%) ITIL
8 95 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (18.16%) Active Directory
10 84 (16.41%) Wireless
11 79 (15.43%) Data Centre
12 78 (15.23%) Project Management
13 72 (14.06%) PRINCE2
14 69 (13.48%) MS Excel
15 67 (13.09%) Telecoms
16 66 (12.89%) VPN
17 62 (12.11%) CheckPoint
18 59 (11.52%) MS Office
19 57 (11.13%) ITIL V3
20 55 (10.74%) Security Cleared
20 55 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
20 55 (10.74%) VoIP
20 55 (10.74%) CCNP
21 52 (10.16%) VMware
22 50 (9.77%) Management Information System
23 49 (9.57%) CCNA
23 49 (9.57%) Network Security
23 49 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
24 48 (9.38%) Windows 7
24 48 (9.38%) Finance

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) Apache
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Confluence
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 69 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 59 (11.52%) MS Office
3 47 (9.18%) MS Project
4 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.30%) Office 365
3 20 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.56%) SaaS
5 5 (0.98%) G Suite
6 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.78%) PaaS
7 3 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (27.73%) Firewall
2 141 (27.54%) LAN
3 113 (22.07%) WAN
4 84 (16.41%) Wireless
5 66 (12.89%) VPN
6 55 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (10.74%) VoIP
7 49 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (9.57%) Network Security
8 46 (8.98%) Internet
9 41 (8.01%) MPLS
9 41 (8.01%) TCP/IP
10 39 (7.62%) LTE
11 38 (7.42%) DHCP
12 37 (7.23%) DNS
13 34 (6.64%) VoLTE
14 29 (5.66%) Ethernet
15 28 (5.47%) OSPF
16 27 (5.27%) VLAN
17 25 (4.88%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.76%) MySQL
3 4 (0.78%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.59%) SQLite
5 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.20%) GIS
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.78%) JIRA
4 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.39%) Xcode
5 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (13.09%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.38%) Finance
3 32 (6.25%) Retail
4 15 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.76%) Electronics
5 9 (1.76%) Marketing
6 7 (1.37%) Local Government
7 5 (0.98%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Automotive
9 3 (0.59%) Billing
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Banking
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (21.68%) Network Engineer
2 83 (16.21%) Project Manager
3 51 (9.96%) Architect
4 48 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 46 (8.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (6.64%) Voice Project Manager
7 31 (6.05%) Analyst
7 31 (6.05%) Support Engineer
8 20 (3.91%) IT Support
8 20 (3.91%) Network Manager
9 19 (3.71%) Network Architect
10 18 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.32%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (2.93%) Security Engineer
13 14 (2.73%) Desktop Support
13 14 (2.73%) Firewall Engineer
13 14 (2.73%) IT Manager
14 13 (2.54%) Developer
14 13 (2.54%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.54%) Web Services
2 12 (2.34%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.37%) SOAP
4 6 (1.17%) Middleware
4 6 (1.17%) REST
5 4 (0.78%) .NET
5 4 (0.78%) J2EE
5 4 (0.78%) LAMP
5 4 (0.78%) XML
6 3 (0.59%) JSON
6 3 (0.59%) Node.js
6 3 (0.59%) OAuth
6 3 (0.59%) SAML
6 3 (0.59%) WCF
6 3 (0.59%) WPF
7 2 (0.39%) Material Design
8 1 (0.20%) CORBA
8 1 (0.20%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.20%) Itk
8 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 50 (9.77%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (3.32%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (2.34%) NHS
7 11 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.95%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.76%) Internet of Things
9 9 (1.76%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.56%) BYOD
11 7 (1.37%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.98%) CCTV
12 5 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (23.05%) Windows
2 48 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 45 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 37 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (6.64%) Linux
6 33 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 29 (5.66%) Android
8 25 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (4.30%) Apple iOS
10 21 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (3.91%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.15%) Unix
13 10 (1.95%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.78%) CoreOS
17 2 (0.39%) CentOS
17 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.70%) ITIL
2 78 (15.23%) Project Management
3 72 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 57 (11.13%) ITIL V3
5 43 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (5.86%) Service Management
6 30 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (5.66%) Migration
8 25 (4.88%) Network Architecture
9 21 (4.10%) Network Design
9 21 (4.10%) Validation
10 20 (3.91%) High Availability
10 20 (3.91%) TOGAF
11 18 (3.52%) Software Engineering
12 17 (3.32%) Change Management
13 16 (3.13%) Service Design
13 16 (3.13%) Time Management
14 15 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (2.93%) Risk Management
15 12 (2.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.47%) C
2 16 (3.13%) Python
2 16 (3.13%) SQL
3 13 (2.54%) Perl
4 12 (2.34%) C++
5 7 (1.37%) Embedded C
5 7 (1.37%) Java
5 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.17%) C#
6 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.98%) PHP
7 5 (0.98%) Ruby
8 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.39%) VBScript
11 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.20%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 95 (18.55%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (10.74%) CCNP
2 55 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 49 (9.57%) CCNA
4 45 (8.79%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.84%) Degree
6 19 (3.71%) CCIE
7 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (2.54%) JNCIA
8 13 (2.54%) MCSE
9 10 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.95%) MCSA
9 10 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.76%) MCP
11 7 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.17%) ACDT
12 6 (1.17%) ACHDS
12 6 (1.17%) ACTC
12 6 (1.17%) MCDST
12 6 (1.17%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.54%) SLA
2 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.98%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.59%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.39%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.20%) MISRA
6 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 93 (18.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.73%) Firmware
4 9 (1.76%) Docker
4 9 (1.76%) XenApp
5 8 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.39%) NFS
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.39%) vSphere
10 1 (0.20%) IAG
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (3.91%) SCCM
2 16 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.17%) Ansible
6 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.98%) Terraform
7 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.78%) Mesos
7 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.39%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.39%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.39%) Puppet
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.39%) SCOM
9 2 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 174 (33.98%) Cisco
2 129 (25.20%) Microsoft
3 62 (12.11%) CheckPoint
4 52 (10.16%) VMware
5 37 (7.23%) F5
5 37 (7.23%) Juniper
6 36 (7.03%) Remedy
7 35 (6.84%) Aruba
7 35 (6.84%) Ericsson
8 28 (5.47%) HP
9 26 (5.08%) Citrix
9 26 (5.08%) Meraki
10 22 (4.30%) Apple
11 20 (3.91%) Google
11 20 (3.91%) Palo Alto
12 17 (3.32%) BT
13 14 (2.73%) EMC
13 14 (2.73%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.76%) Samsung
15 8 (1.56%) Extreme Networks
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