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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 437 419
Rank change year-on-year +69 -18  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 241 235 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 2.73% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 141 106
Median daily rate £361 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £14.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £46.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -47.22%  

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 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +49 228 £363 -3.33% 88
London +59 90 £400 +6.66% 26
South East +14 35 £407 +11.50% 12
South West +30 34 £313 +19.04% 6
Bristol +22 24 £313 +47.05% 5
East of England -7 19 £363 -9.37% 15
North East +47 15 £575 +155.55%
Tyne and Wear +52 13 £625 +171.73%
Newcastle upon Tyne +54 12 £638 +177.17%
Yorkshire +28 12 £363 -12.91% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 12 £237 -42.45% 11
West Yorkshire +40 11 £375 - 3
Cambridge +10 11 £125 -69.75% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £411 +105.50% 2
East Midlands -8 11 £325 -47.79% 2
City of London +2 10 £355 -18.85% 6
Leeds +31 9 £338 - 1
Milton Keynes -13 9 £411 +17.42% 2
Berkshire +23 8 £413 +65.00% 6
Hampshire +7 8 £400 -15.34% 1
North West +16 6 £270 -28.00% 9
West Midlands +15 6 £525 +59.09% 13
Surrey +4 6 £350 -8.49% 1
Hertfordshire -1 6 £375 -6.25% 4
Derbyshire -12 5 £300 +9.09% 1
Nottingham -2 4 £350 -44.00%
Nottinghamshire -5 4 £350 -44.00%
Portsmouth - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire - 4 £140 -
Scotland +47 3 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 156 (32.57%) Cisco
2 139 (29.02%) LAN
3 136 (28.39%) WAN
4 120 (25.05%) Windows
5 119 (24.84%) Firewall
6 105 (21.92%) Microsoft
7 86 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (16.91%) Active Directory
8 81 (16.91%) ITIL
9 75 (15.66%) Wireless
10 74 (15.45%) VPN
11 64 (13.36%) Data Centre
12 60 (12.53%) Security Cleared
12 60 (12.53%) Project Management
13 59 (12.32%) PRINCE2
14 55 (11.48%) Finance
14 55 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
15 49 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
15 49 (10.23%) SC Cleared
16 48 (10.02%) Telecoms
17 47 (9.81%) Degree
18 46 (9.60%) CCNA
19 45 (9.39%) Windows Server
20 44 (9.19%) DNS
20 44 (9.19%) CCNP
20 44 (9.19%) VMware
21 43 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
22 42 (8.77%) DHCP
22 42 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
23 41 (8.56%) CheckPoint

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 19 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.88%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.67%) IIS
4 5 (1.04%) Confluence
5 3 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (5.85%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Simulink
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.05%) Office 365
3 8 (1.67%) PaaS
4 7 (1.46%) SaaS
4 7 (1.46%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.25%) G Suite
6 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (29.02%) LAN
2 136 (28.39%) WAN
3 119 (24.84%) Firewall
4 75 (15.66%) Wireless
5 74 (15.45%) VPN
6 55 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (9.19%) DNS
8 42 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (8.77%) DHCP
9 35 (7.31%) Internet
10 34 (7.10%) TCP/IP
11 32 (6.68%) MPLS
12 30 (6.26%) VLAN
12 30 (6.26%) WLAN
13 28 (5.85%) Network Security
14 27 (5.64%) VoIP
15 22 (4.59%) Bluetooth
15 22 (4.59%) IP Telephony
16 18 (3.76%) LTE
17 17 (3.55%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) MySQL
3 5 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.04%) MS Access
3 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.63%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.63%) SQLite
6 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Git (software)
1 9 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.46%) JIRA
4 6 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.42%) NUnit
6 2 (0.42%) Xcode
7 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) Selenium
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (11.48%) Finance
2 48 (10.02%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.18%) Retail
4 10 (2.09%) Marketing
5 9 (1.88%) Back Office
5 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.25%) Electronics
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
7 4 (0.84%) Local Government
8 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (20.46%) Network Engineer
2 74 (15.45%) Project Manager
3 52 (10.86%) Architect
4 41 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 40 (8.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (5.85%) Analyst
7 27 (5.64%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.38%) Developer
8 21 (4.38%) IT Support
9 19 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (3.76%) IT Manager
10 18 (3.76%) Network Architect
11 17 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.55%) IT Engineer
11 17 (3.55%) Voice Project Manager
12 16 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.34%) Security Engineer
13 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (2.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 12 (2.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.76%) Web Services
2 16 (3.34%) 802.1X
3 13 (2.71%) XML
4 11 (2.30%) .NET
4 11 (2.30%) REST
5 8 (1.67%) Middleware
5 8 (1.67%) SOAP
6 7 (1.46%) JSON
6 7 (1.46%) OAuth
6 7 (1.46%) SAML
7 6 (1.25%) HTML
8 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.04%) jQuery
8 5 (1.04%) WCF
8 5 (1.04%) WPF
9 4 (0.84%) Google Maps API
9 4 (0.84%) LAMP
10 3 (0.63%) Material Design
10 3 (0.63%) Node.js
11 2 (0.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.36%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.51%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.30%) BYOD
6 11 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.30%) NHS
7 10 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.67%) CCTV
10 7 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.46%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.04%) User Experience
12 4 (0.84%) Contactless
12 4 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 120 (25.05%) Windows
2 45 (9.39%) Windows Server
3 38 (7.93%) Windows 10
3 38 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (7.52%) Windows 7
5 34 (7.10%) Linux
6 24 (5.01%) Android
6 24 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.18%) Apple iOS
8 19 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.71%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.46%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (1.04%) Unix
14 4 (0.84%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.63%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.42%) CentOS
16 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.91%) ITIL
2 60 (12.53%) Project Management
3 59 (12.32%) PRINCE2
4 43 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (6.89%) ITIL V3
6 32 (6.68%) High Availability
7 30 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (5.85%) Service Management
9 26 (5.43%) TOGAF
10 24 (5.01%) Migration
11 22 (4.59%) Network Design
12 20 (4.18%) Network Architecture
13 18 (3.76%) Change Management
14 15 (3.13%) Software Engineering
14 15 (3.13%) Validation
15 14 (2.92%) Test Automation
16 13 (2.71%) BCP
16 13 (2.71%) SOA
17 12 (2.51%) Risk Management
18 11 (2.30%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.64%) C
2 24 (5.01%) SQL
3 19 (3.97%) Python
4 16 (3.34%) C++
5 13 (2.71%) C#
5 13 (2.71%) Perl
6 10 (2.09%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.88%) Java
7 9 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.25%) Embedded C
9 5 (1.04%) Delphi
9 5 (1.04%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.04%) PHP
9 5 (1.04%) Ruby
9 5 (1.04%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.84%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (12.53%) Security Cleared
3 49 (10.23%) SC Cleared
4 47 (9.81%) Degree
5 46 (9.60%) CCNA
6 44 (9.19%) CCNP
7 21 (4.38%) CCIE
8 14 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (2.51%) JNCIA
10 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.88%) APMP
11 9 (1.88%) MCSE
12 7 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.46%) JNCIE
13 6 (1.25%) CCDP
13 6 (1.25%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.04%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.55%) SLA
2 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.84%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.21%) MISRA
5 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 81 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.92%) Firmware
5 9 (1.88%) XenApp
6 8 (1.67%) Docker
7 5 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.63%) vSphere
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.21%) IAG
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (3.34%) SCCM
2 10 (2.09%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (1.46%) Ansible
3 7 (1.46%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.04%) Terraform
5 4 (0.84%) Puppet
6 3 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.63%) Mesos
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.63%) SCOM
6 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.42%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 156 (32.57%) Cisco
2 105 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 44 (9.19%) VMware
4 41 (8.56%) CheckPoint
5 39 (8.14%) Juniper
6 27 (5.64%) Palo Alto
7 26 (5.43%) HP
8 25 (5.22%) Google
9 23 (4.80%) Citrix
10 22 (4.59%) F5
11 21 (4.38%) Meraki
12 19 (3.97%) Apple
12 19 (3.97%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.76%) Remedy
14 17 (3.55%) Ericsson
15 14 (2.92%) Aruba
16 13 (2.71%) Dell
17 9 (1.88%) BT
17 9 (1.88%) EMC
18 8 (1.67%) ServiceNow
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.17 - £17.51 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - 420 per day
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Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £208 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £175 - £190 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: 450/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
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Rate: £260 - £280 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
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Rate: £425 - 450 per day
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