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 23 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)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 383 401
Rank change year-on-year +46 +18  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 285 281 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 3.24% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 174 109
Median daily rate £360 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £193 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £300
% change year-on-year -4.10% +21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 26
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £14.65 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -47.94%  

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 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 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
England +41 276 £360 -4.00% 69
London +4 102 £400 - 27
South West +25 43 £313 +13.63% 4
East of England +2 35 £183 -42.51% 10
South East -7 30 £373 +2.05% 8
Bristol +13 27 £313 -43.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +23 25 £208 -39.92% 6
Cambridge +24 20 £183 -46.71% 3
West Midlands +13 19 £413 +3.44% 7
North East +67 15 £575 +163.76%
Tyne and Wear +77 13 £625 +185.38%
North West +26 13 £218 -43.87% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +77 12 £638 +189.77%
Yorkshire +33 11 £338 -18.91% 1
City of London 0 11 £393 -21.50% 9
Hertfordshire -4 9 £85 -72.80% 3
West Yorkshire +28 8 £331 -
Cornwall -2 8 £355 +118.46%
Buckinghamshire -17 8 £411 +17.42%
East Midlands -17 8 £375 -37.50% 4
Berkshire +22 7 £363 - 6
Leeds +18 7 £325 -
Manchester +15 7 £281 -29.68% 5
Milton Keynes -15 7 £411 -8.66%
Hampshire +9 6 £369 -13.23% 2
Surrey +5 6 £325 -33.84%
Coventry +15 5 £413 +3.12%
Staffordshire +3 5 £388 -2.51% 3
Cheshire +26 4 £244 -65.17%
Birmingham +16 4 £388 +3.33% 3

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 179 (34.62%) LAN
2 173 (33.46%) Cisco
3 170 (32.88%) WAN
4 133 (25.73%) Firewall
5 126 (24.37%) Windows
6 102 (19.73%) Microsoft
7 96 (18.57%) Wireless
8 87 (16.83%) VPN
8 87 (16.83%) Cisco Certification
9 83 (16.05%) Active Directory
10 78 (15.09%) ITIL
11 69 (13.35%) Data Centre
12 67 (12.96%) Finance
13 61 (11.80%) Project Management
14 58 (11.22%) PRINCE2
15 57 (11.03%) Security Cleared
16 52 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
18 48 (9.28%) DNS
18 48 (9.28%) Windows Server
19 47 (9.09%) CheckPoint
19 47 (9.09%) Telecoms
20 46 (8.90%) SC Cleared
21 45 (8.70%) DHCP
21 45 (8.70%) VMware
21 45 (8.70%) Degree
22 44 (8.51%) VoIP
22 44 (8.51%) CCNP
22 44 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
22 44 (8.51%) Windows 10

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 23 (4.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (1.93%) IIS
3 10 (1.93%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.55%) Confluence
6 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.19%) SAS
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (9.67%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.77%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Pegasus Opera
1 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.74%) Office 365
2 34 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.93%) SaaS
5 9 (1.74%) PaaS
5 9 (1.74%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.77%) G Suite
8 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (34.62%) LAN
2 170 (32.88%) WAN
3 133 (25.73%) Firewall
4 96 (18.57%) Wireless
5 87 (16.83%) VPN
6 52 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
7 48 (9.28%) DNS
8 45 (8.70%) DHCP
9 44 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 44 (8.51%) VoIP
10 40 (7.74%) MPLS
11 37 (7.16%) TCP/IP
11 37 (7.16%) VLAN
12 36 (6.96%) WLAN
13 33 (6.38%) Internet
14 30 (5.80%) Bluetooth
15 28 (5.42%) Network Security
16 25 (4.84%) IP Telephony
17 20 (3.87%) Broadband
17 20 (3.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (0.97%) MS Access
2 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.77%) Big Data
3 4 (0.77%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.77%) MySQL
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.93%) JIRA
2 8 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.39%) NUnit
5 2 (0.39%) Xcode
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.19%) Redmine
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) Trac
6 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (12.96%) Finance
2 47 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.64%) Retail
4 15 (2.90%) Marketing
5 12 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.13%) Back Office
7 9 (1.74%) Electronics
8 4 (0.77%) Automotive
8 4 (0.77%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (19.92%) Network Engineer
2 85 (16.44%) Project Manager
3 59 (11.41%) Architect
4 45 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 44 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (6.58%) Analyst
7 24 (4.64%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.26%) IT Support
9 20 (3.87%) Developer
9 20 (3.87%) Network Architect
10 19 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
10 19 (3.68%) IT Manager
11 18 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 17 (3.29%) IT Engineer
13 16 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (3.09%) Test Engineer
14 14 (2.71%) Cloud Architect
15 13 (2.51%) IT Project Manager
15 13 (2.51%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.90%) Web Services
1 15 (2.90%) XML
2 14 (2.71%) 802.1X
3 13 (2.51%) REST
4 9 (1.74%) JSON
4 9 (1.74%) OAuth
4 9 (1.74%) SAML
5 8 (1.55%) .NET
5 8 (1.55%) Middleware
6 6 (1.16%) HTML
6 6 (1.16%) XMPP
7 5 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.97%) jQuery
7 5 (0.97%) SOAP
8 4 (0.77%) Google Maps API
8 4 (0.77%) LAMP
9 3 (0.58%) Material Design
10 2 (0.39%) J2EE
10 2 (0.39%) Qt
10 2 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.29%) Private Cloud
5 16 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.71%) NHS
7 13 (2.51%) BYOD
8 10 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.35%) CCTV
11 7 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.35%) STB
12 6 (1.16%) Digital TV
12 6 (1.16%) User Experience
13 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.97%) Fintech
13 5 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 126 (24.37%) Windows
2 48 (9.28%) Windows Server
3 44 (8.51%) Windows 10
4 38 (7.35%) Linux
4 38 (7.35%) Windows 7
4 38 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.45%) Android
7 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (1.93%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.97%) Unix
14 4 (0.77%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.39%) CentOS
15 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.09%) ITIL
2 61 (11.80%) Project Management
3 58 (11.22%) PRINCE2
4 43 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (5.42%) High Availability
6 28 (5.42%) Service Management
7 27 (5.22%) ITIL V3
7 27 (5.22%) TOGAF
8 26 (5.03%) Migration
9 25 (4.84%) Network Design
10 21 (4.06%) Risk Management
11 18 (3.48%) Change Management
11 18 (3.48%) Network Architecture
12 16 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (2.90%) Software Engineering
14 14 (2.71%) Logistics
14 14 (2.71%) SOA
15 13 (2.51%) BCP
15 13 (2.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.61%) C
2 27 (5.22%) Python
3 22 (4.26%) SQL
4 21 (4.06%) Perl
5 18 (3.48%) C++
6 14 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.74%) C#
7 9 (1.74%) Embedded C
8 8 (1.55%) Java
9 7 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.97%) Delphi
10 5 (0.97%) Ruby
11 4 (0.77%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.39%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.39%) VBScript
13 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 87 (16.83%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (11.03%) Security Cleared
3 46 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 45 (8.70%) Degree
5 44 (8.51%) CCNP
6 43 (8.32%) CCNA
7 27 (5.22%) CCIE
8 21 (4.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.13%) APMP
12 10 (1.93%) JNCIA
13 9 (1.74%) JNCIE
13 9 (1.74%) MCSE
14 6 (1.16%) CCDP
14 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) SLA
2 9 (1.74%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.39%) GDPR
4 2 (0.39%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 83 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.90%) Firmware
5 7 (1.35%) XenApp
6 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.58%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.58%) vSphere
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.19%) Docker
10 1 (0.19%) IAG
10 1 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (2.71%) SCCM
3 7 (1.35%) Ansible
4 6 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.16%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.16%) Puppet
5 5 (0.97%) Cacti
5 5 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.58%) SCOM
6 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.58%) WSUS
7 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.39%) Nagios
7 2 (0.39%) OpenView
7 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 173 (33.46%) Cisco
2 102 (19.73%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 45 (8.70%) VMware
5 40 (7.74%) Juniper
6 37 (7.16%) HP
7 34 (6.58%) Palo Alto
8 25 (4.84%) Citrix
8 25 (4.84%) Meraki
9 24 (4.64%) SolarWinds
10 22 (4.26%) F5
11 21 (4.06%) Google
12 15 (2.90%) Apple
13 14 (2.71%) Dell
14 13 (2.51%) Aruba
15 12 (2.32%) ServiceNow
16 11 (2.13%) Remedy
17 10 (1.93%) Avaya
17 10 (1.93%) Ericsson
17 10 (1.93%) Fortinet
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