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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
UK
Rank 384 418 426
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 232 232 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 2.95% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 132 119
Median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £220 £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 21 28
Median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £25.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +54.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £40.05
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 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
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 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 26 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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 26 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 +31 215 £375 - 59
London +28 73 £394 +12.50% 11
South East +11 46 £404 +3.46% 11
South West +24 32 £238 -28.03% 5
Bristol +18 18 £313 -19.35% 2
East of England -14 18 £363 -9.37% 10
North West +34 16 £488 +30.00% 6
Berkshire +26 16 £213 -52.77% 3
East Midlands +10 15 £300 -17.24% 2
Reading +20 14 £381 -15.27% 1
City of London +7 12 £433 +8.12% 3
Yorkshire +21 11 £375 +76.47% 4
Wiltshire +8 11 £208 -25.89%
Hampshire +1 10 £405 +9.45% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £415 +6.41% 1
West Yorkshire +23 9 £388 - 3
Milton Keynes +4 9 £414 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 8 - - 9
South Wales +20 7 £300 -14.28%
Wales +15 7 £300 -14.28%
West Midlands +6 7 £406 +28.96% 7
Lancashire +21 6 £625 +216.45%
Leeds +15 6 £400 - 1
Nottingham +11 5 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £325 -
Cambridge +2 5 - - 7
Northamptonshire 0 5 £300 -17.24%
Kettering - 5 £300 -
Fleetwood - 5 £638 -
Essex - 5 £338 -

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 176 (34.24%) Cisco
2 143 (27.82%) Firewall
3 142 (27.63%) LAN
4 129 (25.10%) Microsoft
5 118 (22.96%) Windows
6 113 (21.98%) WAN
7 106 (20.62%) ITIL
8 95 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (18.09%) Active Directory
10 85 (16.54%) Wireless
11 79 (15.37%) Data Centre
12 78 (15.18%) Project Management
13 72 (14.01%) PRINCE2
14 69 (13.42%) MS Excel
15 68 (13.23%) Telecoms
16 65 (12.65%) VPN
17 62 (12.06%) CheckPoint
18 59 (11.48%) MS Office
19 57 (11.09%) ITIL V3
20 56 (10.89%) Security Cleared
21 55 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
21 55 (10.70%) VoIP
21 55 (10.70%) CCNP
22 51 (9.92%) Management Information System
22 51 (9.92%) VMware
23 50 (9.73%) Network Security
24 49 (9.53%) Windows 7
24 49 (9.53%) Cisco Nexus
24 49 (9.53%) CCNA
25 48 (9.34%) Finance

Wi-Fi
Top Related 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 (4.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.36%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) Apache
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Confluence
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 69 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 59 (11.48%) MS Office
3 47 (9.14%) MS Project
4 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.28%) Office 365
3 19 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.56%) SaaS
5 5 (0.97%) G Suite
6 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.78%) PaaS
7 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (27.82%) Firewall
2 142 (27.63%) LAN
3 113 (21.98%) WAN
4 85 (16.54%) Wireless
5 65 (12.65%) VPN
6 55 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (10.70%) VoIP
7 50 (9.73%) Network Security
8 49 (9.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 48 (9.34%) Internet
10 42 (8.17%) TCP/IP
11 41 (7.98%) MPLS
12 39 (7.59%) LTE
13 37 (7.20%) DHCP
14 36 (7.00%) DNS
15 34 (6.61%) VoLTE
16 30 (5.84%) Ethernet
17 29 (5.64%) OSPF
18 27 (5.25%) VLAN
19 24 (4.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.75%) 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 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.58%) 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 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.19%) GIS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.78%) JIRA
4 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.39%) Xcode
5 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (13.23%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.34%) Finance
3 33 (6.42%) Retail
4 15 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.75%) Electronics
5 9 (1.75%) Marketing
6 7 (1.36%) Local Government
7 5 (0.97%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Automotive
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Banking
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (21.79%) Network Engineer
2 83 (16.15%) Project Manager
3 52 (10.12%) Architect
4 48 (9.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 46 (8.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 34 (6.61%) Voice Project Manager
7 31 (6.03%) Analyst
8 30 (5.84%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.89%) IT Support
9 20 (3.89%) Network Architect
9 20 (3.89%) Network Manager
10 18 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (2.92%) Security Engineer
13 14 (2.72%) Desktop Support
13 14 (2.72%) Developer
13 14 (2.72%) Firewall Engineer
13 14 (2.72%) IT Manager
14 13 (2.53%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.72%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.53%) Web Services
3 7 (1.36%) 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 (0.58%) JSON
6 3 (0.58%) Node.js
6 3 (0.58%) OAuth
6 3 (0.58%) SAML
6 3 (0.58%) WCF
6 3 (0.58%) WPF
7 2 (0.39%) Material Design
8 1 (0.19%) CORBA
8 1 (0.19%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.19%) Itk
8 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.37%) Data Centre
2 51 (9.92%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (3.31%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (2.33%) NHS
7 11 (2.14%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
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 (1.75%) Internet of Things
9 9 (1.75%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.56%) BYOD
11 7 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.97%) CCTV
12 5 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (22.96%) Windows
2 49 (9.53%) Windows 7
3 44 (8.56%) Windows Server
4 37 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (6.81%) Linux
6 33 (6.42%) Windows 10
7 29 (5.64%) Android
8 25 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (4.47%) Apple iOS
10 21 (4.09%) Windows 8
10 21 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.14%) Unix
12 10 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.78%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.39%) CentOS
16 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.62%) ITIL
2 78 (15.18%) Project Management
3 72 (14.01%) PRINCE2
4 57 (11.09%) ITIL V3
5 43 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (5.84%) Service Management
6 30 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (5.45%) Migration
8 24 (4.67%) Network Architecture
9 22 (4.28%) Validation
10 21 (4.09%) Network Design
11 20 (3.89%) High Availability
11 20 (3.89%) TOGAF
12 18 (3.50%) Change Management
12 18 (3.50%) Software Engineering
13 17 (3.31%) Time Management
14 16 (3.11%) Service Design
15 15 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (2.92%) Risk Management
16 12 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.45%) C
2 16 (3.11%) Python
2 16 (3.11%) SQL
3 14 (2.72%) Perl
4 12 (2.33%) C++
5 7 (1.36%) Embedded C
5 7 (1.36%) Java
5 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.17%) C#
6 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.97%) PHP
7 5 (0.97%) Ruby
8 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.39%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.19%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 95 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (10.89%) Security Cleared
3 55 (10.70%) CCNP
4 49 (9.53%) CCNA
5 45 (8.75%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.81%) Degree
7 19 (3.70%) CCIE
8 17 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.72%) MCSE
10 13 (2.53%) JNCIA
11 11 (2.14%) MCSA
12 10 (1.95%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.95%) MCP
12 10 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.36%) ACDT
14 7 (1.36%) ACHDS
14 7 (1.36%) ACTC
14 7 (1.36%) MCDST
14 7 (1.36%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.53%) SLA
2 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.97%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 93 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.72%) Firmware
4 9 (1.75%) Docker
4 9 (1.75%) XenApp
5 8 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.39%) NFS
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.39%) vSphere
10 1 (0.19%) IAG
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (3.89%) SCCM
2 16 (3.11%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.17%) Ansible
6 5 (0.97%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.97%) Terraform
7 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.78%) Mesos
7 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.58%) 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 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 176 (34.24%) Cisco
2 129 (25.10%) Microsoft
3 62 (12.06%) CheckPoint
4 51 (9.92%) VMware
5 38 (7.39%) Juniper
6 37 (7.20%) F5
7 36 (7.00%) Aruba
7 36 (7.00%) Remedy
8 35 (6.81%) Ericsson
9 28 (5.45%) HP
10 27 (5.25%) Citrix
11 26 (5.06%) Meraki
12 23 (4.47%) Apple
13 20 (3.89%) Google
13 20 (3.89%) Palo Alto
14 17 (3.31%) BT
15 14 (2.72%) EMC
15 14 (2.72%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.75%) Samsung
17 8 (1.56%) Extreme Networks
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