Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 19 April 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 153 164
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 20 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 3.64% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
West Midlands median daily rate £263 £410 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.98% +33.33% +146.00%
10th Percentile £179 £265 £246
90th Percentile £363 £568 £444
England median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.25 £31.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.65% - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +65.79% -52.50% +97.53%

Wi-Fi is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 704 605 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.76% 12.92% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 310 294
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £177 £178
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +3.45% -44.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.10 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £31.00 £38.58
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -13.13% +15.12%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the West Midlands

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -19 6 £253 -14.04% 2
Warwickshire +2 4 - - 1
Coventry -9 3 £265 -49.52% 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Staffordshire +5 1 £365 -
Worcestershire -8 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £175 -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) DHCP
3 8 (40.00%) VPN
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (25.00%) Automotive
5 5 (25.00%) Aruba
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (20.00%) Skype
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
7 3 (15.00%) HTTP
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) XML
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) 3G
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) JSON

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) G Suite
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) DHCP
3 8 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Skype
5 3 (15.00%) 3G
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) VoIP
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Android Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Gradle
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (5.00%) GitLab
2 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JSON
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (5.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (5.00%) Core Animation
2 1 (5.00%) Core Data
2 1 (5.00%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) BYOD
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Infotainment
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Android
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Analytics
3 2 (10.00%) Android Development
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Data Security
4 1 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Governance
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Aruba
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) AirMagnet
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Google
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.00%) Sigfox
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec