Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 124 167
Rank change year-on-year -23 +43 -6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 55 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.30% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 8.28% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 24
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.71% -10.92% +8.75%
10th Percentile £130 £181 £183
90th Percentile £450 £488 £540
England median daily rate £360 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £24.20 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.77% -47.39% +174.63%
10th Percentile £12.20 £13.07 £45.50
90th Percentile £25.80 £34.36 £46.50
England median hourly rate £16.81 £19.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year -15.19% +4.32% -13.64%

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 662 725 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.12% 15.65% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 431 461
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.28% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.38 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 October 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 -1 16 £360 +0.70% 6
Staffordshire 0 13 £360 -7.10% 1
Coventry -9 11 £450 +140.00% 5
Walsall +9 9 - -
Warwickshire +1 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 31 (56.36%) WAN
2 29 (52.73%) LAN
3 24 (43.64%) Cisco
4 22 (40.00%) Firewall
5 20 (36.36%) VoIP
5 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (32.73%) ITIL
6 18 (32.73%) Windows
7 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
7 13 (23.64%) CCNA
8 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (20.00%) Internet
9 9 (16.36%) MPLS
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) WLAN
9 9 (16.36%) VPN
9 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
10 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
10 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
11 7 (12.73%) Unix
11 7 (12.73%) Retail
11 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.73%) Office 365
11 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
11 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
12 6 (10.91%) Re-Platforming
12 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
12 6 (10.91%) FMCG

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 (7.27%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) WAN
2 29 (52.73%) LAN
3 22 (40.00%) Firewall
4 20 (36.36%) VoIP
5 11 (20.00%) Internet
6 9 (16.36%) MPLS
6 9 (16.36%) VPN
6 9 (16.36%) WLAN
7 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (10.91%) SSL
8 6 (10.91%) Wireless
9 5 (9.09%) Network Security
10 4 (7.27%) BGP
11 3 (5.45%) Bluetooth
11 3 (5.45%) Cisco Firepower
11 3 (5.45%) SAN
11 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
12 2 (3.64%) DNS
12 2 (3.64%) FTP
12 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.82%) Gradle
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Project Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
4 3 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) LAMP
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (3.64%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) PhoneGap
2 2 (3.64%) React Native
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
1 6 (10.91%) FMCG
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.64%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.64%) iPad
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.73%) Unix
3 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.45%) Android
5 3 (5.45%) Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.64%) MVS
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.91%) Re-Platforming
3 6 (10.91%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) Change Control
4 5 (9.09%) Security Management
4 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security Management
5 4 (7.27%) Open Source
5 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
5 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.45%) Application Discovery
6 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) Scrum
7 2 (3.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) Apple Swift
3 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
3 2 (3.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (23.64%) CCNA
3 11 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (10.91%) CCNP
5 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) iptables
2 2 (3.64%) Postfix
2 2 (3.64%) Samba
2 2 (3.64%) Squid
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Nessus
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.82%) Nmap
3 1 (1.82%) QRadar
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Cisco
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) F5
6 3 (5.45%) BT
6 3 (5.45%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) Aruba
7 2 (3.64%) Avaya
7 2 (3.64%) Citrix
7 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.64%) SonicWALL
7 2 (3.64%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.82%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.82%) Meraki
8 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow