Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 130 152
Rank change year-on-year -34 +22 +16
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 36 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.04% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 7.31% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 25
West Midlands median daily rate £233 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £121 £181 £167
90th Percentile £483 £511 £491
England median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £23.10 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.32% -49.78% +219.44%
10th Percentile £12.20 £14.10 £45.50
90th Percentile £25.80 £33.98 £46.50
England median hourly rate £16.81 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -11.53% -32.14% +30.08%

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 679 616 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.40% 14.29% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 346 433
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £203 £181 £176
90th Percentile £550 £511 £535
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £66.75 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Walsall - 9 - -
Coventry -14 8 £450 +50.00% 3
Birmingham -24 8 £235 -37.54% 1
Staffordshire -8 3 £175 -54.84%
Dudley +3 2 £98 -
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 21 (58.33%) LAN
2 19 (52.78%) WAN
3 18 (50.00%) Cisco
4 17 (47.22%) VoIP
5 15 (41.67%) ITIL
6 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (36.11%) CCNA
7 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
8 11 (30.56%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (27.78%) Firewall
10 9 (25.00%) Windows
11 8 (22.22%) VPN
12 7 (19.44%) Unix
12 7 (19.44%) Internet
12 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.67%) SSL
14 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
14 5 (13.89%) MPLS
14 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (13.89%) Network Security
14 5 (13.89%) Office 365
14 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
15 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
15 4 (11.11%) Open Source
15 4 (11.11%) LAMP
15 4 (11.11%) Nessus
15 4 (11.11%) SAN
15 4 (11.11%) Service Management

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 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) LAN
2 19 (52.78%) WAN
3 17 (47.22%) VoIP
4 10 (27.78%) Firewall
5 8 (22.22%) VPN
6 7 (19.44%) Internet
7 6 (16.67%) SSL
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (13.89%) MPLS
8 5 (13.89%) Network Security
9 4 (11.11%) SAN
9 4 (11.11%) Wireless
9 4 (11.11%) WLAN
10 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
11 2 (5.56%) DHCP
11 2 (5.56%) DNS
11 2 (5.56%) FTP
11 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
11 2 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
1 1 (2.78%) Gradle
1 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) PC Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Product Owner
3 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) LAMP
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (5.56%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) PhoneGap
2 2 (5.56%) React Native
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
1 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
1 2 (5.56%) iPad
1 2 (5.56%) iPhone
1 2 (5.56%) PKI
1 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
1 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Unix
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.56%) MVS
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.11%) Network Security Management
4 4 (11.11%) Open Source
4 4 (11.11%) Security Management
4 4 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) Economics
6 2 (5.56%) Network Design
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNA
3 11 (30.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) iptables
2 2 (5.56%) Postfix
2 2 (5.56%) Samba
2 2 (5.56%) Squid
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.78%) Nmap
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Avaya
3 2 (5.56%) Citrix
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.78%) BT
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Meraki
4 1 (2.78%) NEC
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow