Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 125 162
Rank change year-on-year -31 +37 -11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 51 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.33% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 8.40% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 22
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £270 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -41.30% +15.00%
10th Percentile £175 £178 £128
90th Percentile £411 £400 £540
England median daily rate £360 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.74% +138.89%
England median hourly rate £19.39 £34.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year -43.12% +79.37% -15.08%

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 626 762 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 15.83% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 466 411
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £205
90th Percentile £538 £504 £540
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.28% +101.03% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.64 £12.15 £10.05
90th Percentile £31.08 £44.20 £40.24
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.61% +8.54%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +6 25 £360 +2.86% 8
Staffordshire 0 20 £360 -7.10% 1
Coventry +3 12 £450 +140.00% 7
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 26 (50.98%) WAN
2 25 (49.02%) Windows
3 23 (45.10%) LAN
3 23 (45.10%) Firewall
4 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
5 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 14 (27.45%) Retail
7 13 (25.49%) Re-Platforming
7 13 (25.49%) FMCG
8 11 (21.57%) Cisco
9 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 9 (17.65%) WLAN
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (15.69%) VMware
10 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.69%) Change Control
10 8 (15.69%) Patch Management
10 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
11 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
11 7 (13.73%) CCNP
11 7 (13.73%) ITIL
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (13.73%) Internet
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
12 6 (11.76%) VoIP
12 6 (11.76%) Wireless
12 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) WAN
2 23 (45.10%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) LAN
3 9 (17.65%) WLAN
4 7 (13.73%) Internet
5 6 (11.76%) VoIP
5 6 (11.76%) Wireless
6 5 (9.80%) BGP
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (7.84%) MPLS
7 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.84%) VPN
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (5.88%) OSPF
8 3 (5.88%) SAN
8 3 (5.88%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.96%) Gradle
General
1 14 (27.45%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Server Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Project Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Server Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) FMCG
2 6 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) PMI
5 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) CCTV
6 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.92%) MVS
7 2 (3.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Android
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Re-Platforming
2 8 (15.69%) Change Control
2 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (15.69%) Patch Management
3 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (9.80%) Application Discovery
5 5 (9.80%) Logistics
5 5 (9.80%) Service Management
6 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) Decision-Making
7 3 (5.88%) DNA
7 3 (5.88%) Network Management
7 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.88%) Project Governance
7 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.92%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.73%) CCNP
3 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.88%) PMP
4 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) GDPR
2 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Cisco
2 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) F5
5 3 (5.88%) BT
5 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.92%) Aruba
6 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.96%) Meraki
7 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow