Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 142 170
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28 -14
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 24 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 4.12% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 14
West Midlands median daily rate £220 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +3.77% +32.50%
10th Percentile £161 £321 £271
90th Percentile £524 £595 £533
England median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £19.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.99% - -
England median hourly rate £17.35 £18.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% -55.00% +81.82%

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 686 607 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.00% 14.08% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 324 349
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £191 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -24.71% -7.61%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.40 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.07 £64.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 - -
Birmingham -14 4 £235 -39.35%
Warwickshire -3 3 - - 5
Coventry -22 3 £495 +20.00% 2
Staffordshire -2 2 £175 -54.84% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) VoIP
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 13 (54.17%) ITIL
3 12 (50.00%) CCNA
4 11 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (33.33%) VPN
6 7 (29.17%) Internet
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) MPLS
8 5 (20.83%) SSL
8 5 (20.83%) Unix
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.83%) Network Security
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (16.67%) Open Source
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) LAMP
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) Nessus
9 4 (16.67%) Apache
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) Network Security Management
9 4 (16.67%) Security 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 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) G Suite
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) LAN
1 16 (66.67%) VoIP
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) VPN
3 7 (29.17%) Internet
4 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (20.83%) MPLS
5 5 (20.83%) Network Security
5 5 (20.83%) SSL
6 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) Skype
8 2 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
8 2 (8.33%) FTP
8 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
8 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
9 1 (4.17%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.17%) GitLab
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
1 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) PC Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LAMP
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (8.33%) Ionic Framework
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) PhoneGap
2 2 (8.33%) React Native
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) iPhone
1 2 (8.33%) PKI
1 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) BYOD
2 1 (4.17%) Infotainment
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Android
3 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security Management
3 4 (16.67%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Security Management
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Development
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Prototyping
5 2 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) UML
5 2 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Apple Swift
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNA
3 11 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) iptables
2 2 (8.33%) Postfix
2 2 (8.33%) Samba
2 2 (8.33%) Squid
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) Nmap
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Avaya
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.17%) Aruba
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) NEC