Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 170 155
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 53 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 3.71% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
West Midlands median daily rate £213 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £175 £210 £275
90th Percentile £365 £540 £438
England median daily rate £335 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -12.99% +2.67% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +122.22% -9.32%
England median hourly rate £32.75 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +87.14% -22.22% +15.38%

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 760 727 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.10% 13.43% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 366 294
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +2.26%
10th Percentile £160 £200 £182
90th Percentile £511 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £38.08 £41.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +9.76%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 16 £188 -31.82% 3
Solihull +18 12 - -
Warwickshire +13 10 £390 +14.71% 7
Coventry -2 6 £188 -64.29% 1
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £365 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 32 (60.38%) WAN
2 31 (58.49%) LAN
3 23 (43.40%) Cisco
4 15 (28.30%) SSL
4 15 (28.30%) Bluetooth
5 14 (26.42%) VPN
6 12 (22.64%) MPLS
7 11 (20.75%) Firewall
8 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (18.87%) Analytics
9 9 (16.98%) 3G
9 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 9 (16.98%) VoIP
9 9 (16.98%) ERP
9 9 (16.98%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
10 8 (15.09%) Scrum
10 8 (15.09%) Automotive
10 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.09%) JSON
10 8 (15.09%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) HTTP
10 8 (15.09%) User Experience
10 8 (15.09%) 4G
11 7 (13.21%) Big Data
11 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
11 7 (13.21%) ZigBee
11 7 (13.21%) Network Security
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (13.21%) Presales

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 (7.55%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Akamai
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) WAN
2 31 (58.49%) LAN
3 15 (28.30%) Bluetooth
3 15 (28.30%) SSL
4 14 (26.42%) VPN
5 12 (22.64%) MPLS
6 11 (20.75%) Firewall
7 9 (16.98%) 3G
7 9 (16.98%) DNS
7 9 (16.98%) VoIP
8 8 (15.09%) 4G
8 8 (15.09%) HTTP
9 7 (13.21%) 5G
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (13.21%) DHCP
9 7 (13.21%) Network Security
9 7 (13.21%) RFID
9 7 (13.21%) ZigBee
9 7 (13.21%) Z-Wave
10 5 (9.43%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Android Studio
1 5 (9.43%) Gradle
2 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Metasploit
3 3 (5.66%) CocoaPods
General
1 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Automotive
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Android Developer
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL Manager
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL Service Design Manager
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL Service Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Network Support
4 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Service Design Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Service Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) IoT Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) JSON
1 8 (15.09%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) LAMP
2 4 (7.55%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) Cocoa
3 3 (5.66%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (5.66%) Core Animation
3 3 (5.66%) Core Data
3 3 (5.66%) Material Design
4 1 (1.89%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) User Experience
2 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Animation
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Android
2 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.55%) Unix
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Analytics
2 9 (16.98%) ERP
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) Scrum
4 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.21%) Presales
5 6 (11.32%) Data Security
5 6 (11.32%) Service Management
6 5 (9.43%) Android Development
6 5 (9.43%) Speech Recognition
7 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.55%) iOS Development
7 4 (7.55%) Line Management
7 4 (7.55%) Open Source
7 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Java
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Apple Swift
2 3 (5.66%) Objective-C
3 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.32%) CCNA
3 5 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) CCNP
5 3 (5.66%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) iptables
2 4 (7.55%) Postfix
2 4 (7.55%) Samba
2 4 (7.55%) Squid
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (7.55%) Nessus
1 4 (7.55%) Nmap
2 3 (5.66%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Cisco
2 7 (13.21%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) Sigfox
3 6 (11.32%) Aruba
4 5 (9.43%) Juniper
4 5 (9.43%) SolarWinds
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.55%) NEC
5 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.66%) AirMagnet
6 3 (5.66%) AppDynamics
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) F5
6 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.66%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
7 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix
7 2 (3.77%) Dell