Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 155 156
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 65 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.76% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.32% 5.49% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 14
West Midlands median daily rate £270 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £178 £128 £205
90th Percentile £400 £540 £438
England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £46.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.52% +155.56% +89.47%
England median hourly rate £34.08 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +79.37% -13.64% +14.29%

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 781 819 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.10% 13.92% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 427 297
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £202 £185
90th Percentile £503 £539 £500
England median daily rate £406 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.44% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.16 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.03% -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.15 £10.05 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.20 £39.60 £38.03
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +11 24 £350 +150.00%
Solihull +21 15 - -
Warwickshire +11 11 £413 +81.32%
Staffordshire +17 8 £388 -
Coventry +12 6 £188 -59.89%
Worcestershire +7 3 - -
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 42 (64.62%) WAN
2 41 (63.08%) LAN
3 29 (44.62%) Cisco
4 20 (30.77%) VPN
5 19 (29.23%) Bluetooth
6 16 (24.62%) Firewall
7 15 (23.08%) SSL
8 14 (21.54%) Analytics
9 13 (20.00%) DHCP
9 13 (20.00%) ERP
9 13 (20.00%) 3G
10 12 (18.46%) MPLS
10 12 (18.46%) 4G
11 11 (16.92%) Big Data
11 11 (16.92%) Presales
11 11 (16.92%) ZigBee
11 11 (16.92%) RFID
11 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
11 11 (16.92%) 5G
11 11 (16.92%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (16.92%) Sigfox
11 11 (16.92%) Z-Wave
12 10 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (15.38%) VoIP
12 10 (15.38%) Data Security
12 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
13 9 (13.85%) DNS
13 9 (13.85%) ITIL
13 9 (13.85%) Hyperconnected
14 8 (12.31%) XML

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 (6.15%) Apache
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Akamai
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (64.62%) WAN
2 41 (63.08%) LAN
3 20 (30.77%) VPN
4 19 (29.23%) Bluetooth
5 16 (24.62%) Firewall
6 15 (23.08%) SSL
7 13 (20.00%) 3G
7 13 (20.00%) DHCP
8 12 (18.46%) 4G
8 12 (18.46%) MPLS
9 11 (16.92%) 5G
9 11 (16.92%) RFID
9 11 (16.92%) ZigBee
9 11 (16.92%) Z-Wave
10 10 (15.38%) VoIP
11 9 (13.85%) DNS
11 9 (13.85%) Hyperconnected
12 8 (12.31%) HTTP
13 7 (10.77%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (10.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Android Studio
1 5 (7.69%) Gradle
2 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) Metasploit
3 3 (4.62%) CocoaPods
General
1 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Automotive
2 8 (12.31%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Architect
1 12 (18.46%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) IoT Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Network Support
5 4 (6.15%) Android Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Business IT Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) IT Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL Manager
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL Service Design Manager
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL Service Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Service Design Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Wireless Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) JSON
1 8 (12.31%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) LAMP
3 3 (4.62%) Cocoa
3 3 (4.62%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (4.62%) Core Animation
3 3 (4.62%) Core Data
3 3 (4.62%) Material Design
4 1 (1.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) User Experience
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.69%) FMCG
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) PKI
4 2 (3.08%) Animation
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.54%) CMDB
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) iPad
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.69%) Android
3 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.15%) Unix
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Analytics
2 13 (20.00%) ERP
3 11 (16.92%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (16.92%) Presales
4 10 (15.38%) Data Security
5 9 (13.85%) ITIL
6 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.31%) Scrum
7 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
8 6 (9.23%) Logistics
8 6 (9.23%) Service Management
9 5 (7.69%) Android Development
9 5 (7.69%) Project Management
9 5 (7.69%) Speech Recognition
10 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.15%) iOS Development
10 4 (6.15%) Line Management
10 4 (6.15%) Open Source
10 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) Java
1 5 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) Apple Swift
2 3 (4.62%) Objective-C
3 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.23%) CCNA
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) CCNP
5 3 (4.62%) CCIE
6 2 (3.08%) PMP
6 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) PMO
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) iptables
2 4 (6.15%) Postfix
2 4 (6.15%) Samba
2 4 (6.15%) Squid
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (6.15%) Nessus
1 4 (6.15%) Nmap
2 3 (4.62%) Nagios
2 3 (4.62%) SCOM
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.54%) SCCM
4 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) Cisco
2 11 (16.92%) Sigfox
3 7 (10.77%) HP
4 6 (9.23%) Aruba
5 5 (7.69%) Juniper
5 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.15%) F5
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.15%) NEC
6 4 (6.15%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.62%) AirMagnet
7 3 (4.62%) AppDynamics
7 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.62%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.62%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.62%) Kaspersky
7 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.62%) VMware
8 2 (3.08%) Apple
8 2 (3.08%) Dell