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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 125 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 8 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 4.06% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £500 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.06% -0.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £259 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £326 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £290
% change year-on-year -1.66% +29.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.08 - £9.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -23.78% +13.88%  

Wi-Fi is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 273 345 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.48% 12.07% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 165 226
Median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% -44.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £600 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham +11 1 £500 +78.57% 3
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (43.48%) LAN
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (26.09%) Wireless
4 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) BT
6 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (17.39%) BGP
6 4 (17.39%) CCNA
6 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) C
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (17.39%) Network Security
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
7 3 (13.04%) Android
7 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012

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 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
1 10 (43.48%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) OSPF
3 6 (26.09%) Wireless
4 4 (17.39%) BGP
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) 3G
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) WLAN
6 2 (8.70%) 802.11
6 2 (8.70%) ATM
6 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.70%) PPP
6 2 (8.70%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) MVS
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Economics
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CCNP
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCDP
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) CCA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) BT
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) AirMagnet
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Assembla
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Xerox
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