Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 168 154
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 25 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 2.84% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 13
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £263 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -35.98% +33.33%
10th Percentile £231 £179 £265
90th Percentile £395 £363 £568
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £28.25 £31.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.42% -11.65% -
10th Percentile £23.10 £25.13 £24.43
90th Percentile £29.30 £31.58 £40.74
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% +65.79% -52.50%

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 562 704 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.45% 14.76% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 426 310
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +10.34%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £177
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.32% +66.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.95 £31.00
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% -6.98% -13.13%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +28 19 £365 +44.55% 4
Staffordshire +11 11 £370 +1.37%
Coventry -12 3 £335 +26.42%
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 17 (68.00%) WAN
2 16 (64.00%) LAN
3 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (52.00%) Firewall
5 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (44.00%) Re-Platforming
6 11 (44.00%) Retail
6 11 (44.00%) FMCG
7 8 (32.00%) VMware
7 8 (32.00%) Internet
7 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (28.00%) Patch Management
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (24.00%) Application Discovery
10 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco
11 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (16.00%) Office 365
11 4 (16.00%) Change Control
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
12 3 (12.00%) GDPR
12 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (12.00%) PMI
12 3 (12.00%) PMP
12 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
12 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
12 3 (12.00%) VPN

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 (4.00%) Site Server
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) WAN
2 16 (64.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
4 8 (32.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.00%) PABX
6 2 (8.00%) VLAN
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) 3G
7 1 (4.00%) BGP
7 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.00%) GSM
7 1 (4.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security
7 1 (4.00%) OSPF
7 1 (4.00%) PBX
7 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.00%) WLAN
General
1 11 (44.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) Server Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Project Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
5 3 (12.00%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) FMCG
2 3 (12.00%) PMI
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) CCTV
4 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Re-Platforming
2 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (28.00%) Patch Management
4 6 (24.00%) Application Discovery
5 5 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (16.00%) Change Control
7 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.00%) Logistics
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) Project Governance
7 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.00%) Open Source
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (4.00%) DNA
9 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Network Security Management
9 1 (4.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (12.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Aruba
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) NEC
5 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec