The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 59 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 1.20% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 6.17% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £378 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -7.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +16.07%
Wireless
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
149 162 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.29% 19.52% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 74
Average daily rate £305 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +82.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireless across the Cheshire region.

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the Cheshire region.

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Chester +3 2 - -
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless.

1 14 (58.33%) LAN
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (50.00%) VPN
4 10 (41.67%) Firewall
5 9 (37.50%) Juniper
5 9 (37.50%) CCNP
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
6 7 (29.17%) F5
7 6 (25.00%) VLAN
7 6 (25.00%) BGP
7 6 (25.00%) Internet
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) WAN
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.83%) Firmware
8 5 (20.83%) DMZ
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
8 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (20.83%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Wireless also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) VPN
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 6 (25.00%) Internet
5 6 (25.00%) BGP
5 6 (25.00%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) VLAN
6 5 (20.83%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (20.83%) DHCP
6 5 (20.83%) DMZ
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.50%) WLAN
9 1 (4.17%) SSL
9 1 (4.17%) MPLS
9 1 (4.17%) OSPF
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Firmware
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Handset
2 2 (8.33%) Life Science
2 2 (8.33%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
1 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Web Development
3 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.50%) Release Management
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 3 (12.50%) Product Management
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VB
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.33%) PMP
4 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) F5
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 3 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 3 (12.50%) CA
6 3 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.17%) ProCurve