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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 63 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Wireless 12 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 1.17% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 5.77% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate £513 £313 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.00% +135.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £342
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+54.00% +11.11%
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
196 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.76% 20.23% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 66
Average daily rate £488 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington - 11 £513 -
Chester - 1 - - 2
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 12 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (52.38%) Handset
3 11 (52.38%) Android
3 11 (52.38%) Apple iOS
3 11 (52.38%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (52.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (52.38%) AirWatch
4 10 (47.62%) Management Information System
5 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
9 3 (14.29%) Service Management
9 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 3 (14.29%) WAN
9 3 (14.29%) CISSP
9 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 3 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (14.29%) SIEM

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) VPN
2 12 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) SMTP
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Enterprise Software
1 11 (52.38%) Handset
2 10 (47.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 3 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (9.52%) iPad
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Android
1 11 (52.38%) Apple iOS
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) SIEM
3 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) MCDST
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 3 (14.29%) SSAE 16
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
2 2 (9.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
3 2 (9.52%) BT
3 2 (9.52%) Toshiba
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper