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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 65 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Wireless 7 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 1.39% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 9.32% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£420 £229 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.60% -34.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.92 - £17.59
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 - £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 - £18.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.87%
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
144 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.86% 14.96% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 2015. 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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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 -7 1 £420 -1.17%
Crewe - - - - 12
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 (60.87%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
4 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Aruba
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (17.39%) Internet
6 4 (17.39%) Android
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
7 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (13.04%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) Broadband

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) WLAN
3 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) Broadband
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Project Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (13.04%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.04%) Handset
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
4 4 (17.39%) Android
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (13.04%) Service Management
1 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
2 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCDST
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Aruba
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) IronPort
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense