The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN 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 WLAN over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 64 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing WLAN 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 0.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £550 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +103.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £35.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.87% +88.15%
WLAN
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
145 164 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.61% 16.57% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 79 91
Average daily rate £345 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WLAN
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 WLAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
Crewe - - - -
WLAN
North West

WLAN
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) Aruba
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (30.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WLAN 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 WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Cisco Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Aruba
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Riverbed