The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 35 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 0.66% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.20% 3.13% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £333 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
- -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -1.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.83% 21.19% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Average daily rate £340 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Wireless
Cheshire

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (100.00%) Internet
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) Firmware
2 5 (83.33%) DMZ
2 5 (83.33%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (66.67%) F5
3 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) E-business
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Internet
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) DMZ
2 5 (83.33%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
1 5 (83.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) F5
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat