The first table below looks at the demand for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 23 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 Lancashire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 42 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.88% 1.43% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.13% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £203 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.59% 14.29% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £27.90 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Wi-Fi
North West

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 1 £190 -
Preston - - - -
Wi-Fi
North West

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (37.50%) SMS
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) Smartcard
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) SMS
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (37.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft