The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless 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 Wireless over the 3 months to 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 45 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Wireless 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.69% 1.59% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.27% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.57
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +6.31%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.01% 11.11% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 9 26
Average daily rate £246 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Wireless
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 Wireless within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) ITSM
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) WLAN
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) FWSM
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) HP