The first table below looks at the demand for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 16 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 Manchester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank - 70 81
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.86% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £218 £174
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £68.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
152 140 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.57% 13.99% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 106
Average daily rate £325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Wi-Fi
North West

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Wi-Fi
North West

Wi-Fi
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) NGN
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) PDA
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) NGN
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel