The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 82 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.26% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.84% 1.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£298 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £335
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +17.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +61.39%
Wi-Fi
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 180 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.96% 15.58% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 111
Average daily rate £360 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (50.00%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) MPLS
6 4 (33.33%) OSPF
6 4 (33.33%) BGP
6 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 4 (33.33%) IGRP
6 4 (33.33%) Avaya
6 4 (33.33%) WLAN
6 4 (33.33%) Nortel
6 4 (33.33%) Symposium
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (25.00%) Network Management
7 3 (25.00%) BT
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) SSL
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) VoIP

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
4 5 (41.67%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 4 (33.33%) IGRP
5 4 (33.33%) WLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Symposium
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (8.33%) CCTV
1 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Avaya
2 4 (33.33%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) BT
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) Polycom
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel