The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless 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 Wireless over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 90 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Wireless 16 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 2.27% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £342
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.40 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.42 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
Wireless
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
276 176 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.02% 12.59% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 90 69
Average daily rate £363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Wireless
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 Wireless within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £400 -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (72.73%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 14 (42.42%) VPN
4 13 (39.39%) VoIP
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (36.36%) DHCP
6 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 11 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (30.30%) Network Security
7 10 (30.30%) LAN
7 10 (30.30%) WAN
7 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
7 10 (30.30%) OSPF
7 10 (30.30%) BGP
8 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (21.21%) 802.1X
10 7 (21.21%) CCNP
10 7 (21.21%) WLAN
10 7 (21.21%) ITIL
10 7 (21.21%) Fortinet
10 7 (21.21%) Aruba
11 6 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
11 6 (18.18%) SLA

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 14 (42.42%) VPN
3 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (39.39%) VoIP
4 12 (36.36%) DHCP
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 10 (30.30%) BGP
6 10 (30.30%) LAN
6 10 (30.30%) Network Security
6 10 (30.30%) OSPF
6 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
6 10 (30.30%) WAN
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (21.21%) WLAN
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (15.15%) FWSM
10 5 (15.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Wireless Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Build Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Statistics
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Unix
2 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (12.12%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (12.12%) Web Filtering
6 3 (9.09%) Coaching
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.06%) Document Management
7 2 (6.06%) Network Design
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.06%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) ERP
8 1 (3.03%) High Availability
8 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Perl
1 4 (12.12%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) CCNP
3 4 (12.12%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Aruba
3 7 (21.21%) Fortinet
4 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Huawei
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) Polycom
6 2 (6.06%) Siemens
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) IronPort
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp