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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 70 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 22 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 4.55% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £375 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £22.17
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +24.06%
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
156 176 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.11% 15.40% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 116
Average daily rate £360 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -25.00%
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 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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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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
Salford - 2 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Wigan - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (64.86%) Cisco
2 23 (62.16%) WAN
3 17 (45.95%) LAN
3 17 (45.95%) Firewall
4 16 (43.24%) OSPF
5 15 (40.54%) BGP
5 15 (40.54%) EIGRP
5 15 (40.54%) MPLS
6 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
8 12 (32.43%) Nortel
9 11 (29.73%) Windows
9 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
10 10 (27.03%) CCNA
11 9 (24.32%) VPN
11 9 (24.32%) Internet
11 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
12 8 (21.62%) DMZ
12 8 (21.62%) Migration
12 8 (21.62%) VPLS
13 7 (18.92%) CCNP
14 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
14 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (13.51%) SAN
15 5 (13.51%) WLAN
15 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
15 5 (13.51%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (5.41%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) WAN
2 17 (45.95%) LAN
2 17 (45.95%) Firewall
3 16 (43.24%) OSPF
4 15 (40.54%) BGP
4 15 (40.54%) EIGRP
4 15 (40.54%) MPLS
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (24.32%) Internet
6 9 (24.32%) VPN
6 9 (24.32%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (21.62%) DMZ
7 8 (21.62%) VPLS
8 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (13.51%) WLAN
9 5 (13.51%) SAN
9 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 4 (10.81%) DHCP
10 4 (10.81%) IGRP
10 4 (10.81%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.70%) Electronics
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Project Leader
2 8 (21.62%) Technical Project Leader
3 7 (18.92%) Network Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) Support Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Life Science
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
2 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) CAD
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) QMS
5 1 (2.70%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Governance
5 1 (2.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.03%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCSE
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.70%) HP MASE
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
2 1 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) Nortel
3 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
4 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.51%) HP
6 4 (10.81%) Avaya
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 3 (8.11%) BT
7 3 (8.11%) VMware
7 3 (8.11%) Meraki
7 3 (8.11%) Juniper
8 2 (5.41%) EMC
8 2 (5.41%) Symantec
8 2 (5.41%) Citrix
8 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.41%) Meru Networks
8 2 (5.41%) Aruba
8 2 (5.41%) F5
9 1 (2.70%) Ruckus Wireless