The table below looks at the statistics for Wireless skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 34 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Wireless 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.39% 0.41% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.06% 4.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +105.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -24.52%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.02% 10.29% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £125.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +525.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Wireless
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Liverpool -5 6 £175 -53.33%
Wirral - 1 - -
Wireless
North West

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) OSPF
2 15 (68.18%) BGP
2 15 (68.18%) EIGRP
3 13 (59.09%) Aruba
4 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (31.82%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) VMware
6 5 (22.73%) Network Design
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) CCNP
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
8 3 (13.64%) HSRP
8 3 (13.64%) GLBP
8 3 (13.64%) Network Management
8 3 (13.64%) F5
8 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) VLAN
8 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (13.64%) IPsec
8 3 (13.64%) SAN
8 3 (13.64%) LAN
8 3 (13.64%) VoIP

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) OSPF
1 15 (68.18%) BGP
1 15 (68.18%) EIGRP
2 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 3 (13.64%) VLAN
6 3 (13.64%) HSRP
6 3 (13.64%) GLBP
6 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) IPsec
6 3 (13.64%) LAN
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.55%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Designer
2 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Network Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) Designer
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) IT Support
3 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
3 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Network Design
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
2 3 (13.64%) Network Management
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Business Development
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CCNP
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ACSP
2 1 (4.55%) CCEE
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCEA
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Aruba
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) BT
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Meraki