The table below looks at the statistics for Wi-Fi skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 121 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 16 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 2.64% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £328 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-13.88% -1.36%
Wi-Fi
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
467 379 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.62% 13.02% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 181 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Wi-Fi Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Wi-Fi
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Wi-Fi Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Wi-Fi
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Lancashire - 9 £225 -
Cheshire -2 5 £475 - 3
Manchester -5 2 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Windows XP
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (55.17%) 3G
5 15 (51.72%) DNS
5 15 (51.72%) DHCP
6 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (31.03%) Thin Client
8 9 (31.03%) Citrix
8 9 (31.03%) Fat Client
9 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
10 7 (24.14%) SCCM
10 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) Smartcard
11 6 (20.69%) SMS
12 5 (17.24%) WAN
13 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
13 4 (13.79%) LAN
13 4 (13.79%) ITIL
13 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
14 3 (10.34%) Cisco
14 3 (10.34%) Service Management
14 3 (10.34%) Firewall
14 3 (10.34%) Remedy
14 3 (10.34%) Lync
14 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
15 2 (6.90%) Network Security

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (10.34%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) 3G
2 15 (51.72%) DNS
2 15 (51.72%) DHCP
3 6 (20.69%) SMS
4 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 4 (13.79%) LAN
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall
6 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 2 (6.90%) BGP
7 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.90%) OSPF
7 2 (6.90%) VoIP
7 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Desktop Support
2 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Trainer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Thin Client
1 9 (31.03%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows XP
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.45%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Information Security
3 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.45%) SIEM
3 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) CCDP
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.45%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Citrix
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Aruba
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Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago