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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
England / North West
Rank 114 149 147
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 23 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 0.69% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Median daily rate £475 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -3.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £381 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £41.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-50.60% +130.55%

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
393 578 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 15.11% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 327 213
Median daily rate £383 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.15 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +30.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £43.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Wi-Fi
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 7 £300 - 4
Cheshire +39 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Lancashire +19 6 £625 -
Merseyside +1 2 £358 -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 42 (67.74%) LAN
2 37 (59.68%) WAN
3 21 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (33.87%) Service Management
4 19 (30.65%) TOGAF
4 19 (30.65%) Cisco
4 19 (30.65%) ITIL
5 17 (27.42%) CCIE
5 17 (27.42%) Internet
5 17 (27.42%) ITIL V3
6 16 (25.81%) CCNP
7 15 (24.19%) Network Architecture
8 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
8 13 (20.97%) VoIP
8 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
9 12 (19.35%) Wireless
9 12 (19.35%) Load Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (17.74%) CCNA
11 10 (16.13%) Windows
11 10 (16.13%) Degree
12 9 (14.52%) Network Design
13 8 (12.90%) Network Security
14 7 (11.29%) Android
14 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
15 6 (9.68%) BCP
15 6 (9.68%) Broadband
15 6 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
16 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
16 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (67.74%) LAN
2 37 (59.68%) WAN
3 17 (27.42%) Internet
4 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
4 13 (20.97%) VoIP
5 12 (19.35%) Wireless
6 8 (12.90%) Network Security
7 6 (9.68%) Broadband
8 4 (6.45%) Firewall
8 4 (6.45%) VLAN
9 3 (4.84%) 3G
9 3 (4.84%) DHCP
9 3 (4.84%) HTTPS
10 2 (3.23%) Bluetooth
10 2 (3.23%) DNS
10 2 (3.23%) MPLS
10 2 (3.23%) NFC
10 2 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.61%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 5 (8.06%) Local Government
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Architect
2 17 (27.42%) Network Architect
3 15 (24.19%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Domain Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Principal Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 5 (8.06%) TOGAF Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) C# WCF Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.84%) WCF Developer
9 2 (3.23%) ICT Manager
9 2 (3.23%) ICT Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Mobile Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
9 2 (3.23%) TOGAF Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) WCF
2 3 (4.84%) WPF
3 2 (3.23%) J2EE
3 2 (3.23%) Material Design
3 2 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.45%) BYOD
3 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (6.45%) NHS
4 3 (4.84%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) MPEG
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) CMDB
6 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) EPoS
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) iPhone
6 1 (1.61%) STB
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Android
3 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
3 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (3.23%) Linux
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Service Management
2 19 (30.65%) ITIL
2 19 (30.65%) TOGAF
3 17 (27.42%) ITIL V3
4 15 (24.19%) Network Architecture
5 12 (19.35%) Load Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Network Design
7 6 (9.68%) BCP
7 6 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Data Entry
9 3 (4.84%) ERP
9 3 (4.84%) Validation
10 2 (3.23%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.23%) Migration
10 2 (3.23%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (3.23%) Mobile Development
10 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) C#
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Apple Swift
2 2 (3.23%) C
2 2 (3.23%) C++
2 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.42%) CCIE
3 16 (25.81%) CCNP
4 11 (17.74%) CCNA
5 10 (16.13%) Degree
6 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Cisco
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Apple
4 2 (3.23%) Google
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) AppSense
5 1 (1.61%) Capita
5 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) Juniper
5 1 (1.61%) Mercator
5 1 (1.61%) Nokia
5 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.61%) ThinPrint