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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 118 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 15 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 2.70% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate
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£236 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £328 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £288 £273
% change year-on-year
+28.69% +5.50%
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 £17.50 £19.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +8.90%
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
463 371 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.93% 12.74% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 187 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £496 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 59
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 - 7 £225 -
Cheshire +7 6 £475 - 3
Manchester -4 2 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
4 16 (53.33%) 3G
5 15 (50.00%) DHCP
5 15 (50.00%) DNS
6 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
7 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (30.00%) Fat Client
8 9 (30.00%) Thin Client
8 9 (30.00%) Citrix
9 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) SCCM
11 6 (20.00%) Smartcard
11 6 (20.00%) SMS
12 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 5 (16.67%) WAN
13 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (13.33%) LAN
13 4 (13.33%) ITIL
13 4 (13.33%) Firewall
13 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
14 3 (10.00%) Service Management
14 3 (10.00%) Lync
14 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
14 3 (10.00%) Cisco
14 3 (10.00%) Remedy
15 2 (6.67%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) 3G
2 15 (50.00%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (20.00%) SMS
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) Firewall
6 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 2 (6.67%) OSPF
7 2 (6.67%) BGP
7 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.67%) VoIP
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.33%) VPN
8 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) German Language
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Technician
7 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.33%) IT Trainer
8 1 (3.33%) Information Risk Manager
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Trainer
8 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 9 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows XP
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Information Security
3 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.33%) Network Management
3 1 (3.33%) SIEM
3 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Citrix
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Remedy
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Aruba
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) NetIQ
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