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 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 135 119 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 25 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.27% 3.89% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
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£195 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -43.92%
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
474 386 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.20% 12.74% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 188 179
Average daily rate £365 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £440 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -28.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside - 13 £149 -
Manchester -9 5 £300 - 6
Lancashire +2 3 £150 -33.33%
Cheshire -6 3 £275 -42.10%
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 28 (51.85%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) Wireless
3 15 (27.78%) Firewall
4 14 (25.93%) BGP
4 14 (25.93%) EIGRP
4 14 (25.93%) WAN
4 14 (25.93%) Aruba
5 13 (24.07%) LAN
6 12 (22.22%) OSPF
7 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (20.37%) VPN
7 11 (20.37%) Network Security
8 10 (18.52%) VoIP
9 9 (16.67%) DHCP
9 9 (16.67%) DNS
9 9 (16.67%) MS Office
9 9 (16.67%) Android
9 9 (16.67%) Network Design
10 8 (14.81%) Network Management
10 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
10 8 (14.81%) Windows
10 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.81%) CCIE
11 7 (12.96%) CCNP
11 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.11%) CCDP
12 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
13 5 (9.26%) SSL
13 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 5 (9.26%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Google Apps
2 3 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) Wireless
2 15 (27.78%) Firewall
3 14 (25.93%) BGP
3 14 (25.93%) EIGRP
3 14 (25.93%) WAN
4 13 (24.07%) LAN
5 12 (22.22%) OSPF
6 11 (20.37%) VPN
6 11 (20.37%) Network Security
7 10 (18.52%) VoIP
8 9 (16.67%) DHCP
8 9 (16.67%) DNS
9 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.26%) SSL
11 4 (7.41%) 3G
11 4 (7.41%) LTE
11 4 (7.41%) 4G
12 3 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (5.56%) SAN
12 3 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (9.26%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Test Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Network Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Network Technician
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
1 3 (5.56%) XML
1 3 (5.56%) SAML
1 3 (5.56%) JSON
1 3 (5.56%) OAuth
1 3 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) FMCG
5 1 (1.85%) Telematics
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Android
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Mac OS
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Network Design
2 8 (14.81%) Network Management
3 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
3 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
3 4 (7.41%) Kanban
3 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.41%) BDD
3 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.41%) Information Security
4 3 (5.56%) SOA
4 3 (5.56%) Project Management
4 3 (5.56%) Service Management
4 3 (5.56%) ITSM
4 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.70%) ITIL
5 2 (3.70%) UML
5 2 (3.70%) CRM
5 2 (3.70%) BPMN
6 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.81%) CCIE
3 7 (12.96%) CCNP
4 6 (11.11%) CCDP
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) MCP
6 2 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) Aruba
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) Google
5 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 3 (5.56%) F5
5 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 2 (3.70%) BT
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.85%) Sophos
7 1 (1.85%) ScanSafe
7 1 (1.85%) Nimble Storage
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