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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 122 135 124
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 35 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 4.95% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 10
Median daily rate £519 £475 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +79.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £550 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £411 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.32% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% +89.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £22.38 £21.38
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +4.67%
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
471 586 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.80% 14.00% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 349 245
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.25 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 11 £425 +18.05% 8
Cheshire 0 9 £550 +10.00% 1
Lancashire +1 7 £600 +287.09%
Merseyside +2 2 £123 -9.25% 3
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 43 (69.35%) LAN
2 40 (64.52%) WAN
3 22 (35.48%) ITIL
4 21 (33.87%) Cisco
5 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (32.26%) Service Management
6 18 (29.03%) VoIP
7 17 (27.42%) Windows
8 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 16 (25.81%) CCIE
9 15 (24.19%) CCNP
9 15 (24.19%) Internet
9 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
10 14 (22.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
10 14 (22.58%) Wireless
10 14 (22.58%) Load Testing
11 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
11 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
12 12 (19.35%) ITIL V3
13 11 (17.74%) Network Architecture
14 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
14 10 (16.13%) CCNA
15 9 (14.52%) Firewall
15 9 (14.52%) VMware
15 9 (14.52%) MS Office
16 8 (12.90%) Citrix
16 8 (12.90%) Network Security
17 7 (11.29%) Skype for Business
17 7 (11.29%) SAN

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 7 (11.29%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (69.35%) LAN
2 40 (64.52%) WAN
3 18 (29.03%) VoIP
4 15 (24.19%) Internet
5 14 (22.58%) Wireless
6 13 (20.97%) Ethernet
7 9 (14.52%) Firewall
8 8 (12.90%) Network Security
9 7 (11.29%) SAN
10 6 (9.68%) Broadband
10 6 (9.68%) DNS
11 5 (8.06%) DHCP
11 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
11 5 (8.06%) VLAN
12 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
13 3 (4.84%) 3G
13 3 (4.84%) NAS
13 3 (4.84%) PBX
13 3 (4.84%) VPN
14 1 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQLite
General
1 4 (6.45%) Back Office
1 4 (6.45%) Local Government
2 1 (1.61%) Billing
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Architect
2 17 (27.42%) Network Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Domain Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Principal Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Lead Architect
6 4 (6.45%) TOGAF Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.23%) TOGAF Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.61%) WCF
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Data Centre
2 14 (22.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (8.06%) BYOD
3 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
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%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Android
5 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
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 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 20 (32.26%) Service Management
3 14 (22.58%) Load Testing
4 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
5 12 (19.35%) ITIL V3
6 11 (17.74%) Network Architecture
7 6 (9.68%) ERP
8 4 (6.45%) ITSM
8 4 (6.45%) Network Design
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.84%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (4.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 2 (3.23%) Email Filtering
10 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 2 (3.23%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (25.81%) CCIE
3 15 (24.19%) CCNP
4 10 (16.13%) CCNA
5 6 (9.68%) Degree
6 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Cisco
2 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.52%) VMware
4 8 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle
6 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.84%) Apple
6 3 (4.84%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) Avaya
7 2 (3.23%) Google
7 2 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (1.61%) AppSense
8 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.61%) Mercator
8 1 (1.61%) Nokia
8 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.61%) ThinPrint
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