The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 120 122 138
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 14 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 1.53% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£225 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £200
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £15.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £21.70 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £26.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-60.74% +46.57%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Wi-Fi
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 1
Cheshire +4 4 £475 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (67.86%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Windows XP
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (57.14%) DHCP
5 15 (53.57%) DNS
5 15 (53.57%) 3G
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (32.14%) Thin Client
7 9 (32.14%) Citrix
7 9 (32.14%) Fat Client
8 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) SCCM
9 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (21.43%) Smartcard
10 6 (21.43%) SMS
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (14.29%) LAN
12 4 (14.29%) WAN
12 4 (14.29%) ITIL
12 4 (14.29%) Firewall
13 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
13 3 (10.71%) Lync
13 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
13 3 (10.71%) Cisco
13 3 (10.71%) Service Management
13 3 (10.71%) Remedy
14 2 (7.14%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.71%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) DHCP
2 15 (53.57%) 3G
2 15 (53.57%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) SMS
4 4 (14.29%) LAN
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security
6 2 (7.14%) OSPF
6 2 (7.14%) BGP
6 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.57%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Thin Client
1 9 (32.14%) Fat Client
2 6 (21.43%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows XP
2 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.57%) SIEM
4 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CCDP
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
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