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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 141 136 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 17 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.15% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 1.14% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate £525 £220 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.63% -39.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £220 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £396 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+27.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £25.85 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+60.54% +11.42%
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
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +5 12 £525 +19.31% 1
Lancashire +2 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (45.71%) Wireless
2 15 (42.86%) VPN
3 14 (40.00%) LAN
3 14 (40.00%) Android
3 14 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 12 (34.29%) AirWatch
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco
4 12 (34.29%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (34.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (31.43%) WAN
6 10 (28.57%) Handset
6 10 (28.57%) Firewall
6 10 (28.57%) Problem Management
7 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
8 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.14%) CCNA
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (14.29%) Juniper
10 5 (14.29%) C
10 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
11 4 (11.43%) VoIP
11 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.43%) Change Control
11 4 (11.43%) Local Government
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (8.57%) Windows
12 3 (8.57%) Remedy

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) Wireless
2 15 (42.86%) VPN
3 14 (40.00%) LAN
4 11 (31.43%) WAN
5 10 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (11.43%) VoIP
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
8 2 (5.71%) SAN
9 1 (2.86%) 3G
9 1 (2.86%) 4G
9 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
9 1 (2.86%) Internet
9 1 (2.86%) NAS
9 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.86%) SMTP
9 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (11.43%) Local Government
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (28.57%) Handset
3 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) Replication
6 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Android
1 14 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) ITSM
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
2 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CCNA
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) CCIE
3 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 5 (14.29%) Juniper
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) BT
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) VMware