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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 112 155 121
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -34
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 38 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 2.74% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £223 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.24% -16.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £146 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £415 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.53 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+85.83% +13.28%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +9 16 £425 +45.29% 1
Lancashire +30 11 £550 +266.66%
Cheshire +14 4 £675 +50.00%
Merseyside +2 3 £160 +18.51%
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 32 (66.67%) LAN
2 30 (62.50%) WAN
3 17 (35.42%) ITIL
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco
5 14 (29.17%) Windows
5 14 (29.17%) Service Management
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (25.00%) Wireless
8 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
8 11 (22.92%) VoIP
8 11 (22.92%) Load Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
9 10 (20.83%) Firewall
10 9 (18.75%) CCIE
10 9 (18.75%) CCNP
10 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 8 (16.67%) VMware
11 8 (16.67%) TOGAF
12 7 (14.58%) Degree
12 7 (14.58%) SAN
12 7 (14.58%) Citrix
12 7 (14.58%) MS Office
12 7 (14.58%) Skype for Business
13 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
13 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
13 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 6 (12.50%) Internet

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 (14.58%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) LAN
2 30 (62.50%) WAN
3 12 (25.00%) Wireless
4 11 (22.92%) VoIP
5 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
5 10 (20.83%) Firewall
6 7 (14.58%) SAN
7 6 (12.50%) DNS
7 6 (12.50%) Internet
7 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 5 (10.42%) Unified Communications
9 4 (8.33%) DHCP
9 4 (8.33%) Network Security
9 4 (8.33%) VLAN
10 3 (6.25%) NAS
10 3 (6.25%) PBX
10 3 (6.25%) VPN
11 2 (4.17%) Broadband
12 1 (2.08%) ATM
12 1 (2.08%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.17%) Back Office
1 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Architect
2 12 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Domain Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Lead Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Principal Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Telephony Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) TOGAF Architect
7 2 (4.17%) TOGAF Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.25%) BYOD
5 2 (4.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) CCTV
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.08%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 14 (29.17%) Service Management
3 11 (22.92%) Load Testing
4 8 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 5 (10.42%) ITSM
6 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.33%) ERP
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 2 (4.17%) Email Filtering
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.75%) CCIE
2 9 (18.75%) CCNP
3 7 (14.58%) Degree
4 6 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) HNC
7 1 (2.08%) HND
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 7 (14.58%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle
6 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.25%) Avaya
6 3 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) Apple
7 2 (4.17%) Google
7 2 (4.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.08%) Novell
8 1 (2.08%) Perforce
8 1 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.08%) ZyXEL