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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 126 127 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 18 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.32% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 2.01% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£240 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £394 £335
% change year-on-year
-9.84% +17.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.20 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +61.39%
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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Manchester -2 9 £298 - 3
Cheshire +12 5 £400 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £240 -
Merseyside - - - -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 11 (33.33%) DHCP
3 11 (33.33%) DNS
3 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
4 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
4 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
5 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 9 (27.27%) WAN
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (27.27%) 3G
5 9 (27.27%) Wireless
6 8 (24.24%) CCNA
6 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) Firewall
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (18.18%) Fat Client
8 6 (18.18%) CCNP
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) Thin Client
9 5 (15.15%) MPLS
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) SCCM
9 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
10 4 (12.12%) XenApp
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (9.09%) Lync
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) DHCP
1 11 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (27.27%) VPN
2 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 9 (27.27%) 3G
2 9 (27.27%) Wireless
3 8 (24.24%) LAN
4 7 (21.21%) Firewall
5 5 (15.15%) MPLS
5 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (12.12%) Symposium
6 4 (12.12%) SMS
6 4 (12.12%) VoIP
6 4 (12.12%) WLAN
6 4 (12.12%) BGP
6 4 (12.12%) EIGRP
6 4 (12.12%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Network Technician
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
1 1 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Fat Client
1 6 (18.18%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) CCTV
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Telematics
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
2 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Service Management
3 3 (9.09%) Network Management
4 2 (6.06%) iOS Development
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Network Design
5 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) XenApp
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Nortel
4 4 (12.12%) Avaya
5 3 (9.09%) Remedy
5 3 (9.09%) BT
5 3 (9.09%) Aruba
6 2 (6.06%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) AppSense
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki