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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 112 115 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 36 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.16% 3.52% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
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£223 £210 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +90.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +12.50%
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
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wi-Fi across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Wi-Fi Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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
Merseyside - 15 £163 -
Manchester - 13 £223 - 2
Cheshire -10 3 £420 - 4
Lancashire 0 1 - -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (46.34%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) Wireless
3 12 (29.27%) Network Security
3 12 (29.27%) Aruba
3 12 (29.27%) BGP
3 12 (29.27%) EIGRP
4 11 (26.83%) Firewall
4 11 (26.83%) VPN
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
5 10 (24.39%) WAN
5 10 (24.39%) OSPF
5 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (21.95%) DHCP
6 9 (21.95%) VoIP
6 9 (21.95%) Network Management
7 8 (19.51%) MS Office
7 8 (19.51%) DNS
8 7 (17.07%) CCIE
8 7 (17.07%) CCNP
8 7 (17.07%) Android
8 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
9 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.63%) SSL
9 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (14.63%) Windows
10 5 (12.20%) CCDP
10 5 (12.20%) Finance
10 5 (12.20%) Network Design
11 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Google Apps
1 3 (7.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Wireless
2 12 (29.27%) Network Security
2 12 (29.27%) BGP
2 12 (29.27%) EIGRP
3 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) VPN
3 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 10 (24.39%) WAN
4 10 (24.39%) OSPF
5 9 (21.95%) DHCP
5 9 (21.95%) VoIP
6 8 (19.51%) DNS
7 6 (14.63%) SSL
7 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.76%) LTE
8 4 (9.76%) 4G
8 4 (9.76%) 3G
9 3 (7.32%) SAN
9 3 (7.32%) Internet
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Test Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) SAML
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
1 3 (7.32%) XML
1 3 (7.32%) REST
1 3 (7.32%) OAuth
1 3 (7.32%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Android
1 7 (17.07%) Apple iOS
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Mac OS
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Network Management
2 5 (12.20%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) Kanban
3 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
3 4 (9.76%) BDD
3 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
4 3 (7.32%) SOA
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) ITSM
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) CRM
6 1 (2.44%) UML
6 1 (2.44%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCIE
2 7 (17.07%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCDP
4 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) MCP
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) Aruba
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Google
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 2 (4.88%) BT
5 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 2 (4.88%) Apple
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) SAP