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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 132 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 22 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 3.07% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
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£269 £203 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.71% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £168 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £285 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £27.75 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 - £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 - £76.80
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Manchester - 10 £200 - 3
Cheshire -5 5 £440 +3.52% 3
Merseyside - 5 £313 - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) LAN
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) VPN
3 13 (43.33%) WAN
4 11 (36.67%) CCNP
5 10 (33.33%) Network Security
6 8 (26.67%) Firewall
6 8 (26.67%) DHCP
6 8 (26.67%) BGP
6 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
7 7 (23.33%) CCIE
7 7 (23.33%) VoIP
7 7 (23.33%) CCNA
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
7 7 (23.33%) Wireless
7 7 (23.33%) Network Management
8 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.00%) OSPF
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (16.67%) CCDP
9 5 (16.67%) MS Office
9 5 (16.67%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) Network Design
10 4 (13.33%) Symposium
10 4 (13.33%) Aruba
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (13.33%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) LAN
2 13 (43.33%) VPN
2 13 (43.33%) WAN
3 10 (33.33%) Network Security
4 8 (26.67%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) DHCP
4 8 (26.67%) BGP
4 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 7 (23.33%) VoIP
5 7 (23.33%) DNS
5 7 (23.33%) Wireless
6 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.33%) Symposium
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (13.33%) SSL
7 4 (13.33%) WLAN
7 4 (13.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SAML
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) JSON
1 3 (10.00%) OAuth
1 3 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Android
2 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Network Management
2 5 (16.67%) Network Design
3 3 (10.00%) SOA
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.67%) BDD
4 2 (6.67%) Kanban
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) UML
5 1 (3.33%) BPMN
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCIE
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 5 (16.67%) CCDP
5 2 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Aruba
2 4 (13.33%) Nortel
2 4 (13.33%) Avaya
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) BT
4 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
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