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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 145 124 115
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 2.51% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£440 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.37% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+51.00% +6.66%
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
456 358 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.23% 13.01% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 152 152
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -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
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 4 March 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
Cheshire -3 3 £440 +3.52% 1
Manchester -16 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - - 2
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (50.00%) VPN
2 11 (45.83%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) LAN
4 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 8 (33.33%) DHCP
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Wireless
5 7 (29.17%) CCNP
6 6 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) 3G
7 5 (20.83%) MPLS
7 5 (20.83%) BGP
7 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
7 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (16.67%) IGRP
8 4 (16.67%) Avaya
8 4 (16.67%) Nortel
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) OSPF
8 4 (16.67%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
8 4 (16.67%) SMS

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) VPN
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
2 8 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (20.83%) 3G
3 5 (20.83%) MPLS
3 5 (20.83%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (16.67%) IGRP
4 4 (16.67%) OSPF
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) SMS
4 4 (16.67%) WLAN
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 4 (16.67%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) SAML
2 3 (12.50%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) OAuth
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) CCTV
4 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.17%) Life Science
4 1 (4.17%) Telematics
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
1 3 (12.50%) Network Management
1 3 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Android Development
3 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Avaya
3 4 (16.67%) Nortel
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) BT
5 2 (8.33%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Mitel
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) Polycom
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) Meraki
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