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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 151 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 15 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 1.00% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 7.36% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 11
Median daily rate £375 £223 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.53% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £151 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £311 £223
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+21.66% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-45.71% +48.93%
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
605 503 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.45% 13.65% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 238 187
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -21 8 £388 +74.15%
Lancashire +3 3 £198 -
Cheshire -8 2 - - 1
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 12 (63.16%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 8 (42.11%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Network Design
5 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) PABX
8 2 (10.53%) Degree
8 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
8 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Local Government
8 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) ITSM
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle

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 1 (5.26%) MS Project Server
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 2 (10.53%) MPLS
4 2 (10.53%) PABX
5 1 (5.26%) 3G
5 1 (5.26%) 4G
5 1 (5.26%) ATM
5 1 (5.26%) BGP
5 1 (5.26%) Broadband
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) PPP
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Network Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.26%) CCTV
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.26%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Network Design
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
5 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ACSA
2 1 (5.26%) ACSP
2 1 (5.26%) CCDP
2 1 (5.26%) CCIP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCDST
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
2 1 (5.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Aruba
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Novell
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) Wyse
4 1 (5.26%) ZyXEL