The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
Rank 124 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 2.21% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £203 £218 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £132 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £304 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £21.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Wi-Fi
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Lancashire -17 8 £203 -
Cheshire - 3 £425 - 5
Manchester - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Wi-Fi
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (47.83%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) LAN
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) 3G
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) VoIP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) Fat Client
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Thin Client
7 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (17.39%) CCDP
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
9 3 (13.04%) Lync
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (13.04%) SCCM
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) SMS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (13.04%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 9 (39.13%) 3G
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) VoIP
7 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) SMS
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) MPLS
9 2 (8.70%) OSPF
9 2 (8.70%) BGP
9 2 (8.70%) Firewall
9 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
9 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 2 (8.70%) SAN
9 2 (8.70%) NGN
10 1 (4.35%) NAS
10 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Fat Client
1 5 (21.74%) Thin Client
2 3 (13.04%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.35%) PDA
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
1 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.35%) Document Management
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCDP
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) BT
3 2 (8.70%) Mitel
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (4.35%) Trapeze
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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