The first table below looks at the demand for Wireless 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 Wireless over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 97 89 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing Wireless 33 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.39% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.42% 9.69% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £431 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £19.67 £38.25 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +97.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £17.21 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.25 £60.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +14.75%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
392 382 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.04% 14.34% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 180 197
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Wireless
England

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Wireless Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Wireless
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Wireless across the North West region.

Wireless Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Wireless
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Wireless Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Wireless
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wireless across the North West region.

Wireless Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Wireless
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Wireless across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Wireless Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Wireless
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 Wireless within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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 +4 14 £275 -24.13% 7
Cheshire +1 11 £245 -30.00% 1
Lancashire -9 8 £225 -30.76% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 45 (59.21%) Cisco
2 40 (52.63%) LAN
3 35 (46.05%) Windows
4 29 (38.16%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (28.95%) VPN
8 20 (26.32%) CCNA
8 20 (26.32%) WAN
9 19 (25.00%) Firewall
10 18 (23.68%) TCP/IP
11 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
11 17 (22.37%) CCNP
12 16 (21.05%) Juniper
13 14 (18.42%) SAN
13 14 (18.42%) HP
13 14 (18.42%) DHCP
14 13 (17.11%) ITIL
14 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
15 12 (15.79%) MS Office
15 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
15 12 (15.79%) DNS
15 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (14.47%) BGP
16 11 (14.47%) VMware
16 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (14.47%) Windows XP
17 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
17 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (13.16%) SCCM

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Wireless 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 Wireless. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.58%) IIS
4 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.95%) CMS
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Office
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (52.63%) LAN
2 22 (28.95%) VPN
3 20 (26.32%) WAN
4 19 (25.00%) Firewall
5 18 (23.68%) TCP/IP
6 14 (18.42%) SAN
6 14 (18.42%) DHCP
7 12 (15.79%) DNS
8 11 (14.47%) BGP
9 8 (10.53%) IPsec
10 7 (9.21%) VLAN
10 7 (9.21%) Internet
10 7 (9.21%) MPLS
10 7 (9.21%) WLAN
10 7 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (7.89%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (6.58%) DMZ
12 5 (6.58%) Ethernet
12 5 (6.58%) SNMP
12 5 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Network Manager
4 6 (7.89%) Project Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Firmware
1 5 (6.58%) Clustering
1 5 (6.58%) iPad
2 4 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.95%) Life Science
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.63%) CAN bus
4 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Handset
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Windows
2 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.47%) Windows XP
6 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
8 1 (1.32%) Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.21%) Project Management
4 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.58%) CRM
5 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.58%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.58%) Network Management
6 4 (5.26%) Service Management
6 4 (5.26%) Logistics
7 3 (3.95%) ITSM
7 3 (3.95%) Product Management
7 3 (3.95%) Change Control
7 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.95%) Release Management
7 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (38.16%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) CCNA
3 17 (22.37%) CCNP
4 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.53%) MCSE
6 4 (5.26%) MCSA
6 4 (5.26%) MCP
6 4 (5.26%) MCTS
6 4 (5.26%) Degree
7 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) MCITP
8 2 (2.63%) PMP
8 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.32%) MCDST
9 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.58%) SCOM
3 5 (6.58%) SCSM
4 3 (3.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.95%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.32%) WSUS
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.32%) OpenView
6 1 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (59.21%) Cisco
2 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 16 (21.05%) Juniper
4 14 (18.42%) HP
5 11 (14.47%) VMware
6 9 (11.84%) Citrix
6 9 (11.84%) Avaya
7 7 (9.21%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) Symantec
9 4 (5.26%) Dell
9 4 (5.26%) Nortel
9 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.95%) Meru Networks
10 3 (3.95%) CA
11 2 (2.63%) Apple
11 2 (2.63%) Remedy
11 2 (2.63%) Oracle
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