The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 95 99 125
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +26
Contract jobs citing Wireless 37 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.19% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.03% 9.02% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 2
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£275 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £457 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £279
% change year-on-year
- +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.80% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £16.84 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.70 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +16.07%
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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
461 377 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.49% 13.14% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 179 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 20 £275 -24.13% 7
Cheshire +4 10 £338 -10.59%
Lancashire - 5 £268 - 2
Merseyside -5 1 £375 +105.47% 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 41 (51.25%) Cisco
2 39 (48.75%) LAN
3 32 (40.00%) Windows
4 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
5 26 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (27.50%) VPN
7 20 (25.00%) WAN
8 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
9 18 (22.50%) Firewall
10 17 (21.25%) CCNA
10 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
11 16 (20.00%) Juniper
12 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
13 14 (17.50%) DHCP
13 14 (17.50%) DNS
13 14 (17.50%) CCNP
13 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
14 13 (16.25%) ITIL
15 12 (15.00%) MS Office
15 12 (15.00%) HP
15 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (15.00%) SAN
16 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
16 11 (13.75%) BGP
17 10 (12.50%) Citrix
17 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (12.50%) VMware
18 9 (11.25%) WLAN
18 9 (11.25%) SLA

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.75%) CMS
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.00%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.75%) LAN
2 22 (27.50%) VPN
3 20 (25.00%) WAN
4 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
4 18 (22.50%) Firewall
5 14 (17.50%) DNS
5 14 (17.50%) DHCP
6 12 (15.00%) SAN
7 11 (13.75%) BGP
8 9 (11.25%) WLAN
9 8 (10.00%) IPsec
10 7 (8.75%) VLAN
10 7 (8.75%) Internet
10 7 (8.75%) MPLS
11 6 (7.50%) IP Telephony
11 6 (7.50%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (6.25%) DMZ
13 4 (5.00%) SNMP
13 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Local Government
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Project Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) iPad
2 5 (6.25%) Firmware
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.00%) Life Science
3 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.50%) CAN bus
5 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.50%) Handset
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.50%) Project Management
4 6 (7.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.25%) Service Management
5 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.25%) Network Management
6 4 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.00%) CRM
6 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.00%) Logistics
6 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Change Control
7 3 (3.75%) Web Development
7 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) VB
4 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.25%) CCNA
3 14 (17.50%) CCNP
4 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.00%) MCSE
6 4 (5.00%) MCSA
6 4 (5.00%) MCP
6 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) MCTS
6 4 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) MCITP
7 2 (2.50%) PMP
7 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MCDST
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CITP
8 1 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.00%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) SCSM
4 3 (3.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.75%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.25%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) OpenView
6 1 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Cisco
2 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.00%) Juniper
4 12 (15.00%) HP
5 10 (12.50%) Citrix
5 10 (12.50%) VMware
6 8 (10.00%) Avaya
6 8 (10.00%) F5
7 5 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.25%) Symantec
8 4 (5.00%) Nortel
8 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.00%) Meru Networks
8 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.75%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.75%) CA
10 2 (2.50%) Apple
10 2 (2.50%) Remedy
10 2 (2.50%) Websense
10 2 (2.50%) Dell
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