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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / North West
Rank 126 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Wireless 11 46 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.17% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 7.86% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 10
Median daily rate £338 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £295 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +10.00%

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
416 585 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 14.93% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 319 187
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

Wireless
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Wireless as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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
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 Wireless within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 0 6 £320 -11.72% 8
Cheshire +15 5 £338 -32.50%
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 29 (70.73%) LAN
2 26 (63.41%) WAN
3 22 (53.66%) Firewall
4 19 (46.34%) Cisco
5 16 (39.02%) Ethernet
6 14 (34.15%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (31.71%) Service Management
8 12 (29.27%) Windows
8 12 (29.27%) Load Testing
8 12 (29.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (26.83%) CCNP
9 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
11 9 (21.95%) VPN
11 9 (21.95%) VoIP
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (19.51%) OSPF
13 7 (17.07%) CISSP
13 7 (17.07%) BGP
13 7 (17.07%) Apple
13 7 (17.07%) CCNA
13 7 (17.07%) Network Security
13 7 (17.07%) Patch Management
14 6 (14.63%) Security Operations
14 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (14.63%) Security Monitoring
14 6 (14.63%) VLAN
14 6 (14.63%) Information Security
14 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP

Wireless
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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) LAN
2 26 (63.41%) WAN
3 22 (53.66%) Firewall
4 16 (39.02%) Ethernet
5 14 (34.15%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (21.95%) VoIP
6 9 (21.95%) VPN
7 8 (19.51%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) BGP
8 7 (17.07%) Network Security
9 6 (14.63%) DHCP
9 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) VLAN
10 5 (12.20%) DNS
10 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
10 5 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (9.76%) Wireless Security
12 3 (7.32%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Redis
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) GitLab
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) German Language
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Architect
2 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Domain Architect
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Network Architect
5 6 (14.63%) Principal Architect
6 5 (12.20%) Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Security Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Designer
9 2 (4.88%) IT Technician
9 2 (4.88%) Senior IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) ELK Stack
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) RESTful
3 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.76%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.88%) PKI
6 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Unix
3 5 (12.20%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Service Management
2 12 (29.27%) Load Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Patch Management
4 6 (14.63%) Information Security
4 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (14.63%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (14.63%) Security Operations
5 5 (12.20%) Case Management
5 5 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (12.20%) Open Source
5 5 (12.20%) SIEM
5 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) Network Design
6 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
6 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) CCNP
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
2 7 (17.07%) CISSP
3 5 (12.20%) SANS
3 5 (12.20%) SSCP
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.44%) CCSA
7 1 (2.44%) CCSE
7 1 (2.44%) CWNA
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Kibana
1 5 (12.20%) logstash
1 5 (12.20%) QRadar
1 5 (12.20%) RSA enVision
2 3 (7.32%) SCCM
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (4.88%) NetApp OnCommand
3 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) Apple
3 6 (14.63%) IBM
4 5 (12.20%) LogRhythm
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
4 5 (12.20%) Splunk
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) Aruba
6 3 (7.32%) Dell
6 3 (7.32%) F5
7 2 (4.88%) Motorola
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Sophos
8 1 (2.44%) AppSense
8 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.44%) Mercator
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle