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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 100 91 125
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +34
Contract jobs citing Wireless 32 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.44% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.27% 10.18% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 3
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£275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £421 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 £39.00 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.82% +101.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £16.84 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £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
387 383 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.80% 14.14% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 176 186
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 £448 £435 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 54
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +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
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 31 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 31 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 -5 14 £275 -24.13% 4
Cheshire -1 12 £245 -29.49% 2
Lancashire -7 6 £225 -30.76% 2
Merseyside - - - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 42 (56.76%) Cisco
2 38 (51.35%) LAN
3 33 (44.59%) Windows
4 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
5 23 (31.08%) VPN
6 20 (27.03%) WAN
6 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (25.68%) TCP/IP
7 19 (25.68%) CCNA
8 18 (24.32%) Firewall
9 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
10 16 (21.62%) CCNP
10 16 (21.62%) Juniper
11 13 (17.57%) SAN
11 13 (17.57%) ITIL
11 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
12 12 (16.22%) MS Office
12 12 (16.22%) DHCP
12 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (16.22%) HP
12 12 (16.22%) DNS
13 11 (14.86%) Windows XP
13 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.86%) BGP
14 10 (13.51%) VMware
14 10 (13.51%) Citrix
14 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (12.16%) SLA
15 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.05%) CMS
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Office
2 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (51.35%) LAN
2 23 (31.08%) VPN
3 20 (27.03%) WAN
4 19 (25.68%) TCP/IP
5 18 (24.32%) Firewall
6 13 (17.57%) SAN
7 12 (16.22%) DNS
7 12 (16.22%) DHCP
8 11 (14.86%) BGP
9 8 (10.81%) IPsec
10 7 (9.46%) VLAN
10 7 (9.46%) Internet
10 7 (9.46%) MPLS
10 7 (9.46%) WLAN
11 6 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.11%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
12 5 (6.76%) SNMP
12 5 (6.76%) DMZ
12 5 (6.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.05%) Local Government
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Network Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Project Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.41%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) iPad
2 5 (6.76%) Firmware
2 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.41%) Clustering
3 4 (5.41%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.05%) Life Science
4 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.70%) CAN bus
5 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Handset
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.59%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
4 11 (14.86%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.11%) Project Management
4 5 (6.76%) Service Management
4 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.76%) Network Management
5 4 (5.41%) CRM
5 4 (5.41%) Logistics
6 3 (4.05%) ITSM
6 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.05%) Web Development
6 3 (4.05%) Release Management
6 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.05%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) VB
4 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.68%) CCNA
3 16 (21.62%) CCNP
4 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.81%) MCSE
6 4 (5.41%) MCSA
6 4 (5.41%) MCP
6 4 (5.41%) MCTS
6 4 (5.41%) Degree
7 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.70%) MCITP
8 2 (2.70%) PMP
8 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.70%) MCDST
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) SCSM
4 3 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (4.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.05%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.35%) WSUS
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.35%) OpenView
6 1 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (56.76%) Cisco
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (21.62%) Juniper
4 12 (16.22%) HP
5 10 (13.51%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) VMware
6 8 (10.81%) Avaya
7 7 (9.46%) F5
8 5 (6.76%) Symantec
9 4 (5.41%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.41%) Nortel
9 4 (5.41%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.05%) Riverbed
10 3 (4.05%) CA
10 3 (4.05%) Meru Networks
10 3 (4.05%) Dell
11 2 (2.70%) EMC
11 2 (2.70%) Remedy
11 2 (2.70%) Apple
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