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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 102 90 112
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Wireless 38 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 1.53% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.28% 9.95% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £575 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.80% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.24 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.74 £27.50 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +25.00%
Wireless
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
459 432 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 15.36% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 196 177
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 32
Average hourly rate £18.03 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +6 22 £340 +8.80% 11
Cheshire 0 10 £398 +13.57% 1
Merseyside -5 1 £375 +127.27%
Lancashire -27 1 £425 +41.66% 2
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England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (54.93%) Cisco
2 29 (40.85%) LAN
3 21 (29.58%) Windows
3 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (28.17%) Firewall
5 19 (26.76%) WAN
5 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
6 15 (21.13%) VPN
7 13 (18.31%) CCNA
8 12 (16.90%) OSPF
9 11 (15.49%) BGP
9 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
9 11 (15.49%) Juniper
9 11 (15.49%) EIGRP
10 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
10 10 (14.08%) MPLS
10 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
11 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
11 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (12.68%) CCNP
11 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.27%) Internet
12 8 (11.27%) MS Office
12 8 (11.27%) WLAN
12 8 (11.27%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (9.86%) Aruba
13 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.85%) LAN
2 20 (28.17%) Firewall
3 19 (26.76%) WAN
4 15 (21.13%) VPN
5 12 (16.90%) OSPF
6 11 (15.49%) BGP
6 11 (15.49%) EIGRP
7 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
7 10 (14.08%) MPLS
8 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (11.27%) Internet
9 8 (11.27%) WLAN
9 8 (11.27%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (9.86%) VPLS
10 7 (9.86%) DMZ
11 6 (8.45%) SAN
11 6 (8.45%) DHCP
12 5 (7.04%) DNS
12 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (7.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (5.63%) Local Government
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Project Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Technical Project Leader
4 7 (9.86%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Project Leader
5 5 (7.04%) Network Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.63%) Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Operations Business Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) iPad
4 3 (4.23%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.23%) CAN bus
4 3 (4.23%) Handset
4 3 (4.23%) Life Science
4 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
5 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (9.86%) ITIL
3 6 (8.45%) Service Management
3 6 (8.45%) Migration
3 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
4 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.63%) Network Design
4 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.23%) ITSM
5 3 (4.23%) Quality Management
5 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.23%) Web Development
5 3 (4.23%) Product Management
5 3 (4.23%) Change Control
5 3 (4.23%) Release Management
5 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) C
2 4 (5.63%) Embedded C
3 3 (4.23%) VB
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.31%) CCNA
3 9 (12.68%) CCNP
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.23%) MCDST
6 2 (2.82%) MCITP
6 2 (2.82%) PMP
6 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CCSE
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CITP
7 1 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.41%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView
4 1 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.49%) Juniper
3 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.86%) VMware
4 7 (9.86%) Nortel
4 7 (9.86%) HP
4 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
4 7 (9.86%) Aruba
5 6 (8.45%) Citrix
5 6 (8.45%) Symantec
6 5 (7.04%) F5
7 4 (5.63%) Meru Networks
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle
8 3 (4.23%) CA
8 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.23%) Meraki
9 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.82%) EMC
9 2 (2.82%) Apple
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