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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 94 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing Wireless 42 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 3.79% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Average daily rate £250 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £153 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £345 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
- -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -1.53%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 17 £200 -38.46% 5
Cheshire +2 16 £325 - 3
Lancashire -21 4 £250 - 2
Cumbria - 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) LAN
3 22 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 18 (34.62%) WAN
5 18 (34.62%) VPN
5 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (30.77%) CCNA
6 16 (30.77%) Firewall
7 13 (25.00%) CCNP
7 13 (25.00%) ITIL
8 12 (23.08%) SAN
9 11 (21.15%) HP
9 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
9 11 (21.15%) DHCP
10 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 10 (19.23%) Avaya
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
11 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (17.31%) Internet
11 9 (17.31%) DNS
11 9 (17.31%) MCSE
11 9 (17.31%) BGP
12 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (15.38%) SLA
12 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
12 8 (15.38%) SCCM

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) LAN
2 18 (34.62%) WAN
2 18 (34.62%) VPN
3 16 (30.77%) Firewall
4 12 (23.08%) SAN
5 11 (21.15%) DHCP
6 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 9 (17.31%) Internet
7 9 (17.31%) DNS
7 9 (17.31%) BGP
8 7 (13.46%) Network Security
8 7 (13.46%) Structured Cabling
8 7 (13.46%) IPsec
9 6 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (9.62%) VLAN
10 5 (9.62%) DMZ
10 5 (9.62%) SNMP
10 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.62%) MPLS
11 4 (7.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Service Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Build Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) iPad
1 5 (9.62%) Firmware
1 5 (9.62%) Clustering
2 4 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 4 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
3 6 (11.54%) Network Management
4 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.62%) CRM
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.69%) Logistics
6 3 (5.77%) Information Security
7 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.92%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.92%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (1.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.77%) CCNA
3 13 (25.00%) CCNP
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (17.31%) MCSE
5 5 (9.62%) MCTS
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
5 5 (9.62%) MCSA
5 5 (9.62%) MCP
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.77%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
2 5 (9.62%) SCSM
2 5 (9.62%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.77%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) HP
4 10 (19.23%) Avaya
5 7 (13.46%) VMware
6 6 (11.54%) Nortel
6 6 (11.54%) Citrix
6 6 (11.54%) Juniper
7 5 (9.62%) F5
8 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
8 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.77%) Kaspersky
9 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.85%) Remedy
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.92%) AirMagnet
11 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
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