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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 129 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 39 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 8.04% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 24
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£300 £275 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.92 £16.84 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.06 £10.91 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £40.00 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.60%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 -23 15 £300 +9.09% 12
Merseyside -1 9 £175 -53.33%
Cheshire -9 9 £363 +7.40% 5
Lancashire -14 2 £300 +12.14% 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 43 (49.43%) Cisco
2 39 (44.83%) Firewall
3 28 (32.18%) BGP
3 28 (32.18%) LAN
4 27 (31.03%) OSPF
5 26 (29.89%) DHCP
5 26 (29.89%) Windows
6 25 (28.74%) WAN
6 25 (28.74%) EIGRP
6 25 (28.74%) DNS
7 23 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (24.14%) VPN
9 20 (22.99%) VoIP
10 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
10 19 (21.84%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (21.84%) Aruba
11 16 (18.39%) CCNP
11 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
12 14 (16.09%) VMware
13 12 (13.79%) Project Management
13 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
13 12 (13.79%) Network Security
14 11 (12.64%) Windows XP
14 11 (12.64%) Citrix
15 10 (11.49%) CCNA
15 10 (11.49%) MS Office
15 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (9.20%) ITIL
17 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.15%) Lync
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
1 2 (2.30%) PaaS
1 2 (2.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.83%) Firewall
2 28 (32.18%) BGP
2 28 (32.18%) LAN
3 27 (31.03%) OSPF
4 26 (29.89%) DHCP
5 25 (28.74%) WAN
5 25 (28.74%) EIGRP
5 25 (28.74%) DNS
6 21 (24.14%) VPN
7 20 (22.99%) VoIP
8 19 (21.84%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (13.79%) Network Security
9 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (8.05%) SAN
12 4 (4.60%) SSL
12 4 (4.60%) VLAN
12 4 (4.60%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (3.45%) IPsec
13 3 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Local Government
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Consultant
3 12 (13.79%) Network Consultant
4 9 (10.34%) Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Administrator
6 5 (5.75%) Network Support
7 4 (4.60%) Network Specialist
7 4 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) IT Support
7 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Project Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.45%) Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.45%) Designer
9 2 (2.30%) IP Telephony Consultant
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.60%) Handset
6 3 (3.45%) Statistics
6 3 (3.45%) iPad
7 2 (2.30%) FMCG
7 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.30%) Replication
8 1 (1.15%) NHS
8 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Windows XP
3 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) UNIX
6 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.79%) Project Management
2 8 (9.20%) ITIL
2 8 (9.20%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (8.05%) Network Management
4 6 (6.90%) Network Design
4 6 (6.90%) Service Management
5 5 (5.75%) Information Security
5 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.60%) Change Management
6 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.45%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.30%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.30%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (2.30%) SDLC
8 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.30%) ITSM
8 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) Perl
2 3 (3.45%) Python
3 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.15%) Ruby
4 1 (1.15%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) VB
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.39%) CCNP
3 10 (11.49%) CCNA
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.60%) MCDST
5 4 (4.60%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) CISSP
7 1 (1.15%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CCEA
7 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ACSP
7 1 (1.15%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (2.30%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
3 4 (4.60%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.45%) XenServer
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.30%) WSUS
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Cisco
2 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.84%) Aruba
3 14 (16.09%) VMware
4 11 (12.64%) Citrix
5 6 (6.90%) BT
6 5 (5.75%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.60%) F5
7 4 (4.60%) Avaya
7 4 (4.60%) HP
8 3 (3.45%) Toshiba
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle
8 3 (3.45%) Meraki
9 2 (2.30%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.15%) Apple
10 1 (1.15%) AppSense
10 1 (1.15%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.15%) Brocade
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