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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless
England / North West
Rank 110 132 128
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing Wireless 23 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 4.44% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 4
Median daily rate £344 £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
- +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £9.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +77.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £38.63 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-14.56% +50.00%

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
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +15 17 £400 +12.28% 5
Cheshire +27 6 £338 +22.72% 2
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 32 (66.67%) LAN
1 32 (66.67%) WAN
1 32 (66.67%) Firewall
2 23 (47.92%) Cisco
3 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.25%) CCNP
4 15 (31.25%) Windows
5 14 (29.17%) Ethernet
5 14 (29.17%) VPN
6 13 (27.08%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (25.00%) Linux
7 12 (25.00%) VoIP
7 12 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (22.92%) Service Management
8 11 (22.92%) Load Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Unix
8 11 (22.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
9 10 (20.83%) RSA enVision
9 10 (20.83%) Security Operations
9 10 (20.83%) Apple
9 10 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (18.75%) CISSP
10 9 (18.75%) SSCP
10 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.75%) IBM
10 9 (18.75%) Case Management
10 9 (18.75%) QRadar

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) Firewall
1 32 (66.67%) LAN
1 32 (66.67%) WAN
2 14 (29.17%) Ethernet
2 14 (29.17%) VPN
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (25.00%) VoIP
3 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.58%) BGP
6 7 (14.58%) OSPF
7 6 (12.50%) DNS
7 6 (12.50%) Network Security
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (10.42%) DHCP
8 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
8 5 (10.42%) VLAN
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Redis
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) GitLab
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) German Language
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Domain Architect
5 7 (14.58%) Security Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Principal Architect
7 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Network Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Security Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.58%) RESTful
2 7 (14.58%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (22.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (14.58%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
3 11 (22.92%) Unix
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (22.92%) Load Testing
2 11 (22.92%) Service Management
3 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
3 10 (20.83%) Security Operations
4 9 (18.75%) Case Management
4 9 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (18.75%) Security Monitoring
4 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (16.67%) Information Security
5 8 (16.67%) Open Source
5 8 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 8 (16.67%) SIEM
5 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 9 (18.75%) CISSP
3 9 (18.75%) SANS
3 9 (18.75%) SSCP
4 8 (16.67%) CCNA
5 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) Degree
8 2 (4.17%) CCIE
9 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.08%) CCSP
9 1 (2.08%) CWNA
9 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) RSA enVision
2 9 (18.75%) QRadar
3 8 (16.67%) Kibana
3 8 (16.67%) logstash
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (4.17%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 10 (20.83%) Apple
3 9 (18.75%) IBM
3 9 (18.75%) LogRhythm
3 9 (18.75%) Splunk
4 8 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 7 (14.58%) Aruba
5 7 (14.58%) VMware
6 6 (12.50%) F5
7 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.25%) Juniper
10 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.17%) Dell
10 2 (4.17%) Motorola
10 2 (4.17%) NetApp
10 2 (4.17%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
11 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.08%) Mercator