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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 143 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -5
Contract jobs citing Wireless 16 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 1.45% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 11.37% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 17
Median daily rate £325 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £375 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £9.27 £35.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.51% +108.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+53.19% +14.63%
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
558 475 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.86% 12.78% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 240 185
Median daily rate £385 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 9 £263 -12.50% 8
Cheshire -11 3 £500 - 4
Lancashire - 2 £200 - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 20 (57.14%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) LAN
2 16 (45.71%) WAN
3 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (40.00%) Firewall
4 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
5 11 (31.43%) CCNP
6 9 (25.71%) VPN
6 9 (25.71%) DNS
6 9 (25.71%) ITIL
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (22.86%) CCNA
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) HP
7 8 (22.86%) Service Management
8 7 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (17.14%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) Aruba
9 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
9 6 (17.14%) Internet
9 6 (17.14%) BGP
9 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (14.29%) ITSM
10 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.29%) Juniper
10 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS

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 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) LAN
1 16 (45.71%) WAN
2 14 (40.00%) Firewall
3 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (25.71%) DNS
4 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 7 (20.00%) VoIP
6 6 (17.14%) BGP
6 6 (17.14%) DHCP
6 6 (17.14%) Internet
6 6 (17.14%) Network Security
6 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
8 4 (11.43%) FWSM
8 4 (11.43%) HTTP
8 4 (11.43%) SMTP
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.71%) WAP
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Statistics
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.86%) Informatics
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) ITSM
3 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) Network Management
6 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Perl
1 1 (2.86%) Python
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNP
3 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) MCDST
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ACSA
6 1 (2.86%) ACSP
6 1 (2.86%) CCSP
6 1 (2.86%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) CWNA
6 1 (2.86%) GIAC
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCITP
6 1 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (2.86%) RHCE
6 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (5.71%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.86%) Cacti
2 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) HP
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Aruba
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.57%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) Meraki
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) Polycom
8 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) Siemens
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.86%) Wyse
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