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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 132 127 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Wireless 19 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.92% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 7.37% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 16
Median daily rate £320 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £445 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £17.92 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +12.50%
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
520 529 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 12.50% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 289 246
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 51
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -9 9 £323 +7.50% 12
Cheshire +6 5 £500 +37.93% 3
Lancashire +14 2 £175 -41.66%
Merseyside +3 2 £293 +67.14% 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 23 (56.10%) Cisco
2 18 (43.90%) LAN
2 18 (43.90%) WAN
3 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (29.27%) CCNP
4 12 (29.27%) Firewall
5 11 (26.83%) CCNA
5 11 (26.83%) ITIL
6 10 (24.39%) Service Management
7 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (19.51%) Windows
7 8 (19.51%) HP
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.07%) VMware
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
9 6 (14.63%) ITSM
9 6 (14.63%) VPN
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
9 6 (14.63%) Ethernet
10 5 (12.20%) DHCP
10 5 (12.20%) Internet
10 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
10 5 (12.20%) Network Design
10 5 (12.20%) Network Security
10 5 (12.20%) Aruba
11 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
11 4 (9.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (9.76%) Load Testing

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 (4.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) LAN
1 18 (43.90%) WAN
2 12 (29.27%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
5 6 (14.63%) DNS
5 6 (14.63%) Ethernet
5 6 (14.63%) VPN
6 5 (12.20%) DHCP
6 5 (12.20%) Internet
6 5 (12.20%) Network Security
7 4 (9.76%) BGP
7 4 (9.76%) SAN
7 4 (9.76%) WLAN
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (7.32%) FWSM
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
8 3 (7.32%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) VoIP
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Local Government
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Designer
6 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.88%) WAP
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.44%) Informatics
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Service Management
3 6 (14.63%) ITSM
4 5 (12.20%) Network Design
4 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Network Management
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (29.27%) CCNP
3 11 (26.83%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP
5 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) ACSP
6 1 (2.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.44%) CCIP
6 1 (2.44%) CCSA
6 1 (2.44%) CCSE
6 1 (2.44%) CCSP
6 1 (2.44%) CWNA
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Certification
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) RHCE
6 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cacti
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco
2 8 (19.51%) HP
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Aruba
5 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) Juniper
5 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) EMC
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Meraki
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) Polycom
6 2 (4.88%) Siemens
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) F5
7 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
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