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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless
Rank 103 99 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +30
Contract jobs citing Wireless 38 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.24% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 9.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 3
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£275 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £565 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.80% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £16.84 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.70 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -
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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
464 373 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.98% 12.81% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 185 184
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £525 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 61
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +3 19 £275 -24.13% 9
Cheshire +12 11 £338 -19.64% 2
Lancashire - 5 £268 -
Merseyside -3 1 £375 +105.47% 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (48.75%) Cisco
2 36 (45.00%) LAN
3 31 (38.75%) Windows
4 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (23.75%) VPN
7 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
8 17 (21.25%) CCNA
8 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 17 (21.25%) WAN
9 15 (18.75%) Firewall
9 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 14 (17.50%) Juniper
10 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
11 13 (16.25%) ITIL
12 12 (15.00%) MS Office
12 12 (15.00%) DHCP
12 12 (15.00%) SAN
12 12 (15.00%) DNS
12 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (13.75%) CCNP
13 11 (13.75%) HP
13 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
14 10 (12.50%) WLAN
14 10 (12.50%) Citrix
14 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.50%) VMware
15 9 (11.25%) BGP
15 9 (11.25%) SLA

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.75%) CMS
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.00%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.00%) LAN
2 19 (23.75%) VPN
3 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
3 17 (21.25%) WAN
4 15 (18.75%) Firewall
5 12 (15.00%) DHCP
5 12 (15.00%) DNS
5 12 (15.00%) SAN
6 10 (12.50%) WLAN
7 9 (11.25%) BGP
8 8 (10.00%) IPsec
9 6 (7.50%) IP Telephony
9 6 (7.50%) MPLS
10 5 (6.25%) VLAN
11 4 (5.00%) OSPF
11 4 (5.00%) Internet
11 4 (5.00%) Network Security
11 4 (5.00%) HSRP
11 4 (5.00%) Multicast
11 4 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.75%) Local Government
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Project Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) iPad
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.00%) Life Science
3 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.75%) CAN bus
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) Firmware
5 2 (2.50%) Handset
5 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.50%) Project Management
3 6 (7.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (6.25%) Network Management
4 5 (6.25%) Service Management
4 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.00%) CRM
5 4 (5.00%) Logistics
5 4 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Network Design
6 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.75%) Release Management
6 3 (3.75%) Change Control
6 3 (3.75%) Product Management
6 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) VB
3 3 (3.75%) Embedded C
3 3 (3.75%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.25%) CCNA
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (13.75%) CCNP
5 8 (10.00%) MCSE
6 4 (5.00%) MCSA
6 4 (5.00%) MCP
6 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) MCTS
6 4 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) MCITP
7 2 (2.50%) PMP
7 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MCDST
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CITP
8 1 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.00%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) SCSM
4 3 (3.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.75%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.25%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) OpenView
6 1 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Cisco
2 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.50%) Juniper
4 11 (13.75%) HP
5 10 (12.50%) Citrix
5 10 (12.50%) VMware
6 8 (10.00%) Avaya
7 6 (7.50%) F5
8 5 (6.25%) Symantec
9 4 (5.00%) Nortel
9 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.00%) Meru Networks
9 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.75%) Aruba
10 3 (3.75%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.75%) CA
10 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.50%) Apple
11 2 (2.50%) Remedy
11 2 (2.50%) Websense
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