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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless
Rank 140 110 94
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 22 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.31% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 9.63% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 18
Median daily rate £280 £300 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £389 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% +8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £12.58 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £40.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +57.30%
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
607 509 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.65% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 237 184
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -30 12 £300 - 8
Cheshire -12 4 £280 -33.33% 8
Lancashire - 3 £198 - 1
Merseyside -14 1 - - 1
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 19 (43.18%) Firewall
3 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 14 (31.82%) WAN
5 14 (31.82%) LAN
6 13 (29.55%) VPN
6 13 (29.55%) CCNP
7 12 (27.27%) DNS
8 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (25.00%) Windows
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (22.73%) Aruba
9 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 10 (22.73%) DHCP
9 10 (22.73%) CCNA
10 9 (20.45%) BGP
10 9 (20.45%) VoIP
10 9 (20.45%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (18.18%) Service Management
11 8 (18.18%) HP
11 8 (18.18%) Juniper
12 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
12 7 (15.91%) Citrix
12 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
12 7 (15.91%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
13 6 (13.64%) Network Security
13 6 (13.64%) Internet
13 6 (13.64%) Unix

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 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) Firewall
2 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 14 (31.82%) LAN
3 14 (31.82%) WAN
4 13 (29.55%) VPN
5 12 (27.27%) DNS
6 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (22.73%) DHCP
8 9 (20.45%) BGP
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (20.45%) VoIP
9 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 6 (13.64%) Internet
9 6 (13.64%) Network Security
9 6 (13.64%) OSPF
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (11.36%) HTTP
10 5 (11.36%) SMTP
11 4 (9.09%) TACACS
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Local Government
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Wireless Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Build Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) iPad
4 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.82%) Handset
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Statistics
5 2 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.27%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.27%) Informatics
6 1 (2.27%) Life Science
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.91%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) ITSM
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.82%) Web Filtering
7 2 (4.55%) Coaching
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.55%) Load Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Network Design
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Perl
1 2 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (29.55%) CCNP
3 10 (22.73%) CCNA
4 4 (9.09%) MCDST
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.82%) CCIE
5 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ACSP
6 1 (2.27%) CCDP
6 1 (2.27%) CCIP
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) CISSP
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (2.27%) RHCE
6 1 (2.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.55%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.73%) Aruba
4 8 (18.18%) HP
4 8 (18.18%) Juniper
5 7 (15.91%) Citrix
6 6 (13.64%) Fortinet
7 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.82%) Meraki
9 2 (4.55%) Arqiva
9 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.55%) Huawei
9 2 (4.55%) VMware
10 1 (2.27%) Apple
10 1 (2.27%) EMC
10 1 (2.27%) IBM
10 1 (2.27%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.27%) Wyse