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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless
Rank 119 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Wireless 32 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.87% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 7.25% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 3
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£388 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -14.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.70 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.85 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -20.63%
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
489 345 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.42% 12.05% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 137 120
Average daily rate £361 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.41% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 16 £388 +103.94% 8
Cheshire -3 7 £420 +83.60% 17
Merseyside -10 5 - - 2
Lancashire -4 2 £235 -6.00% 1
Cumbria - - - -
Wireless
England

Wireless
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 53 (72.60%) Cisco
2 39 (53.42%) WAN
3 32 (43.84%) Firewall
4 31 (42.47%) LAN
5 30 (41.10%) Windows
6 28 (38.36%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (34.25%) OSPF
8 24 (32.88%) BGP
8 24 (32.88%) EIGRP
8 24 (32.88%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
10 22 (30.14%) Internet
10 22 (30.14%) MPLS
11 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
12 20 (27.40%) Nortel
13 19 (26.03%) CheckPoint
13 19 (26.03%) Migration
14 18 (24.66%) SolarWinds
15 17 (23.29%) Fibre Channel
15 17 (23.29%) Oracle
16 16 (21.92%) DMZ
16 16 (21.92%) SAN
16 16 (21.92%) NAS
16 16 (21.92%) VPLS
17 15 (20.55%) Citrix
17 15 (20.55%) CCNP
17 15 (20.55%) CCNA
18 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
18 13 (17.81%) UNIX
18 13 (17.81%) VMware

Wireless
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 10 (13.70%) IIS
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (53.42%) WAN
2 32 (43.84%) Firewall
3 31 (42.47%) LAN
4 25 (34.25%) OSPF
5 24 (32.88%) BGP
5 24 (32.88%) EIGRP
5 24 (32.88%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (30.14%) Internet
6 22 (30.14%) MPLS
7 17 (23.29%) Fibre Channel
8 16 (21.92%) NAS
8 16 (21.92%) VPLS
8 16 (21.92%) SAN
8 16 (21.92%) DMZ
9 12 (16.44%) VPN
10 10 (13.70%) DHCP
10 10 (13.70%) iSCSI
11 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (12.33%) WLAN
11 9 (12.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (8.22%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Local Government
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Architect
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Project Leader
3 8 (10.96%) Technical Project Leader
4 7 (9.59%) Network Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) IT Support
6 5 (6.85%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Wireless Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.11%) Network Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (4.11%) Network Support
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Celerra
1 8 (10.96%) Replication
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) Life Science
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Handset
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) UNIX
3 10 (13.70%) Solaris
4 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.48%) Android
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Migration
2 10 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.96%) Business Continuity
3 8 (10.96%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.59%) Change Control
5 5 (6.85%) ITIL
6 3 (4.11%) Service Management
6 3 (4.11%) Network Design
6 3 (4.11%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.74%) Network Management
7 2 (2.74%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.74%) CAD
7 2 (2.74%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.74%) Project Management
8 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) C
2 1 (1.37%) C++
2 1 (1.37%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.55%) CCNP
2 15 (20.55%) CCNA
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.11%) MCDST
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) CISSP
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) CCIE
6 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CISM
6 1 (1.37%) CCSE
6 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.37%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.37%) HP MASE
6 1 (1.37%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.96%) XenApp
4 8 (10.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (10.96%) Terminal Services
4 8 (10.96%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (72.60%) Cisco
2 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (27.40%) Nortel
4 19 (26.03%) CheckPoint
5 18 (24.66%) SolarWinds
6 17 (23.29%) Oracle
7 15 (20.55%) Citrix
8 13 (17.81%) VMware
9 11 (15.07%) Avaya
10 9 (12.33%) EMC
11 8 (10.96%) Aruba
12 4 (5.48%) Meraki
13 3 (4.11%) IronPort
13 3 (4.11%) F5
13 3 (4.11%) BT
13 3 (4.11%) Juniper
13 3 (4.11%) HP
14 1 (1.37%) SAP
14 1 (1.37%) Motorola
14 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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