The first table below looks at the demand for WLAN 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 WLAN over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 129 124 134
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing WLAN 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.098% 0.15% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 1.04% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-44.32% -18.48%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 383 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.01% 14.37% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 180 196
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WLAN
England

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the North West region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the North West region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
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 WLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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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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
Cheshire - 3 - - 2
Manchester - - - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CCNA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) IP Telephony
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WLAN 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 WLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
1 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CCNA
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Riverbed
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper