The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +32 -12  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 0.21% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 1.04% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £348 £375 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% -14.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £41.00 £25.85
% change year-on-year -29.26% +58.60%  

Wi-Fi is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 65 193 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.29% 19.82% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 120 68
Median daily rate £338 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.05 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.85% +50.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Wi-Fi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in Cheshire

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in Cheshire

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in Cheshire

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in Cheshire

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Chester +9 2 £373 -0.66%
Crewe - 1 £115 -
Wi-Fi
North West

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Local Government
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (28.57%) BYOD
5 3 (21.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (14.29%) CCIE
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture

Wi-Fi
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.14%) 802.11
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless Security
General
1 6 (42.86%) Local Government
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Principal Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Domain Architect
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Principal Security Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) BYOD
1 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
1 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Service Management
1 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
5 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Mercator