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 25 June 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.

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 80 75
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 1.25% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £244 £700 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.17% +154.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £365 £290
% change year-on-year -5.82% +25.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -47.22%  

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 97 160 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.40% 17.45% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 111 63
Median daily rate £360 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 21
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 - 1 £270 -
Wi-Fi
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (37.50%) Local Government
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (25.00%) SABSA
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) PaaS
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) VPN

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Intranet
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) OAuth
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) SAML
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) BYOD
2 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) SABSA
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow