The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 28 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.

Wireless
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 78 66
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.94% 0.20% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.25% 1.04% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £275 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -34.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £293
% change year-on-year -3.57% +19.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £15.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £41.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -33.21% +20.58%  

Wireless 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 69 193 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.92% 19.67% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 123 73
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £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 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Cheshire

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Cheshire

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Cheshire

Wireless
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 Wireless within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Warrington +28 2 £319 -
Crewe - 2 £325 - 1
Chester +12 1 - - 1
Wireless
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 3 (25.00%) H.323
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
7 2 (16.67%) DMVPN

Wireless
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) H.323
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) 802.11
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) DMVPN
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Principal Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Domain Architect
5 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) CWNA
5 1 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Aruba
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Mercator
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft