Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing Wireless 13 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.97% 0.75% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 4.74% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 20
Cheshire median daily rate £338 £650 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.08% +36.84% +52.00%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £295
90th Percentile £499 £729 £550
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £16.84
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £17.92
% change year-on-year +171.19% -17.69% +6.41%

Wireless is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 232 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.01% 15.84% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 147 198
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £244 £236
90th Percentile £525 £675 £558
North West median daily rate £386 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.50% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -10.95%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Cheshire

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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

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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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 7 £325 -50.94% 1
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Chester - 2 £200 -
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Wireless
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (69.23%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Network Design
5 3 (23.08%) WLAN
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (23.08%) CCDP
6 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (15.38%) Meraki
7 1 (7.69%) Veeam
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
7 1 (7.69%) Office 365
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (7.69%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
7 1 (7.69%) Presales

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) BGP
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) OSPF
3 3 (23.08%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) 802.11
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) SMS
4 1 (7.69%) TETRA
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
2 2 (15.38%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Rollout Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Rollout Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCDP
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CWNA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Meraki
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Ubiquiti
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) VMware