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 27 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 74 71
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.54% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 3.09% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £291 £293 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £67.25 - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% +2.14%  

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 100 162 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.70% 17.48% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 113 63
Median daily rate £363 £385 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £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 19
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Warrington +20 2 - - 1
Wireless
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
4 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) OSPF
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) VoIP
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) CCNA
7 2 (22.22%) MPLS
7 2 (22.22%) H.323
7 2 (22.22%) Service Management
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) Aruba
7 2 (22.22%) Network Security
7 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) High Availability
7 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Office 365

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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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) DMVPN
5 2 (22.22%) H.323
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Field Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Aruba
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto