Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 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 LAN (WLAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 85 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +24
Contract jobs citing WLAN 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.49% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 1.68% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Cheshire median daily rate £431 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +53.85% -27.78%
10th Percentile £413 £470 £278
90th Percentile £465 £500 £408
North West median daily rate £405 £488 £338
% change year-on-year -16.92% +44.44% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

WLAN 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 148 179 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.99% 13.45% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 131 142
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £264 £183 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -26.76% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £22.70 £56.38
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +5.88%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in Cheshire

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Cheshire

WLAN
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 WLAN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Macclesfield -4 5 £431 -13.75%
WLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (100.00%) Network Security
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE Security
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Firepower
2 5 (83.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
2 5 (83.33%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (83.33%) NX-OS
2 5 (83.33%) Tufin
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design

WLAN
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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Firepower
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 6 (100.00%) Network Security
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) NX-OS
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE
1 6 (100.00%) CCIE Security
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
2 5 (83.33%) Tufin