Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 LAN (WLAN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 95 113
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing WLAN 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.27% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -27.78% +45.16%
North West median daily rate £488 £325 £353
% change year-on-year +50.00% -7.80% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 187 237 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.11% 16.19% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 151 200
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +15.65%
10th Percentile £228 £215 £231
90th Percentile £525 £675 £553
North West median daily rate £390 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 36
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 £12.43
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.63
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

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 19 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
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
WLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN 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 WLAN.

1 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless

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 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco