The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Wi-Fi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wi-Fi over the 3 months to 29 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 103 97
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 1.64% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £494 £375 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.66% +127.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -31.36% +30.00%  

Wi-Fi 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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 197 244 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.91% 13.62% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Wi-Fi in Manchester

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wi-Fi in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in Manchester

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) WCF
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
2 3 (33.33%) SQLite
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Material Design
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) 3G
2 2 (22.22%) Bluetooth
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) NFC
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) 4G
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (22.22%) Xcode
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) WCF Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Assistant Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) WCF
2 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) Material Design
3 2 (22.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Entry
1 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Development
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Apple Swift
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Apple
1 2 (22.22%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia