Period
to 24 March 2019

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 6 months to 24 March 2019 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
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 136 139
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +17
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.35% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 3.97% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Manchester median daily rate £500 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £271 £93 £285
90th Percentile £613 £381 £509
North West median daily rate £325 £200 £450
% change year-on-year +62.50% -55.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% -
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -43.64%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 388 353 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.42% 12.22% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 220 266
Manchester median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £193 £149 £233
90th Percentile £550 £629 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 £18.04 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +33.63% -5.26%
10th Percentile £14.21 £12.66 £10.88
90th Percentile £32.80 £32.10 £16.75
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -22.89%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Wi-Fi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Wi-Fi 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (50.00%) F5
4 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Juniper
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) BGP
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) CCSA
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (30.00%) Change Control
6 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (20.00%) MPLS
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) HSRP
7 1 (10.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) SCADA
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (20.00%) SFIA
3 2 (20.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCSA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) BMC
5 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (20.00%) Meraki
6 1 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia