The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 149 145
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 16 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 1.94% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Median daily rate £488 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -12.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £198 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £515 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.95% +29.23%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 566 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 328 234
Median daily rate £384 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wi-Fi in the North West

Wi-Fi
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Lancashire +25 6 £625 +216.45%
Cheshire +27 4 £348 -7.33% 2
Manchester +10 2 £494 +31.66% 3
Merseyside +3 2 £358 -
Wi-Fi
England

Wi-Fi
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Wi-Fi.

1 26 (60.47%) LAN
2 22 (51.16%) WAN
3 14 (32.56%) Internet
4 13 (30.23%) Cisco
4 13 (30.23%) ITIL
5 12 (27.91%) Service Management
5 12 (27.91%) TOGAF
6 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (25.58%) Network Architecture
6 11 (25.58%) ITIL V3
7 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.93%) Network Design
8 9 (20.93%) CCNP
8 9 (20.93%) VoIP
9 8 (18.60%) CCIE
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.28%) Windows
10 7 (16.28%) Android
11 6 (13.95%) Ethernet
11 6 (13.95%) CCNA
11 6 (13.95%) Local Government
11 6 (13.95%) Degree
11 6 (13.95%) Network Security
12 5 (11.63%) Wireless
12 5 (11.63%) BCP
12 5 (11.63%) Broadband
12 5 (11.63%) SOAP
12 5 (11.63%) Web Services
12 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
13 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure

Wi-Fi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Office 365
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) LAN
2 22 (51.16%) WAN
3 14 (32.56%) Internet
4 9 (20.93%) VoIP
5 6 (13.95%) Ethernet
5 6 (13.95%) Network Security
6 5 (11.63%) Broadband
6 5 (11.63%) Wireless
7 4 (9.30%) Firewall
7 4 (9.30%) VLAN
8 3 (6.98%) 3G
8 3 (6.98%) DHCP
8 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
9 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
9 2 (4.65%) MPLS
9 2 (4.65%) NFC
9 2 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.33%) 4G
10 1 (2.33%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.65%) Xcode
General
1 6 (13.95%) Local Government
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Architect
2 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Network Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.98%) TOGAF Architect
6 3 (6.98%) WCF Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Cabling Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Domain Architect
7 2 (4.65%) ICT Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) SOAP
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) WCF
2 3 (6.98%) WPF
3 2 (4.65%) J2EE
3 2 (4.65%) Material Design
3 2 (4.65%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) BYOD
2 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) MPEG
4 2 (4.65%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) CMDB
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.33%) EPoS
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) iPhone
5 1 (2.33%) STB
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Android
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Service Management
2 12 (27.91%) TOGAF
3 11 (25.58%) ITIL V3
3 11 (25.58%) Network Architecture
4 9 (20.93%) Network Design
5 5 (11.63%) BCP
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Load Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (6.98%) Data Entry
7 3 (6.98%) ERP
7 3 (6.98%) Validation
8 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
8 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (4.65%) Mobile Development
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C#
1 3 (6.98%) Java
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Apple Swift
2 2 (4.65%) C
2 2 (4.65%) C++
2 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.93%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) CCIE
4 6 (13.95%) CCNA
4 6 (13.95%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Apple
4 2 (4.65%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) AppSense
5 1 (2.33%) Capita
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) Mercator
5 1 (2.33%) Nokia
5 1 (2.33%) ThinPrint
5 1 (2.33%) VMware