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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 145 120
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25  
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 13 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.26% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 1.73% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 11
Median daily rate £218 £388 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.87% +76.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £267 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £700 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £365 £280
% change year-on-year -5.82% +30.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £162.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -7.89% -47.58%  

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 450 578 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 326 251
Median daily rate £365 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +17.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 June 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
Manchester +14 7 £281 -29.68% 5
Cheshire +27 4 £244 -65.17%
Merseyside - 2 £168 - 2
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 16 (55.17%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) WAN
3 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) Service Management
4 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) VPN
6 6 (20.69%) Windows
6 6 (20.69%) Network Design
6 6 (20.69%) Android
6 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
7 5 (17.24%) Network Architecture
7 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (17.24%) REST
7 5 (17.24%) Office 365
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) BCP
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (17.24%) Internet
8 4 (13.79%) Apple
8 4 (13.79%) CCNP
8 4 (13.79%) CCNA
8 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) Firewall
8 4 (13.79%) DNS
8 4 (13.79%) DHCP

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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 2 (6.90%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (3.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) WAN
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
4 5 (17.24%) Internet
4 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
6 3 (10.34%) Bluetooth
6 3 (10.34%) NAS
6 3 (10.34%) NFC
7 2 (6.90%) Intranet
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 2 (6.90%) PPTP
7 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) MPLS
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless
8 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.90%) Xcode
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Support
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) REST
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) Material Design
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
3 2 (6.90%) OAuth
3 2 (6.90%) SAML
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) BYOD
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) MPEG
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Android
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.69%) Network Design
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) BCP
4 5 (17.24%) Network Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile Development
5 3 (10.34%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) SABSA
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C
3 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
3 2 (6.90%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCNA
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) Apple
3 4 (13.79%) Google
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
4 3 (10.34%) Veeam
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Avaya
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.90%) Synology
6 1 (3.45%) Adobe
6 1 (3.45%) Capita
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Meraki