Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 Fidelity (WiFi)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 167 194
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 -27
Contract jobs citing Wi-Fi 25 61 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.88% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 5.84% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 51 27
North West median daily rate £151 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.39% +13.21% +63.58%
10th Percentile £114 £130 £148
90th Percentile £481 £700 £543
England median daily rate £350 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
North West median hourly rate £90.88 - £22.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £20.35
90th Percentile £168.75 - £29.75
England median hourly rate £32.25 £20.88 £21.53
% change year-on-year +54.49% -3.02% +10.38%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 782 1045 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.76% 15.16% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 610 625
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 108
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

Wi-Fi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wi-Fi in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Manchester +16 15 £181 -57.35% 6
Cheshire +3 5 £140 -72.00% 1
Merseyside +5 2 £166 +43.91%
Lancashire +1 2 £190 -66.22%
Wi-Fi
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) LAN
2 12 (48.00%) VPN
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (40.00%) Office 365
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (32.00%) DNS
6 8 (32.00%) WAN
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 6 (24.00%) VoIP
8 6 (24.00%) VMware
8 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.00%) NAS
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL
9 5 (20.00%) Dell
10 4 (16.00%) Citrix
10 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
10 4 (16.00%) 3G
10 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (16.00%) CMDB

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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.00%) PaaS
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
3 2 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (4.00%) G Suite
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) LAN
1 12 (48.00%) VPN
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) VoIP
4 5 (20.00%) NAS
5 4 (16.00%) 3G
5 4 (16.00%) 4G
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) MPLS
6 3 (12.00%) PPTP
7 2 (8.00%) BGP
7 2 (8.00%) Intranet
7 2 (8.00%) OSPF
7 2 (8.00%) SAN
7 2 (8.00%) TACACS
7 2 (8.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Support
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) IT Technician
3 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) REST
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 2 (8.00%) OAuth
2 2 (8.00%) SAML
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Material Design
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) CMDB
3 3 (12.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) iPhone
4 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.00%) BYOD
5 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.00%) Android
6 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Break/Fix
2 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (16.00%) Runbook
2 4 (16.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.00%) Network Management
4 2 (8.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (8.00%) SABSA
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Perl
1 2 (8.00%) PHP
1 2 (8.00%) Python
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNA
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Cacti
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
2 2 (8.00%) OpenNMS
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) RANCID
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Dell
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Veeam
5 3 (12.00%) Avaya
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) SonicWALL
5 3 (12.00%) Synology
6 2 (8.00%) Adobe
6 2 (8.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Brocade
6 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.00%) Google
6 2 (8.00%) Huawei
6 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec