Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 164 191
Rank change year-on-year +3 +27 -35
Contract jobs citing Wireless 52 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 4.99% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 33
North West median daily rate £405 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -5.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £175 £153 £190
90th Percentile £506 £444 £676
England median daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £12.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +233.06% -28.68%
10th Percentile £23.15 £26.81 £9.78
90th Percentile £38.75 £67.70 £14.54
England median hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.67% - +10.29%

Wireless 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 808 861 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.87% 14.87% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 505 654
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £215 £229
90th Percentile £568 £543 £574
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 66 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.25 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.26 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.53% -22.30% +17.50%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the North West

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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 Wireless in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
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 Wireless within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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 -4 38 £425 +23.37% 26
Cheshire -16 6 £400 +14.29% 9
Merseyside +21 3 £455 +139.47% 1
Cumbria - 2 £375 - 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 North West region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 39 (75.00%) Cisco
2 34 (65.38%) LAN
3 32 (61.54%) Firewall
4 28 (53.85%) WAN
5 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (25.00%) CCNP
7 11 (21.15%) VPN
7 11 (21.15%) TACACS
7 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
8 10 (19.23%) Handset
8 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (19.23%) WLAN
8 10 (19.23%) ITIL
9 9 (17.31%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) VoIP
9 9 (17.31%) CCNA
9 9 (17.31%) Degree
9 9 (17.31%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (15.38%) Network Security
10 8 (15.38%) Time Management
10 8 (15.38%) Network Design
10 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.38%) NHS
11 7 (13.46%) OSPF
11 7 (13.46%) BGP
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
12 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
12 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint

Wireless
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 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 34 (65.38%) LAN
2 32 (61.54%) Firewall
3 28 (53.85%) WAN
4 11 (21.15%) TACACS
4 11 (21.15%) VPN
5 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (19.23%) WLAN
6 9 (17.31%) Cisco Wireless
6 9 (17.31%) VoIP
7 8 (15.38%) Network Security
7 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 7 (13.46%) BGP
8 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
8 7 (13.46%) OSPF
9 5 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (9.62%) MPLS
9 5 (9.62%) Unified Communications
9 5 (9.62%) VLAN
10 4 (7.69%) DNS
10 4 (7.69%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) IT Support
5 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Handset
2 8 (15.38%) NHS
3 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Driving Licence
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) CCTV
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) BYOD
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Network Design
2 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (15.38%) Time Management
3 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (9.62%) Information Assurance
3 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.69%) Process Management
4 4 (7.69%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.77%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (1.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 4 (7.69%) VB
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.00%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
3 9 (17.31%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) CCIE
6 4 (7.69%) MBA
6 4 (7.69%) MCP
6 4 (7.69%) MCSA
6 4 (7.69%) MCSE
6 4 (7.69%) MCTS
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.92%) CWNA
8 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.92%) HP APS
8 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix
4 5 (9.62%) ForeScout
4 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
5 4 (7.69%) Altiris
5 4 (7.69%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) Juniper
6 3 (5.77%) Meraki
6 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Tufin
8 1 (1.92%) Brocade
8 1 (1.92%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.92%) Google
8 1 (1.92%) Nokia
8 1 (1.92%) ZyXEL