Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 159 201
Rank change year-on-year -40 +42 -45
Contract jobs citing Wireless 17 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.71% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 4.78% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 17
North West median daily rate £250 £343 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.17% +14.42% -
10th Percentile £208 £163 £189
90th Percentile £430 £438 £553
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £66.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +401.89% -21.32%
10th Percentile £27.25 £28.09 £10.09
90th Percentile £38.75 £67.85 £16.35
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year +36.96% -23.94% +29.73%

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 759 816 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.92% 14.82% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 472 632
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £206 £233 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 53
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -3.13% -12.64%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £39.13 £54.03 £44.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in the North West

Wireless
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

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 June 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 -29 12 £215 -46.22% 11
Cheshire -13 2 - - 5
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) CCNP
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (23.53%) ForeScout
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Process Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) MBA
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
5 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
7 2 (11.76%) Network Segmentation
7 2 (11.76%) Skype
7 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
7 2 (11.76%) Google

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) 802.11
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) Skype
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless Security
6 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
6 2 (11.76%) WLAN
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Database Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
2 4 (23.53%) Process Management
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Network Segmentation
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) MBA
5 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
6 2 (11.76%) CCIE
6 2 (11.76%) CWNA
7 1 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) ForeScout
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Meraki
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) ZyXEL