Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 171 177
Rank change year-on-year +34 +6 -16
Contract jobs citing Wireless 74 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.90% 4.62% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 34
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +10.34%
10th Percentile £175 £170 £231
90th Percentile £517 £456 £693
England median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £40.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.13% +171.19% -12.41%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% +15.38%

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 831 736 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.78% 12.92% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 464 575
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £204 £160 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 53
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +3.87%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.03 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.20 £44.62 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%

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 18 December 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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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 18 December 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 +20 51 £400 +17.65% 17
Merseyside +4 12 £350 +79.49% 3
Cheshire -3 6 £400 +18.52% 7
Cumbria - 4 £375 -
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 62 (83.78%) Cisco
2 53 (71.62%) LAN
3 37 (50.00%) Firewall
3 37 (50.00%) WAN
4 32 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (27.03%) CCNP
6 18 (24.32%) WLAN
6 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 18 (24.32%) Cisco Wireless
7 16 (21.62%) DNS
7 16 (21.62%) DHCP
7 16 (21.62%) CCNA
8 14 (18.92%) ITIL
8 14 (18.92%) Network Design
9 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
9 13 (17.57%) Juniper
9 13 (17.57%) TACACS
9 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
9 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
10 12 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (14.86%) VoIP
11 11 (14.86%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.86%) Handset
12 10 (13.51%) VPN
12 10 (13.51%) CheckPoint
12 10 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (13.51%) Load Balancing
12 10 (13.51%) 802.1X
13 9 (12.16%) Time Management

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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 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 53 (71.62%) LAN
2 37 (50.00%) Firewall
2 37 (50.00%) WAN
3 18 (24.32%) Cisco Wireless
3 18 (24.32%) WLAN
4 16 (21.62%) DHCP
4 16 (21.62%) DNS
5 13 (17.57%) TACACS
5 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (14.86%) VoIP
8 10 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (13.51%) VPN
9 9 (12.16%) 802.11
9 9 (12.16%) BGP
9 9 (12.16%) Ethernet
9 9 (12.16%) MPLS
9 9 (12.16%) OSPF
10 8 (10.81%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (14.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (56.76%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.81%) Architect
3 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) IT Support
6 4 (5.41%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Network Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.86%) Handset
3 9 (12.16%) NHS
4 5 (6.76%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.05%) CCTV
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.35%) BYOD
8 1 (1.35%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
2 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) ITIL
1 14 (18.92%) Network Design
2 10 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.16%) Time Management
4 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.11%) Change Management
5 6 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.76%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.05%) Information Security
7 3 (4.05%) Migration
7 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.70%) Defect Management
8 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.70%) Service Management
8 2 (2.70%) Wealth Management
9 1 (1.35%) Network Segmentation
9 1 (1.35%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.41%) VB
2 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.03%) CCNP
3 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
4 16 (21.62%) CCNA
5 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.81%) Degree
7 5 (6.76%) CCIE
8 4 (5.41%) MCP
8 4 (5.41%) MCSA
8 4 (5.41%) MCSE
8 4 (5.41%) MCTS
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (2.70%) CCIE Security
9 2 (2.70%) GIAC
9 2 (2.70%) HP APS
10 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) MBA
10 1 (1.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.76%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.70%) Nagios
4 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (83.78%) Cisco
2 13 (17.57%) Juniper
3 10 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 9 (12.16%) SolarWinds
5 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.46%) Palo Alto
5 7 (9.46%) VMware
6 6 (8.11%) Aruba
7 5 (6.76%) Citrix
7 5 (6.76%) F5
8 4 (5.41%) Altiris
8 4 (5.41%) HP
9 3 (4.05%) IronPort
9 3 (4.05%) Meraki
10 2 (2.70%) Arista
10 2 (2.70%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.70%) Nokia
10 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.70%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (2.70%) Tufin