Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 181 165
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16 -39
Contract jobs citing Wireless 34 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 0.69% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 4.58% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 43
North West median daily rate £325 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £169 £231 £224
90th Percentile £461 £693 £538
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £17.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.19% -17.69% +6.41%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.38 £12.72
90th Percentile £41.00 £15.13 £34.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +56.25%

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 770 1027 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.50% 15.03% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 598 633
North West median daily rate £386 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +8.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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

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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

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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 November 2017.

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

Wireless
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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 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
Cheshire +7 13 £338 -48.08% 5
Manchester -1 12 £340 -9.33% 6
Merseyside +3 4 £195 -51.25% 1
Lancashire +14 3 £190 +8.57%
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 23 (67.65%) Cisco
2 20 (58.82%) LAN
3 17 (50.00%) WAN
3 17 (50.00%) Firewall
4 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (38.24%) CCNP
6 7 (20.59%) VoIP
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (20.59%) DHCP
7 6 (17.65%) Windows
7 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 6 (17.65%) CCNA
7 6 (17.65%) DNS
8 5 (14.71%) VPN
8 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
8 5 (14.71%) Network Design
8 5 (14.71%) Network Security
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (11.76%) Office 365
9 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (11.76%) Wireless Security
9 4 (11.76%) VLAN
9 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
9 4 (11.76%) Broadband
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint

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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 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) LAN
2 17 (50.00%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) WAN
3 7 (20.59%) DHCP
3 7 (20.59%) VoIP
4 6 (17.65%) DNS
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
5 5 (14.71%) Network Security
5 5 (14.71%) VPN
6 4 (11.76%) Broadband
6 4 (11.76%) VLAN
6 4 (11.76%) Wireless Security
7 3 (8.82%) BGP
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (8.82%) MPLS
7 3 (8.82%) OSPF
7 3 (8.82%) SAN
7 3 (8.82%) SNMP
7 3 (8.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Rollout Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Network Design
2 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Presales
4 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.94%) Data Management
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) CCNP
3 6 (17.65%) CCNA
4 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CCDP
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) CWNA
7 1 (2.94%) CCIE
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Cisco
2 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) F5
3 3 (8.82%) Juniper
3 3 (8.82%) Meraki
3 3 (8.82%) Veeam
4 2 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.88%) Sonus
5 1 (2.94%) Aruba
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (2.94%) EMC
5 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.94%) Ubiquiti