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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 141 101
Rank change year-on-year +27 -40  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 22 18 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.48% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 3.12% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 21
Median daily rate £204 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.08% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £700 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £66.50 £9.27 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +617.36% -73.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £9.27 £20.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.70 £9.27 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.42%  

Wireless is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 464 577 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.71% 15.31% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 325 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 14 £349 +32.95% 7
Cheshire +10 4 £291 -0.42% 3
Lancashire +7 3 £183 -8.75% 1
Merseyside - 1 £190 - 1
Wireless
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 28 (68.29%) Cisco
3 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (48.78%) WAN
5 19 (46.34%) CCNP
6 17 (41.46%) LAN
7 14 (34.15%) VoIP
8 12 (29.27%) CheckPoint
8 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (26.83%) VPN
10 10 (24.39%) Windows
11 9 (21.95%) BGP
11 9 (21.95%) CCNA
11 9 (21.95%) Network Design
12 8 (19.51%) OSPF
12 8 (19.51%) Juniper
12 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (19.51%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (17.07%) F5
13 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
13 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
13 7 (17.07%) Linux
13 7 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (14.63%) Unix
14 6 (14.63%) MPLS
14 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto
14 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
14 6 (14.63%) Aruba
15 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture

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 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 20 (48.78%) WAN
3 17 (41.46%) LAN
4 14 (34.15%) VoIP
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (26.83%) VPN
7 9 (21.95%) BGP
8 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (19.51%) OSPF
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 6 (14.63%) MPLS
11 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
12 4 (9.76%) DNS
13 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
13 3 (7.32%) Network Security
13 3 (7.32%) SAN
13 3 (7.32%) SNMP
13 3 (7.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Local Government
1 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Network Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Network Architect
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Network Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Network Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Security Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Cabling Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (4.88%) IT Support
8 2 (4.88%) IT Technician
8 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (7.32%) RESTful
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Handset
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Unix
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Network Design
2 8 (19.51%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Security Operations
4 4 (9.76%) Case Management
4 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (9.76%) Information Security
4 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
4 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) SIEM
4 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) Open Source
5 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.88%) High Availability
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (46.34%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) CCNA
4 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.20%) CCIE
5 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) CISSP
6 4 (9.76%) SANS
6 4 (9.76%) SSCP
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) CCSP
8 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.44%) MCDST
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) RSA enVision
2 4 (9.76%) QRadar
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (7.32%) Kibana
3 3 (7.32%) logstash
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) CheckPoint
3 8 (19.51%) Juniper
4 7 (17.07%) F5
5 6 (14.63%) Aruba
5 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.76%) IBM
6 4 (9.76%) LogRhythm
6 4 (9.76%) Splunk
7 3 (7.32%) Apple
7 3 (7.32%) VMware
8 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.44%) Huawei
9 1 (2.44%) McAfee
9 1 (2.44%) NETGEAR
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