The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 4.04% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 18.67% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
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£500 £288 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -34.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £458 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 166 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.58% 21.61% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 72
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
North West

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Warrington -10 8 £500 +8.10% 1
Knutsford +3 1 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 39 (88.64%) LAN
2 19 (43.18%) Windows
3 17 (38.64%) DHCP
3 17 (38.64%) DNS
4 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 16 (36.36%) VMware
4 16 (36.36%) VLAN
5 15 (34.09%) Cisco
5 15 (34.09%) TCP/IP
6 14 (31.82%) Citrix
6 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (25.00%) VPN
8 11 (25.00%) CCNP
8 11 (25.00%) Local Government
9 10 (22.73%) SCOM
9 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (22.73%) Firewall
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.45%) Migration
10 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (18.18%) ITIL
11 8 (18.18%) SAN
12 7 (15.91%) Internet
12 7 (15.91%) Juniper
12 7 (15.91%) BGP
12 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
12 7 (15.91%) Wireless
12 7 (15.91%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Project
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (88.64%) LAN
2 17 (38.64%) DHCP
2 17 (38.64%) DNS
3 16 (36.36%) VLAN
4 15 (34.09%) TCP/IP
5 11 (25.00%) VPN
6 10 (22.73%) Firewall
7 8 (18.18%) SAN
8 7 (15.91%) Internet
8 7 (15.91%) BGP
8 7 (15.91%) Wireless
9 5 (11.36%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (11.36%) DMZ
10 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
10 4 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (6.82%) Network Security
11 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
General
1 11 (25.00%) Local Government
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Storage Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) DBA
9 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Firmware
2 5 (11.36%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.36%) Reference Data
3 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) CESG
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) UNIX
5 2 (4.55%) AIX
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Migration
1 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
3 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.91%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
4 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
4 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Security Management
6 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (2.27%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (11.36%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) CCDP
4 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.55%) CCSA
4 2 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) ISSAP
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) XenApp
4 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) VMware
2 15 (34.09%) Cisco
3 14 (31.82%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.91%) Juniper
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle
7 4 (9.09%) F5
7 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.09%) NetApp
7 4 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) Dell
8 3 (6.82%) EMC
8 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) ProCurve
9 2 (4.55%) IBM
9 2 (4.55%) McAfee
10 1 (2.27%) BT
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