The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 1.74% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 15.84% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Median daily rate £363 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £323 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £483 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
WAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 101 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.95% 11.01% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 54 61
Median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +4 6 £425 - 2
Crewe +12 2 £388 -
Chester -8 1 £190 -49.33%
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 22 (56.41%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (41.03%) Juniper
5 14 (35.90%) CCNP
6 10 (25.64%) VMware
6 10 (25.64%) VoIP
6 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
7 9 (23.08%) VPN
7 9 (23.08%) CCNA
7 9 (23.08%) ITIL
8 8 (20.51%) SSL
8 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (17.95%) Windows
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) Wireless
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) Service Management
10 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.82%) Finance
11 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
11 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
11 5 (12.82%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) VoIP
4 9 (23.08%) VPN
5 8 (20.51%) SSL
5 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.38%) Wireless
7 5 (12.82%) BGP
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.82%) DNS
7 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
7 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 4 (10.26%) DHCP
8 4 (10.26%) Internet
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) Network Security
8 4 (10.26%) SAN
9 3 (7.69%) IGRP
9 3 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) IVR
3 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.13%) Health Informatics
3 2 (5.13%) Informatics
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) HACMP
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Service Management
3 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.26%) ITSM
4 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) High Availability
6 2 (5.13%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Network Design
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.13%) Security Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.90%) CCNP
3 9 (23.08%) CCNA
4 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) JNCIA
6 4 (10.26%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) CCDP
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CCSP
8 1 (2.56%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.56%) ISEB
8 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.56%) GPFS
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Juniper
3 10 (25.64%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) F5
6 3 (7.69%) Forcepoint
6 3 (7.69%) Nortel
7 2 (5.13%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Genesys
7 2 (5.13%) Nokia
7 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Meraki
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat