The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 4.38% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.75% 25.75% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 9
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£315 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £395 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £687 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
146 167 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.86% 17.01% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 90
Average daily rate £340 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +8 4 £385 -16.75%
Warrington -34 1 £300 -47.82% 2
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (31.58%) CCNP
5 11 (28.95%) Citrix
6 10 (26.32%) Windows
7 8 (21.05%) VMware
7 8 (21.05%) Local Government
8 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.79%) CCNA
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) VLAN
10 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.16%) Firewall
10 5 (13.16%) Wireless
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
11 4 (10.53%) SAN
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
11 4 (10.53%) CCIE
11 4 (10.53%) UNIX
11 4 (10.53%) CCSA
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (10.53%) SCOM
11 4 (10.53%) Network Security
11 4 (10.53%) XenApp
11 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 6 (15.79%) VLAN
3 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 3 (7.89%) Internet
6 2 (5.26%) WLAN
6 2 (5.26%) DHCP
6 2 (5.26%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) DNS
6 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
General
1 8 (21.05%) Local Government
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Administrator
2 4 (10.53%) Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.26%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Applications Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (2.63%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Project Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.26%) Clustering
1 2 (5.26%) PKI
1 2 (5.26%) FlexPod
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (5.26%) HPUX
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.26%) Logistics
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Programme Office Management
5 1 (2.63%) Information Security
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (31.58%) CCNP
3 6 (15.79%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) CCSA
4 4 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CISSP
6 1 (2.63%) ISSAP
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 3 (7.89%) IronPort
7 2 (5.26%) Aruba
7 2 (5.26%) Sun
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) Compuware
8 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
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