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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 22 53
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.68% 6.30% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 33.55% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 14
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£488 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
148 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.81% 18.79% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 76
Average daily rate £305 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -13 4 £500 +19.04% 3
Knutsford +2 1 - - 4
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 16 (40.00%) Windows
3 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (37.50%) Citrix
4 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 13 (32.50%) Local Government
5 12 (30.00%) VLAN
5 12 (30.00%) DNS
5 12 (30.00%) Cisco
5 12 (30.00%) DHCP
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.00%) CCNP
8 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
8 9 (22.50%) Firewall
8 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (20.00%) XenApp
9 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (20.00%) SCOM
9 8 (20.00%) Migration
9 8 (20.00%) SAN
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.00%) ITIL
11 6 (15.00%) CCNA
11 6 (15.00%) VPN
11 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
12 5 (12.50%) CCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) LAN
2 12 (30.00%) VLAN
2 12 (30.00%) DNS
2 12 (30.00%) DHCP
3 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 8 (20.00%) SAN
5 6 (15.00%) VPN
6 5 (12.50%) BGP
7 3 (7.50%) Network Security
7 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) DMZ
7 3 (7.50%) Internet
7 3 (7.50%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.00%) OSPF
8 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 13 (32.50%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Network Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Information Security Risk Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Security Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Information Security Manager
8 1 (2.50%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) PKI
2 5 (12.50%) Reference Data
2 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (10.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (7.50%) Firmware
5 2 (5.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (5.00%) CESG
5 2 (5.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (20.00%) Migration
3 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (7.50%) Information Security
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Security Management
9 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) CCNA
4 5 (12.50%) CCSA
4 5 (12.50%) CCIE
5 2 (5.00%) CCDP
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) XenApp
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (7.50%) vSphere
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Citrix
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco
4 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.50%) Juniper
5 5 (12.50%) Oracle
5 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.00%) F5
6 2 (5.00%) McAfee
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.50%) BT
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
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