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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.91% 2.28% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.65% 12.64% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 16
Median daily rate £344 £399 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +29.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.01 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.53% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
92 182 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.07% 18.04% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 129 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 8 £338 - 3
Macclesfield -1 3 £375 +33.33%
Chester -1 2 £319 -19.81%
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 37 (92.50%) LAN
2 19 (47.50%) Firewall
3 17 (42.50%) Cisco
4 10 (25.00%) VPN
4 10 (25.00%) Juniper
4 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (20.00%) Wireless
6 8 (20.00%) DHCP
6 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 8 (20.00%) DNS
6 8 (20.00%) VLAN
7 7 (17.50%) Migration
7 7 (17.50%) VoIP
7 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.50%) MPLS
8 6 (15.00%) Citrix
8 6 (15.00%) Service Management
8 6 (15.00%) SSL
8 6 (15.00%) Network Design
8 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.00%) Load Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (92.50%) LAN
2 19 (47.50%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (20.00%) DHCP
4 8 (20.00%) DNS
4 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (20.00%) VLAN
4 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (20.00%) Wireless
5 7 (17.50%) MPLS
5 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
5 7 (17.50%) VoIP
6 6 (15.00%) SSL
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.00%) SAN
7 4 (10.00%) WLAN
8 3 (7.50%) Network Security
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.00%) Internet
9 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Local Government
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
1 11 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Principal Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) NHS
2 4 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Phone
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Network Design
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Change Control
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) ITSM
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Java
1 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.50%) PHP
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 5 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (5.00%) CCIE
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Juniper
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (7.50%) Forcepoint
6 3 (7.50%) VMware
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.50%) Mercator
8 1 (2.50%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 7 hours ago