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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 66 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.07% 1.63% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 11.68% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 11
Median daily rate £325 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +31.42%
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
183 137 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.01% 13.94% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 73 53
Median daily rate £385 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £608 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -12 5 £425 -15.00%
Knutsford -6 4 £350 -30.00%
Chester -5 3 £250 -33.33% 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 31 (70.45%) LAN
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco
2 21 (47.73%) Data Centre
3 20 (45.45%) VMware
4 18 (40.91%) Firewall
5 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (34.09%) Juniper
7 14 (31.82%) CCNP
7 14 (31.82%) Migration
7 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (25.00%) VoIP
8 11 (25.00%) VPN
9 10 (22.73%) CCNA
9 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 10 (22.73%) Citrix
10 9 (20.45%) OSPF
10 9 (20.45%) BGP
10 9 (20.45%) DNS
10 9 (20.45%) ITIL
11 8 (18.18%) Windows
11 8 (18.18%) Linux
11 8 (18.18%) IBM
11 8 (18.18%) HP
12 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
13 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.64%) CheckPoint
13 6 (13.64%) Finance

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 (9.09%) IIS
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (70.45%) LAN
2 18 (40.91%) Firewall
3 11 (25.00%) VoIP
3 11 (25.00%) VPN
4 9 (20.45%) BGP
4 9 (20.45%) DNS
4 9 (20.45%) OSPF
5 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
6 5 (11.36%) MPLS
6 5 (11.36%) SAN
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.09%) FabricPath
7 4 (9.09%) Internet
7 4 (9.09%) IPsec
7 4 (9.09%) IPv4
7 4 (9.09%) IPv6
7 4 (9.09%) TRILL
7 4 (9.09%) Wireless
8 3 (6.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.55%) Local Government
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Architect
2 12 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Network Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Data Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Data Centre Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Data Migration Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Migration Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration Lead
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Lead Data Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.82%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Middleware
1 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (9.09%) iSeries
3 4 (9.09%) IVR
4 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) FlexPod
4 3 (6.82%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (4.55%) Health Informatics
5 2 (4.55%) Informatics
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) BYOD
6 1 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.27%) HACMP
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) AIX
2 5 (11.36%) Solaris
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) HPUX
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) High Availability
4 3 (6.82%) ITSM
4 3 (6.82%) Network Design
4 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.55%) Security Management
5 2 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.27%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Lisp
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.82%) CCNP
3 10 (22.73%) CCNA
4 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) JNCIA
6 4 (9.09%) CCIE
7 2 (4.55%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) CCSP
8 1 (2.27%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.27%) ISEB
8 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (2.27%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco
2 20 (45.45%) VMware
3 15 (34.09%) Juniper
4 10 (22.73%) Citrix
5 8 (18.18%) HP
5 8 (18.18%) IBM
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (9.09%) Avaya
9 3 (6.82%) Dell
9 3 (6.82%) Nortel
9 3 (6.82%) Sun
10 2 (4.55%) Genesys
10 2 (4.55%) Nokia
10 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
10 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.27%) F5
11 1 (2.27%) Meraki