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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.19% 2.64% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 12.90% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 9
Median daily rate £338 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
- +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.25 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -11.11%

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
64 186 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.72% 20.44% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 109 74
Median daily rate £338 £475 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +25 5 £338 -36.91% 1
Chester +2 1 £475 +118.14% 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
3 13 (44.83%) VLAN
4 12 (41.38%) Firewall
5 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) CCNA
7 8 (27.59%) VoIP
7 8 (27.59%) Ethernet
7 8 (27.59%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (27.59%) Wireless
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) CCNP
8 7 (24.14%) Network Design
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.24%) DNS
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Change Control
11 4 (13.79%) Smartphone
11 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
11 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
11 4 (13.79%) Load Testing

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 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (44.83%) VLAN
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
4 8 (27.59%) Ethernet
4 8 (27.59%) VoIP
4 8 (27.59%) VPN
4 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (27.59%) Wireless
5 7 (24.14%) DHCP
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) DNS
8 4 (13.79%) BGP
8 4 (13.79%) MPLS
8 4 (13.79%) Network Security
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
9 3 (10.34%) Internet
9 3 (10.34%) OSPF
9 3 (10.34%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MS Access
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Network Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Principal Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
2 4 (13.79%) NHS
2 4 (13.79%) Smartphone
3 3 (10.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.90%) BYOD
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Network Design
2 4 (13.79%) Change Control
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (13.79%) Load Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) DNA
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCNA
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) CCIE
8 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Mercator
5 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
Warrington, Cheshire
Austin Fraser
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