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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 31 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.30% 3.14% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 15.56% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 16
Median daily rate £338 £420 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
80 180 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.49% 20.20% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 109 80
Median daily rate £338 £475 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +37.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +44.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 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
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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 +19 5 £338 -43.75%
Macclesfield -7 3 £375 +33.33%
Chester -2 2 £438 +23.23% 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 35 (100.00%) LAN
2 21 (60.00%) Cisco
3 19 (54.29%) Firewall
4 13 (37.14%) VLAN
5 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
6 9 (25.71%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (25.71%) Wireless
7 8 (22.86%) VoIP
7 8 (22.86%) VPN
7 8 (22.86%) DHCP
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
7 8 (22.86%) CCNA
7 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
8 7 (20.00%) CCNP
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.14%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
9 6 (17.14%) Network Design
9 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
9 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
10 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (14.29%) Juniper
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) LAN
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 13 (37.14%) VLAN
4 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
4 9 (25.71%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (25.71%) Wireless
5 8 (22.86%) DHCP
5 8 (22.86%) VoIP
5 8 (22.86%) VPN
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (17.14%) DNS
6 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.43%) BGP
7 4 (11.43%) MPLS
7 4 (11.43%) Network Security
8 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
8 3 (8.57%) H.323
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) OSPF
8 3 (8.57%) SAN
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Principal Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
4 4 (11.43%) NHS
4 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
5 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (5.71%) BYOD
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Network Design
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Control
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) PHP
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNA
3 7 (20.00%) CCNP
4 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) CCIE
8 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.86%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.71%) F5
5 2 (5.71%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.86%) Mercator
6 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
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