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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.65% 2.72% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 13.46% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 18
Average daily rate £400 £315 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £201 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £697
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
196 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.76% 20.23% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 66
Average daily rate £488 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 9 £535 +7.00% 2
Macclesfield -2 8 £281 -19.64%
Chester - 4 £218 - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 39 (69.64%) LAN
2 38 (67.86%) Cisco
3 30 (53.57%) Data Centre
4 24 (42.86%) Migration
5 22 (39.29%) VMware
6 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (30.36%) Firewall
8 14 (25.00%) Juniper
8 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (25.00%) Windows
9 13 (23.21%) Linux
9 13 (23.21%) HP
9 13 (23.21%) IBM
10 12 (21.43%) Citrix
10 12 (21.43%) MPLS
11 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
12 10 (17.86%) DNS
13 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.07%) AIX
13 9 (16.07%) HPUX
13 9 (16.07%) Solaris
13 9 (16.07%) VPN
13 9 (16.07%) Project Management
14 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (14.29%) Sun
14 8 (14.29%) Dell
14 8 (14.29%) Clustering
14 8 (14.29%) Network Security
14 8 (14.29%) Skype for Business
14 8 (14.29%) FlexPod

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (69.64%) LAN
2 17 (30.36%) Firewall
3 12 (21.43%) MPLS
4 10 (17.86%) DNS
5 9 (16.07%) VPN
6 8 (14.29%) Network Security
7 7 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (12.50%) SAN
7 7 (12.50%) VoIP
8 6 (10.71%) VLAN
8 6 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.14%) BGP
9 4 (7.14%) FabricPath
9 4 (7.14%) IPsec
9 4 (7.14%) IPv4
9 4 (7.14%) IPv6
9 4 (7.14%) OSPF
9 4 (7.14%) TRILL
10 3 (5.36%) DHCP
10 3 (5.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.71%) Local Government
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Architect
2 14 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Data Centre Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Migration Architect
4 8 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) IT Architect
5 7 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Network Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Data Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Data Migration Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Data Migration Lead
8 4 (7.14%) Lead Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Lead Data Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Network Technician
9 3 (5.36%) VMware Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (53.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 8 (14.29%) FlexPod
2 8 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
3 4 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.14%) iSeries
3 4 (7.14%) NHS
4 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) CESG
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) AIX
3 9 (16.07%) HPUX
3 9 (16.07%) Solaris
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Unix
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) Project Management
3 5 (8.93%) Network Design
3 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.14%) Change Control
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.36%) Office Automation
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) High Availability
6 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.79%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.79%) Matrix Management
7 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.79%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C
1 4 (7.14%) Lisp
1 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.71%) CCNA
2 6 (10.71%) CCNP
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (19.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) XenApp
5 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.57%) XenServer
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView
2 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Cisco
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 14 (25.00%) Juniper
4 13 (23.21%) HP
4 13 (23.21%) IBM
5 12 (21.43%) Citrix
6 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.29%) Dell
7 8 (14.29%) Sun
8 6 (10.71%) BT
9 4 (7.14%) Avaya
9 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.14%) F5
10 2 (3.57%) Toshiba
11 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
11 1 (1.79%) Mercator
11 1 (1.79%) Oracle
11 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.79%) Veeam
11 1 (1.79%) Veritas
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