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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 3.06% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.93% 20.34% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.68% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £334 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £32.03 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.72% -34.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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
141 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.57% 15.03% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
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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
Chester -3 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Warrington -5 3 £500 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £291 -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
4 9 (24.32%) Windows
5 8 (21.62%) CCNP
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) Migration
6 7 (18.92%) Citrix
7 6 (16.22%) ITIL
7 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
8 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Wireless
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
9 4 (10.81%) Linux
9 4 (10.81%) VMware
9 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
10 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (8.11%) VLAN
10 3 (8.11%) IronPort
10 3 (8.11%) Network Security
10 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (8.11%) Retail
10 3 (8.11%) Firewall
10 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
10 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 5 (13.51%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) VLAN
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.11%) MPLS
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) WLAN
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) WAAS
5 1 (2.70%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Local Government
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) IT Architect
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) ICT Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Technician
7 1 (2.70%) PMO Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) FlexPod
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) HPUX
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Time Management
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Office Management
6 2 (5.41%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.41%) Logistics
6 2 (5.41%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.70%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) IronPort
6 3 (8.11%) NetApp
6 3 (8.11%) Lotus
6 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) Sun
6 3 (8.11%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Aruba
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper