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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 68 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.38% 1.20% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.27% 8.51% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 7
Median daily rate £325 £463 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -24.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £202 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
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
196 141 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.92% 14.04% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 72 47
Median daily rate £385 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 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 5 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 -8 7 £425 -10.52% 2
Knutsford - 5 £375 -
Chester 0 3 £250 -44.44%
Northwich - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 32 (61.54%) LAN
3 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
4 24 (46.15%) VMware
5 20 (38.46%) Migration
5 20 (38.46%) Firewall
6 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (32.69%) Juniper
9 16 (30.77%) CCNP
10 13 (25.00%) HP
10 13 (25.00%) IBM
10 13 (25.00%) Linux
11 12 (23.08%) Windows
11 12 (23.08%) CCNA
11 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 12 (23.08%) Citrix
12 11 (21.15%) VoIP
12 11 (21.15%) VPN
12 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
13 10 (19.23%) AIX
13 10 (19.23%) Solaris
13 10 (19.23%) ITIL
14 9 (17.31%) HPUX
14 9 (17.31%) DNS
14 9 (17.31%) OSPF
14 9 (17.31%) BGP
15 8 (15.38%) Clustering
15 8 (15.38%) Dell
15 8 (15.38%) Sun

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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (61.54%) LAN
2 20 (38.46%) Firewall
3 11 (21.15%) VoIP
3 11 (21.15%) VPN
4 9 (17.31%) BGP
4 9 (17.31%) DNS
4 9 (17.31%) OSPF
5 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.54%) MPLS
7 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.69%) FabricPath
8 4 (7.69%) Internet
8 4 (7.69%) IPsec
8 4 (7.69%) IPv4
8 4 (7.69%) IPv6
8 4 (7.69%) Network Security
8 4 (7.69%) SAN
8 4 (7.69%) TRILL
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Local Government
3 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Architect
2 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Network Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (13.46%) IT Architect
5 7 (13.46%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Data Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Data Centre Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Data Migration Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Migration Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Data Migration Lead
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Data Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Clustering
2 8 (15.38%) FlexPod
2 8 (15.38%) VCE vBlock
3 5 (9.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (7.69%) iSeries
4 4 (7.69%) IVR
5 2 (3.85%) Health Informatics
5 2 (3.85%) Informatics
5 2 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) BYOD
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
6 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.92%) HACMP
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 10 (19.23%) AIX
3 10 (19.23%) Solaris
4 9 (17.31%) HPUX
5 5 (9.62%) Unix
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Service Management
4 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) ITSM
6 3 (5.77%) Network Design
6 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.85%) Change Control
7 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
7 2 (3.85%) Security Management
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.92%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Lisp
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) C
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.77%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) CCNA
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.69%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.92%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (1.92%) ISEB
8 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.92%) GPFS
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 17 (32.69%) Juniper
4 13 (25.00%) HP
4 13 (25.00%) IBM
5 12 (23.08%) Citrix
6 8 (15.38%) Dell
6 8 (15.38%) Sun
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.69%) Avaya
10 3 (5.77%) Nortel
11 2 (3.85%) Genesys
11 2 (3.85%) Nokia
11 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.92%) F5
12 1 (1.92%) Meraki
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