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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 1.64% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 13.68% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 10
Median daily rate £369 £458 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.39% -17.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £428 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
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
147 117 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.70% 11.96% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 59 55
Median daily rate £401 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -3 6 £425 -
Crewe +13 2 £388 -
Knutsford 0 1 £375 -25.00%
Chester -11 1 £190 -49.33%
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 34 (72.34%) LAN
2 26 (55.32%) Cisco
3 19 (40.43%) Firewall
4 18 (38.30%) Juniper
5 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (31.91%) CCNP
6 15 (31.91%) VMware
6 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
7 12 (25.53%) VoIP
8 11 (23.40%) ITIL
8 11 (23.40%) VPN
8 11 (23.40%) Migration
8 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (21.28%) CCNA
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) DNS
11 8 (17.02%) SSL
11 8 (17.02%) Windows
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.02%) Citrix
12 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
12 7 (14.89%) MPLS
12 7 (14.89%) OSPF
12 7 (14.89%) BGP
12 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
13 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.77%) Wireless
13 6 (12.77%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) IIS
1 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (72.34%) LAN
2 19 (40.43%) Firewall
3 12 (25.53%) VoIP
4 11 (23.40%) VPN
5 8 (17.02%) DNS
5 8 (17.02%) SSL
5 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.89%) BGP
6 7 (14.89%) MPLS
6 7 (14.89%) OSPF
7 6 (12.77%) SAN
7 6 (12.77%) Wireless
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.64%) EIGRP
9 4 (8.51%) DHCP
9 4 (8.51%) Internet
9 4 (8.51%) Network Security
10 3 (6.38%) IGRP
10 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.26%) Local Government
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Network Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Data Migration Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.38%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Lead Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Migration Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.38%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (8.51%) IVR
3 2 (4.26%) Health Informatics
3 2 (4.26%) Informatics
3 2 (4.26%) iSeries
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) Unix
5 3 (6.38%) Linux
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) ITIL
1 11 (23.40%) Migration
2 6 (12.77%) Service Management
3 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.51%) ITSM
4 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.26%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.26%) Security Management
6 2 (4.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (4.26%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C#
2 2 (4.26%) Lisp
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 10 (21.28%) CCNA
4 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) JNCIA
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
7 2 (4.26%) CCDP
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.13%) CCSP
8 1 (2.13%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.13%) ISEB
8 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.26%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.13%) vRealize
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) Juniper
3 15 (31.91%) VMware
4 8 (17.02%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) Avaya
7 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.38%) F5
8 3 (6.38%) Forcepoint
8 3 (6.38%) IBM
8 3 (6.38%) Nortel
9 2 (4.26%) Genesys
9 2 (4.26%) Nokia
9 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
10 1 (2.13%) Meraki
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat