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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 2.84% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.01% 19.64% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 2
Median daily rate £375 £415 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -14.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
123 168 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.38% 14.45% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 111 63
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +7 6 £140 -64.10% 1
Knutsford +10 4 £425 -12.37%
Crewe +9 1 £375 - 1
Chester +2 1 £425 -
Northwich - 1 £350 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (87.88%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 14 (42.42%) Juniper
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Migration
7 8 (24.24%) CCNP
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.21%) SSL
9 6 (18.18%) MPLS
9 6 (18.18%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 5 (15.15%) SAN
10 5 (15.15%) Wireless
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (15.15%) F5
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (12.12%) Finance
11 4 (12.12%) VMware
11 4 (12.12%) Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.12%) Network Architecture
11 4 (12.12%) Citrix

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 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 7 (21.21%) SSL
4 6 (18.18%) MPLS
4 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 5 (15.15%) SAN
5 5 (15.15%) Wireless
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.12%) DHCP
6 4 (12.12%) DNS
6 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (12.12%) WLAN
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 3 (9.09%) VoIP
8 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Architect
1 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) LAN Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
2 4 (12.12%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) Network Architecture
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Change Control
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) CCNP
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
4 2 (6.06%) CCDP
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Juniper
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) F5
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.09%) Forcepoint
5 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.06%) Avaya
6 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.03%) Genesys
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
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