The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 26 21
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 3.88% 4.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 22.22% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.70% 17.48% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 9
Average daily rate £388 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.76% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £395 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Chester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Chester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Chester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) Local Government
2 6 (75.00%) VLAN
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) CCSA
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) CCIE
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (50.00%) SCOM
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) PKI

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) VLAN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 8 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCIE
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) CCSA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft