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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.54% - 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% - 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £191 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
WAN
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
24 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.34% 15.49% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 7
Average daily rate £250 £382 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.46% -10.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £18.00 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.13 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Local Government
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) NHS
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) PKI
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Network Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior ICT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) VMware