The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.57% 1.32% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 11.76% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%
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
21 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.93% 11.26% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £466 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 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 Chester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds