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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.06% 1.71% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.00% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £218 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.14% -51.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
8 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.51% 21.37% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 14
Median daily rate £475 £250 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) BYOD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) BYOD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint