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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.52% 6.21% 4.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.11% 24.39% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £30.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +48.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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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
37 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.69% 25.47% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 8
Average daily rate £375 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £730 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) CCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Network Manager
2 2 (33.33%) ICT Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds