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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.78% 5.29% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 37.93% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £31.56 £53.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.29% -40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
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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
28 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.57% 13.94% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 3
Average daily rate £388 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) CCSA
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) VMware