The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing WAAS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WAAS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.62% 14.25% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 53
Median daily rate £325 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%