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 2 May 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
2 May 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 - £475 £155
% change year-on-year
- +206.45%
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
59 48 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.32% 10.62% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 59
Median daily rate £370 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -53.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £31.30 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%