The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.47% 0.47% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 8.70% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £294 £395 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.63% +29.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £391 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £399 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +13.45%
WAN
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
55 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.58% 5.41% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 11
Average daily rate £313 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.15 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Lancashire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Lancashire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 2 - -
Chorley - 2 £256 - 1
Lancaster - 2 £319 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) MCSE
7 3 (15.79%) MCSA
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) MCP
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
8 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) DHCP
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) VoIP
4 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (21.05%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) SAN
6 1 (5.26%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQLPlus
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
3 3 (15.79%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.26%) Energy Management
3 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) MCP
2 3 (15.79%) MCSA
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CCDA
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Polycom