The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.68% 3.03% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 17.91% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £600 £319 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% +53.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £206 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £378 £282
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.20% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
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
24 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.03% 16.92% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 30
Median daily rate £525 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fleetwood - 4 £600 -
Burnley - 1 £225 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 26 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) ITIL
4 16 (61.54%) Cisco
5 15 (57.69%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (46.15%) CCIE
6 12 (46.15%) CCNA
7 10 (38.46%) CCNP
7 10 (38.46%) TOGAF
8 9 (34.62%) Internet
8 9 (34.62%) VoIP
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL V3
9 8 (30.77%) Network Architecture
9 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (26.92%) Windows
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) VMware
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) Network Security
11 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (23.08%) Degree
11 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (23.08%) Network Design
11 6 (23.08%) Symantec
11 6 (23.08%) Intel Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (34.62%) Internet
3 9 (34.62%) VoIP
4 6 (23.08%) Network Security
5 4 (15.38%) Broadband
5 4 (15.38%) SAN
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Network Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) TOGAF Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Manager
5 2 (7.69%) TOGAF Manager
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Voice Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) TOGAF
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL V3
4 8 (30.77%) Network Architecture
5 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (23.08%) Network Design
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management
7 3 (11.54%) Time Management
7 3 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (11.54%) Validation
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 1 (3.85%) BCP
9 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (3.85%) People Management
9 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCIE
2 12 (46.15%) CCNA
3 10 (38.46%) CCNP
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 5 (19.23%) MCSE
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
1 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Intel Security
4 6 (23.08%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) Canon
5 4 (15.38%) Dell
5 4 (15.38%) Veeam
6 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
7 2 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) arcserve
8 1 (3.85%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Juniper
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Sophos