The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.12% 0.48% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.39% 3.33% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £275 - £470
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 - £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.70%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.59% 14.29% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £27.90 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
WAN
North West

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
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 23 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 1 £190 -
Preston - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Darwen - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) IronPort
4 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (63.64%) Open Text
4 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 7 (63.64%) Clustering
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 7 (63.64%) Informatica
4 7 (63.64%) IIS
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle
4 7 (63.64%) Siebel
4 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
4 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 6 (54.55%) Change Control
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
7 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
7 4 (36.36%) SLA
7 4 (36.36%) HP
7 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (63.64%) IIS
2 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) SAS
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) QlikView
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Wiki
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) MVS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Control
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) REXX
2 1 (9.09%) JCL
2 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) IronPort
3 7 (63.64%) Open Text
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 7 (63.64%) Informatica
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) Siebel
4 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
4 4 (36.36%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) CA