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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.41% 0.55% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.78% 4.35% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 7
Median daily rate £538 £170 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+216.17% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £170 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
45 69 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.33% 12.55% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 61
Median daily rate £513 £413 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +37.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 - 6 £550 -
Burnley - 2 £225 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (40.74%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (40.74%) CCNA
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) CCIE
5 8 (29.63%) CCNP
5 8 (29.63%) Windows
5 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.93%) TOGAF
7 6 (22.22%) Firewall
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (22.22%) Network Design
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (18.52%) Internet
8 5 (18.52%) Symantec
8 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
9 4 (14.81%) Backup Exec
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (14.81%) VPN

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 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (40.74%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (22.22%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) VoIP
4 5 (18.52%) Internet
5 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 3 (11.11%) DNS
6 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (11.11%) SSL
7 1 (3.70%) Broadband
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.81%) IT Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Network Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3
3 7 (25.93%) TOGAF
4 6 (22.22%) Network Design
5 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Validation
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (3.70%) BCP
9 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) People Management
9 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCNA
3 8 (29.63%) CCIE
3 8 (29.63%) CCNP
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) MCSE
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.70%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.70%) HP MASE
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Backup Exec
1 4 (14.81%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Intel Security
3 5 (18.52%) Symantec
4 3 (11.11%) Canon
4 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Juniper
4 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (11.11%) Splunk
4 3 (11.11%) Veeam
5 2 (7.41%) EqualLogic
5 2 (7.41%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) arcserve
6 1 (3.70%) NEC
6 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Sophos