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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.99% 2.31% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 18.18% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
18 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.44% 12.69% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 13
Average daily rate £388 £245 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.16% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £18.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Preston - - - - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) ODBC
4 2 (25.00%) ADSL
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) VCP4
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ODBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense
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