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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.55% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 2.53% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
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
34 79 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.34% 16.16% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 10
Average daily rate £350 £251 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.72% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £25.90 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.11% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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
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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
Chorley - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £463 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (70.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
5 6 (60.00%) MPLS
5 6 (60.00%) ADSL
6 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (50.00%) OSPF
6 5 (50.00%) BGP
7 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) SSL
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (20.00%) CCIE
8 2 (20.00%) Intel
9 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (10.00%) CCNA
9 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 1 (10.00%) HP
9 1 (10.00%) Windows
9 1 (10.00%) VMware
9 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 1 (10.00%) Information Security
9 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) ADSL
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (20.00%) Intel
6 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) HP