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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 33 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.72% 2.34% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 17.24% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £613 £294 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.51% -25.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £249 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £321 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
48 58 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.68% 13.55% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 10
Median daily rate £525 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £477 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 £625 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 18 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (58.33%) Cisco
4 14 (58.33%) TOGAF
5 13 (54.17%) Network Architecture
5 13 (54.17%) ITIL V3
6 12 (50.00%) CCIE
7 11 (45.83%) CCNA
8 10 (41.67%) CCNP
9 9 (37.50%) Degree
10 8 (33.33%) VoIP
10 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 7 (29.17%) Internet
11 7 (29.17%) Service Management
11 7 (29.17%) Network Design
12 6 (25.00%) Network Security
12 6 (25.00%) BCP
12 6 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
13 5 (20.83%) VMware
13 5 (20.83%) Symantec
13 5 (20.83%) Intel Security
13 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
13 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
13 5 (20.83%) Windows

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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (33.33%) VoIP
4 7 (29.17%) Internet
5 6 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) Broadband
6 4 (16.67%) SAN
6 4 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Architect
2 13 (54.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (29.17%) Network Architect
4 4 (16.67%) TOGAF Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF Manager
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Voice Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) TOGAF
3 13 (54.17%) ITIL V3
3 13 (54.17%) Network Architecture
4 7 (29.17%) Network Design
4 7 (29.17%) Service Management
5 6 (25.00%) BCP
5 6 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Time Management
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCIE
3 11 (45.83%) CCNA
4 10 (41.67%) CCNP
5 9 (37.50%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) MCSE
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.17%) MCSA
7 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 4 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
1 4 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Intel Security
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Symantec
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Canon
3 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
4 3 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (4.17%) Capita
5 1 (4.17%) HP