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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.69% 1.35% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 13.04% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £375 £431 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +56.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £344 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £463 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +37.14%
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
44 46 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.76% 10.34% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 60
Median daily rate £338 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -34.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 May 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
Preston +12 8 £375 -18.91%
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (85.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) CCNA
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) MS Office
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (20.00%) Network Design
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) MCP
8 4 (20.00%) MCSE
8 4 (20.00%) MCSA
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) Web Services
9 3 (15.00%) SSL
9 3 (15.00%) HP
9 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) IT Support
2 4 (20.00%) Designer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Life Science
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
5 1 (5.00%) HP MASE
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.00%) Splunk
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Polycom
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (5.00%) NEC