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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.75% 3.10% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 22.64% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £613 £313 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
37 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.51% 13.70% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 17
Median daily rate £525 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 21 (77.78%) ITIL
3 20 (74.07%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco
6 14 (51.85%) TOGAF
7 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
7 13 (48.15%) ITIL V3
8 12 (44.44%) CCIE
9 11 (40.74%) CCNA
10 10 (37.04%) CCNP
11 9 (33.33%) Degree
12 8 (29.63%) Network Design
12 8 (29.63%) Service Management
12 8 (29.63%) VoIP
12 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
13 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.93%) Internet
14 6 (22.22%) VMware
14 6 (22.22%) Symantec
14 6 (22.22%) Intel Security
14 6 (22.22%) BCP
14 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
14 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (22.22%) Windows
14 6 (22.22%) SQL
14 6 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
14 6 (22.22%) Network Security

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 5 (18.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (74.07%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (29.63%) VoIP
4 7 (25.93%) Internet
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) Broadband
6 4 (14.81%) SAN
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Architect
2 13 (48.15%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) IT Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) TOGAF Architect
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
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%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (7.41%) TOGAF Manager
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Designer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support
7 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Voice Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
1 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) ITIL
2 14 (51.85%) TOGAF
3 13 (48.15%) ITIL V3
3 13 (48.15%) Network Architecture
4 8 (29.63%) Network Design
4 8 (29.63%) Service Management
5 6 (22.22%) BCP
5 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (14.81%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
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%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (44.44%) CCIE
3 11 (40.74%) CCNA
4 10 (37.04%) CCNP
5 9 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) MCSE
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Backup Exec
1 5 (18.52%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Intel Security
3 6 (22.22%) Symantec
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Canon
4 4 (14.81%) Dell
4 4 (14.81%) Veeam
5 3 (11.11%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.70%) Capita
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle