The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.98% 1.04% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.21% 6.90% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
WAN
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.04% 15.03% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £335 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Liverpool region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Liverpool region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Intranet
6 4 (22.22%) CCNP
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (16.67%) Network Design
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) CCIE
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) Juniper
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) Solaris
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (5.56%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) Intranet
2 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (11.11%) SNMP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) IVR
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
1 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle