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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.47% 1.57% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 15.38% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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
35 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.40% 10.24% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £220 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £51.67 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 27 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
4 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) HSRP
2 2 (28.57%) GLBP
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
1 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco