The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.05% 0.91% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.31% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£328 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 - £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
- -11.94%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.67% 8.22% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 13
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 10 £328 - 3
St Helens - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (79.31%) LAN
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
4 12 (41.38%) DNS
4 12 (41.38%) DHCP
4 12 (41.38%) VMware
5 11 (37.93%) MS Office
5 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (34.48%) CCNP
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
9 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 7 (24.14%) ITIL
9 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (24.14%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
10 6 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (20.69%) MCP
10 6 (20.69%) VPN
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (20.69%) Citrix
10 6 (20.69%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
10 6 (20.69%) Terminal Services
11 5 (17.24%) CCIE
11 5 (17.24%) CCDP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) DHCP
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
3 9 (31.03%) Firewall
4 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.69%) VPN
6 5 (17.24%) Wireless
6 5 (17.24%) Network Security
6 5 (17.24%) OSPF
6 5 (17.24%) BGP
6 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
6 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) VoIP
8 3 (10.34%) SAN
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (10.34%) HSRP
8 3 (10.34%) GLBP
8 3 (10.34%) IPsec
8 3 (10.34%) VLAN
9 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Administrator
1 6 (20.69%) Desktop Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.90%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.90%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.79%) Network Design
3 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.79%) Network Management
4 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Development
6 1 (3.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CCNP
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (20.69%) MCP
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (17.24%) CCIE
3 5 (17.24%) CCDP
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CCVP
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (20.69%) Terminal Services
5 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Aruba
6 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.45%) F5
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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