The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.15% 3.46% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 20.90% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £413 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
61 67 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.86% 16.54% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 11
Median daily rate £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £163 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Liverpool -2 5 £425 +30.76%
Wirral - 1 £290 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) VoIP
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Intranet
6 4 (22.22%) SNMP
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
6 4 (22.22%) CCNP
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Unix
7 3 (16.67%) Solaris
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) VoIP
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) Intranet
4 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (22.22%) SNMP
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
6 2 (11.11%) SSH
6 2 (11.11%) TACACS
6 2 (11.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) IVR
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM XIV
3 1 (5.56%) LPAR
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) 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 ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Panasonic
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds