The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.92% 1.29% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 12.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.17% 10.78% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Average daily rate £375 £463 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +76.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
North West

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
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 24 July 2014. 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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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 -1 2 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware