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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.42% 1.57% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.09% 14.29% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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
55 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.19% 10.99% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Average daily rate £363 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.77% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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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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 -10 7 - - 3
Wirral - 4 £313 -
St Helens - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (90.91%) LAN
2 16 (72.73%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) DHCP
3 14 (63.64%) DNS
4 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco
6 9 (40.91%) MS Office
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) Firewall
7 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
8 6 (27.27%) OSPF
8 6 (27.27%) BGP
8 6 (27.27%) EIGRP
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (27.27%) ITIL
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) CCIE
9 5 (22.73%) CCNP
9 5 (22.73%) CCDP
9 5 (22.73%) Citrix
9 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
9 5 (22.73%) Terminal Services

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) LAN
2 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 14 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) OSPF
4 6 (27.27%) BGP
4 6 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (22.73%) Wireless
5 5 (22.73%) Network Security
6 4 (18.18%) HSRP
6 4 (18.18%) GLBP
6 4 (18.18%) VLAN
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (18.18%) IPsec
6 4 (18.18%) VoIP
6 4 (18.18%) SAN
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
1 5 (22.73%) Desktop Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Support
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
2 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (22.73%) Network Management
3 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) ERP
4 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCIE
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) CCDP
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (22.73%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (22.73%) Terminal Services
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) Aruba
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard