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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.19% 4.22% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.21% 21.62% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 0
Median daily rate £420 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
56 74 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.06% 19.53% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 16
Median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Southport - 6 £450 -
Liverpool -3 5 £425 -
Wirral - 1 £290 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
1 15 (65.22%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) VoIP
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (43.48%) VPN
4 10 (43.48%) Linux
5 9 (39.13%) Unix
5 9 (39.13%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (34.78%) IBM
6 8 (34.78%) CISSP
7 7 (30.43%) Apple
7 7 (30.43%) SSCP
7 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (30.43%) Splunk
7 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) LogRhythm
7 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
7 7 (30.43%) ELK Stack
7 7 (30.43%) QRadar
7 7 (30.43%) SANS
8 6 (26.09%) SIEM
9 5 (21.74%) Open Source
9 5 (21.74%) Information Security
9 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
10 4 (17.39%) Intranet

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 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Jetty
1 1 (4.35%) Mongrel
1 1 (4.35%) nginx
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) VoIP
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (43.48%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) Intranet
5 4 (17.39%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (13.04%) IPsec
6 3 (13.04%) SNMP
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) BGP
7 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.70%) FTP
7 2 (8.70%) HTTP
7 2 (8.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Redis
2 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Support
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) ELK Stack
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) IVR
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) HACMP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM XIV
3 1 (4.35%) LPAR
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
2 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (26.09%) SIEM
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) Open Source
5 4 (17.39%) Case Management
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Change Control
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Network Management
7 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) SANS
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SSCP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
4 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) QRadar
2 4 (17.39%) Kibana
2 4 (17.39%) logstash
3 3 (13.04%) RSA enVision
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) Apple
2 7 (30.43%) LogRhythm
2 7 (30.43%) Splunk
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle