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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 20 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.50% 2.60% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.42% 20.00% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Median daily rate £325 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +21.70%

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
48 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.53% 12.99% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 11
Median daily rate £325 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £194 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 - 10 £325 -
Liverpool -5 7 £350 -17.64% 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 27 (96.43%) LAN
2 24 (85.71%) Firewall
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 12 (42.86%) SolarWinds
5 11 (39.29%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Unix
5 11 (39.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (35.71%) Intel Security
6 10 (35.71%) Forcepoint
6 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (32.14%) CCNA
8 8 (28.57%) VPN
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) Splunk
9 7 (25.00%) CISSP
9 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (25.00%) VoIP
9 7 (25.00%) IBM
9 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.00%) Apple
9 7 (25.00%) SSCP
9 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (25.00%) LogRhythm
9 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
9 7 (25.00%) Elastic Stack

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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Jetty
2 1 (3.57%) Mongrel
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) LAN
2 24 (85.71%) Firewall
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (28.57%) VPN
5 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (25.00%) VoIP
6 4 (14.29%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (10.71%) NAS
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) DNS
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.57%) DMZ
9 1 (3.57%) FTP
9 1 (3.57%) HTTP
9 1 (3.57%) IPsec
9 1 (3.57%) SSL
9 1 (3.57%) VLAN
9 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (10.71%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Unix
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Solaris
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (17.86%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) Case Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) SIEM
5 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) BCP
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) CCNA
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) CISSP
3 7 (25.00%) SANS
3 7 (25.00%) SSCP
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CCA
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Xen
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) QRadar
2 4 (14.29%) Kibana
2 4 (14.29%) logstash
3 3 (10.71%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 10 (35.71%) Forcepoint
3 10 (35.71%) Intel Security
4 7 (25.00%) Apple
4 7 (25.00%) IBM
4 7 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 7 (25.00%) Splunk
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) NetApp
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.71%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Google
8 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire