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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.15% 1.98% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 16.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
28 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.77% 11.90% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 8
Average daily rate £363 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £125.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+525.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 -5 3 - - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) MGCP
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) H.323
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) MGCP
2 1 (20.00%) H.323
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Support
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
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
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle