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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.46% 1.23% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.31% 12.00% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£400 - £406
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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
64 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.02% 10.29% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £125.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +525.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 11 £400 - 1
St Helens - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (83.87%) LAN
2 18 (58.06%) Cisco
3 16 (51.61%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) CCNP
4 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 11 (35.48%) MS Office
6 11 (35.48%) DNS
6 11 (35.48%) DHCP
6 11 (35.48%) VMware
7 10 (32.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (29.03%) Firewall
9 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
9 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
9 8 (25.81%) Citrix
9 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
10 7 (22.58%) CCIE
10 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (22.58%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 6 (19.35%) MCP
11 6 (19.35%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (19.35%) VPN
11 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
11 6 (19.35%) Terminal Services
11 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
11 6 (19.35%) Network Design

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) LAN
2 11 (35.48%) DHCP
2 11 (35.48%) DNS
3 9 (29.03%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (19.35%) VPN
6 5 (16.13%) Wireless
6 5 (16.13%) Network Security
6 5 (16.13%) OSPF
6 5 (16.13%) BGP
6 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
7 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.90%) VoIP
8 3 (9.68%) SAN
8 3 (9.68%) Internet
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.68%) VLAN
8 3 (9.68%) IPsec
8 3 (9.68%) HSRP
8 3 (9.68%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Administrator
1 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Desktop Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Designer
2 5 (16.13%) Network Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Network Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) IT Support
4 1 (3.23%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.23%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
2 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.45%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.45%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
1 6 (19.35%) Network Design
2 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.90%) Network Management
3 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Business Development
5 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CCNP
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) MCP
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CCDP
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (22.58%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (19.35%) Terminal Services
5 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Aruba
5 2 (6.45%) WatchGuard
5 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.23%) F5