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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.48% 1.60% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.51% 11.36% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £425 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
41 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.73% 14.06% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 11
Average daily rate £420 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 8 £425 - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) LAN
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Intranet
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) CCNP
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.79%) Network Design
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 3 (15.79%) Unix
7 3 (15.79%) Solaris
7 3 (15.79%) Juniper
7 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.79%) Internet
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) Intranet
2 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) SNMP
4 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) IVR
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris
3 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCIE
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Intel
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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