The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 76 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.80% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 15.28% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 26
Median daily rate £425 £375 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £12.29 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.06% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
WAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
546 445 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 11.78% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 222 199
Median daily rate £400 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the North West region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the North West region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Manchester 0 46 £425 +30.76% 22
Cheshire +1 15 £363 -19.44% 3
Merseyside -5 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Lancashire 0 6 £408 +139.70% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 North West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 115 (80.99%) LAN
2 72 (50.70%) Cisco
3 60 (42.25%) Firewall
4 42 (29.58%) ITIL
4 42 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (26.06%) Data Centre
6 33 (23.24%) Windows
7 30 (21.13%) CCNP
7 30 (21.13%) Active Directory
8 29 (20.42%) VMware
9 27 (19.01%) Juniper
10 25 (17.61%) VoIP
10 25 (17.61%) TCP/IP
11 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
12 23 (16.20%) DNS
13 22 (15.49%) CCNA
13 22 (15.49%) VPN
14 21 (14.79%) Citrix
15 20 (14.08%) SSL
16 19 (13.38%) Migration
16 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
17 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.68%) PRINCE2
18 17 (11.97%) CheckPoint
18 17 (11.97%) Security Cleared
19 16 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (11.27%) MPLS
19 16 (11.27%) SAN
19 16 (11.27%) Wireless
20 15 (10.56%) Wi-Fi

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.93%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) JBoss
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Office
2 11 (7.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.41%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (80.99%) LAN
2 60 (42.25%) Firewall
3 25 (17.61%) TCP/IP
3 25 (17.61%) VoIP
4 23 (16.20%) DNS
5 22 (15.49%) VPN
6 20 (14.08%) SSL
7 16 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (11.27%) MPLS
7 16 (11.27%) SAN
7 16 (11.27%) Wireless
8 15 (10.56%) BGP
8 15 (10.56%) DHCP
8 15 (10.56%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (9.15%) EIGRP
10 12 (8.45%) Internet
10 12 (8.45%) OSPF
11 11 (7.75%) Network Security
11 11 (7.75%) WLAN
12 10 (7.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.70%) MS Access
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Local Government
5 3 (2.11%) Marketing
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.70%) Military
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (19.72%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.49%) Architect
3 15 (10.56%) Analyst
4 13 (9.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (9.15%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Consultant
6 9 (6.34%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Network Architect
7 8 (5.63%) Security Manager
7 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.93%) LAN Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Network Security Manager
8 7 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) WAN Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.06%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) PKI
3 5 (3.52%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.82%) IVR
4 4 (2.82%) Life Science
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.41%) HACMP
6 2 (1.41%) Health Informatics
6 2 (1.41%) Informatics
6 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.24%) Windows
2 19 (13.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.93%) Linux
5 7 (4.93%) Unix
6 6 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.41%) AIX
8 2 (1.41%) Android
8 2 (1.41%) Solaris
8 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.58%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 18 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.86%) Network Design
5 12 (8.45%) Project Management
5 12 (8.45%) Service Management
6 11 (7.75%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.75%) SIEM
7 9 (6.34%) Application Rationalisation
7 9 (6.34%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (4.23%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.23%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.23%) ITSM
9 6 (4.23%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (3.52%) Information Security
10 5 (3.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (0.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (21.13%) CCNP
3 22 (15.49%) CCNA
4 17 (11.97%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.34%) CISSP
6 9 (6.34%) MCSE
6 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.63%) CCIE
8 7 (4.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.23%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.52%) CISM
10 5 (3.52%) CISMP
10 5 (3.52%) MCP
10 5 (3.52%) MCSA
11 4 (2.82%) CCDP
11 4 (2.82%) CCENT
11 4 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.82%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.82%) SLA
3 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 30 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.63%) XenApp
4 4 (2.82%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.41%) Snort
6 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.70%) GPFS
7 1 (0.70%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.70%) vCloud
7 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) SmoothWall
2 5 (3.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.11%) SCOM
4 2 (1.41%) Cacti
4 2 (1.41%) vRealize
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (50.70%) Cisco
2 29 (20.42%) VMware
3 27 (19.01%) Juniper
4 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.79%) Citrix
6 17 (11.97%) CheckPoint
7 12 (8.45%) F5
8 10 (7.04%) HP
9 8 (5.63%) Fortinet
10 7 (4.93%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.23%) Clearswift
11 6 (4.23%) IBM
11 6 (4.23%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.52%) Avaya
12 5 (3.52%) Kaspersky
12 5 (3.52%) LANDesk
12 5 (3.52%) Wyse
13 4 (2.82%) Nortel
13 4 (2.82%) Polycom
14 3 (2.11%) Forcepoint
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