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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 109 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.79% 1.92% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 14.78% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.29 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% +98.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+49.75% +12.68%
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
508 406 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.02% 13.01% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 130
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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
Manchester +27 64 £344 -16.66% 13
Merseyside +3 16 £381 +73.29% 3
Cheshire -22 12 £463 -24.79% 5
Lancashire +5 10 £400 +45.45% 2
Cumbria - 2 £488 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 115 (70.55%) LAN
2 94 (57.67%) Cisco
3 60 (36.81%) Windows
4 59 (36.20%) Firewall
5 48 (29.45%) Microsoft
5 48 (29.45%) Active Directory
5 48 (29.45%) Citrix
5 48 (29.45%) Migration
6 46 (28.22%) VMware
7 42 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (25.77%) ITIL
8 36 (22.09%) CheckPoint
9 30 (18.40%) BGP
9 30 (18.40%) Wireless
10 29 (17.79%) MPLS
10 29 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (16.56%) OSPF
13 26 (15.95%) Network Security
14 25 (15.34%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (15.34%) DNS
15 24 (14.72%) EIGRP
15 24 (14.72%) Hyper-V
16 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (13.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 22 (13.50%) SAN
17 22 (13.50%) DHCP
18 21 (12.88%) VPN
19 20 (12.27%) EMC

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.36%) IIS
3 8 (4.91%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.98%) MS Excel
1 13 (7.98%) MS Office
2 3 (1.84%) MS Project
3 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) Office 365
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (70.55%) LAN
2 59 (36.20%) Firewall
3 30 (18.40%) BGP
3 30 (18.40%) Wireless
4 29 (17.79%) MPLS
4 29 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (16.56%) OSPF
6 26 (15.95%) Network Security
7 25 (15.34%) DNS
8 24 (14.72%) EIGRP
9 22 (13.50%) SAN
9 22 (13.50%) DHCP
10 21 (12.88%) VPN
11 19 (11.66%) SSL
11 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
12 15 (9.20%) Internet
13 14 (8.59%) VoIP
14 11 (6.75%) VLAN
14 11 (6.75%) VPLS
15 10 (6.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (9.20%) Finance
2 13 (7.98%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.07%) Local Government
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Law
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (23.93%) Architect
2 33 (20.25%) Analyst
3 25 (15.34%) Network Engineer
4 24 (14.72%) Technical Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (8.59%) Project Manager
7 13 (7.98%) Technical Architect
8 12 (7.36%) Administrator
8 12 (7.36%) Security Analyst
9 10 (6.13%) Network Architect
10 9 (5.52%) Consultant
11 8 (4.91%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.91%) Citrix Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.68%) Technical Security Analyst
14 5 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 4 (2.45%) Technical Support
15 4 (2.45%) Coordinator
15 4 (2.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) Middleware
2 2 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) PKI
2 10 (6.13%) Clustering
3 9 (5.52%) Replication
4 8 (4.91%) Celerra
5 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.84%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.84%) Life Science
8 2 (1.23%) DTV
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.61%) IVR
9 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.61%) PDA
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.81%) Windows
2 28 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.82%) Windows 7
6 15 (9.20%) UNIX
7 14 (8.59%) Solaris
8 7 (4.29%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.45%) Linux
10 2 (1.23%) AIX
10 2 (1.23%) HPUX
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.45%) Migration
2 42 (25.77%) ITIL
3 17 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (9.20%) PRINCE2
4 15 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (8.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (8.59%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (7.98%) SIEM
6 13 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
8 11 (6.75%) Network Design
9 10 (6.13%) Network Management
10 9 (5.52%) Project Management
10 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.52%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.91%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.91%) Change Control
12 7 (4.29%) Network Architecture
13 5 (3.07%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (3.07%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.84%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (15.34%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (11.04%) CCIE
4 17 (10.43%) CCNP
5 16 (9.82%) Security Cleared
6 15 (9.20%) CCNA
7 13 (7.98%) CISMP
7 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (7.98%) CISSP
8 12 (7.36%) CISM
9 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.52%) CCENT
11 8 (4.91%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (4.91%) MCP
11 8 (4.91%) MCSE
12 6 (3.68%) CCDP
13 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (2.45%) CCA
14 4 (2.45%) CCEE
14 4 (2.45%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (12.27%) QA
3 4 (2.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) BS25999
System Software
1 48 (29.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (14.72%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.04%) XenApp
5 13 (7.98%) VMware ESX
6 12 (7.36%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.91%) MetaFrame
7 8 (4.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.84%) Xen
11 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) SCCM
2 4 (2.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (57.67%) Cisco
2 48 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 48 (29.45%) Citrix
3 46 (28.22%) VMware
4 36 (22.09%) CheckPoint
5 20 (12.27%) EMC
6 18 (11.04%) Oracle
7 15 (9.20%) SolarWinds
7 15 (9.20%) Juniper
8 14 (8.59%) Clearswift
9 13 (7.98%) Kaspersky
10 10 (6.13%) Nortel
11 9 (5.52%) Aruba
11 9 (5.52%) NetApp
12 8 (4.91%) AppSense
12 8 (4.91%) Lotus
12 8 (4.91%) HP
13 5 (3.07%) Avaya
13 5 (3.07%) Dell
13 5 (3.07%) SAP
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