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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 91 99 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 2.29% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.27% 18.44% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 25
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £485 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £12.79 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.64% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
527 537 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.16% 12.42% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 295 243
Median daily rate £385 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 48
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +8 52 £390 +20.00% 16
Cheshire +2 20 £394 -7.35% 5
Lancashire +23 9 £263 +54.41% 2
Merseyside -1 7 £415 +14.48% 2
Cumbria +20 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 128 (80.00%) LAN
2 80 (50.00%) Cisco
3 79 (49.38%) Firewall
4 53 (33.13%) ITIL
5 45 (28.13%) Data Centre
6 44 (27.50%) Windows
7 43 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (21.88%) Active Directory
9 34 (21.25%) CCNP
10 33 (20.63%) VoIP
11 32 (20.00%) VMware
12 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
12 31 (19.38%) Juniper
13 28 (17.50%) TCP/IP
14 27 (16.88%) DNS
14 27 (16.88%) Migration
15 26 (16.25%) VPN
15 26 (16.25%) Citrix
16 25 (15.63%) SSL
16 25 (15.63%) Windows Server
17 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (13.75%) SAN
19 21 (13.13%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
20 20 (12.50%) CheckPoint
20 20 (12.50%) DHCP
21 19 (11.88%) CCNA
21 19 (11.88%) Wireless
22 18 (11.25%) MPLS
23 17 (10.63%) BGP

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 (6.88%) MS Exchange
1 11 (6.88%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.88%) IIS
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.25%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (80.00%) LAN
2 79 (49.38%) Firewall
3 33 (20.63%) VoIP
4 28 (17.50%) TCP/IP
5 27 (16.88%) DNS
6 26 (16.25%) VPN
7 25 (15.63%) SSL
8 22 (13.75%) SAN
9 21 (13.13%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (13.13%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (12.50%) DHCP
11 19 (11.88%) Wireless
12 18 (11.25%) MPLS
13 17 (10.63%) BGP
14 15 (9.38%) EIGRP
14 15 (9.38%) WLAN
15 14 (8.75%) OSPF
15 14 (8.75%) VLAN
16 13 (8.13%) Internet
16 13 (8.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) MS Access
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
General
1 12 (7.50%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Banking
2 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.50%) Local Government
4 4 (2.50%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (21.25%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.63%) Architect
3 14 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.88%) Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Network Security Manager
5 11 (6.88%) Security Manager
6 10 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.63%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.38%) Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) LAN Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Network Manager
8 7 (4.38%) WAN Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.88%) Web Services
2 2 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.13%) PKI
3 6 (3.75%) IVR
3 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.50%) BYOD
6 3 (1.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.88%) Replication
6 3 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.25%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.25%) Informatics
7 2 (1.25%) Life Science
7 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.50%) Windows
2 25 (15.63%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.88%) Linux
6 8 (5.00%) Unix
7 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.13%) Solaris
9 4 (2.50%) AIX
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.25%) Android
10 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.13%) ITIL
2 27 (16.88%) Migration
3 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 15 (9.38%) Network Design
5 14 (8.75%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (8.13%) Application Rationalisation
6 13 (8.13%) Service Management
7 12 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 11 (6.88%) SIEM
8 11 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.25%) Project Management
9 10 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.63%) ITIL V3
11 8 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (4.38%) ITSM
12 7 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (4.38%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (4.38%) Risk Management
13 6 (3.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.13%) SQL
2 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.25%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (21.25%) CCNP
3 19 (11.88%) CCNA
4 16 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (5.63%) CISSP
8 8 (5.00%) CCIE
9 7 (4.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (4.38%) MCSE
9 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.75%) CISM
10 6 (3.75%) CISMP
10 6 (3.75%) JNCIA
11 5 (3.13%) CCENT
11 5 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (3.13%) CLAS
12 4 (2.50%) CCDP
13 3 (1.88%) CISA
13 3 (1.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.25%) XenApp
4 6 (3.75%) vSphere
5 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.25%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.63%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.63%) vCloud
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) SmoothWall
2 7 (4.38%) SCCM
3 5 (3.13%) SCOM
4 3 (1.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.88%) WSUS
5 2 (1.25%) Cacti
5 2 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (50.00%) Cisco
2 32 (20.00%) VMware
3 31 (19.38%) Juniper
3 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
4 26 (16.25%) Citrix
5 20 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 15 (9.38%) F5
7 14 (8.75%) HP
8 9 (5.63%) Clearswift
8 9 (5.63%) Fortinet
9 8 (5.00%) Avaya
10 7 (4.38%) Oracle
11 6 (3.75%) Kaspersky
11 6 (3.75%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.75%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.13%) LANDesk
12 5 (3.13%) Wyse
13 4 (2.50%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.50%) Nortel
13 4 (2.50%) Symantec
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