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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North West
Rank 58 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
+37 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 82 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 1.69% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.65% 11.19% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 23
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -60.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.10 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £37.10 £50.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +39 40 £425 +17.24% 14
Merseyside +9 19 £333 -21.76% 4
Cheshire +12 12 £338 -22.85% 9
Lancashire +6 7 £613 +108.51% 3
Cumbria +11 3 £381 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 191 (94.09%) LAN
2 108 (53.20%) Firewall
3 84 (41.38%) Cisco
4 78 (38.42%) Windows
5 74 (36.45%) VoIP
6 71 (34.98%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (32.51%) TCP/IP
8 65 (32.02%) VPN
9 58 (28.57%) Linux
10 57 (28.08%) Unix
11 48 (23.65%) CCNA
11 48 (23.65%) Patch Management
12 46 (22.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 45 (22.17%) Apple
13 45 (22.17%) Network Monitoring
14 44 (21.67%) Splunk
14 44 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 44 (21.67%) SANS
14 44 (21.67%) CISSP
15 43 (21.18%) SSCP
16 40 (19.70%) QRadar
16 40 (19.70%) Elastic Stack
17 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
18 37 (18.23%) SC Cleared
18 37 (18.23%) Wi-Fi
19 36 (17.73%) CCNP
20 34 (16.75%) ITIL
20 34 (16.75%) Cybersecurity
20 34 (16.75%) Data Centre
21 32 (15.76%) LogRhythm

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 7 (3.45%) IIS
1 7 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.46%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.48%) Apache
3 3 (1.48%) Jetty
3 3 (1.48%) Mongrel
3 3 (1.48%) nginx
3 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.96%) MS Office
3 5 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.49%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.48%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 191 (94.09%) LAN
2 108 (53.20%) Firewall
3 74 (36.45%) VoIP
4 66 (32.51%) TCP/IP
5 65 (32.02%) VPN
6 37 (18.23%) Wi-Fi
7 32 (15.76%) Wireless
8 27 (13.30%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (12.81%) DNS
10 23 (11.33%) DHCP
10 23 (11.33%) Network Security
11 18 (8.87%) Ethernet
11 18 (8.87%) VLAN
12 13 (6.40%) BGP
12 13 (6.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (6.40%) SAN
13 12 (5.91%) EIGRP
13 12 (5.91%) Internet
13 12 (5.91%) OSPF
14 10 (4.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.88%) Redis
2 2 (0.99%) MS Access
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.48%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.40%) Finance
2 5 (2.46%) Local Government
2 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.48%) Banking
4 2 (0.99%) Back Office
4 2 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (21.67%) Architect
2 42 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 40 (19.70%) Analyst
4 24 (11.82%) Network Architect
5 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.39%) Security Analyst
6 12 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (5.91%) Network Specialist
6 12 (5.91%) Technical Specialist
7 10 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.93%) Security Specialist
7 10 (4.93%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) Network Analyst
9 8 (3.94%) Domain Architect
9 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (3.94%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.70%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (6.40%) Web Services
3 12 (5.91%) RESTful
4 3 (1.48%) .NET
4 3 (1.48%) J2EE
4 3 (1.48%) Servlets
5 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.75%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.85%) Cyber Attack
4 11 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.45%) NHS
7 6 (2.96%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.97%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.97%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.99%) BYOD
10 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.49%) AS400
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) Life Science
11 1 (0.49%) PKI
11 1 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 78 (38.42%) Windows
2 58 (28.57%) Linux
3 57 (28.08%) Unix
4 18 (8.87%) Windows Server
5 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.97%) Solaris
8 4 (1.97%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.49%) AIX
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.65%) Patch Management
2 46 (22.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 45 (22.17%) Network Monitoring
4 44 (21.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 34 (16.75%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (16.75%) ITIL
6 26 (12.81%) Network Design
7 25 (12.32%) Case Management
8 24 (11.82%) Information Security
9 22 (10.84%) Service Management
10 21 (10.34%) Migration
11 20 (9.85%) Network Architecture
11 20 (9.85%) Security Operations
12 18 (8.87%) Open Source
13 17 (8.37%) Security Monitoring
13 17 (8.37%) SIEM
14 16 (7.88%) ITIL V3
15 15 (7.39%) TOGAF
16 13 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
17 12 (5.91%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.42%) Python
2 7 (3.45%) SQL
3 4 (1.97%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (34.98%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (23.65%) CCNA
3 44 (21.67%) CISSP
3 44 (21.67%) SANS
4 43 (21.18%) SSCP
5 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
6 37 (18.23%) SC Cleared
7 36 (17.73%) CCNP
8 22 (10.84%) CCIE
9 15 (7.39%) Degree
10 11 (5.42%) CCDP
11 9 (4.43%) MCSE
11 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.96%) CCDA
12 6 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.49%) CCSP
15 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) SLA
2 4 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.91%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.45%) vSphere
4 3 (1.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.48%) Xen
5 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.99%) XenApp
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (19.70%) QRadar
2 16 (7.88%) Kibana
3 15 (7.39%) logstash
4 8 (3.94%) Nessus
4 8 (3.94%) Nexpose
4 8 (3.94%) Nmap
4 8 (3.94%) RSA enVision
5 6 (2.96%) SCCM
6 4 (1.97%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.97%) SCOM
7 3 (1.48%) Puppet
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.49%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 84 (41.38%) Cisco
2 45 (22.17%) Apple
3 44 (21.67%) Splunk
4 32 (15.76%) IBM
4 32 (15.76%) LogRhythm
5 30 (14.78%) Microsoft
6 26 (12.81%) Intel Security
7 23 (11.33%) VMware
8 22 (10.84%) Juniper
9 17 (8.37%) CheckPoint
9 17 (8.37%) F5
10 14 (6.90%) Forcepoint
11 12 (5.91%) Citrix
11 12 (5.91%) SolarWinds
12 9 (4.43%) ArcSight
12 9 (4.43%) Intel
12 9 (4.43%) NetWitness
12 9 (4.43%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.94%) Qualys
14 6 (2.96%) NetApp
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