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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 114 114 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.26% 2.54% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.71% 19.79% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 66 38
Median daily rate £425 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.54 £13.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.92% -70.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -21.87%
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
525 576 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 12.86% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 323 274
Median daily rate £400 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 51
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -20.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +6 61 £425 +21.42% 22
Cheshire -4 20 £375 -9.36% 5
Lancashire +37 17 £538 +216.17% 1
Merseyside +7 13 £420 -1.17% 1
Cumbria +13 2 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 161 (83.85%) LAN
2 93 (48.44%) Firewall
3 86 (44.79%) Cisco
4 62 (32.29%) Windows
5 59 (30.73%) ITIL
6 56 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (25.52%) VoIP
8 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
9 43 (22.40%) VPN
9 43 (22.40%) Active Directory
10 42 (21.88%) CCNP
11 41 (21.35%) TCP/IP
12 34 (17.71%) VMware
13 32 (16.67%) Juniper
13 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 32 (16.67%) DNS
14 30 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (15.10%) Migration
16 28 (14.58%) Windows Server
17 26 (13.54%) Wireless
17 26 (13.54%) SSL
18 25 (13.02%) CCNA
18 25 (13.02%) Citrix
18 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
19 24 (12.50%) SAN
19 24 (12.50%) DHCP
19 24 (12.50%) Linux
20 23 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (11.98%) SC Cleared
21 22 (11.46%) Network Security

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 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.21%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.65%) IIS
3 7 (3.65%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.04%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.52%) Jetty
6 1 (0.52%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.69%) MS Office
3 4 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 161 (83.85%) LAN
2 93 (48.44%) Firewall
3 49 (25.52%) VoIP
4 43 (22.40%) VPN
5 41 (21.35%) TCP/IP
6 32 (16.67%) DNS
7 30 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (13.54%) SSL
8 26 (13.54%) Wireless
9 24 (12.50%) DHCP
9 24 (12.50%) SAN
10 22 (11.46%) Network Security
11 21 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (9.38%) BGP
13 17 (8.85%) MPLS
14 15 (7.81%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.81%) VLAN
15 14 (7.29%) OSPF
15 14 (7.29%) WLAN
16 13 (6.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.13%) Redis
3 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (7.29%) Finance
2 7 (3.65%) Banking
2 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Local Government
5 3 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (20.31%) Architect
2 35 (18.23%) Network Engineer
3 22 (11.46%) Analyst
4 17 (8.85%) Network Architect
5 15 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Firewall Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Network Security Manager
7 11 (5.73%) Security Manager
8 10 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.21%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) Consultant
9 9 (4.69%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.65%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.77%) ELK Stack
2 8 (4.17%) Web Services
3 5 (2.60%) RESTful
4 3 (1.56%) .NET
4 3 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.52%) Servlets
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.29%) PKI
3 13 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (2.60%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.60%) IVR
7 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.56%) BYOD
8 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.56%) NHS
8 3 (1.56%) Replication
8 3 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.04%) Informatics
9 2 (1.04%) Life Science
9 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (32.29%) Windows
2 28 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 24 (12.50%) Linux
4 21 (10.94%) Unix
5 15 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.60%) Solaris
7 5 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.08%) AIX
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) CentOS
11 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.73%) ITIL
2 29 (15.10%) Migration
3 21 (10.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (9.38%) SIEM
6 17 (8.85%) Service Management
7 15 (7.81%) ITIL V3
7 15 (7.81%) Network Design
8 14 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (7.29%) Patch Management
8 14 (7.29%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.29%) Service Delivery
9 13 (6.77%) Application Rationalisation
9 13 (6.77%) Load Balancing
9 13 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (6.25%) Information Security
10 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.73%) Project Management
12 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.85%) SQL
2 7 (3.65%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.60%) Python
4 4 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.88%) CCNP
3 25 (13.02%) CCNA
3 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.98%) SC Cleared
5 22 (11.46%) CISSP
6 19 (9.90%) CCIE
7 15 (7.81%) SANS
8 13 (6.77%) SSCP
9 10 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (4.69%) MCSE
10 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (3.13%) CISM
12 6 (3.13%) CISMP
13 5 (2.60%) CCENT
13 5 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (2.60%) CLAS
13 5 (2.60%) JNCIA
13 5 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.13%) SLA
3 4 (2.08%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.21%) XenApp
4 6 (3.13%) vSphere
5 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.60%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.04%) Xen
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (6.77%) QRadar
2 10 (5.21%) SmoothWall
3 9 (4.69%) SCCM
4 7 (3.65%) SCOM
5 6 (3.13%) Kibana
5 6 (3.13%) logstash
6 5 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.08%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.56%) WSUS
9 2 (1.04%) Cacti
9 2 (1.04%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.52%) Puppet
10 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 86 (44.79%) Cisco
2 34 (17.71%) VMware
3 32 (16.67%) Juniper
3 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 25 (13.02%) Citrix
5 22 (11.46%) CheckPoint
6 18 (9.38%) F5
7 17 (8.85%) Splunk
8 15 (7.81%) IBM
8 15 (7.81%) LogRhythm
9 13 (6.77%) Apple
10 12 (6.25%) HP
11 9 (4.69%) Clearswift
11 9 (4.69%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.17%) Intel Security
13 7 (3.65%) Palo Alto
13 7 (3.65%) Symantec
14 6 (3.13%) Avaya
14 6 (3.13%) Kaspersky
15 5 (2.60%) Forcepoint
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