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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 60 85
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +25
Contract jobs citing WAN 71 102 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 2.78% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.81% 20.40% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 22
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -57.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £30.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +42.85%
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
601 500 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.47% 13.64% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 236 181
Median daily rate £379 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 May 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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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 -42 22 £377 +11.55% 14
Cheshire 0 21 £325 -35.00% 1
Lancashire +13 12 £394 -1.56%
Merseyside -6 12 £400 +28.00%
Cumbria 0 1 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 98 (72.59%) LAN
2 80 (59.26%) Cisco
3 52 (38.52%) Firewall
4 46 (34.07%) Data Centre
5 40 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (28.89%) Windows
7 38 (28.15%) VMware
8 34 (25.19%) Migration
9 33 (24.44%) ITIL
10 29 (21.48%) CCNP
10 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
12 23 (17.04%) VoIP
12 23 (17.04%) Citrix
12 23 (17.04%) Juniper
13 22 (16.30%) DNS
14 21 (15.56%) CCNA
14 21 (15.56%) Linux
15 20 (14.81%) HP
15 20 (14.81%) VPN
16 19 (14.07%) TCP/IP
16 19 (14.07%) IBM
17 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 18 (13.33%) CheckPoint
17 18 (13.33%) Finance
18 16 (11.85%) BGP
18 16 (11.85%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (11.11%) Hyper-V
19 15 (11.11%) SSL
19 15 (11.11%) Wireless

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 9 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.96%) IIS
3 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.48%) Apache
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) MS Office
2 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) Office 365
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (72.59%) LAN
2 52 (38.52%) Firewall
3 23 (17.04%) VoIP
4 22 (16.30%) DNS
5 20 (14.81%) VPN
6 19 (14.07%) TCP/IP
7 16 (11.85%) BGP
7 16 (11.85%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (11.11%) SSL
8 15 (11.11%) Wireless
9 14 (10.37%) Network Security
9 14 (10.37%) OSPF
10 13 (9.63%) MPLS
11 12 (8.89%) SAN
12 11 (8.15%) EIGRP
12 11 (8.15%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (7.41%) DHCP
14 8 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (5.93%) Internet
15 7 (5.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) MS Access
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Local Government
2 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Marketing
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.48%) Back Office
4 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.48%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.48%) Military
5 1 (0.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.74%) Front Office
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.74%) Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Network Architect
4 12 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.15%) Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.93%) Designer
8 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Data Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (5.19%) IT Architect
9 7 (5.19%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.44%) LAN Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.74%) LAMP
3 1 (0.74%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (34.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.67%) Clustering
2 9 (6.67%) PKI
3 8 (5.93%) FlexPod
3 8 (5.93%) VCE vBlock
4 6 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.96%) iSeries
5 4 (2.96%) IVR
6 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.48%) CMDB
7 2 (1.48%) HACMP
7 2 (1.48%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.48%) Informatics
7 2 (1.48%) Life Science
7 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.48%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.89%) Windows
2 21 (15.56%) Linux
3 13 (9.63%) AIX
4 11 (8.15%) HPUX
4 11 (8.15%) Solaris
5 10 (7.41%) Unix
5 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.48%) Android
11 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.74%) MVS
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.19%) Migration
2 33 (24.44%) ITIL
3 12 (8.89%) Service Management
4 11 (8.15%) Network Design
5 10 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.67%) Project Management
7 8 (5.93%) SIEM
7 8 (5.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.44%) Application Rationalisation
9 6 (4.44%) ITSM
10 5 (3.70%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.96%) Coaching
11 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (2.96%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (2.96%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.70%) SQL
2 4 (2.96%) Lisp
3 2 (1.48%) C#
3 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (21.48%) CCNP
3 21 (15.56%) CCNA
4 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.19%) CCIE
6 7 (5.19%) CISSP
6 7 (5.19%) MCSE
6 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.70%) CISM
7 5 (3.70%) CISMP
7 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 5 (3.70%) MCP
7 5 (3.70%) MCSA
8 4 (2.96%) CCDP
8 4 (2.96%) CCENT
8 4 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.96%) CLAS
9 3 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
3 15 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.96%) XenApp
5 3 (2.22%) vSphere
6 2 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.48%) Snort
6 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.48%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.74%) GPFS
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) SCCM
1 6 (4.44%) SmoothWall
2 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.48%) SCOM
2 2 (1.48%) vRealize
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (59.26%) Cisco
2 38 (28.15%) VMware
3 23 (17.04%) Citrix
3 23 (17.04%) Juniper
4 20 (14.81%) HP
5 19 (14.07%) IBM
6 18 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.93%) Dell
7 8 (5.93%) Sun
8 7 (5.19%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.44%) Avaya
9 6 (4.44%) F5
9 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.70%) Clearswift
10 5 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.70%) Kaspersky
10 5 (3.70%) Oracle
11 4 (2.96%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
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