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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 77 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 2.08% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.49% 16.04% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 19
Median daily rate £388 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -17 35 £375 +15.38% 13
Cheshire -1 18 £363 -20.76% 4
Lancashire +7 10 £413 -4.34% 5
Merseyside -5 10 £438 - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 110 (75.86%) LAN
2 71 (48.97%) Cisco
3 60 (41.38%) Firewall
4 43 (29.66%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (26.90%) ITIL
6 37 (25.52%) Data Centre
7 31 (21.38%) Windows
7 31 (21.38%) CCNP
8 30 (20.69%) VMware
9 28 (19.31%) Juniper
9 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
9 28 (19.31%) VoIP
10 24 (16.55%) VPN
11 23 (15.86%) DNS
11 23 (15.86%) TCP/IP
11 23 (15.86%) CCNA
11 23 (15.86%) Migration
12 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
12 21 (14.48%) Citrix
12 21 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (13.79%) SSL
14 19 (13.10%) CheckPoint
14 19 (13.10%) MPLS
15 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
16 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
17 16 (11.03%) BGP
17 16 (11.03%) Finance
17 16 (11.03%) Wireless
17 16 (11.03%) Windows Server

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 13 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) IIS
4 4 (2.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.38%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Office
2 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.38%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.69%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (75.86%) LAN
2 60 (41.38%) Firewall
3 28 (19.31%) VoIP
4 24 (16.55%) VPN
5 23 (15.86%) DNS
5 23 (15.86%) TCP/IP
6 20 (13.79%) SSL
7 19 (13.10%) MPLS
8 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (11.03%) BGP
9 16 (11.03%) Wireless
10 14 (9.66%) Network Security
10 14 (9.66%) OSPF
10 14 (9.66%) SAN
11 13 (8.97%) EIGRP
12 12 (8.28%) DHCP
12 12 (8.28%) Internet
13 11 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (6.90%) WLAN
15 8 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) MS Access
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Local Government
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.38%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (21.38%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.93%) Architect
3 15 (10.34%) Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.21%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.52%) Security Manager
8 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Consultant
9 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (4.83%) LAN Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Network Security Manager
9 7 (4.83%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) WAN Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.52%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.59%) PKI
3 6 (4.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.76%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.76%) IVR
5 4 (2.76%) Life Science
5 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.38%) CMDB
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.38%) HACMP
7 2 (1.38%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.38%) Informatics
7 2 (1.38%) iSeries
7 2 (1.38%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.38%) Windows
2 16 (11.03%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.21%) Linux
6 7 (4.83%) Unix
7 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.38%) AIX
10 2 (1.38%) Android
10 2 (1.38%) Solaris
10 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.90%) ITIL
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
4 15 (10.34%) Network Design
5 12 (8.28%) Project Management
5 12 (8.28%) Service Management
6 11 (7.59%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.59%) SIEM
7 9 (6.21%) Application Rationalisation
7 9 (6.21%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (4.83%) ITSM
9 7 (4.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (4.14%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.45%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) C#
3 2 (1.38%) Java
3 2 (1.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 43 (29.66%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (21.38%) CCNP
3 23 (15.86%) CCNA
4 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.90%) CISSP
7 8 (5.52%) CCIE
7 8 (5.52%) MCSE
7 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.14%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.45%) CISM
10 5 (3.45%) CISMP
10 5 (3.45%) MCP
10 5 (3.45%) MCSA
11 4 (2.76%) CCDP
11 4 (2.76%) CCENT
11 4 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.76%) CLAS
12 3 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.45%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.45%) vSphere
3 5 (3.45%) XenApp
4 3 (2.07%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.07%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.38%) Snort
5 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.69%) GPFS
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.69%) vCloud
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) SCCM
1 7 (4.83%) SmoothWall
2 4 (2.76%) SCOM
3 2 (1.38%) vRealize
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Cacti
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (48.97%) Cisco
2 30 (20.69%) VMware
3 28 (19.31%) Juniper
4 21 (14.48%) Citrix
4 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
5 19 (13.10%) CheckPoint
6 12 (8.28%) F5
7 11 (7.59%) HP
8 8 (5.52%) Avaya
8 8 (5.52%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.83%) IBM
9 7 (4.83%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.14%) Clearswift
11 5 (3.45%) Kaspersky
11 5 (3.45%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.76%) LANDesk
12 4 (2.76%) Nortel
12 4 (2.76%) Wyse
13 3 (2.07%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.07%) Polycom
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