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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 60 83
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 79 111 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.84% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.44% 21.60% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 24
Median daily rate £375 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £37.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -53.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.94%
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
588 514 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 13.14% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 181
Median daily rate £375 £336 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Cheshire +1 27 £350 -22.22% 5
Manchester -45 21 £378 +9.96% 15
Lancashire +9 15 £394 -1.56% 2
Merseyside -2 11 £250 -34.42% 2
Cumbria +1 1 - - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 106 (73.10%) LAN
2 89 (61.38%) Cisco
3 62 (42.76%) Firewall
4 51 (35.17%) Data Centre
5 46 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (26.21%) VMware
7 36 (24.83%) ITIL
7 36 (24.83%) Windows
8 35 (24.14%) CCNP
9 34 (23.45%) Migration
10 28 (19.31%) Juniper
10 28 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (17.93%) VoIP
12 25 (17.24%) VPN
12 25 (17.24%) CCNA
13 24 (16.55%) DNS
13 24 (16.55%) Active Directory
14 22 (15.17%) Citrix
15 21 (14.48%) Linux
16 20 (13.79%) HP
16 20 (13.79%) Wireless
17 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
17 19 (13.10%) Network Security
18 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (12.41%) IBM
18 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
18 18 (12.41%) SSL
18 18 (12.41%) CheckPoint
18 18 (12.41%) Finance
19 17 (11.72%) MPLS

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 8 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) IIS
3 4 (2.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.38%) Apache
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) MS Office
2 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (73.10%) LAN
2 62 (42.76%) Firewall
3 26 (17.93%) VoIP
4 25 (17.24%) VPN
5 24 (16.55%) DNS
6 20 (13.79%) Wireless
7 19 (13.10%) Network Security
7 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
8 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (12.41%) SSL
9 17 (11.72%) MPLS
10 16 (11.03%) BGP
10 16 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (9.66%) OSPF
12 12 (8.28%) DHCP
12 12 (8.28%) SAN
13 11 (7.59%) EIGRP
13 11 (7.59%) Internet
14 10 (6.90%) IPsec
15 8 (5.52%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) MS Access
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (12.41%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.52%) Local Government
4 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.38%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 34 (23.45%) Network Engineer
2 29 (20.00%) Architect
3 16 (11.03%) Network Architect
4 15 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (8.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (5.52%) Designer
10 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Data Architect
11 7 (4.83%) Data Centre Architect
11 7 (4.83%) IT Architect
11 7 (4.83%) IT Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.83%) IT Support
11 7 (4.83%) Security Manager
12 6 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) LAMP
3 1 (0.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (35.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.52%) Clustering
2 8 (5.52%) FlexPod
2 8 (5.52%) PKI
2 8 (5.52%) VCE vBlock
3 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.76%) iSeries
5 4 (2.76%) IVR
5 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.07%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.38%) CMDB
7 2 (1.38%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.38%) Informatics
7 2 (1.38%) Life Science
7 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.83%) Windows
2 21 (14.48%) Linux
3 12 (8.28%) AIX
4 11 (7.59%) HPUX
5 10 (6.90%) Solaris
5 10 (6.90%) Unix
5 10 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) MVS
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.83%) ITIL
2 34 (23.45%) Migration
3 14 (9.66%) Service Management
4 12 (8.28%) Network Design
5 11 (7.59%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.90%) Project Management
6 10 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.52%) SIEM
9 7 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.14%) Application Rationalisation
10 6 (4.14%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.14%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.45%) Change Control
11 5 (3.45%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.76%) Coaching
12 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.45%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) C
2 4 (2.76%) Lisp
3 2 (1.38%) C#
3 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (24.14%) CCNP
3 25 (17.24%) CCNA
4 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.21%) CCIE
7 7 (4.83%) CISSP
8 6 (4.14%) MCSE
8 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.45%) CISM
9 5 (3.45%) CISMP
9 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.45%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.45%) MCSA
10 4 (2.76%) CCDP
10 4 (2.76%) CCENT
10 4 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.76%) CLAS
10 4 (2.76%) MCP
11 3 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (16.55%) Active Directory
3 15 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.38%) Snort
4 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.38%) vSphere
4 2 (1.38%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.69%) GPFS
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) vCloud
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SmoothWall
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.38%) vRealize
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 89 (61.38%) Cisco
2 38 (26.21%) VMware
3 28 (19.31%) Juniper
4 22 (15.17%) Citrix
5 20 (13.79%) HP
6 18 (12.41%) CheckPoint
6 18 (12.41%) IBM
6 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.52%) Dell
7 8 (5.52%) Sun
8 7 (4.83%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.14%) Avaya
9 6 (4.14%) F5
9 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.45%) Clearswift
10 5 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.45%) Kaspersky
11 4 (2.76%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.76%) Polycom
11 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds
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