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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 77 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 55 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 2.72% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 19.73% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 27
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£308 £440 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.11% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £653 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
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
424 375 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 13.78% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 188 191
Average daily rate £338 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 26 £319 +37.09% 24
Cheshire -13 22 £315 -43.75% 2
Merseyside -9 2 - - 3
Lancashire -17 2 £115 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 106 (73.61%) LAN
2 74 (51.39%) Cisco
3 47 (32.64%) Windows
4 45 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 42 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (25.00%) Firewall
7 35 (24.31%) Migration
8 34 (23.61%) VMware
9 29 (20.14%) Citrix
10 27 (18.75%) CCNP
10 27 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (18.06%) ITIL
11 26 (18.06%) Wireless
11 26 (18.06%) MPLS
12 25 (17.36%) CCNA
13 24 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 21 (14.58%) Nortel
15 20 (13.89%) OSPF
15 20 (13.89%) CheckPoint
16 18 (12.50%) Internet
16 18 (12.50%) SolarWinds
17 16 (11.11%) BGP
17 16 (11.11%) EIGRP
17 16 (11.11%) VLAN
18 15 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (10.42%) DNS
18 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (9.72%) Avaya
19 14 (9.72%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.08%) IIS
2 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.69%) Lync
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Office
2 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
3 1 (0.69%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 106 (73.61%) LAN
2 36 (25.00%) Firewall
3 26 (18.06%) Wireless
3 26 (18.06%) MPLS
4 20 (13.89%) OSPF
5 18 (12.50%) Internet
6 16 (11.11%) VLAN
6 16 (11.11%) BGP
6 16 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 15 (10.42%) DNS
7 15 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (9.72%) SAN
9 12 (8.33%) VPN
10 11 (7.64%) DMZ
10 11 (7.64%) TCP/IP
10 11 (7.64%) VPLS
11 9 (6.25%) Network Security
11 9 (6.25%) NAS
11 9 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (9.03%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.25%) Local Government
4 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.08%) Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (15.28%) Analyst
2 21 (14.58%) Network Engineer
3 14 (9.72%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.03%) Project Leader
5 12 (8.33%) Technical Project Leader
6 11 (7.64%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Network Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Consultant
8 7 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Telephony Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Administrator
11 4 (2.78%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.78%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) ODBC
2 4 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.17%) Life Science
2 5 (3.47%) Streaming Media
3 4 (2.78%) Replication
3 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.08%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.08%) PKI
5 2 (1.39%) Clustering
5 2 (1.39%) IVR
5 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.69%) Tandem
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (32.64%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.86%) UNIX
5 6 (4.17%) Linux
6 3 (2.08%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.39%) AIX
7 2 (1.39%) HPUX
7 2 (1.39%) Solaris
7 2 (1.39%) Android
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.31%) Migration
2 26 (18.06%) ITIL
3 9 (6.25%) Project Management
4 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 8 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 8 (5.56%) Matrix Management
5 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (4.86%) Project Governance
5 7 (4.86%) Change Control
6 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.17%) Service Management
6 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.47%) WFM
8 4 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.78%) Network Management
8 4 (2.78%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.08%) People Management
9 3 (2.08%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.08%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.94%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.78%) Java
3 3 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (18.75%) CCNP
3 25 (17.36%) CCNA
4 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.86%) MCSE
6 6 (4.17%) CCIE
7 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) Degree
8 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.78%) CCSA
9 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.08%) ACSA
9 3 (2.08%) IBM Certification
9 3 (2.08%) MCP
9 3 (2.08%) MCSA
9 3 (2.08%) CCDP
9 3 (2.08%) CCIP
9 3 (2.08%) MCDST
9 3 (2.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) SLA
1 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.94%) XenApp
4 7 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.47%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.39%) vSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) SCCM
1 8 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.17%) SCOM
3 4 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.69%) OPNET
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 74 (51.39%) Cisco
2 45 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 34 (23.61%) VMware
4 29 (20.14%) Citrix
5 21 (14.58%) Nortel
6 20 (13.89%) CheckPoint
7 18 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 14 (9.72%) Avaya
8 14 (9.72%) HP
9 13 (9.03%) Oracle
10 11 (7.64%) BT
11 6 (4.17%) IBM
12 5 (3.47%) EMC
12 5 (3.47%) Juniper
12 5 (3.47%) Aruba
13 4 (2.78%) NetApp
14 3 (2.08%) Veritas
14 3 (2.08%) Dell
14 3 (2.08%) Sun
14 3 (2.08%) AppSense
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