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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 78 53
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -25
Contract jobs citing WAN 125 88 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.89% 2.10% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.43% 14.92% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 45 58
Median daily rate £425 £380 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £21.06 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 £11.90 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £36.60 £19.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
473 590 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.73% 14.09% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 351 243
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 35
Median hourly rate £18.81 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +29 72 £450 +22.44% 16
Merseyside +11 21 £350 -17.64% 3
Cheshire +12 19 £344 -13.79% 2
Lancashire -8 9 £575 +80.39% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 202 (91.40%) LAN
2 109 (49.32%) Firewall
3 89 (40.27%) Cisco
4 76 (34.39%) Windows
5 70 (31.67%) VoIP
6 59 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (26.24%) VPN
8 54 (24.43%) TCP/IP
8 54 (24.43%) ITIL
9 53 (23.98%) Data Centre
10 46 (20.81%) Active Directory
11 42 (19.00%) Linux
12 40 (18.10%) Microsoft
12 40 (18.10%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (17.19%) Unix
13 38 (17.19%) Security Cleared
14 37 (16.74%) Migration
15 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
16 34 (15.38%) CCNA
16 34 (15.38%) DNS
16 34 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 33 (14.93%) CISSP
17 33 (14.93%) Patch Management
18 31 (14.03%) DHCP
18 31 (14.03%) SANS
19 30 (13.57%) Vulnerability Management
19 30 (13.57%) Network Monitoring
19 30 (13.57%) Apple
20 29 (13.12%) CCNP
20 29 (13.12%) VMware

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 (4.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.52%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.17%) IIS
4 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.45%) Jetty
7 1 (0.45%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.62%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 202 (91.40%) LAN
2 109 (49.32%) Firewall
3 70 (31.67%) VoIP
4 58 (26.24%) VPN
5 54 (24.43%) TCP/IP
6 40 (18.10%) Wi-Fi
7 34 (15.38%) DNS
8 31 (14.03%) DHCP
9 28 (12.67%) SAN
10 26 (11.76%) Network Security
10 26 (11.76%) Wireless
11 24 (10.86%) VLAN
12 23 (10.41%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (8.14%) Ethernet
14 15 (6.79%) Internet
15 14 (6.33%) SSL
16 12 (5.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (5.43%) WLAN
17 10 (4.52%) Intrusion Detection
18 9 (4.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.62%) Redis
1 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.45%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (5.88%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.17%) Banking
4 5 (2.26%) Local Government
5 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (22.62%) Architect
2 36 (16.29%) Analyst
3 32 (14.48%) Network Engineer
4 26 (11.76%) Network Architect
5 18 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.79%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.33%) Security Analyst
8 13 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (3.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 8 (3.62%) Domain Architect
12 8 (3.62%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Support
13 7 (3.17%) Technical Support
14 6 (2.71%) Desktop Support
14 6 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.31%) ELK Stack
2 8 (3.62%) Web Services
3 7 (3.17%) RESTful
4 3 (1.36%) .NET
4 3 (1.36%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.45%) COM
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) J2EE
5 1 (0.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 53 (23.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.79%) Cyber Attack
4 14 (6.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.17%) NHS
6 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.71%) PKI
7 4 (1.81%) BYOD
7 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.81%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.36%) Replication
8 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.90%) IVR
9 2 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (34.39%) Windows
2 42 (19.00%) Linux
3 38 (17.19%) Unix
4 28 (12.67%) Windows Server
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.71%) Solaris
8 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.81%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.36%) AIX
10 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.45%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.43%) ITIL
2 37 (16.74%) Migration
3 34 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 33 (14.93%) Patch Management
5 30 (13.57%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (13.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (9.95%) Network Design
6 22 (9.95%) Service Management
7 20 (9.05%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (7.69%) Case Management
9 16 (7.24%) Information Security
9 16 (7.24%) Network Architecture
9 16 (7.24%) SIEM
10 15 (6.79%) ITIL V3
10 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2
10 15 (6.79%) Project Management
11 14 (6.33%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.88%) Load Testing
12 13 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.43%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.79%) SQL
2 7 (3.17%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.17%) Python
3 4 (1.81%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.45%) PHP
4 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (26.70%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (17.19%) Security Cleared
3 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
4 34 (15.38%) CCNA
5 33 (14.93%) CISSP
6 31 (14.03%) SANS
7 29 (13.12%) CCNP
8 28 (12.67%) SSCP
9 18 (8.14%) CCIE
10 9 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (4.07%) MCSE
10 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (3.62%) Degree
12 6 (2.71%) CCDP
12 6 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.26%) CCDA
14 3 (1.36%) CISA
14 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.90%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.36%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.07%) XenApp
4 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.26%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.26%) vSphere
6 4 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.90%) Xen
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (11.76%) QRadar
2 9 (4.07%) SCCM
3 8 (3.62%) Kibana
3 8 (3.62%) logstash
3 8 (3.62%) Nessus
3 8 (3.62%) Nexpose
3 8 (3.62%) Nmap
4 7 (3.17%) SCOM
5 6 (2.71%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.26%) RSA enVision
7 4 (1.81%) SmoothWall
8 3 (1.36%) WSUS
9 2 (0.90%) Cacti
9 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.45%) Puppet
10 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 89 (40.27%) Cisco
2 40 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 30 (13.57%) Apple
4 29 (13.12%) VMware
5 28 (12.67%) Splunk
6 27 (12.22%) Intel Security
7 24 (10.86%) Citrix
8 19 (8.60%) LogRhythm
9 18 (8.14%) IBM
9 18 (8.14%) Juniper
10 16 (7.24%) Forcepoint
10 16 (7.24%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.43%) F5
12 10 (4.52%) HP
13 9 (4.07%) ArcSight
13 9 (4.07%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.07%) Intel
13 9 (4.07%) NetWitness
14 8 (3.62%) Qualys
14 8 (3.62%) Symantec
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