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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 67 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 57 70 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 2.44% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.36% 18.57% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 24
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£385 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £26.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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
461 377 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.49% 13.14% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 179 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 23 £375 +33.92% 17
Cheshire -23 17 £500 +30.71% 5
Lancashire - 8 £325 - 4
Merseyside -1 4 - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 90 (82.57%) LAN
2 47 (43.12%) Windows
3 44 (40.37%) Cisco
4 35 (32.11%) VMware
5 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
6 30 (27.52%) Citrix
6 30 (27.52%) Firewall
7 29 (26.61%) DNS
7 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
9 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
9 26 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (22.02%) SAN
11 23 (21.10%) DHCP
12 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (18.35%) CCNP
13 20 (18.35%) Wireless
14 19 (17.43%) SQL
14 19 (17.43%) VLAN
15 18 (16.51%) Oracle
15 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (15.60%) MS Exchange
16 17 (15.60%) CCNA
16 17 (15.60%) SCOM
17 16 (14.68%) ITIL
18 15 (13.76%) VPN
18 15 (13.76%) Juniper
18 15 (13.76%) Hyper-V
19 14 (12.84%) Local Government

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 17 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.93%) IIS
3 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.92%) nginx
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Project
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) PaaS
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
1 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (82.57%) LAN
2 30 (27.52%) Firewall
3 29 (26.61%) DNS
4 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
5 24 (22.02%) SAN
6 23 (21.10%) DHCP
7 20 (18.35%) Wireless
8 19 (17.43%) VLAN
9 15 (13.76%) VPN
10 13 (11.93%) BGP
11 12 (11.01%) Network Security
12 9 (8.26%) Internet
12 9 (8.26%) MPLS
13 7 (6.42%) EIGRP
13 7 (6.42%) IPsec
13 7 (6.42%) Structured Cabling
14 6 (5.50%) OSPF
15 5 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (4.59%) DMZ
15 5 (4.59%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.92%) QlikView
4 1 (0.92%) DB2
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
General
1 14 (12.84%) Local Government
2 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Law
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Project Manager
2 17 (15.60%) Architect
3 13 (11.93%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Senior Manager
4 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.42%) Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.67%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.75%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (2.75%) Support Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) ODBC
2 1 (0.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.26%) Clustering
3 8 (7.34%) Reference Data
4 7 (6.42%) Data Integration
5 6 (5.50%) PKI
5 6 (5.50%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.59%) Firmware
6 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.75%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.83%) Statistics
8 2 (1.83%) NHS
8 2 (1.83%) CESG
9 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.92%) IVR
9 1 (0.92%) Replication
9 1 (0.92%) SCADA
9 1 (0.92%) Wiki
9 1 (0.92%) CCTV
9 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (43.12%) Windows
2 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.26%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.59%) UNIX
6 5 (4.59%) Linux
7 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.83%) AIX
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.68%) ITIL
2 13 (11.93%) Migration
2 13 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.17%) Project Management
5 9 (8.26%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.34%) Data Architecture
7 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.42%) PRINCE
7 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.42%) CRM
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security
8 6 (5.50%) Network Management
9 5 (4.59%) Change Control
9 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.75%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.75%) Service Management
11 2 (1.83%) ITSM
11 2 (1.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Java
3 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.83%) C
5 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.35%) CCNP
3 17 (15.60%) CCNA
4 7 (6.42%) MCSE
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.59%) CCSA
6 4 (3.67%) MCP
6 4 (3.67%) CCIE
7 3 (2.75%) MCSA
7 3 (2.75%) CISSP
7 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.75%) MCTS
7 3 (2.75%) MCITP
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.83%) CCDP
9 1 (0.92%) ISEB
9 1 (0.92%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.92%) CCSE
9 1 (0.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (11.93%) XenApp
5 10 (9.17%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.67%) vSphere
7 3 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) SCOM
2 11 (10.09%) SCCM
3 4 (3.67%) SCSM
3 4 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.75%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.92%) OpenView
6 1 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (40.37%) Cisco
2 35 (32.11%) VMware
3 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
4 30 (27.52%) Citrix
5 18 (16.51%) Oracle
6 15 (13.76%) Juniper
7 11 (10.09%) HP
8 10 (9.17%) F5
9 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
10 7 (6.42%) Blue Coat
10 7 (6.42%) Avaya
11 6 (5.50%) NetApp
11 6 (5.50%) EMC
12 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.67%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.67%) Dell
13 4 (3.67%) 3PAR
14 3 (2.75%) Open Text
14 3 (2.75%) Nortel
14 3 (2.75%) Siebel
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Stott & May
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £130 to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago