The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.96% 10.76% 3.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 47.22% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 2
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£475 £608 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +32.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £529 £452
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £693 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.90% 22.78% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 6
Average daily rate £260 £545 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.29% +74.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £677 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Warrington region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Warrington region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

WAN
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Transition Manager
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Transition Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint