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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.83% 1.83% 5.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 12.90% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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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
48 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 12.57% 14.16% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 12
Average daily rate £400 £280 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -44.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (88.89%) LAN
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) BT
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Lync
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenServer
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Avaya
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Toshiba
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Network Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) B2B
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
1 2 (22.22%) XenServer
1 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) BT
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Toshiba
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Lotus
5 1 (11.11%) Mercator
5 1 (11.11%) EMC