The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.79% 2.48% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.39% 12.37% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 8
Median daily rate £349 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% -0.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -10.00%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 67 194 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.45% 20.08% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 122 71
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.15% +54.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.84 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cheshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Chester +12 7 £328 +33.67% 2
Warrington +23 4 £444 -12.12% 4
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 33 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) Firewall
4 15 (45.45%) VLAN
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 9 (27.27%) VPN
6 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 9 (27.27%) Local Government
6 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 8 (24.24%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (24.24%) Wireless
7 8 (24.24%) CCNA
7 8 (24.24%) Citrix
7 8 (24.24%) DNS
7 8 (24.24%) VoIP
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 7 (21.21%) Ethernet
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) CCNP
8 7 (21.21%) Network Design
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (15.15%) Clustering
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (15.15%) Juniper
10 5 (15.15%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) LAN
2 17 (51.52%) Firewall
3 15 (45.45%) VLAN
4 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 8 (24.24%) DHCP
5 8 (24.24%) DNS
5 8 (24.24%) VoIP
5 8 (24.24%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (24.24%) Wireless
6 7 (21.21%) Ethernet
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (15.15%) BGP
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
8 5 (15.15%) OSPF
9 4 (12.12%) Internet
9 4 (12.12%) MPLS
9 4 (12.12%) Network Security
9 4 (12.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (27.27%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Security Officer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.06%) IT Technician
6 2 (6.06%) Principal Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
3 4 (12.12%) NHS
4 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) PKI
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) BYOD
5 2 (6.06%) CESG
5 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) AIX
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
1 7 (21.21%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
3 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.09%) Security Management
3 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) High Availability
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) DNA
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCNA
3 7 (21.21%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) ISEB
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.03%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.03%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Mercator
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Samsung
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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