Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.27% 1.00% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 7.89% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Chester median daily rate £360 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £259 £240 £254
90th Percentile £415 £435 £468
Cheshire median daily rate £393 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +4.67% -10.71% +32.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £16.01
Cheshire median hourly rate - £22.50 £16.01
% change year-on-year - +40.54% -64.42%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 39 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.48% 12.67% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 37
Chester median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £236 £333 £331
90th Percentile £493 £530 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -3.06% -38.76%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Chester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Chester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Chester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Chester

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) Local Government
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) vSphere
6 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
6 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 1 (11.11%) 802.11
6 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (11.11%) LDAP
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CWNA
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) VMware