The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 37 39
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.92% 2.84% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 22.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £638 £238 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +168.42% -39.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £197 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £380 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.72% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 44 54 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 21.57% 12.77% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 17
Median daily rate £500 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £449 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Lancashire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Lancashire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Lancashire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Lancashire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Fleetwood - 6 £625 -
Preston -2 1 - -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (69.23%) Network Architecture
3 8 (61.54%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) TOGAF
4 7 (53.85%) Network Design
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
5 6 (46.15%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (38.46%) BCP
7 4 (30.77%) Internet
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) CCIE
7 4 (30.77%) CCNP
7 4 (30.77%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (23.08%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) CCNA
8 3 (23.08%) Broadband
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
10 1 (7.69%) Canon
10 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (7.69%) SCCM
10 1 (7.69%) SCOM

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) Broadband
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Architect
2 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Network Architecture
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
3 7 (53.85%) Network Design
3 7 (53.85%) TOGAF
4 6 (46.15%) Service Management
5 5 (38.46%) BCP
6 4 (30.77%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) CCIE
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Canon
3 1 (7.69%) Capita
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) VMware