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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.90% 2.26% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 20.83% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £310 £413 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% -4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £381 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £434 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

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 117 48 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 35.14% 10.86% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 29
Median daily rate £425 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Preston -21 2 £430 +4.24% 2
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Network Design
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) BCP
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (9.09%) Capita
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) SAN
7 1 (9.09%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) Broadband
7 1 (9.09%) VoIP

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) Broadband
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Network Design
2 5 (45.45%) BCP
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
4 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Capita
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds