Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 40 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.67% 3.80% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 35.21% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 4
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £550 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +223.53% -43.33%
10th Percentile £201 £213 £163
90th Percentile £411 £635 £366
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -11.76% +11.84% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £35.00
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +93.10% - -59.44%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 98 71 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 21.83% 10.79% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 79
Lancashire median daily rate £444 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.85% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £222 £173 £168
90th Percentile £550 £600 £643
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.75% -61.72% +103.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £25.00 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 1 £420 -
Preston - 1 £350 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband

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 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec