The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 April 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.42% 3.57% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 38.10% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £413 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -27.85% -20.75%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 21 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 7.17% 9.38% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Liverpool

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for WAN.

1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 4 (40.00%) NetApp
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (40.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (30.00%) NAS
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (10.00%) Server Building
8 1 (10.00%) Personalization
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 10

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (30.00%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) BCP
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Personalization
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) F5
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire