Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 19 January 2018 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.33% 5.54% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 34.04% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 33 11
Merseyside median daily rate £265 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.29% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £180 £277 £313
90th Percentile £375 £571 £475
North West median daily rate £350 £415 £385
% change year-on-year -15.66% +7.79% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Merseyside median hourly rate £9.25 - £12.50
10th Percentile £9.13 - £12.25
90th Percentile £9.38 - £13.35
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +37.93% -63.75%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 70 94 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.52% 16.26% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 72 46
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -17.65% +33.33%
10th Percentile £126 £156 £154
90th Percentile £509 £498 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.70% +10.61% -13.16%
10th Percentile £9.53 £15.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £21.85 £31.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Merseyside

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Liverpool -8 5 £265 -24.29% 9
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Intranet
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) LAMP
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Ivanti
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) SSL

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Ivanti