Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.48% 2.53% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 14.41% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -27.78% +104.55%
North West median daily rate £388 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +1.24% +2.07% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -
North West median hourly rate £15.75 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.15% -25.71% -54.72%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 63 111 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 9.98% 17.56% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 23
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +23.08% +25.00%
10th Percentile £159 £297 £170
90th Percentile £438 £528 £508
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +16.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.18 £13.25 £35.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.11% -62.50% +96.29%
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year +5.08% -12.41% -15.80%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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
Liverpool -18 3 £350 +40.00% 2
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
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%) 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft