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 3 months to 28 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 30 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.32% 3.25% 4.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 25.00% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £413 £250 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -34.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.85% -22.22%  

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 26 40 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 8.20% 12.99% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 6
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 £178 £235 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Liverpool -8 1 £413 +65.00% 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for WAN.

1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 12 (60.00%) SolarWinds
5 11 (55.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (50.00%) Intel Security
6 10 (50.00%) Forcepoint
7 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (45.00%) CCNA
8 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
10 4 (20.00%) Unix
10 4 (20.00%) Solaris
10 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) SAN
10 4 (20.00%) NetApp
10 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (20.00%) Migration
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
10 4 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
10 4 (20.00%) F5

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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) NAS
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) DMZ
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Storage Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Solaris
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) BCP
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Personalization
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) CCNA
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCA
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 10 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 10 (50.00%) Intel Security
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire