The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 June 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)
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9  
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 2.22% 1.25% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 5.56% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £563 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £67.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 72 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 21.48% 22.43% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 11
Median daily rate £369 £435 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.13% -45.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £840
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £66.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Warrington

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Warrington

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

1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) PSTN
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) PSTN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) H.323
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto