The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Coventry region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.15% 0.88% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.42% 7.14% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £360 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.66% 12.33% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 10
Average daily rate £360 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £100 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £280 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +31.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Coventry region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Avaya
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
4 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 4 (36.36%) BT
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) MS Project
4 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
4 4 (36.36%) BCP
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
4 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Network Design

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
3 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) PABX
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) WLAN
6 1 (9.09%) ISDN
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
1 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
1 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 4 (36.36%) BCP
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
2 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) CCSA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Avaya
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) BT
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Nokia
6 1 (9.09%) IBM