The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.94% 1.50% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 13.33% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate £150 £310 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -15.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
WAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.89% 11.24% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 10
Average daily rate £338 £208 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.65% -42.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £329 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.35 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +94.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
1 3 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 3 (33.33%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 3 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
1 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (11.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Apple
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Meraki
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
2 1 (11.11%) VMware