The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 78 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.43% 1.29% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.21% 13.21% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 15
Median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
WAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
193 159 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.02% 9.73% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 88 93
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £13.80 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £53.80 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Nottinghamshire +12 20 £550 +37.50% 5
Northamptonshire +2 5 £280 -6.66% 2
Leicestershire +5 4 £400 - 2
Lincolnshire -6 4 - -
Derbyshire -7 3 £323 -7.85% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 58 (79.45%) LAN
2 41 (56.16%) Windows
3 38 (52.05%) Cisco
3 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
4 28 (38.36%) Office 365
5 26 (35.62%) SCCM
5 26 (35.62%) Firewall
6 23 (31.51%) Wireless
6 23 (31.51%) VPN
7 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (26.03%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (24.66%) Mac OS X
9 18 (24.66%) Linux
9 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (23.29%) Puppet
10 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (23.29%) Ansible
10 17 (23.29%) DevOps
11 16 (21.92%) ITIL
11 16 (21.92%) Google
12 14 (19.18%) CISSP
12 14 (19.18%) Palo Alto
12 14 (19.18%) Mule
13 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (17.81%) Data Centre
13 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
14 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
15 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (12.33%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 14 (19.18%) Mule
2 6 (8.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.36%) Office 365
2 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.48%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 58 (79.45%) LAN
2 26 (35.62%) Firewall
3 23 (31.51%) VPN
3 23 (31.51%) Wireless
4 19 (26.03%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (10.96%) SAN
6 5 (6.85%) MPLS
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.11%) DHCP
7 3 (4.11%) DNS
7 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.74%) 3G
8 2 (2.74%) 4G
8 2 (2.74%) BGP
8 2 (2.74%) Network Security
8 2 (2.74%) PSTN
8 2 (2.74%) SNMP
8 2 (2.74%) VoIP
8 2 (2.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Architect
2 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Project Manager
4 10 (13.70%) Network Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (9.59%) IT Support
8 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Technical Support
9 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
9 5 (6.85%) Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Support Specialist
10 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) FMCG
5 2 (2.74%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.37%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 18 (24.66%) Linux
2 18 (24.66%) Mac OS X
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.74%) Unix
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.37%) Android
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) DevOps
2 16 (21.92%) ITIL
3 7 (9.59%) Migration
3 7 (9.59%) Network Management
3 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.59%) Project Management
4 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
5 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.85%) Security Patching
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.48%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (5.48%) Presales
6 4 (5.48%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (4.11%) Change Control
7 3 (4.11%) Change Management
7 3 (4.11%) High Availability
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (2.74%) Coaching
8 2 (2.74%) Server Building
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) CISSP
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) CCNA
4 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) ISEB
5 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CCDP
6 1 (1.37%) CCSE
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) Firmware
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (35.62%) SCCM
2 17 (23.29%) Ansible
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (23.29%) Puppet
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Cisco
2 16 (21.92%) Google
3 14 (19.18%) Palo Alto
4 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.96%) VMware
6 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix
7 4 (5.48%) NetApp
8 3 (4.11%) HP
8 3 (4.11%) Lotus
8 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.74%) arcserve
9 2 (2.74%) CA
9 2 (2.74%) Dell
9 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.74%) IBM
9 2 (2.74%) Juniper
10 1 (1.37%) Apple
10 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.37%) Intel Security