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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.50% 2.25% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.88% 17.39% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 13
Median daily rate £583 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.68% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £415 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £110.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +30.00%
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
182 207 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.00% 12.94% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 119 73
Median daily rate £425 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.72% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 23
Median hourly rate £13.75 £22.83 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.77% +69.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £65.85 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +9 21 £600 +44.57% 5
Derbyshire +10 7 £325 - 1
Leicestershire +1 3 £400 - 3
Northamptonshire +1 3 £425 +41.66% 5
Lincolnshire +2 2 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 48 (85.71%) LAN
2 35 (62.50%) Windows
3 34 (60.71%) Cisco
4 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
5 25 (44.64%) Firewall
6 22 (39.29%) Wireless
7 21 (37.50%) VPN
7 21 (37.50%) SCCM
7 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (35.71%) Office 365
8 20 (35.71%) Linux
9 18 (32.14%) Mac OS X
9 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (30.36%) Puppet
10 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (30.36%) Ansible
10 17 (30.36%) DevOps
10 17 (30.36%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (28.57%) Google
12 15 (26.79%) ITIL
13 14 (25.00%) CISSP
13 14 (25.00%) Mule
13 14 (25.00%) Palo Alto
14 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
15 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
16 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
17 7 (12.50%) Finance
18 6 (10.71%) TOGAF

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 (25.00%) Mule
2 6 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (35.71%) Office 365
3 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (85.71%) LAN
2 25 (44.64%) Firewall
3 22 (39.29%) Wireless
4 21 (37.50%) VPN
5 17 (30.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.14%) DNS
6 4 (7.14%) MPLS
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.36%) DHCP
7 3 (5.36%) SAN
7 3 (5.36%) TACACS
7 3 (5.36%) VoIP
8 2 (3.57%) BGP
8 2 (3.57%) Network Security
8 2 (3.57%) SNMP
8 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.57%) VLAN
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Architect
2 14 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (10.71%) IT Support
6 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 3 (5.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) FMCG
4 2 (3.57%) PMI
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.79%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Linux
3 18 (32.14%) Mac OS X
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.36%) Unix
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.79%) Android
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) DevOps
2 15 (26.79%) ITIL
3 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
3 6 (10.71%) Project Management
3 6 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 5 (8.93%) Network Management
5 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 4 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 4 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Logistics
6 3 (5.36%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Network Design
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (3.57%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (3.57%) Presales
7 2 (3.57%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.57%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.93%) CCNP
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.36%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) CCSE
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.79%) CCDP
6 1 (1.79%) CCSA
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCSE
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) SCCM
2 17 (30.36%) Ansible
2 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (30.36%) Puppet
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) Google
3 14 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.14%) Juniper
6 4 (7.14%) VMware
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) NetApp
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.79%) arcserve
9 1 (1.79%) Brocade
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.79%) Nokia
9 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL