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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 81 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.70% 1.69% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 16.56% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 17
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £203 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
221 163 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.43% 10.18% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 97
Median daily rate £338 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £5.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -10 12 £375 -6.25% 3
Northamptonshire - 5 £210 - 2
Leicestershire -1 3 £333 +84.72% 1
Derbyshire -8 3 £323 +17.27% 1
Lincolnshire -10 2 - - 5
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 54 (79.41%) LAN
2 41 (60.29%) Windows
3 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
4 31 (45.59%) Cisco
5 28 (41.18%) Office 365
6 27 (39.71%) SCCM
7 21 (30.88%) VPN
7 21 (30.88%) Firewall
7 21 (30.88%) Wireless
8 19 (27.94%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (26.47%) Mac OS X
9 18 (26.47%) Linux
10 17 (25.00%) Puppet
10 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (25.00%) Ansible
10 17 (25.00%) DevOps
11 16 (23.53%) Google
12 14 (20.59%) CISSP
12 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
12 14 (20.59%) Mule
13 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
14 12 (17.65%) ITIL
14 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
16 9 (13.24%) Finance
16 9 (13.24%) VMware

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 (20.59%) Mule
2 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 28 (41.18%) Office 365
2 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.88%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (79.41%) LAN
2 21 (30.88%) Firewall
2 21 (30.88%) VPN
2 21 (30.88%) Wireless
3 19 (27.94%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (11.76%) SAN
5 4 (5.88%) MPLS
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.94%) 3G
7 2 (2.94%) 4G
7 2 (2.94%) BGP
7 2 (2.94%) DNS
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
7 2 (2.94%) PSTN
7 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP
7 2 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Architect
2 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) IT Support
6 7 (10.29%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Network Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) IT Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.94%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.94%) PMI
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.47%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Linux
2 18 (26.47%) Mac OS X
3 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.41%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.94%) Unix
12 1 (1.47%) Android
12 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) DevOps
2 12 (17.65%) ITIL
3 7 (10.29%) Migration
4 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 6 (8.82%) Project Management
4 6 (8.82%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.35%) Network Management
6 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (5.88%) Presales
6 4 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (4.41%) Change Control
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (2.94%) Coaching
8 2 (2.94%) CRM
8 2 (2.94%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.94%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) CISSP
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) CCNA
3 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.41%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) ISEB
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCDP
6 1 (1.47%) CCSE
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.94%) Firmware
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (39.71%) SCCM
2 17 (25.00%) Ansible
2 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Cisco
2 16 (23.53%) Google
3 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
4 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.24%) VMware
6 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.35%) HP
7 4 (5.88%) Citrix
8 3 (4.41%) Apple
8 3 (4.41%) Brocade
8 3 (4.41%) Lotus
9 2 (2.94%) arcserve
9 2 (2.94%) CA
9 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.94%) Juniper
9 2 (2.94%) NetApp
10 1 (1.47%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (1.47%) QNAP
10 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL