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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 44 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.74% 2.07% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.15% 15.42% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 9
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£350 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £188 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £415 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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
208 214 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.95% 13.40% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 87 74
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £124 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £160.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +12 17 £306 +22.50% 3
Northamptonshire -14 11 £388 +90.18% 3
Lincolnshire - 6 £450 - 1
Leicestershire +16 5 £313 - 1
Derbyshire +4 3 £415 - 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 61 (73.49%) LAN
2 39 (46.99%) Windows
3 31 (37.35%) Cisco
4 26 (31.33%) Active Directory
5 24 (28.92%) Firewall
6 21 (25.30%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.07%) MS Office
7 15 (18.07%) SAN
8 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
9 13 (15.66%) Citrix
9 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (15.66%) ITIL
10 12 (14.46%) Wireless
10 12 (14.46%) Migration
11 11 (13.25%) CheckPoint
11 11 (13.25%) Linux
11 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
12 10 (12.05%) Java
12 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (10.84%) Open Source
13 9 (10.84%) MySQL
13 9 (10.84%) Oracle
13 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.84%) Apache
13 9 (10.84%) VPN
13 9 (10.84%) VoIP
13 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
14 8 (9.64%) Finance
14 8 (9.64%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
2 9 (10.84%) Apache
3 5 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.82%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) Quickr
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Office
2 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Google Apps
2 5 (6.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (73.49%) LAN
2 24 (28.92%) Firewall
3 15 (18.07%) SAN
4 12 (14.46%) Wireless
5 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.84%) VoIP
6 9 (10.84%) VPN
7 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.23%) Network Security
9 5 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.82%) MPLS
10 4 (4.82%) DNS
11 3 (3.61%) Internet
11 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
11 3 (3.61%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.41%) MD110
12 2 (2.41%) SNMP
12 2 (2.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Architect
2 11 (13.25%) Network Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.43%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.23%) Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Network Support
8 3 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) WAP
2 3 (3.61%) LAMP
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Open Source
2 6 (7.23%) FMCG
3 5 (6.02%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.02%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.41%) Informatics
6 1 (1.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.25%) Linux
4 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Migration
3 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.64%) Project Management
5 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.02%) Logistics
8 4 (4.82%) Network Management
8 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.61%) Financial Modelling
9 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.41%) Line Management
10 2 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.41%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (2.41%) Budget Control
10 2 (2.41%) ERP
10 2 (2.41%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) C
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.64%) CCNA
3 7 (8.43%) CCNP
4 4 (4.82%) CCIE
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) CCENT
7 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) PMP
7 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CCSA
7 1 (1.20%) CCSE
7 1 (1.20%) CCDP
System Software
1 26 (31.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.43%) XenApp
2 7 (8.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.41%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Ansible
1 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) Cisco
2 21 (25.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.66%) Citrix
4 11 (13.25%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle
6 8 (9.64%) VMware
6 8 (9.64%) Google
7 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.23%) F5
8 5 (6.02%) hybris
8 5 (6.02%) HP
9 4 (4.82%) Lotus
9 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.41%) Nokia
10 2 (2.41%) Aastra
10 2 (2.41%) Mitel
11 1 (1.20%) Symantec
11 1 (1.20%) Nortel
11 1 (1.20%) Juniper
11 1 (1.20%) SAP