The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.64% 2.26% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.42% 15.38% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £268 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% +22.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.05 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.45 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -9.88%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
165 208 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.79% 14.67% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 100 56
Average daily rate £350 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 22
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.41 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
WAN
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Leicestershire +9 13 £300 - 3
Northamptonshire +1 10 £419 +26.89% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £338 +27.35% 3
Derbyshire -1 4 £348 -4.13% 3
Lincolnshire -3 2 - - 2
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England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 47 (77.05%) LAN
2 33 (54.10%) Windows
3 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 25 (40.98%) Cisco
5 24 (39.34%) Firewall
6 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
7 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
9 12 (19.67%) ITIL
9 12 (19.67%) Wireless
10 11 (18.03%) VMware
10 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
10 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
12 9 (14.75%) MS Office
13 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
13 8 (13.11%) Citrix
13 8 (13.11%) Migration
13 8 (13.11%) Network Security
14 7 (11.48%) VLAN
14 7 (11.48%) Project Management
14 7 (11.48%) Linux
15 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
15 6 (9.84%) SAN
15 6 (9.84%) MPLS
15 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
15 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
15 6 (9.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (9.84%) Lync
16 5 (8.20%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (9.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.84%) Lync
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.64%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
1 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (77.05%) LAN
2 24 (39.34%) Firewall
3 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.67%) Wireless
5 8 (13.11%) Network Security
6 7 (11.48%) VLAN
7 6 (9.84%) MPLS
7 6 (9.84%) SAN
8 5 (8.20%) VPN
9 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.92%) DNS
10 3 (4.92%) VoIP
10 3 (4.92%) DHCP
10 3 (4.92%) Internet
11 2 (3.28%) DVB
11 2 (3.28%) OSPF
11 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.28%) FTP
12 1 (1.64%) SNA
12 1 (1.64%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Desktop Support
2 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (13.11%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Network Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Administrator
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) IT Support
8 3 (4.92%) IT Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) EDI
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.56%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.56%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) STB
4 2 (3.28%) IPTV
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.28%) MPEG
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
4 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.48%) Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) UNIX
8 1 (1.64%) HPUX
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) Project Management
4 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.56%) ERP
5 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.92%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.28%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.28%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Security Management
7 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) Perl
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
1 2 (3.28%) Python
1 2 (3.28%) Tcl
2 1 (1.64%) C
2 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.56%) CCNP
3 3 (4.92%) CCNA
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) CCDP
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) VMware
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix
5 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.20%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle
7 3 (4.92%) F5
8 2 (3.28%) Lotus
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
8 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.64%) hybris
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Juniper
9 1 (1.64%) CommVault
9 1 (1.64%) Novell
Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago