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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.66% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.71% 12.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £268 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £406 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
175 211 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.25% 14.59% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 111 64
Average daily rate £350 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 21
Average hourly rate £13.81 £12.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.73% -35.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +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 23 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 23 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 +7 12 £325 - 3
Northamptonshire +9 11 £450 - 3
Nottinghamshire +7 6 £338 +27.35% 5
Derbyshire +4 5 £348 +9.01% 5
Lincolnshire +1 2 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 50 (78.13%) LAN
2 35 (54.69%) Windows
3 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 26 (40.63%) Cisco
5 24 (37.50%) Firewall
6 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
7 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
7 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (20.31%) VMware
9 12 (18.75%) Wireless
9 12 (18.75%) ITIL
10 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
10 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
11 9 (14.06%) MS Office
12 8 (12.50%) Linux
12 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 8 (12.50%) Citrix
12 8 (12.50%) Migration
12 8 (12.50%) Network Security
13 7 (10.94%) VLAN
13 7 (10.94%) Project Management
13 7 (10.94%) SAN
14 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
14 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
14 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
14 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
14 6 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (9.38%) MPLS
14 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.38%) Lync
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Office
2 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (78.13%) LAN
2 24 (37.50%) Firewall
3 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
4 12 (18.75%) Wireless
5 8 (12.50%) Network Security
6 7 (10.94%) VLAN
6 7 (10.94%) SAN
7 6 (9.38%) MPLS
8 5 (7.81%) VPN
9 4 (6.25%) VoIP
9 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.69%) DNS
10 3 (4.69%) DHCP
10 3 (4.69%) Internet
11 2 (3.13%) DVB
11 2 (3.13%) OSPF
11 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.13%) FTP
12 1 (1.56%) SNA
12 1 (1.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Toad
General
1 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Local Government
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Desktop Support
2 9 (14.06%) Architect
2 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (10.94%) Network Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Administrator
4 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) IT Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) LAMP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) EDI
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) STB
4 2 (3.13%) IPTV
4 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.13%) MPEG
4 2 (3.13%) NHS
4 2 (3.13%) Open Source
4 2 (3.13%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
4 8 (12.50%) Linux
5 5 (7.81%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) UNIX
7 1 (1.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 8 (12.50%) Migration
3 7 (10.94%) Project Management
4 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.25%) ERP
6 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.13%) Security Management
8 2 (3.13%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Java
1 2 (3.13%) Perl
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) Tcl
2 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.25%) CCNP
3 3 (4.69%) CCNA
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
4 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCIE
5 1 (1.56%) CCDP
5 1 (1.56%) VCP4
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) XenApp
4 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.25%) vSphere
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Cisco
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 8 (12.50%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.81%) HP
7 4 (6.25%) Oracle
8 3 (4.69%) F5
9 2 (3.13%) Lotus
9 2 (3.13%) hybris
9 2 (3.13%) SAP
9 2 (3.13%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.13%) Google
10 1 (1.56%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.56%) Dell
10 1 (1.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.56%) IBM
10 1 (1.56%) Juniper
10 1 (1.56%) CommVault
10 1 (1.56%) Novell
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