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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.79% 1.27% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.39% 11.05% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 10
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£344 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £17.30 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -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
164 172 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.42% 11.47% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 66 80
Average daily rate £325 £256 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £110 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 49
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £134.80 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +5 14 £306 +22.50% 3
Northamptonshire -9 10 £375 - 5
Leicestershire +15 7 £319 +77.08% 2
Derbyshire +24 4 £415 +22.05% 3
Lincolnshire - 3 £480 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 66 (78.57%) LAN
2 40 (47.62%) Windows
3 32 (38.10%) Cisco
4 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (30.95%) Firewall
6 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 16 (19.05%) SAN
8 15 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
10 13 (15.48%) Citrix
10 13 (15.48%) MS Office
11 12 (14.29%) Migration
11 12 (14.29%) VMware
11 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (13.10%) CheckPoint
12 11 (13.10%) VPN
12 11 (13.10%) Wireless
13 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
13 10 (11.90%) CCNA
13 10 (11.90%) ITIL
13 10 (11.90%) Linux
13 10 (11.90%) Tomcat
13 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
14 9 (10.71%) Java
14 9 (10.71%) CCNP
14 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
15 8 (9.52%) MySQL
15 8 (9.52%) Apache

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 10 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.52%) Apache
3 7 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.19%) Quickr
6 1 (1.19%) Lync
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) MS Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Google Apps
2 5 (5.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (78.57%) LAN
2 26 (30.95%) Firewall
3 16 (19.05%) SAN
4 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (13.10%) VPN
5 11 (13.10%) Wireless
6 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.52%) VoIP
8 7 (8.33%) DNS
9 5 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (5.95%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (4.76%) Internet
10 4 (4.76%) Wireshark
10 4 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.57%) Network Security
11 3 (3.57%) MPLS
12 2 (2.38%) DHCP
12 2 (2.38%) PBX
12 2 (2.38%) Intranet
12 2 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) MySQL
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (9.52%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.95%) Designer
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (5.95%) Network Support
6 5 (5.95%) Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Server Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.57%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) WAP
2 2 (2.38%) LAMP
3 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.19%) APPC
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Open Source
2 7 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.14%) FMCG
4 5 (5.95%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) Clustering
7 2 (2.38%) Statistics
7 2 (2.38%) iSeries
8 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.19%) Informatics
8 1 (1.19%) AS400
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
8 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.62%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (11.90%) Linux
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 8 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.19%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Migration
2 10 (11.90%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.14%) Project Management
4 6 (7.14%) Network Management
5 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.95%) Logistics
6 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.57%) Financial Modelling
7 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.38%) Change Management
8 2 (2.38%) Service Management
8 2 (2.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.38%) Network Design
8 2 (2.38%) Time Management
8 2 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) Java
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) C
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.19%) COBOL
4 1 (1.19%) RPG
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.90%) CCNA
3 9 (10.71%) CCNP
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.76%) CCIE
4 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) PMP
5 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) CCENT
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) MCTS
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) CCSE
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) CCSA
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.19%) MCSE
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) XenApp
2 7 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.57%) Ansible
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.19%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) Cisco
2 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.48%) Citrix
4 12 (14.29%) VMware
5 11 (13.10%) CheckPoint
6 8 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 8 (9.52%) F5
7 7 (8.33%) Google
7 7 (8.33%) Oracle
8 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.95%) HP
9 4 (4.76%) hybris
10 3 (3.57%) Lotus
11 2 (2.38%) Nokia
11 2 (2.38%) IBM
11 2 (2.38%) Juniper
11 2 (2.38%) Symantec
11 2 (2.38%) Mitel
11 2 (2.38%) Aastra
12 1 (1.19%) Ipanema Technologies
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