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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / East Midlands
Rank 71 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.47% 1.94% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 16.67% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 20
Median daily rate £320 £421 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.03% +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £321 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £498 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Median hourly rate £16.13 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.05 £20.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-22.35% -1.16%

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
188 186 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.12% 11.65% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 108 85
Median daily rate £300 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Derbyshire -5 9 £320 -28.88% 2
Leicestershire +4 4 £283 - 2
Lincolnshire 0 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £400 +0.31% 2
Northamptonshire -5 1 £430 +32.30%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 33 (94.29%) LAN
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 16 (45.71%) Firewall
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (31.43%) Cisco
5 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
5 11 (31.43%) VMware
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) CCNA
8 7 (20.00%) Citrix
8 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (17.14%) CCNP
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (17.14%) Android
9 6 (17.14%) Office 365
9 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
10 5 (14.29%) iPad
10 5 (14.29%) Juniper
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (14.29%) MPLS
10 5 (14.29%) HP
10 5 (14.29%) MS Office
10 5 (14.29%) MCSE
10 5 (14.29%) Asset Management

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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) LAN
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (14.29%) MPLS
6 4 (11.43%) DHCP
6 4 (11.43%) DNS
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security
6 4 (11.43%) VoIP
7 3 (8.57%) ADSL
7 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
7 3 (8.57%) OSPF
7 3 (8.57%) SNMP
7 3 (8.57%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (8.57%) TACACS
7 3 (8.57%) VPN
8 2 (5.71%) Internet
8 2 (5.71%) NetScreen
8 2 (5.71%) SAN
8 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Project Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Android
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.43%) Network Management
3 4 (11.43%) Personalization
4 3 (8.57%) ITSM
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Service Design
6 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) CCDP
6 2 (5.71%) CCIE
6 2 (5.71%) CCSA
6 2 (5.71%) CCSE
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) MCP
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.71%) vCloud
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco
1 11 (31.43%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) F5
6 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.71%) Apple
7 2 (5.71%) Avaya
7 2 (5.71%) Brocade
7 2 (5.71%) Computacenter
7 2 (5.71%) Intel
7 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
7 2 (5.71%) Nokia
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec