The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Leicester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.26% 0.88% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 6.25% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -6.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.28% 14.16% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £100 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £353 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -73.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £11.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
WAN
Leicestershire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) XenApp
5 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) ERP
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) FTP
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (13.33%) Lync
7 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) FTP
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 1 (6.67%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
1 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
2 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) SAP