The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.11% 1.06% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 8.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
WAN
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 17.81% 13.23% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Average daily rate £250 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Blackberry
3 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) TACACS
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Network Management
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) TACACS
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) IT Support
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Security Patching
1 2 (22.22%) Server Building
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds