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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.09% 1.67% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.46% 10.71% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£313 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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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
13 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 8.02% 15.56% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate £320 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 14
Average hourly rate £13.25 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 2015, 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%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) ICT Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) MCTS
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco