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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.87% 3.42% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 23.53% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £225 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.92% 14.53% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £250 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 22 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) FTP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco