The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.77% 1.28% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.37% 7.84% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £263 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -4.23%
WAN
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.50% 16.29% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Average daily rate £290 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.88 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +15 8 - -
Loughborough - - - -
Hinckley - - - - 1
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 12 (57.14%) MS Office
5 11 (52.38%) Migration
6 10 (47.62%) Citrix
7 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 8 (38.10%) XenApp
8 8 (38.10%) XenDesktop
9 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (28.57%) Smartphone
10 6 (28.57%) Wireless
10 6 (28.57%) Cisco
10 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
11 5 (23.81%) ITIL
11 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
11 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
12 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
13 3 (14.29%) Firewall
13 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
13 3 (14.29%) Lotus
13 3 (14.29%) Lync
14 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (9.52%) ERP
14 2 (9.52%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 3 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) Wireless
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) ADSL
5 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Desktop Technician
2 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
2 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) XenApp
2 8 (38.10%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Symantec