The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.87% 0.85% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 6.12% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £290 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +42.10%
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
47 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.85% 13.88% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 6
Median daily rate £263 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +6 6 - -
Hinckley +1 2 £290 -
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
5 5 (41.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Security Patching
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) Server Building
8 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (16.67%) Network Management
8 2 (16.67%) High Availability
8 2 (16.67%) Office 365
8 2 (16.67%) TACACS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) TACACS
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) Support Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Security Patching
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) VMware