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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.46% 1.27% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.60% 7.69% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £263 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £316
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.13 £7.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +130.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +0.51%
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
43 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.61% 16.51% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Average daily rate £273 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.88 £7.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £36.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +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 31 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 +18 7 - - 2
Loughborough - - - -
Hinckley - - - - 1
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 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 16 (80.00%) LAN
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) MS Office
4 11 (55.00%) Migration
5 9 (45.00%) Citrix
6 8 (40.00%) XenApp
6 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
8 6 (30.00%) Wireless
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
9 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
10 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (15.00%) Firewall
11 3 (15.00%) Lotus
11 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
12 2 (10.00%) Project Management
12 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
12 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 2 (10.00%) DNS
12 2 (10.00%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Desktop Technician
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) XenApp
2 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Lotus
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec