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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.82% 1.29% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 8.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +26.08%
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
33 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.47% 16.18% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 15
Median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 0 1 £400 -
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Security Patching
5 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Server Building
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

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 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) TACACS
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
1 4 (33.33%) IT Support
1 4 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Server Building
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) VMware