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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.78% 1.11% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.14% 7.32% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £180 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -53.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £180 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £180 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
29 41 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.51% 15.13% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
Average daily rate £323 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £180 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £393 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015. 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
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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 - 5 £325 - 3
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (56.25%) Citrix
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (50.00%) MS Office
7 7 (43.75%) Migration
7 7 (43.75%) XenApp
7 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
7 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
8 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (37.50%) Wireless
9 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (31.25%) Smartphone
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco
9 5 (31.25%) Firewall
10 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
10 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
11 3 (18.75%) VMware
11 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
11 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (18.75%) DNS
11 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
11 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
11 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
12 2 (12.50%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Smartphone
2 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
2 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
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