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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.37% 1.77% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 15.15% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £319 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +48.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
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
45 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.41% 11.66% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 8
Average daily rate £250 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.57% +25.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £368 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.80 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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
(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 -4 3 - -
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
3 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
4 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (33.33%) Security Patching
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) CCNP
6 1 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (11.11%) BGP
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) EIGRP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Security Patching
1 3 (33.33%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds