The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leicestershire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.92% 0.78% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 6.90% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£325 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.75% 11.28% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 7
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.19 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.77% -62.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.04 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £11.34 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
East Midlands

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 30 July 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
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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 +2 9 £300 - 2
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Migration
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Citrix
5 6 (28.57%) MS Office
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco
6 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
6 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
7 4 (19.05%) XenApp
7 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
8 3 (14.29%) Lync
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (9.52%) Local Government

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.29%) Lync
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) Wireless
3 5 (23.81%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) VLAN
6 2 (9.52%) FTP
6 2 (9.52%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) ADSL
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
1 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
2 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.76%) VCP4
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle