The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 27.78% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 71.43% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
WAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Communications & Networking Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 38.89% 18.18% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £288 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the M4 Corridor region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) ADSL
1 5 (100.00%) ISDN
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) PSTN
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) ICMP
1 5 (100.00%) X.25
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) ADSL
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) ICMP
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) ISDN
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security
1 5 (100.00%) PSTN
1 5 (100.00%) SNMP
1 5 (100.00%) SSL
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) X.25
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Support
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Network Support
1 5 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Security Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Security Support Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (100.00%) Network Management
1 5 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Cyberoam
1 5 (100.00%) F5