The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.58% 1.88% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.56% 13.15% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 25
Average daily rate £185 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Middlesex region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) FCoE
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (25.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) FCoE
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware