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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.03% 2.15% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 22.22% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £357 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £409 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.78% 9.68% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 15
Average daily rate £438 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £228 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) FMCG
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Security Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCVP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) VMware