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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.03% 4.98% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 35.48% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.60 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.11%
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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
17 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.72% 14.03% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 9
Average daily rate £400 £363 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) ITSM
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Websense
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Network Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) AIX
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCDP
1 2 (25.00%) CCVP
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
1 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (25.00%) Websense
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds