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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.45% 3.21% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 15.38% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £280 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -17.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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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
24 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.80% 20.88% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 16
Average daily rate £375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (50.00%) Solaris
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (40.00%) XenApp
5 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) ITSM
5 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Extranet
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Design Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Solaris
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITSM
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCVP
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCDP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) NetApp
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) EMC