The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Middlesex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.86% - 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% - 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£500 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.44% 18.97% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 10
Average daily rate £375 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £265 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
South East

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 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) ITSM
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Extranet
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (16.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
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