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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.59% 1.57% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 14.29% 1.92%
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 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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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
10 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.88% 10.98% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 19
Average daily rate £228 £475 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.10% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware