The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.20% 3.90% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £288 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
WAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 11.71% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Median daily rate £288 £320 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -36.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Server Building
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Network Design
6 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Pega