The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 14 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.41% 1.50% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.10% 40.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £650 £220 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% +69.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.19% 3.76% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £650 £220 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (76.92%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 6 (46.15%) SoftLayer
4 6 (46.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (46.15%) IBM
4 6 (46.15%) Google
4 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (15.38%) DMVPN
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (15.38%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) CCNP
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (46.15%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (46.15%) SoftLayer
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) DMVPN
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Google
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft