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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.55% 1.41% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 17.65% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £343 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -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 Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 7.98% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate £360 £346 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -13.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £43.75
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 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

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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

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) BT