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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 19 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.43% - 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.58% - 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£298 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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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
19 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.86% 3.11% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate £320 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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

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 3 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) CCSA
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
2 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee
1 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
1 2 (28.57%) F5
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft