The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.25% 3.73% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 38.89% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £394 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +43.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £308
% change year-on-year
- +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.84% -8.75%
WAN
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.88% 9.60% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 28
Average daily rate £350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £463 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kettering -2 1 £300 -
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 3 (42.86%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) VRRP
4 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCIP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) Multicast
4 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 3 (42.86%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) VRRP
5 1 (14.29%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) HP Storage
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCIP
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCDP
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) hybris