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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.16% 1.89% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.23% 19.23% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£388 £204 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.18% -48.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £183 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £209 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -
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
43 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.46% 9.85% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £202 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £263 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.30 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.27% -3.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 November 2014. 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
Northampton -3 9 £400 +100.00% 3
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 22 (81.48%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) SAN
4 11 (40.74%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) Tomcat
5 10 (37.04%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) MySQL
6 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (33.33%) Apache
6 9 (33.33%) Open Source
7 8 (29.63%) Google Apps
7 8 (29.63%) Google
7 8 (29.63%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) Firewall
8 7 (25.93%) Retail
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (18.52%) hybris
10 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (14.81%) Network Security
11 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
11 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
11 4 (14.81%) HP
12 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (11.11%) CCIE
12 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 11 (40.74%) Tomcat
2 9 (33.33%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) SAN
3 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.70%) VoIP
8 1 (3.70%) VPN
8 1 (3.70%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Designer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Server Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.70%) Budget Control
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CCDP
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Google
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) hybris
5 4 (14.81%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.70%) Lotus
8 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.70%) Riverbed