The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 34 11
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 7.09% 0.43% 6.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 5.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£318 £215 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.67% -38.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -0.21%
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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 Peterborough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 21.26% 8.58% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 8
Average daily rate £338 £215 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.97% -25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £196 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £308 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +25.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

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

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
3 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
6 5 (26.32%) SCCM
6 5 (26.32%) SCOM
6 5 (26.32%) JOnAS
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (26.32%) MCITP
6 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (26.32%) vSphere
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (26.32%) UAG

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (26.32%) Lync
3 5 (26.32%) JOnAS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) VLAN
4 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Project Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) PC Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.53%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSE
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (26.32%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
2 5 (26.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 4 (21.05%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Avaya
4 4 (21.05%) CA
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Cognos
5 2 (10.53%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.26%) Exinda
6 1 (5.26%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) Polycom