The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 8 4 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.10% 20.78% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.19% 47.06% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
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£350 £323 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -10.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
WAN
West 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 Shropshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
54 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 34.39% 44.16% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 9
Average daily rate £330 £403 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.01% +13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £310 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Telford -2 15 £330 -5.71%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 23 (74.19%) LAN
2 13 (41.94%) Migration
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco
4 10 (32.26%) ITIL
4 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
4 10 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) CCNP
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.81%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) Firewall
7 7 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
7 7 (22.58%) MPLS
7 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (19.35%) PMI
8 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
8 6 (19.35%) F5
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) CCNA
10 4 (12.90%) VoIP
10 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
10 4 (12.90%) HP
10 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) LAN
2 10 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
3 7 (22.58%) MPLS
4 4 (12.90%) VoIP
5 3 (9.68%) BIG-IP
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (9.68%) DMVPN
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (9.68%) OSPF
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security
7 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.23%) BT 21CN
7 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) BGP
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
1 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Implementation Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Network Support
5 3 (9.68%) Head of IT
5 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Support
7 1 (3.23%) Site Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Head of Infrastructure
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) PMI
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
3 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Six Sigma
7 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
8 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
8 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.68%) Network Design
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
8 3 (9.68%) ERP
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.45%) BPR
9 2 (6.45%) CAD
9 2 (6.45%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) CCNP
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
7 1 (3.23%) MCITP
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) F5
4 4 (12.90%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) BT
7 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software
7 1 (3.23%) Avaya
7 1 (3.23%) BMC