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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.46% 9.43% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.07% 33.33% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£301 £403 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% +43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.60 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.11%
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
41 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 26.11% 28.30% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 18
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Telford -7 6 £284 -29.49%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Migration
3 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) CCNP
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (23.08%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) CCNA
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) F5
6 5 (19.23%) MPLS
6 5 (19.23%) PMI
6 5 (19.23%) PMI Certification
6 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Network Design
7 4 (15.38%) OSPF
7 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
7 4 (15.38%) CCDP
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
8 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
8 3 (11.54%) Network Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 8 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (19.23%) MPLS
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 4 (15.38%) OSPF
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
6 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.85%) BT 21CN
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (11.54%) Automotive
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Design Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Head of IT
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Site Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (3.85%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) PMI
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Migration
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (23.08%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Network Design
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
6 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
6 3 (11.54%) Network Management
6 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.54%) CAD
6 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Logistics
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) BPR
7 2 (7.69%) ERP
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) CCNP
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (23.08%) CCNA
4 5 (19.23%) PMI Certification
5 4 (15.38%) CCDP
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.85%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) F5
3 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.54%) Nokia
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) BT