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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.45% 14.29% 8.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.45% 57.14% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 6
Average daily rate
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£103 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.71% +19.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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
49 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.26% 25.00% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 17
Average daily rate £450 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £246 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £420 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 17 April 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
Telford -13 11 £103 -70.71% 1
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) VoIP
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (18.75%) DMVPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) DMVPN
4 3 (18.75%) WLAN
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) PABX
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) BGP
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Implementation Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) VXML
2 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (18.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) McAfee
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu