The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 17 48 28
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.34% 0.62% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.21% 11.76% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £395 £300 £267
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
38 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 21.47% 5.30% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 16
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.90 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Shropshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 13 £395 - 2
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 28 (90.32%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) LAN
3 20 (64.52%) Cisco
4 19 (61.29%) CheckPoint
5 17 (54.84%) OSPF
5 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
6 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (41.94%) CCNP
9 12 (38.71%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
11 10 (32.26%) CCNA
11 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
11 10 (32.26%) Network Design
11 10 (32.26%) Network Security
11 10 (32.26%) SIEM
11 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (29.03%) DNS
12 9 (29.03%) HTTP
13 7 (22.58%) Fortinet
13 7 (22.58%) Remedy
13 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (19.35%) Aruba
14 6 (19.35%) Network Management
14 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
14 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
15 5 (16.13%) Finance
15 5 (16.13%) BGP
15 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) LAN
3 17 (54.84%) OSPF
4 10 (32.26%) Network Security
4 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
5 9 (29.03%) DNS
5 9 (29.03%) HTTP
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (16.13%) BGP
8 3 (9.68%) Wireless
9 2 (6.45%) BIG-IP
9 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (6.45%) MPLS
9 2 (6.45%) VPN
10 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
10 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
10 1 (3.23%) VoIP
10 1 (3.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Security Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Network Support
3 8 (25.81%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Check Point Support
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Support
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Manager
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (32.26%) Network Design
2 10 (32.26%) SIEM
3 6 (19.35%) Network Management
3 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.23%) Online Security
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (41.94%) CCNP
5 10 (32.26%) CCNA
6 2 (6.45%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) CheckPoint
3 11 (35.48%) Intel Security
4 7 (22.58%) Fortinet
4 7 (22.58%) Remedy
5 6 (19.35%) Aruba
5 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) BMC
7 3 (9.68%) F5
8 2 (6.45%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) TOWER Software
9 1 (3.23%) VMware