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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 10.00% 10.16% 12.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.33% 65.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.28% -23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £169 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -5.40%
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
30 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 23.08% 15.63% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 18
Average daily rate £310 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 +5 12 £310 +68.70% 2
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (57.14%) VoIP
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MPLS
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 9 (42.86%) BIG-IP
3 9 (42.86%) McAfee
3 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (42.86%) F5
3 9 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
3 9 (42.86%) DMVPN
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
4 8 (38.10%) BMC
4 8 (38.10%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (38.10%) IBM
4 8 (38.10%) WLAN
4 8 (38.10%) CSS
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
5 7 (33.33%) Service Management
5 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (23.81%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) VoIP
2 10 (47.62%) MPLS
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (42.86%) DMVPN
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) BIG-IP
4 8 (38.10%) WLAN
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) PABX
7 1 (4.76%) DNS
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support
3 4 (19.05%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) VXML
2 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Change Control
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCNP
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 9 (42.86%) McAfee
2 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 9 (42.86%) F5
3 8 (38.10%) BMC
3 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
3 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
3 8 (38.10%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
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