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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.91% 13.74% 17.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.10% 40.91% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 8
Average daily rate
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£305 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £188 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £540 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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
21 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.88% 33.59% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 15
Average daily rate £305 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £20.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.25% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 8 £305 -7.57%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) VoIP
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (50.00%) CCNP
5 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 8 (44.44%) MPLS
5 8 (44.44%) McAfee
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (44.44%) F5
5 8 (44.44%) BIG-IP
5 8 (44.44%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
5 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
5 8 (44.44%) DMVPN
5 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
6 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
6 7 (38.89%) BMC
6 7 (38.89%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (38.89%) Service Management
6 7 (38.89%) WLAN
6 7 (38.89%) IBM
6 7 (38.89%) CSS
7 6 (33.33%) 802.1X
8 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
9 4 (22.22%) Change Control

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (55.56%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) VoIP
4 8 (44.44%) MPLS
4 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) BIG-IP
4 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (44.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (44.44%) DMVPN
5 7 (38.89%) WLAN
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
General
1 2 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support
3 3 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (38.89%) Service Management
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) CCNP
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 8 (44.44%) McAfee
2 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 8 (44.44%) F5
3 7 (38.89%) BMC
3 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
3 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
3 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.56%) VMware