The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Shropshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 6 12 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 14.93% 8.33% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 58.82% 32.26% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
Average daily rate £350 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 25.37% 25.83% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 9
Average daily rate £380 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £615 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
West Midlands

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Telford +8 17 £350 +21.73%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (75.86%) Cisco
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (65.52%) LAN
3 17 (58.62%) CheckPoint
3 17 (58.62%) MPLS
3 17 (58.62%) CCNP
3 17 (58.62%) Firewall
4 15 (51.72%) Blue Coat
4 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
4 15 (51.72%) McAfee
4 15 (51.72%) F5
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (41.38%) CCNA
5 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
6 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
6 11 (37.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (34.48%) DMVPN
7 10 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
7 10 (34.48%) Fortinet
7 10 (34.48%) Network Design
7 10 (34.48%) VoIP
7 10 (34.48%) CSS
8 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
8 8 (27.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (27.59%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (24.14%) MS Office
9 7 (24.14%) HP
9 7 (24.14%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) LAN
2 17 (58.62%) MPLS
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (37.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (34.48%) DMVPN
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (34.48%) VoIP
7 8 (27.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (24.14%) OSPF
9 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.79%) BGP
9 4 (13.79%) BT 21CN
10 2 (6.90%) Network Security
General
1 2 (6.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Support
3 6 (20.69%) Design Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
1 10 (34.48%) Network Design
2 8 (27.59%) Problem Management
2 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (27.59%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) CAD
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
4 4 (13.79%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Change Control
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Logistics
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (58.62%) CCNP
3 12 (41.38%) CCNA
3 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) CheckPoint
3 15 (51.72%) Blue Coat
3 15 (51.72%) McAfee
3 15 (51.72%) F5
4 10 (34.48%) Fortinet
5 7 (24.14%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Nokia
6 4 (13.79%) TOWER Software
7 3 (10.34%) BT
8 1 (3.45%) VMware
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft