The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 30 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.44% - 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% - 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.49
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.50% 10.24% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
Average daily rate £400 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.00 £14.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -16.25%
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 Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Staffordshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Staffordshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Staffordshire 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
Cannock - 1 £275 -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) HP
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