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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.74% 0.74% 6.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 7.14% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£418 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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
12 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.89% 10.29% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate £418 £430 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +42.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £321 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £13.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +10.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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
Tamworth - 1 £418 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - - 2
Stafford - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
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