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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.30% - 4.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% - 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£203 - £145
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 - £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 - £169
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +9.37%
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
34 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.68% 8.97% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 10
Average daily rate £400 £258 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.33% +47.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £204 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stafford - 3 £275 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 - -
Cannock - 1 £130 -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (25.00%) Local Government
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) PABX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) NHS
5 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (12.50%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft