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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.71% 1.09% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 16.67% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £420 £418 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +59.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +7.31%
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 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.57% 6.52% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 14
Average daily rate £325 £418 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% +47.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £421 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) DBA Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Services Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Technician
2 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper