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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.70% 2.65% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 15.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£291 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.04%
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
24 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.81% 17.70% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 10
Average daily rate £375 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £345 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £9.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £200 -
Cannock - 1 £161 -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) MS Project
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Local Government
4 4 (30.77%) PABX
5 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
7 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Project
3 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
4 4 (30.77%) PABX
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) Extranet
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (30.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) VMware