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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 20 18 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.42% 3.81% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 22.22% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
22 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.74% 17.14% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Average daily rate £315 £270 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £9.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +41.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014. 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
Stafford - 2 £288 -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware