The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 3.33% 1.95% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 18.18% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£325 £459 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.15% +7.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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 Warwickshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 12.50% 10.75% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 9
Average daily rate £325 £428 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +55.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £309 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £509 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 7
Average hourly rate £26.85 £15.85 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.36% -40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £30.37 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Warwickshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Warwickshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Stratford-upon-Avon 0 2 £409 -10.89%
Warwick - 2 - -
Kenilworth - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) ITIL
5 13 (40.63%) HP
5 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
6 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
7 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco
9 8 (25.00%) VPN
9 8 (25.00%) DNS
9 8 (25.00%) DHCP
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (21.88%) SCOM
10 7 (21.88%) SCOrch
10 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
10 7 (21.88%) Firewall
10 7 (21.88%) Juniper
11 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (15.63%) PKI
12 5 (15.63%) PDA
12 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (15.63%) MS Office
12 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
12 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
13 4 (12.50%) OSPF
13 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) DHCP
2 8 (25.00%) VPN
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
4 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 4 (12.50%) VLAN
4 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) VoIP
4 4 (12.50%) OSPF
5 3 (9.38%) MPLS
6 2 (6.25%) SSL
6 2 (6.25%) Junos
7 1 (3.13%) FCoE
7 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Server Support
3 8 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Server Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (15.63%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
5 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) PKI
1 5 (15.63%) PDA
2 2 (6.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNP
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
4 1 (3.13%) HP MASE
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) CCSE
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCOM
1 7 (21.88%) SCOrch
2 2 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) HP
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco
4 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.38%) BT
5 3 (9.38%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) CA
6 2 (6.25%) ScanSafe
7 1 (3.13%) Motorola
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Meraki
7 1 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Brocade
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) AirMagnet