The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.46% 1.90% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 20.69% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
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£295 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £455 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
WAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 29 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 16.02% 9.21% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 42
Average daily rate £300 £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% +105.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.95 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.55 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Crawley -2 2 - - 1
East Grinstead - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £251 -
Worthing - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Chichester - - - - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) iPad
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) assyst
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) ADSL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) VMware