The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 4 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 16.39% 7.89% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 90.91% 42.86% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£373 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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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 Wolverhampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wolverhampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 18.03% 18.42% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £370 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wolverhampton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) Remedy
6 3 (30.00%) JSP
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) FDDI
6 3 (30.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (20.00%) PMI
7 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (20.00%) BT
8 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (10.00%) Internet
8 1 (10.00%) McAfee
8 1 (10.00%) Sophos

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) FDDI
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (10.00%) Debian
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) BT
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Intel
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat