Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 101 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 52 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.64% 1.63% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 13.33% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 37
East Midlands median daily rate £324 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.45% -3.13% +8.11%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £220
90th Percentile £433 £625 £500
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 14
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -6.25%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -19.19% +30.30% -17.50%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 451 405 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.21% 12.25% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 260 193
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £152 £142 £170
90th Percentile £500 £538 £480
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.93 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.40% +16.67% -13.29%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.45 £39.00 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -11 13 £400 -27.27% 3
Derbyshire -5 12 £316 +58.13% 2
Northamptonshire +13 11 £375 +33.93%
Lincolnshire +2 8 £313 -
Leicestershire 0 7 £175 -56.25% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 44 (84.62%) LAN
2 33 (63.46%) Windows
3 27 (51.92%) Cisco
3 27 (51.92%) VMware
4 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
6 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
7 20 (38.46%) Firewall
8 19 (36.54%) SAN
9 13 (25.00%) DNS
9 13 (25.00%) ITIL
10 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 12 (23.08%) SCCM
11 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
11 11 (21.15%) SQL
11 11 (21.15%) HP
11 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
12 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (17.31%) Office 365
13 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (17.31%) Citrix
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (15.38%) CCNA
14 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
15 7 (13.46%) DHCP
15 7 (13.46%) Project Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.69%) Apache
4 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.69%) iPlanet
4 4 (7.69%) JBoss
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) G Suite
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (84.62%) LAN
2 20 (38.46%) Firewall
3 19 (36.54%) SAN
4 13 (25.00%) DNS
5 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.46%) DHCP
6 7 (13.46%) VLAN
7 6 (11.54%) MPLS
7 6 (11.54%) NAS
7 6 (11.54%) Skype
7 6 (11.54%) VoIP
8 5 (9.62%) FCoE
8 5 (9.62%) iSCSI
8 5 (9.62%) Unified Communications
9 4 (7.69%) VPN
9 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.77%) Internet
11 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.85%) HSRP
11 2 (3.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Architect
2 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (9.62%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Technician
3 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (63.46%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.62%) Unix
6 4 (7.69%) AIX
6 4 (7.69%) HPUX
6 4 (7.69%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Solaris
6 4 (7.69%) SUSE
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Change Management
3 5 (9.62%) Information Security
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.69%) Change Control
4 4 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (7.69%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) Presales
4 4 (7.69%) Security Management
4 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.77%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (5.77%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (5.77%) High Availability
5 3 (5.77%) ITSM
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.69%) C-shell
2 4 (7.69%) Korn
2 4 (7.69%) Perl
2 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) CCNA
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) CCNP
4 5 (9.62%) MCSA
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
6 3 (5.77%) CCDP
6 3 (5.77%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.92%) VCAP
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) XenApp
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) Samba
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.85%) Firmware
7 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.92%) KVM
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) OpenView
4 1 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco
1 27 (51.92%) VMware
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) HP
4 9 (17.31%) Citrix
5 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.62%) F5
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle
6 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.69%) Sun
8 3 (5.77%) AppSense
8 3 (5.77%) arcserve
8 3 (5.77%) Aruba
8 3 (5.77%) Intel
9 2 (3.85%) Avaya
9 2 (3.85%) Meraki
9 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.85%) Veeam
10 1 (1.92%) Juniper