Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 39 70
Rank change year-on-year -22 +31 +28
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 18 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.55% 3.47% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.08% 26.09% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 38
10th Percentile £182 £273 £176
25th Percentile £239 £317 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £350 £363
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% +20.83%
75th Percentile £470 £500 £450
90th Percentile £549 £502 £491
England median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
10th Percentile £13.20 " £12.13
25th Percentile £13.88 " £12.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £12.80
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +56.25% +2.40%
75th Percentile £29.38 " £13.63
90th Percentile £38.00 " £14.75
England median hourly rate £22.75 £25.92 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.21% +48.09% -7.89%

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 154 69 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.57% 13.29% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 36 185
10th Percentile £190 £156 £139
25th Percentile £263 £172 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £325
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -4.41%
75th Percentile £438 £402 £413
90th Percentile £538 £503 £470
England median daily rate £473 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.39% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 30
10th Percentile £14.60 £12.29 £10.58
25th Percentile £16.49 £14.22 £11.40
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +48.81% -18.40%
75th Percentile £51.00 £33.75 £17.00
90th Percentile £56.20 £43.75 £30.53
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -34.37% +27.55% +28.95%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 26 September 2021. 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
Leicestershire -8 12 £363 - 3
Derbyshire - 10 £325 - 7
Nottinghamshire -27 5 £420 -1.18% 5
Lincolnshire -3 4 £470 - 4
Northamptonshire -9 3 £550 +66.04% 13
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) LAN
3 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (38.24%) Cisco
6 13 (38.24%) ITIL
7 11 (32.35%) Azure
7 11 (32.35%) SD-WAN
8 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) Wireless
9 8 (23.53%) Linux
9 8 (23.53%) MPLS
9 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (23.53%) Social Skills
9 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
10 6 (17.65%) SaaS
10 6 (17.65%) CCNA
10 6 (17.65%) Citrix
10 6 (17.65%) VoIP
10 6 (17.65%) Unix
10 6 (17.65%) MySQL
10 6 (17.65%) Oracle
10 6 (17.65%) VMware
11 5 (14.71%) Service Management
11 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
11 5 (14.71%) Migration
11 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (14.71%) TOGAF

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 4 (11.76%) JBoss
1 4 (11.76%) NetWeaver
1 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (32.35%) Azure
3 6 (17.65%) SaaS
4 5 (14.71%) IaaS
4 5 (14.71%) PaaS
5 4 (11.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (11.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (8.82%) AWS
7 1 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.94%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (2.94%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (2.94%) Azure Pipelines
7 1 (2.94%) GCP
7 1 (2.94%) GitHub
7 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (32.35%) SD-WAN
4 9 (26.47%) Wireless
5 8 (23.53%) MPLS
6 6 (17.65%) VoIP
7 5 (14.71%) DHCP
7 5 (14.71%) DNS
7 5 (14.71%) VPN
8 4 (11.76%) PBX
8 4 (11.76%) Skype
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (5.88%) SAN
11 1 (2.94%) Network Security
11 1 (2.94%) OpenScape
11 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.76%) DB2
3 4 (11.76%) SAP HANA
4 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) GitLab
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (23.53%) Social Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Finance
5 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Field Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Support
4 3 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (8.82%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Middleware
1 4 (11.76%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) Django
2 1 (2.94%) Express
2 1 (2.94%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Public Cloud
2 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) PKI
3 3 (8.82%) Driving Licence
3 3 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.76%) AIX
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
2 5 (14.71%) High Availability
2 5 (14.71%) Microservices
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Project Management
2 5 (14.71%) Service Management
2 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
3 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) Due Diligence
3 4 (11.76%) Identity Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.76%) Remediation Plan
3 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Storage Management
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 5 (14.71%) CCNP
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) COBIT
1 4 (11.76%) GDPR
1 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
2 4 (11.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.94%) Nessus
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
4 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.76%) SAP
4 4 (11.76%) Software AG
4 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 3 (8.82%) F5
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Avaya
6 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.94%) Alibaba
7 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Meraki