Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 48 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 +34
Contract jobs citing WAN 61 24 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.03% 3.02% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.77% 25.00% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 33
10th Percentile £181 - £154
25th Percentile £185 £120 £181
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £319 £281 £375
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £447 £506 £438
90th Percentile £514 - £488
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £11.88
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.75
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -17.05%
75th Percentile - - £14.56
90th Percentile - - £15.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% +6.98% -7.13%

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 192 96 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.68% 12.06% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 60 143
10th Percentile £165 £134 £150
25th Percentile £210 £203 £203
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £350 £325
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -7.14%
75th Percentile £439 £419 £438
90th Percentile £541 £506 £498
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 36
10th Percentile £14.29 - £11.74
25th Percentile - £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.82 £18.75 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -20.96% +15.74% +8.00%
75th Percentile £17.50 £26.25 £29.38
90th Percentile £28.60 £33.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%

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 27 January 2022.

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
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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +11 18 £206 - 2
Leicestershire - 15 £265 - 4
Nottinghamshire -27 10 £400 +33.33% 5
Northamptonshire -17 8 £425 +51.11% 9
Lincolnshire -3 7 £470 - 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 39 (63.93%) Cisco
2 32 (52.46%) SD-WAN
3 30 (49.18%) Firewall
4 28 (45.90%) LAN
5 27 (44.26%) Windows
6 26 (42.62%) Wireless
7 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
8 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
9 22 (36.07%) ITIL
9 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (32.79%) VPN
11 18 (29.51%) MPLS
12 17 (27.87%) Microsoft 365
13 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
13 15 (24.59%) Linux
14 14 (22.95%) CCNA
14 14 (22.95%) Azure
15 13 (21.31%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (21.31%) SQL
16 12 (19.67%) Migration
16 12 (19.67%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (19.67%) Social Skills
17 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
17 11 (18.03%) DNS
17 11 (18.03%) DHCP
18 10 (16.39%) VoIP
18 10 (16.39%) Oracle
18 10 (16.39%) Unix
18 10 (16.39%) Citrix

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 9 (14.75%) JBoss
1 9 (14.75%) NetWeaver
1 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (22.95%) Azure
3 9 (14.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 9 (14.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 9 (14.75%) IaaS
3 9 (14.75%) PaaS
3 9 (14.75%) SaaS
4 4 (6.56%) Nutanix
5 1 (1.64%) AWS
5 1 (1.64%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 32 (52.46%) SD-WAN
2 30 (49.18%) Firewall
3 28 (45.90%) LAN
4 26 (42.62%) Wireless
5 20 (32.79%) VPN
6 18 (29.51%) MPLS
7 12 (19.67%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (18.03%) DHCP
8 11 (18.03%) DNS
9 10 (16.39%) VoIP
10 9 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (14.75%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (14.75%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (14.75%) PBX
10 9 (14.75%) Skype
11 4 (6.56%) Internet
12 3 (4.92%) WLAN
13 2 (3.28%) DMVPN
13 2 (3.28%) Network Security
13 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (14.75%) DB2
1 9 (14.75%) MySQL
1 9 (14.75%) SAP HANA
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (19.67%) Social Skills
2 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
2 10 (16.39%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (14.75%) IT Support
3 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Designer
4 8 (13.11%) IT Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Solutions Designer
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Designer
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (11.48%) IT Architect
5 7 (11.48%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (11.48%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Field Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Network Field Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) Middleware
1 9 (14.75%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) PKI
1 9 (14.75%) Public Cloud
2 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
3 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.56%) NHS
5 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.64%) FMCG
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.39%) Unix
4 9 (14.75%) AIX
5 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Root Cause Analysis
3 12 (19.67%) Migration
4 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (16.39%) Data Protection
6 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.75%) Business Analysis
6 9 (14.75%) Business Continuity
6 9 (14.75%) Decision-Making
6 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (14.75%) Due Diligence
6 9 (14.75%) High Availability
6 9 (14.75%) Identity Management
6 9 (14.75%) Microservices
6 9 (14.75%) Remediation Plan
6 9 (14.75%) Service Management
6 9 (14.75%) Storage Management
6 9 (14.75%) TOGAF
7 7 (11.48%) Conflict Resolution
8 6 (9.84%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.95%) CCNA
3 7 (11.48%) CCNP
4 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) CCIE
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CCDP
6 1 (1.64%) CCIE Security
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) Dell Certification
6 1 (1.64%) HP APS
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) COBIT
1 9 (14.75%) GDPR
1 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.75%) Docker
3 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.64%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 9 (14.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.64%) Nessus
3 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Cisco
2 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle
4 9 (14.75%) HP
4 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.75%) SAP
4 9 (14.75%) Software AG
4 9 (14.75%) VMware
5 6 (9.84%) Meraki
6 4 (6.56%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (6.56%) Aruba
6 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.56%) Sophos
7 3 (4.92%) Dell
7 3 (4.92%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) Veeam
8 2 (3.28%) Apple
8 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.28%) Fortinet