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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 55 62
Rank change year-on-year -39 +7  
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.65% 2.59% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.52% 21.62% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 12
Median daily rate £306 £565 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.79% +47.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 181 185 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.79% 12.00% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 120 117
Median daily rate £313 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 9
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -51.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -15 3 £313 -3.84% 4
Northamptonshire 0 2 £363 -14.70% 2
Leicestershire -8 2 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -24 2 £381 -36.45% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (77.42%) LAN
2 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) Cisco
4 13 (41.94%) VMware
5 11 (35.48%) Firewall
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.81%) Office 365
7 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) HP
9 5 (16.13%) MPLS
9 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (12.90%) VLAN
10 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (12.90%) VoIP
10 4 (12.90%) DHCP
10 4 (12.90%) VPN
10 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
10 4 (12.90%) SQL
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) G Suite
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) LAN
2 11 (35.48%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.13%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) DHCP
5 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
5 4 (12.90%) OSPF
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) VLAN
5 4 (12.90%) VoIP
5 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (9.68%) SNMP
6 3 (9.68%) TACACS
6 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) SAN Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.23%) AS400
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 3 (9.68%) Android
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Unix
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) High Availability
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCP
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) CCSA
3 1 (3.23%) CCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.23%) vCloud
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Juniper
4 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
5 3 (9.68%) Aruba
5 3 (9.68%) NetApp
6 2 (6.45%) Avaya
6 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) F5
6 2 (6.45%) Meraki
6 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (3.23%) Northgate
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