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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 75 53
Rank change year-on-year -5 -22  
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 18 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.40% 1.10% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.73% 10.78% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 20
Median daily rate £369 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.91% -17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £13.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £13.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

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 179 167 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.95% 10.23% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 81
Median daily rate £300 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Northamptonshire +9 8 £400 +28.00% 2
Leicestershire 0 8 £300 +3.44% 6
Nottinghamshire +9 3 £400 - 1
Derbyshire -11 1 £300 +0.84% 3
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (82.22%) LAN
2 24 (53.33%) Windows
3 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 17 (37.78%) Firewall
5 15 (33.33%) VMware
6 13 (28.89%) ITIL
6 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
6 13 (28.89%) Cisco
7 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 7 (15.56%) MPLS
10 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (15.56%) Android
10 7 (15.56%) Office 365
11 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
11 6 (13.33%) Juniper
11 6 (13.33%) CCNP
11 6 (13.33%) CCNA
11 6 (13.33%) MS Office
12 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 5 (11.11%) DNS
12 5 (11.11%) ADSL
12 5 (11.11%) VoIP
12 5 (11.11%) DHCP
12 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
12 5 (11.11%) Citrix
12 5 (11.11%) 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 4 (8.89%) IIS
1 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (82.22%) LAN
2 17 (37.78%) Firewall
3 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (15.56%) MPLS
5 5 (11.11%) ADSL
5 5 (11.11%) DHCP
5 5 (11.11%) DNS
5 5 (11.11%) VoIP
6 4 (8.89%) EIGRP
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security
6 4 (8.89%) OSPF
6 4 (8.89%) SAN
6 4 (8.89%) SNMP
6 4 (8.89%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (8.89%) TACACS
6 4 (8.89%) VPN
6 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Project Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) SAN Storage Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.56%) Android
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 5 (11.11%) Network Management
2 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) Personalization
4 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) ITSM
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.44%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Service Design
6 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.33%) CCNA
2 6 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) MCSE
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CCDP
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CCSA
4 2 (4.44%) CCSE
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.44%) vCloud
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
1 1 (2.22%) SCOM
1 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) VMware
2 13 (28.89%) Cisco
3 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) Juniper
5 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix
6 4 (8.89%) F5
6 4 (8.89%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.44%) Avaya
8 2 (4.44%) Computacenter
8 2 (4.44%) Intel
8 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.22%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Nimble Storage