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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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 53 57 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +35
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 24 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.84% 2.25% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.91% 19.67% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 13
10th Percentile £184 £213 £150
25th Percentile £213 £363 £156
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £405 £300
Median % change year-on-year -1.23% +35.00% +22.45%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £403
90th Percentile £550 - £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
10th Percentile £19.90 - -
25th Percentile £20.13 - -
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +43.33% - -
75th Percentile £23.38 £29.38 -
90th Percentile £23.60 £38.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% +9.07%

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 178 122 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.98% 11.41% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 78 54
10th Percentile £178 £161 £120
25th Percentile £263 £216 £157
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £406 £355 £303
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% +17.36% -6.92%
75th Percentile £500 £409 £411
90th Percentile £550 £488 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 13
10th Percentile £15.80 £15.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.53 £19.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +103.13% +16.36%
75th Percentile £23.63 £51.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £25.25 £56.85 £49.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% +9.59% +7.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Northamptonshire -5 13 £525 +34.62% 5
Nottinghamshire +10 9 £425 -2.86% 7
Leicestershire -10 6 £225 -51.61% 7
Lincolnshire - 6 £338 - 3
Derbyshire -8 5 £225 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (69.23%) LAN
2 22 (56.41%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) Wireless
4 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
6 12 (30.77%) Firewall
7 11 (28.21%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (23.08%) SD-WAN
8 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.51%) ITIL
9 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (17.95%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
11 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
11 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
11 6 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (15.38%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (15.38%) Citrix
11 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (12.82%) Release Management
12 5 (12.82%) Cost Control
13 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (10.26%) Electronics
13 4 (10.26%) CCNA
13 4 (10.26%) NHS
13 4 (10.26%) SharePoint

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 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (7.69%) Azure
2 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Google Workspace
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
4 1 (2.56%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Wireless
3 12 (30.77%) Firewall
4 9 (23.08%) SD-WAN
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 4 (10.26%) WLAN
8 3 (7.69%) DHCP
8 3 (7.69%) DNS
8 3 (7.69%) VPN
8 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.56%) BGP
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.56%) IPsec
9 1 (2.56%) Network Security
9 1 (2.56%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Electronics
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.69%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Senior IT Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Support
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
1 7 (17.95%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) PKI
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.56%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (2.56%) FMCG
5 1 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) Android
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Cost Control
2 5 (12.82%) Release Management
3 3 (7.69%) Change Management
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Agile
4 2 (5.13%) Business Case
4 2 (5.13%) Conflict Resolution
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.13%) Decision-Making
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.56%) FinOps
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL 4
5 1 (2.56%) Proactive Maintenance
5 1 (2.56%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) VB
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 3 (7.69%) CCIE
4 3 (7.69%) CCNP
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) MCITP
5 2 (5.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Accessibility
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Altiris
4 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.13%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Google
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Aruba
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Meraki
6 1 (2.56%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) Veeam