The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 30 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)
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.20% 5.06% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -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 Leicester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 18 32 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 10.78% 20.25% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Median daily rate £250 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £334 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £18.25 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.16% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Leicester.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Leicester

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Leicester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Leicester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper