The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 35 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.85% 3.28% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 18.75% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -7.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £290 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +1.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 48 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 16.37% 17.52% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 22
Median daily rate £265 £250 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -21.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £338 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Leicestershire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Leicestershire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Leicestershire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hinckley +2 4 £283 -2.58%
Leicester -13 2 £400 - 4
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Network Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Network Design
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
6 2 (22.22%) ADSL
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Visio

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) ADSL
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (22.22%) TACACS
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SAN Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SAN Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SAN Storage Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Storage Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper