The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 27 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 / Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 28 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.00% 2.15% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 40.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +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 Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 11.00% 5.38% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the 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 Midlands

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) WAN Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared