The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 35 40 37
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.59% 0.55% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 5.56% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £400 £313 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £303 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £323 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 36 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 12.20% 9.86% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 28
Median daily rate £313 £301 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% -29.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £203 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +154.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Northamptonshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Northamptonshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Kettering -1 3 £369 +22.91%
Northampton - 3 £425 - 1
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) ADSL
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) ZENworks
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) WAN Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage