Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 24 November 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)
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 52 40
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12 -26
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 8.65% 3.61% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.78% 18.06% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 5
Shropshire median daily rate £440 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +54.17% -9.09%
10th Percentile £405 £400 £275
90th Percentile £530 £494 £325
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +6.67% +14.50% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.40% +27.27% -17.50%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 90 155 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 22.90% 19.97% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 76 14
Shropshire median daily rate £440 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.41% +27.08% -9.09%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £220
90th Percentile £539 £511 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £12.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Shropshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Shropshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Shropshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Telford +24 29 £440 -4.86% 2
Shrewsbury - 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

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

1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
1 30 (88.24%) CheckPoint
1 30 (88.24%) Wireless
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 30 (88.24%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (88.24%) WAN Optimisation
2 28 (82.35%) Fortinet
2 28 (82.35%) Firewall
3 25 (73.53%) McAfee
4 23 (67.65%) FortiGate
5 22 (64.71%) VPN
6 18 (52.94%) Oracle
6 18 (52.94%) Network Design
7 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (44.12%) Data Centre
7 15 (44.12%) Nokia
8 14 (41.18%) Aruba
9 13 (38.24%) Internet
10 12 (35.29%) BMC
10 12 (35.29%) IBM
10 12 (35.29%) CCNP
10 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (35.29%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (35.29%) Blue Coat
10 12 (35.29%) F5
10 12 (35.29%) Network Packet Analysis
11 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (23.53%) ITIL V3
12 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
12 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 3 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 30 (88.24%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (88.24%) Wireless
2 28 (82.35%) Firewall
3 22 (64.71%) VPN
4 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (38.24%) Internet
6 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (20.59%) BGP
7 7 (20.59%) HSRP
7 7 (20.59%) MPLS
7 7 (20.59%) OSPF
7 7 (20.59%) VLAN
8 4 (11.76%) LAN
9 3 (8.82%) WLAN
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Network Engineer
2 18 (52.94%) Implementation Engineer
2 18 (52.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) Design Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Network Support
7 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Incident Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Service Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (8.82%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) WAN Optimisation
2 18 (52.94%) Network Design
3 12 (35.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 12 (35.29%) Network Packet Analysis
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL V3
5 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Coaching
6 6 (17.65%) Workflow
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.88%) Service Management
9 1 (2.94%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.94%) Information Governance
9 1 (2.94%) Line Management
9 1 (2.94%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) CCNP
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) CCIE
3 4 (11.76%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (11.76%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (67.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) CheckPoint
1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 28 (82.35%) Fortinet
3 25 (73.53%) McAfee
4 18 (52.94%) Oracle
5 15 (44.12%) Nokia
6 14 (41.18%) Aruba
7 12 (35.29%) Blue Coat
7 12 (35.29%) BMC
7 12 (35.29%) F5
7 12 (35.29%) IBM
8 6 (17.65%) HP
9 3 (8.82%) Citrix