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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 31 64 29
Rank change year-on-year +33 -35  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 2.23% 0.69% 4.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 8.82% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £408 £255 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.80% +148.78%  
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 £15.15 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.66% -10.00%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 38 34 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 21.23% 7.80% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 25
Median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £257 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Telford +33 4 £408 +59.80%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco
5 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (55.00%) LAN
6 9 (45.00%) OSPF
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (45.00%) Fortinet
7 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
7 8 (40.00%) Network Design
7 8 (40.00%) Intel Security
7 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (40.00%) SIEM
7 8 (40.00%) Aruba
7 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (35.00%) Network Security
8 7 (35.00%) DNS
8 7 (35.00%) BGP
8 7 (35.00%) HTTP
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (25.00%) CCNP
11 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
12 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
12 3 (15.00%) BMC

WAN
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) LAN
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (45.00%) OSPF
4 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) BGP
5 7 (35.00%) DNS
5 7 (35.00%) HTTP
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (10.00%) MPLS
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (5.00%) DMVPN
8 1 (5.00%) HSRP
8 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Design Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Network Support
4 3 (15.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Check Point Support
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Support
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (40.00%) Network Design
1 8 (40.00%) SIEM
2 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (45.00%) Fortinet
4 8 (40.00%) Aruba
4 8 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (40.00%) Intel Security
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) BMC
6 3 (15.00%) F5
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) TOWER Software