The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 28 April 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.44% - 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.85% -22.22%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13 16 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 9.35% 11.03% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 17
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.20 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Lichfield - 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Coaching
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (20.00%) Local Government
5 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) HSRP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) F5