Period
to 5 August 2020

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 6 months to 5 August 2020 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
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 26 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 1 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.48% 0.52% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 5.88% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £413 £370 £344
90th Percentile £438 £370 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £365 £450
% change year-on-year +26.71% -18.89% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.67 £12.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year +130.54% -3.23% -22.50%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6 17 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.22% 8.76% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 34
Median daily rate £375 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -12.31% -10.96%
10th Percentile £323 £149 £183
90th Percentile £428 £391 £426
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £17.34
% change year-on-year +133.33% -13.47% +3.49%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
Stafford - 3 - -
Lichfield - 1 £425 -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Single Customer View
3 1 (25.00%) Data Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Proactive Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Data Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Proactive Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Single Customer View
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Dell