Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 30 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.14% 6.37% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 34.78% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £130 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.89% -1.37% -12.31%
10th Percentile £123 £263 £358
90th Percentile £140 £370 £373
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £375 £440
% change year-on-year +5.33% -14.77% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £19.09 £13.95
% change year-on-year -37.12% +36.79% -14.14%

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 13 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.29% 18.33% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 36 15
Staffordshire median daily rate £314 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +21.67% -17.53%
10th Percentile £128 £260 £151
90th Percentile £456 £395 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.38% +5.17% -9.38%
10th Percentile £15.20 £15.13 £13.82
90th Percentile £32.80 £15.38 £43.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £30.31
% change year-on-year +8.57% -42.26% +102.07%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 6 months to 22 January 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £130 -
Stafford - 1 - - 1
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
2 2 (66.67%) Contract Management
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
3 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

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 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Case Management
1 2 (66.67%) Contract Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper