Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.37% 1.26% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 27.78% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £416 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +1.52% +26.15%
10th Percentile £358 £338 £233
90th Percentile £373 £560 £491
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +25.71% +6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year -14.14% +3.17% -39.42%

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 39 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.55% 4.55% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £300 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -3.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £159 £206 £305
90th Percentile £438 £589 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +29.55% +12.27%
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -14.29% -29.29%

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 19 January 2018. 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
Tamworth - 1 £365 - 2
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) FMCG
1 1 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (100.00%) Proofpoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Network Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (100.00%) Proofpoint