The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 11 12
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 2.78% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £79.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +7.31%
WAN
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 11.11% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £125 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -52.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) CCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCSE
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Check Point Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) F5