The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 6 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.23% - 8.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.48% - 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £330 - £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
23 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 44.23% 5.77% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Network Security
3 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (70.00%) Network Management
5 6 (60.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (50.00%) F5
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (40.00%) CCSA
8 3 (30.00%) Information Security
8 3 (30.00%) CISSP
8 3 (30.00%) OSPF
8 3 (30.00%) BGP
8 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
8 3 (30.00%) Splunk
8 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
8 3 (30.00%) LogLogic
8 3 (30.00%) SIEM
8 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
8 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) Network Security
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) 802.11
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) DMZ
7 1 (10.00%) SNA
7 1 (10.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) LAN Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Management
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) CCSA
5 3 (30.00%) CISSP
6 2 (20.00%) CCDA
6 2 (20.00%) CCDP
6 2 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (30.00%) LogLogic
4 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
4 3 (30.00%) Splunk
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) IronPort
5 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (20.00%) Tripwire
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
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